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Western Illinois announces new Cannabis Production minor

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 14, 2020

Students at Western Illinois University will soon have the opportunity to minor in one of the fastest growing economic markets in America. Starting next fall, Western Illinois will offer a Cannabis Production minor through the Sc...

Western Illinois to receive $8.9 million for Center for the Performance Arts

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) awarded $8.9 million to Western Illinois University to restart the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) project on the Macomb ca...

Former WIU president named president at Central State University

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 10, 2020

(NEWS3) — Former Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas was named president at Central State University on Friday. Central State is a public, historically black university located in Wilberforce, Ohio, about 20 ...

Police arrest four for involvement in West Adams “brawl”

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 10, 2020

The Macomb Police Department arrested four men for their involvement in the massive brawl that took place on West Adams Street on Sunday, Feb. 2. The fight went viral on social media after a YouTube video posted by Derek MccLeary ...

Macomb Community gathers for first “First Wednesday”

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

February 7, 2020

The Western Illinois Department of Art and Design held their first “First Wednesday” community art event of the semester on Wednesday. The multifaceted and interactive event was from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and was spread out ac...

Western Illinois University to host dozens of Black History Month events

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 7, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Western Illinois University will celebrate Black History Month with dozens of events planned throughout the month. WIU University Relations said WIU students have come up with a campus theme of “Th...

WIU Captain’s Closet in need of women’s dress clothes

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 5, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Western Illinois University is seeking donations of women’s professional clothing for its Captain’s Closet. The WIU Student Development and Success Center said the resource averages 25-30 student...

Police arrest three for alleged sexual assault

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 5, 2020

Macomb Police arrested three men after an alleged sexual assault that occured on Saturday morning. According to Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker, Jameel Hughes of South Holland, Eric Robinson of Galesburg and Matthew Massey of...

Police investigate skirmish on West Adams

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 5, 2020

Macomb Police are investigating a brawl that resulted in a crowd of people nearly getting run over by a vehicle early Sunday Morning on West Adams Street. According to local Lyft driver, Steven Barnum, the incident occurred a...

Former Leatherneck wins Super Bowl

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 5, 2020

The Western Illinois University football program has added another alumni to the list of Super Bowl champions. Former Leatherneck, Khalen Saunders has become the eighth Leatherneck to win a Super Bowl. Saunders joins a prestigi...

Athletics announces MLK Award

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 3, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Back on Jan. 16, the Western Illinois University Athletics Department unveiled the new MLK Award. The award was introduced at the men’s basketball game against Oral Roberts a little more than two weeks ago. T...

Racial Justice Coalition continues to push for improvement

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 3, 2020

The Racial Justice Coalition believes there are big changes that need to be made with the Macomb Police Department and Macomb School District. The meeting was held in City Hall on Thursday and opened with a statement from ch...

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