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MPD knuckles down on crime

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-chief

October 13, 2017

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 The McDonough County Sherriff’s Office announced the arrest of 21-year-old Dakota M. Allen of Canton, Illi. yesterday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of weapons.  Allen was stopped in his vehicle on Oct. ...

Western Illinois University presents Family Day

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

October 13, 2017

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Western Illinois University presents Family Day this Saturday, Oct. 14. Relatives of students are encouraged to participate in the variety of campus activities.  “Events include Fallen Soldiers 5K, golfing at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course, t...

Lorenzen chooses a career as a librarian

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

October 11, 2017

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college to study for their future career, but for Western Illinois University's Dean of University Libraries Michael Lorenzen, it was a student job at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) that led him to his career as a librari...

SGA elects Speaker Pro Tempore

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

October 11, 2017

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 The Western Illinois University Student Government Association (SGA) elected Isaac Asche as their Speaker Pro Tempore during yesterday’s general assembly.  The Speaker Pro Tempore substitutes the Speaker of the Senate in the event o...

U.S Cellular burglars arrested

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-chief

October 9, 2017

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The Macomb Police Department announced Oct. 4 that two subjects responsible for a July 7 burglary at the 726 East Jackson St. U.S. Cellular store in Macomb were arrested on July 31.  Michael Davis, 24, of Chicago, Ill. and W...

OPS and MPD hosts coffee with a cop

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

October 9, 2017

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Western Illinois University’s Office of Public Safety (OPS) and the Macomb Police Department  (MPD) hosted Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday to allow members of the campus community to come together with local law enforcement offic...

Physics program ranks second in the nation

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

October 9, 2017

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For three consecutive years, The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has ranked Western Illinois University second in the nation among institutions offering a master’s degree in physics as the highest degree.   “AIP c...

Judge overturns $4 million fatality settlement

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

October 9, 2017

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The decision by a jury back in March to grant over $4 million to a family involved in a fatal accident with a county sheriff’s deputy was overturned by Ninth District Judge Richard Gambrell.  According to appellate court records, the...

Ripoli fight back against bullying

Matthew Armour, Courier Staff

October 6, 2017

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While her legal name is Katrina Ripoli, her friends call her Kat. A junior here at Western Illinois University studying social work, she has overcome quite tremendous obstacles in her life. She has also been able to thrive from ...

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