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City Council discusses changes to the Historic Preservation Commission

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, the City Council discussed that changes to the Macomb Historic Preservation Commission could be on the way. Community Development Coordinator Ray Heitner explained to the city council on Monday that there are mor...

Student and professors partner for children’s book

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 24, 2018

Filed under News

A former student at Western Illinois University is on his way to becoming a published author. Jeremy McCool, 2015 Western alumni, has recently announced a partnership to write a children’s book with Dr. Anthony McBride. McBri...

Homecoming is officially upon us

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 24, 2018

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Students at Western Illinois University welcome Homecoming as it started this weekend. The week is comprised of many events students participate in for points, to see who will come out on top and win the title of the 2018 Homecomi...

“Suspicious subject” hiding in tall grass pursues student late at night

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 21, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Wednesday morning it was brought to students’ attention that there was an incident of suspicious activity at Western Illinois University. The incident occurred Sept. 15. around 1 a.m. outside of Lincoln/Washington/Grote Halls. Accor...

LEJA to get new crime lab

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 19, 2018

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The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) at Western Illinois University will soon have a new and cutting edge crime lab. The crime lab is possible thanks to a generous donation from Jody and Toby McCamey. The...

City Council discusses plans for expansion at Spring Lake Park

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 19, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Plans for expansions at Macomb’s Spring Lake Park are now in the works as discussed during Monday's City Council meeting. Ryan Hansen, the park’s manager, plans to spend a total of $46,000 to improve the camping facilit...

Homecoming parade to include Honorary Grand Marshals

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018

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Six decades after riding in his first parade, a Western Illinois University grad will serve as the grand marshal in this year’s Homecoming Parade. George Baughman, 80, has witnessed every Western Homecoming parade since 1958 as...

Chalk one up for Peace Day

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under News

Friday, Sept. 21 is known as “Peace Day” all around the world, and Western Illinois University is encouraging students and faculty to celebrate. First developed by the United Nations back in 1981, Peace Day is designed to ...

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