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Western community voice concerns with staff layoffs

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 8, 2019

A crowd of members of the Macomb community gathered outside Sherman Hall to voice their concerns about the recent layoffs at Western Illinois University. Organizers planned the protest in the week leading up to Friday’s layoff...

Candidates address voter concerns in Macomb

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 6, 2019

Candidates for mayor, city council and school board spoke about their hopes of being elected during a forum with the McDonough County chapter of the League of Women Voters. Current members of the city council who are seeking re...

City Council will sell Jackson Street property

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 6, 2019

    The Macomb City Council finalized a deal to sell a dilapidated building on the square. City Administrator Dean Torreson previously talked about the poor condition of the structure, which is located at 1...

Western hosts 46th annual Bazaar event

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

March 4, 2019

Saturday marked the 46th International Bazaar and it did not disappoint. Western held the event in the University Union Grand Ballroom from 5-10 p.m., which gave people plenty of time to come in and join the dancing, music, food a...

Western Illinois University announces 132 faculty layoffs “Today is a catastrophe.”

Devon Greene and Steven Barnum

March 4, 2019

Western announced 132 faculty and staff layoffs on Friday, the largest amount of layoffs in it’s 119 year history. “Today is a catastrophe. It’s a catastrophe for all these people who lost their jobs,” Union leader Bil...

Horn Field seeks volunteers

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 1, 2019

Horn Field Campus is offering Western Illinois University students and members of the Macomb community volunteering opportunities. The outdoor recreational facility occupies 90 acres of property which includes 11 acres of nati...

Contestants battle for a $1,000 business starting bid

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

March 1, 2019

The Western Small Business Development Center or SBDC is holding a pitch competition April 8, which will mark the beginning of the end of this three-part competition. This competition has brought out the best in the students ...

SGA discusses student fee changes

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 27, 2019

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas spoke at Tuesday’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting about Western’s future financial status. Thomas said that it’s easy to focus on the negativity surrounding t...

Professors share terrorism research

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 25, 2019

Western Illinois University professor showcased his latest research in a recent terrorism- focused seminar. Dean Alexander is the Director of the Homeland Security Research Program and a professor in the School of Law Enforcemen...

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