Western Courier

Western Illinois University confirms first COVID-19 case

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Interim President Martin Abraham sent out a ‘Notice to Campus Community’ email Thursday afternoon confirming that a student residing off campus has tested positive for COVID-19....

McDonough County confirms three COVID-19 cases

Bradley Piros, News Editor

April 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – After confirming the first two cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the McDonough County Health Department has since reported one more case that sprung up over the weekend. It was announced Monday night that a woman...

A star-studded class headlines the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

April 7, 2020

 With the 2019-20 NBA season on pause due to the Corona Virus, there was big news on Sunday with the announcement of the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees. The 9 inductees are surrounded by some of the g...

McDonough County releases COVID-19 test numbers

Devon Greene, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2020

The McDonough County District Hospital released their COVID-19 test results on Facebook this afternoon. According to the post, there have been no positive tests in McDonough County so far with 37 negative results and 8 pendin...

Illinois is extending the Shelter-in-Place order until April 30

Devon Greene, Editor-in-chief

April 1, 2020

The announcement came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker Tuesday afternoon, just two days after President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines for an additional 30 days on Sunday.  This extension will keep schools closed and non-essential busine...

NFL Free Agency sends the NFL World into a Frenzy

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

April 1, 2020

While everyone is staying safe at home during these unprecedented times, NFL free agency has headlined the sports world over the last two weeks. Even though teams could not meet with any players in person because of COVID-19,...

Western chooses Rob Jeter to lead men’s basketball

Bradley Piros, Sports editor

April 1, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – After departing with long-time Western Illinois University men’s basketball coach Billy Wright, it took a little over a month for the university to find a replacement. Announced on Monday (March 30), Rob Jeter...

WIU baseball set to end road trip against Mizzou

John Bell, Courier Staff

March 6, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Baseball Team (0-9) is headed down to Columbia, Miss. for a battle with the SEC Mizzou Tigers (6-5). The Leathernecks are off to a rough start under first year head coach Andy Pascoe, but l...

SGA votes to increase student fees

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 6, 2020

The Western Illinois University Student Government Association approved an increase in student fees at Tuesday’s meeting. The vote on the fee increase was set to take place two weeks ago but it was postponed due to incleme...

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