Western Courier

Women’s basketball face first round rematch against ORU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – It’s been a grueling 29-game season for the Western Illinois University women’s basketball program, but after ending with a 9-7 conference record, they find themselves as the No. 4 seed in The Summit League T...

Women’s basketball drops regular season finale

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

March 2, 2020

  The Leathernecks ended their regular season schedule at Denver on Saturday afternoon with an 84-78 loss to the Pioneers. With the loss, the Leathernecks finish with a 15-14 record overall while going 9-7 in the co...

Macomb gathers for Polar Plunge

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 2, 2020

Freezing water didn't stop the Macomb community from taking a dip on Saturday. The 5th annual Polar Plunge took place outside of Western Hall this weekend where 58 people took the plunge into a pool outside the building. This...

Softball takes to Blues City Classic after long week off

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 28, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois softball team returns to action after a weekend off with a trip to the Blues City Classic in Memphis, Tenn. this weekend. Beginning Friday, the Leathernecks will face off in four different mat...

Emiliano Vera and Scott Stoll hit the debate stage

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 28, 2020

The two Democratic Candidates for 93rd District State Representative met for a debate on Wednesday on Western Illinois University’s campus. Candidates Emiliano Vera and Scott Stoll both spoke about what they think they can ...

Men’s basketball needs a win to keep postseason hopes alive

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University men’s basketball team (5-19, 2-12) took on the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (15-14, 8-6) last Saturday and were outscored 93-86 inside Western Hall on Senior Nigh...

McDonough Co. NAACP president working to address racial issues

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 26, 2020

MCDONOUGH CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — As local leaders work to improve race relations in the area, the local NAACP branch is making efforts to be a main part of moving the community forward. The president of the McDonough County NAACP b...

Men’s basketball falls to Omaha Mavericks in home finale

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

February 24, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks took the floor one last time at Western Hall this season against Omaha. It was senior day for the men’s team, as they honored seniors Keshon Montague, James Claar...

Getting to know 93rd District State Representative Candidate Emiliano Vera

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 24, 2020

BUSHNELL, Ill. (NEWS3) — Illinoisans are about a month away from the 2020 primary elections and locally, 93rd District’s State Representative Democratic candidates will battle to see who receives a spot on the ballot to fac...

Women’s basketball prepares for Omaha on Senior Day

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

The Western Illinois University women’s basketball team (14-12, 8-5) will play their last home game of the season Thursday night when they take on the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (6-19, 1-11). The last time out for...

Donald Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 19, 2020

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich had the remainder of his 14-year prison term commuted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Blagojevich has been in federal prison since March 15, 2012 after being convicted of 17 out...

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