Western Courier

Women’s basketball weathers early push by North Dakota

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

February 17, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – The North Dakota Fighting Hawks (14-11, 5-7) got off to a hot start against the Western Illinois women’s basketball team (14-12, 8-5) on Saturday, but the Leathernecks reversed course and kept momentum for th...

Getting to know 93rd District State Representative Candidate Scott Stoll

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 17, 2020

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (NEWS3) — In less than 30 days, some Illinois residents will head to the polls to vote in the primary election. Two men are battling in the 93rd district to see who will receive the ballot spot against Repub...

Softball looks to bounce back after rough start to season

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois Leatherneck softball team takes a long trip down to Waco, Texas this weekend as they participate in the Getterman Classic hosted by the University of Baylor. Other teams participating in t...

Western Illinois to receive $8.9 million for Center for the Performance Arts

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) awarded $8.9 million to Western Illinois University to restart the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) project on the Macomb ca...

Softball struggles in opening weekend tournament

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 10, 2020

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Western Illinois softball team traveled to Rosemont this weekend for their first tournament of the season. The team competed against teams from all over the Midwest including the University of Wisconsin-Gr...

Police arrest four for involvement in West Adams “brawl”

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 10, 2020

The Macomb Police Department arrested four men for their involvement in the massive brawl that took place on West Adams Street on Sunday, Feb. 2. The fight went viral on social media after a YouTube video posted by Derek MccLeary ...

Evan Zars and Danni Nichols power Western to road victory

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

February 7, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — For the final time in league play, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team (13-11, 7-4) made a road trip to the Mastodons of Purdue Fort Wayne (5-18, 1-9). Sophomore forward Evan Zars and redshirt sopho...

Western Illinois University to host dozens of Black History Month events

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

February 7, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Western Illinois University will celebrate Black History Month with dozens of events planned throughout the month. WIU University Relations said WIU students have come up with a campus theme of “Th...

Former Leatherneck wins Super Bowl

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 5, 2020

The Western Illinois University football program has added another alumni to the list of Super Bowl champions. Former Leatherneck, Khalen Saunders has become the eighth Leatherneck to win a Super Bowl. Saunders joins a prestigi...

Women’s basketball sweeps season series against NDSU Bison

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

February 3, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — Fans knew that round two between Western Illinois (12-11, 6-4) and North Dakota State (6-15, 3-6) would be just as exciting as it was when they met in Fargo, a double-overtime thriller that went to Western Illi...

Racial Justice Coalition continues to push for improvement

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 3, 2020

The Racial Justice Coalition believes there are big changes that need to be made with the Macomb Police Department and Macomb School District. The meeting was held in City Hall on Thursday and opened with a statement from ch...

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