Western Courier

Hyde sworn in as Fire Chief

Kirsten Edmunds

January 19, 2017

During Macomb’s City Council meeting Tuesday night, J.R. Hyde was appointed as the new Fire Chief of the Macomb Fire Department. Mayor Mike Inman said he is happy to have someone step into the position, and is happy it is Hy...

Dance Marathon Makes Progress to $100,000 goal

Kirsten Edmunds

December 12, 2016

With just over 100 days before their main event, Western Illinois University Miracle Network Dance Marathon (WIUDM) is still hoping for more involvement, in both the campus and Macomb community. Dance Marathon is a fundraiser for Ch...

US should provide free college

Joshua Defibaugh

December 7, 2016

With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to remember that in order to show how much we love the ones around us, it depends on what we buy for them, right? That is what we are told to believe in America. We are led to...

Women’s hoops caps road trip with loss at Marquette

Danny Frey

December 5, 2016

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Western Illinois (5-3) women’s basketball wrapped up a four-game road swing with a 77-61 loss at Big East foe Marquette on Friday night. The Leathernecks struggled from the field, shooting a mere 29.6 p...

Say “Alola” to the newest generation of Pokemon

Nik Breslin

December 5, 2016

 After celebrating a successful 20 years of Pokemon, Gamefreak and Nintendo have finally released the seventh generation of Pokemon games, “Pokemon Sun” and “Pokemon Moon.” The new Pokemon games were released on Nov. 18...

Trump betrayed his supporters

Josh Defibaugh

December 2, 2016

Donald Trump, the new president-elect and long-time master of the Tweet, shifted his message toward the last leg of his presidential campaign. He told his supporters that, if elected, he would “drain the swamp” in Washington, D....

Panel Reviews 2016 Election

Josh Defibaugh

December 2, 2016

 A panel of political science professors from Western Illinois University explained the results of the recent presidential election, described the implications of election modeling and political polling and answered questions...

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