Western Courier

Women’s basketball shutdown at home against SDSU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

  MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University women’s basketball team kicked off a two-game home stand last night with a 89-48 loss to the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, bringing them down to an eve...

Previewing the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matchups

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

  The UEFA Champions League returns in a little over two weeks now and the anticipation for some of these Round of 16 matchups is through the roof. Let’s take a look at those matchups and predict who will make it th...

JB Pritzker holds State of the State address “The State of our State is growing stronger each day”

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 31, 2020

Gov. JB Pritzker held the annual State of the State address on Wednesday to discuss the health of Illinois. Pritzker began the address by thanking various officials and members of Illinois government, including his wife, MK. “Wit...

Local business set to close after 31 years

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 29, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. -- P&M Service Center is set to close in February after 31 years of service to Macomb and the surrounding areas. The business announced its plans to close on Facebook on Saturday. The post says that they are clo...

Women’s basketball sees win-streak end at four against North Dakota

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

January 27, 2020

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Redshirt sophomore Danni Nichols went off for another career-type day, scoring 26 points, but in the end, it was a slow offensive start to the game  by the Leathernecks (11-10, 5-3) that wou...

Kobe Bryant and daughter, Gianna, among nine dead in helicopter crash

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 27, 2020

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others are dead after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Sunday. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Fire Department...

Women’s basketball hits the road for weekend double-header

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

After an exciting 75-61 win over a quality Oral Roberts team this past Saturday, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team (10-9) (4-2) will head westbound for a league game on Friday. The series starts with a Friday ni...

Gov. JB Pritzker signs bill allowing students to vote during school days

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

January 24, 2020

Students in Illinois will now have the ability to vote during school days. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a legislation that will allow students from across the state of Illinois to be excused from school for two hours to vo...

Western Illinois baseball releases spring 2020 schedule

David Koier, Courier Staff

January 22, 2020

Does the cold and snow have you down? Well here’s a thought to warm you up: baseball is just around the corner! That’s right, in just about 20 days, Major League pitchers and catchers report to spring training. That’s not ...

Women’s basketball seeks revenge against Oral Roberts

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

January 17, 2020

  Perhaps a revenge game is on the horizon, as the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts University (7-10, 2-2) will make the trip to Western Hall on Saturday afternoon to take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks (9-9, 3-2). It...

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