Western Courier

Harper signs record breaking deal

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

March 4, 2019

Bryce Harper has signed a record setting 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The 26-year-old MVP-winning outfielder has officially ended his seven-year journey with the Washington Nationals who...

Western Illinois University announces 132 faculty layoffs “Today is a catastrophe.”

Devon Greene and Steven Barnum

March 4, 2019

Western announced 132 faculty and staff layoffs on Friday, the largest amount of layoffs in it’s 119 year history. “Today is a catastrophe. It’s a catastrophe for all these people who lost their jobs,” Union leader Bil...

Men’s basketball look to continue winning ways

Titus Perez, Courier Staff

February 27, 2019

DENVER — This past Saturday marked the first win of the month for the Western Illinois University Leathernecks (9-18, 4-10 Summit) defeating Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles (10-20, 6-9 Summit) on senior night. The win for...

Western community helps dog mascots celebrate birthdays

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 25, 2019

Some might say a birthday party for your dog may seem a little off or weird. However, when you are the school mascot, or the heir to be the school mascot, a big birthday party is a privilege and a moment that you will never fo...

Baseball raises the stakes against Redhawks

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

February 22, 2019

After jumping out to an early lead in each of their last two games, the Western Illinois baseball team was unable to finish off their opponent. It was a tough go-around in their first three-game series of the 2019 season, bu...

Macomb City Council announcing winning bids for street repair projects.

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 20, 2019

Alderman-at-Large Dennis Moon led the city council on Tuesday night’s meeting, which featured four unanimous votes. In the first vote, the City of Macomb decided to award the De- Bold family with a lease for 314 E Lafayette S...

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