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McDonough County Voice
Annual PAS wine tasting to uncork Feb. 13MACOMB — A popular fundraiser for the Performing Arts Society at Western Illino
Annual PAS wine tasting to uncork Feb. 13
McDonough County Voice / Posted yesterday
MACOMB — A popular fundraiser for the Performing Arts Society at Western Illinois University returns on Saturday, Feb. 13.The PAS Wine Tasting will be held 7 to 9 p.m. at the University Union Heritage Room.Over 60 wines will be available for... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Group discusses environmental trends and upcoming events Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:35 PM MACOMB — The Environmentally Concerned Citiz
Group discusses environmental trends and upcoming events
McDonough County Voice / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:35 PM MACOMB — The Environmentally Concerned Citizens group addressed a possible crude oil tax and natural resources development at its Thursday meeting.Members... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Ukuleles in unisonMACOMB — Music enthusiasts gathered at the Western Illinois History Museum Tues
Ukuleles in unison
McDonough County Voice / Posted 3 days ago
MACOMB — Music enthusiasts gathered at the Western Illinois History Museum Tuesday night to sing along to some tried and true favorites.Ukulele Macomb players regaled audience members with an eclectic mix of tunes ranging from “You Are My Sunshine”... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
IBHE creates Military Prior Learning Assessment Task ForceSPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Board of Higher Education has announced that a task
IBHE creates Military Prior Learning Assessment Task Force
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Board of Higher Education has announced that a task force has been created to examine how military learning is recognized when it comes to awarding academic credit. The Military Prior Learning Assessment Task Force will... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Go West fleet gets two new, sleek additionsMACOMB — Two new buses have joined the fleet of Go West buses as part of the tr
Go West fleet gets two new, sleek additions
McDonough County Voice / Posted 5 days ago
MACOMB — Two new buses have joined the fleet of Go West buses as part of the transit system’s fixed route.The buses — two New Flyer MiDi 30-foot transit vehicles painted in the traditional gold and purple Go West colors — provide a “comfortable ride... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Synlait cuts milk price forecastSynlait Milk is the latest dairy company to drop its forecast milk price, shavi
Synlait cuts milk price forecast
Otago Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
Synlait Milk is the latest dairy company to drop its forecast milk price, shaving 80c off its previous figure. The revision for the current season, from $5 to $4.20, was driven by the sustained low global commodity prices since September last year,... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Fedora shares his faith, builds UNC football"Fellowship of Christian Athletes has honored two outstanding coaches who have
Fedora shares his faith, builds UNC football
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
"Fellowship of Christian Athletes has honored two outstanding coaches who have impacted countless players over their successful careers," said Les Steckel, president and CEO of FCA. "We congratulate Larry Fedora and Joe Taylor for not only their... Read more
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News 8000
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battleIllinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty t
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle
News 8000 / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty teachers at Western Illinois University were laid off. Hiring is on hold at Kishwaukee Community College and faculty were asked not to travel. Chicago State University says... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
What's in our water: A look at the sources and treatment processes of the Macomb's water supply Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 9:10 PM Editor’s Note: The following article is the
What's in our water: A look at the sources and treatment processes of the Macomb's water supply
McDonough County Voice / Posted 9 days ago
Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 9:10 PM Editor’s Note: The following article is the last of a two-part story illustrating the City of Macomb’s water treatment... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Election 2016: Anthony Coon, Carl Larson seek improvements as Stephenson County State's Attorney Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM FREEPORT —
Election 2016: Anthony Coon, Carl Larson seek improvements as Stephenson County State's Attorney
The Journal-Standard / Posted 9 days ago
Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM FREEPORT — From gun violence to faster sentencing, the two men vying for the... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battleIllinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty t
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty teachers at Western Illinois University were laid off. Hiring is on hold at Kishwaukee Community College and faculty were asked not to travel. Chicago State University says... Read more
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My EastText
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battleIllinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty t
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle
My EastText / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty teachers at Western Illinois University were laid off. Hiring is on hold at Kishwaukee Community College and faculty were asked not to travel. Chicago State University says... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battleIllinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty t
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty teachers at Western Illinois University were laid off. Hiring is on hold at Kishwaukee Community College and faculty were asked not to travel. Chicago State University says... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battleIllinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty t
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty teachers at Western Illinois University were laid off. Hiring is on hold at Kishwaukee Community College and faculty were asked not to travel. Chicago State University says... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle | Money - Home Board approved layoffs of 30 faculty members, which comes afte
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle
KTVZ Bend / Posted 9 days ago
| Money - Home Board approved layoffs of 30 faculty members, which comes after six non-teaching staff members were... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battleIllinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty t
Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Thirty teachers at Western Illinois University were laid off. Hiring is on hold at Kishwaukee Community College and faculty were asked not to travel. Chicago State University says... Read more
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Daily Herald
Student rethinks political career after visit to SpringfieldWestern Illinois University student body President Wil Gradle of St. Charles, w
Student rethinks political career after visit to Springfield
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Western Illinois University student body President Wil Gradle of St. Charles, who traveled to Springfield this week as a guest of Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs, says his up-close look at state government this year might have colored his... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Construction on schedule for local school's new additionCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in
Construction on schedule for local school's new addition
WGEM Quincy / Posted 11 days ago
COURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings caseCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings case A door is shut to the room where a motel manager says the... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
QND teacher honored with the WGEM Golden Apple AwardCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in
QND teacher honored with the WGEM Golden Apple Award
WGEM Quincy / Posted 11 days ago
COURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings caseCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings case A door is shut to the room where a motel manager says the... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Homeless count highlights growing Tri-States problemCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in
Homeless count highlights growing Tri-States problem
WGEM Quincy / Posted 11 days ago
COURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings caseCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings case A door is shut to the room where a motel manager says the... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Quincy Fire Department water rescue trainingCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in
Quincy Fire Department water rescue training
WGEM Quincy / Posted 11 days ago
COURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings caseCOURT DOCUMENTS: Police take box full of evidence found on motel nightstand in shootings case A door is shut to the room where a motel manager says the... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Western Illinois laying off 30 as it waits for state moneyWestern Illinois University is firing 30 faculty members as the school tries to
Western Illinois laying off 30 as it waits for state money
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 11 days ago
Western Illinois University is firing 30 faculty members as the school tries to cut costs while it waits for long-overdue state funding. University trustees voted Monday to cut the faculty jobs to save up to $2 million. University spokeswoman... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Western Illinois laying off 30 as it waits for state moneyMACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Western Illinois University is firing 30 faculty members as
Western Illinois laying off 30 as it waits for state money
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 11 days ago
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Western Illinois University is firing 30 faculty members as the school tries to cut costs while it waits for long-overdue state funding. University trustees voted Monday to cut the faculty jobs to save up to $2... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Western Illinois laying off 30 as it waits for state moneyMACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Western Illinois University is firing 30 faculty members as
Western Illinois laying off 30 as it waits for state money
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 11 days ago
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Western Illinois University is firing 30 faculty members as the school tries to cut costs while it waits for long-overdue state funding. University trustees voted Monday to cut the faculty jobs to save up to $2... Read more
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The Mendota Reporter
Mendota Reporter Robert L. LewisMENDOTA - Robert Lee Lewis, 82, of Mendota passed away at Unity Point Proctor M
Mendota Reporter Robert L. Lewis
The Mendota Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
MENDOTA - Robert Lee Lewis, 82, of Mendota passed away at Unity Point Proctor Medical Center emergency room on Jan. 23, 2016. A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Oquawka Cemetery.... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Student faces charge of false terrorism threatMACOMB — Protests over paying an $80 bar tab led to the arrest of a man Saturda
Student faces charge of false terrorism threat
McDonough County Voice / Posted 11 days ago
MACOMB — Protests over paying an $80 bar tab led to the arrest of a man Saturday on charges of making a false terrorist threat.According to Macomb Police Deputy Chief Eric Lenardt, staff at a local bar reported Yahya Sarahan Alammari, 30, of Macomb... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Westland slashes predicted payoutWestland Milk Products has slashed its predicted payout from $4.90-$5.30 to $4.
Westland slashes predicted payout
Otago Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
Westland Milk Products has slashed its predicted payout from $4.90-$5.30 to $4.15-$4.45 for the 2015-16 season. A forecast 15%-25% reduction across all commodity products for the remainder of the season was the driving force behind the decision,... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
President confirms 12 tenured faculty pulled from layoff list Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 10:22 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University Presid
President confirms 12 tenured faculty pulled from layoff list
McDonough County Voice / Posted 11 days ago
Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 10:22 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas confirmed Tuesday afternoon, that 12 tenured faculty were removed from a list of those planned... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Carly Fiorina campaigns in Tri-States days before Iowa caucusFirefighters to carry antidote as part of heroin-fighting initiativeFirefighter
Carly Fiorina campaigns in Tri-States days before Iowa caucus
WGEM Quincy / Posted 12 days ago
Firefighters to carry antidote as part of heroin-fighting initiativeFirefighters to carry antidote as part of heroin-fighting initiative Local law enforcement agencies have decided to team up to fight the growing heroin problem in Marion County, and... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Teens get educated about the affects of heroinFirefighters to carry antidote as part of heroin-fighting initiativeFirefighter
Teens get educated about the affects of heroin
WGEM Quincy / Posted 12 days ago
Firefighters to carry antidote as part of heroin-fighting initiativeFirefighters to carry antidote as part of heroin-fighting initiative Local law enforcement agencies have decided to team up to fight the growing heroin problem in Marion County, and... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Lesley Van Ness's baby makes his debutDay one wraps up in murder trial for former Adams County assistant state's atto
Lesley Van Ness's baby makes his debut
WGEM Quincy / Posted 12 days ago
Day one wraps up in murder trial for former Adams County assistant state's attorneyDay one wraps up in murder trial for former Adams County assistant state's attorney Day one of the Curtis Lovelace murder trial wrapped up in Adams County Circuit... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Student to push MAP funding at State of the State address Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 11:24 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University Econom
Student to push MAP funding at State of the State address
McDonough County Voice / Posted 12 days ago
Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 11:24 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University Economics major Wil Gradle will be “speaking to anyone who will listen” in Springfield about state funding issues... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Firefighters battle apartment fire in downtown KeokukWestern Illinois University talks staff cutsWestern Illinois University talks s
Firefighters battle apartment fire in downtown Keokuk
WGEM Quincy / Posted 12 days ago
Western Illinois University talks staff cutsWestern Illinois University talks staff cuts Western Illinois University Board of Trustees held a special meeting Monday to talk about possible staff cuts. President Jack Thomas announced in December the... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Board of Trustees to reconsider staff cutsMACOMB — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m.
Board of Trustees to reconsider staff cuts
McDonough County Voice / Posted 14 days ago
MACOMB — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, to reconsider a staff reduction authorization postponed at a Dec. 18, 2015, meeting.WIU President Jack Thomas announced in December plans to cut 40... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Union Savings Bank welcomes board memberFREEPORT — Delbert W. Bunker III recently joined the Union Savings Bank Board o
Union Savings Bank welcomes board member
The Journal-Standard / Posted 16 days ago
FREEPORT — Delbert W. Bunker III recently joined the Union Savings Bank Board of Directors.Bunker is the vice president of Bocker Auto Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in finance from Western Illinois University and is... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
WIU cuts will add to county costsMACOMB — The elimination of an office at Western Illinois University late last
WIU cuts will add to county costs
McDonough County Voice / Posted 17 days ago
MACOMB — The elimination of an office at Western Illinois University late last year is expected to cost McDonough County significant dollars this year.After being congratulated Wednesday for reducing his open cases by 18 in December, Public Defender... Read more
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The MidWeek
DEAN'S LISTAugustana College Joshua Armstrong of Sycamore Amy Baldwin of Sycamore ​Kels
DEAN'S LIST
The MidWeek / Posted 17 days ago
Augustana College Joshua Armstrong of Sycamore Amy Baldwin of Sycamore ​Kelsey Conley of Hinckley Justin Fox of Somonauk Emily Grace of Earlville Cynthia Johnson of Somonauk Marc Lidinsky of Sandwich Derrick Lopez of Sandwich Courtney Merkel... Read more
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The Woodstock Independent
Jean Alice (Faulkner) Handke, 92, WoodstockJean Alice (Faulkner) Handke died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Hearthstone Manor,
Jean Alice (Faulkner) Handke, 92, Woodstock
The Woodstock Independent / Posted 18 days ago
Jean Alice (Faulkner) Handke died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Hearthstone Manor, Woodstock, joining her beloved husband, Jim. She was born Nov. 24, 1923, to James and Ruth (Williams) Faulkner in Chicago. On July 31, 1949, she married James Handke in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
University of Illinois plans tuition freeze — againFor the second year in a row, University of Illinois is poised to freeze tuitio
University of Illinois plans tuition freeze — again
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
For the second year in a row, University of Illinois is poised to freeze tuition for new in-state undergraduates next academic year, a decision aimed at attracting students who have been leaving the state as costs have increased and the state's... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
City has new administrator: Sue McLaughlin first woman to fill the role for City of Macomb Posted Jan. 20, 2016 at 10:58 AM MACOMB — Following a 25-minute closed city
City has new administrator: Sue McLaughlin first woman to fill the role for City of Macomb
McDonough County Voice / Posted 18 days ago
Posted Jan. 20, 2016 at 10:58 AM MACOMB — Following a 25-minute closed city council session on Monday, Mayor Mike Inman announced, “We have made a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
State universities: Illinois budget stalemate causing damage 'beyond repair'With no money from the state in nearly seven months and its financial reserves
State universities: Illinois budget stalemate causing damage 'beyond repair'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
With no money from the state in nearly seven months and its financial reserves almost depleted, Chicago State University said Monday that it will be unable to pay its employees come March unless money begins flowing again from Springfield. "This is... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
President Thomas reports on visit with Gov. Rauner Posted Jan. 19, 2016 at 11:34 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University Presid
President Thomas reports on visit with Gov. Rauner
McDonough County Voice / Posted 19 days ago
Posted Jan. 19, 2016 at 11:34 AM MACOMB — Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas recently went to Springfield and met one-on-one with Gov. Bruce Rauner.Thomas said he felt the meeting... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
MLK Day recognized with 20th annual march, program Posted Jan. 19, 2016 at 11:35 AM MACOMB — Monday morning's bitter cold tempe
MLK Day recognized with 20th annual march, program
McDonough County Voice / Posted 19 days ago
Posted Jan. 19, 2016 at 11:35 AM MACOMB — Monday morning's bitter cold temperature didn't prevent a small but determined group from marching to Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ for a Martin... Read more
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The Advocate
New higher ed commissioner has diverse background, starts MondayJoe Rallo has been a Navy intelligence officer, an Air Force colonel, an advise
New higher ed commissioner has diverse background, starts Monday
The Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
Joe Rallo has been a Navy intelligence officer, an Air Force colonel, an adviser on European Union-United States relations, and a college professor and administrator. He has degrees in international relations and Russian history as well as a law... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Tax watchdogs say public pensions ‘stolen’ from taxpayers Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 9:14 AM MACOMB — With much attention being paid stat
Tax watchdogs say public pensions ‘stolen’ from taxpayers
McDonough County Voice / Posted 22 days ago
Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 9:14 AM MACOMB — With much attention being paid statewide on public employees’ salaries, layoffs and sweeping cuts to higher education and services, at least one... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, march set for Monday Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM MACOMB — Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monda
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, march set for Monday
McDonough County Voice / Posted 22 days ago
Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM MACOMB — Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday will be recognized with a commemorative celebration program and solidarity march. A gathering on the east side... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Getting charged up: Electric vehicle presence is growing in Macomb Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM MACOMB — December saw the highest sales for
Getting charged up: Electric vehicle presence is growing in Macomb
McDonough County Voice / Posted 22 days ago
Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM MACOMB — December saw the highest sales for all-electric vehicles nationally since the all-electric Tesla Roadster first hit the market in 2008.... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Lester appointed to WIU TrusteesMACOMB — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Todd Lester, a Macomb res
Lester appointed to WIU Trustees
McDonough County Voice / Posted 22 days ago
MACOMB — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Todd Lester, a Macomb resident, to the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees. The appointment was announced late Friday afternoon in a news release from Rauner's office.Lester is a WIU... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Western Illinois University temporarily bans hoverboardsMACOMB - You can add another school to the growing list of organizations to ban
Western Illinois University temporarily bans hoverboards
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 23 days ago
MACOMB - You can add another school to the growing list of organizations to ban hoverbaords, Western Illinois University banned the self-balancing scooters "from campus and in any WIU owned building." WIU joins the University of Illinois in issuing... Read more
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Mt. Pleasant News
WIU names 2015 Fall Dean’s List studentsMore than 1,619 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University
WIU names 2015 Fall Dean’s List students
Mt. Pleasant News / Posted 23 days ago
More than 1,619 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the 2015 Fall Dean’s List. The number includes 123 students at WIU-Quad Cities. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6... Read more
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