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WGEM Quincy
Students ready to go after move-in weekend at WIUWestern Illinois University is buzzing with excitement as students prepare for
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 hours ago
Western Illinois University is buzzing with excitement as students prepare for the fall semester. College is a new experience for many incoming freshman at WIU. Andree Contreras said it's something he's looking forward to. "I love it. I love the... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
WIU students, faculty research ways to combat Asian carpGrass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Wild life animal. MACOMB, Ill. – Biology
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 15 hours ago
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Wild life animal. MACOMB, Ill. – Biology students and faculty at Western Illinois University are conducting research to help combat the invasion of Asian carp. The university says the research is part of a... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
'The sun is rising'university community gathered in Western Hall for the first University Assembly
McDonough County Voice / Posted yesterday
university community gathered in Western Hall for the first University Assembly and heard a message of positivity during Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas’ State of the University address. Thomas referenced Benjamin Franklin’s... Read more
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Daily Herald
WIU students, faculty research ways to combat Asian carpMACOMB, Ill. -- Biology students and faculty at Western Illinois University are
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
MACOMB, Ill. -- Biology students and faculty at Western Illinois University are conducting research to help combat the invasion of Asian carp. The university says the research is part of a grant WIU received to study Asian carp in the Upper Illinois... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
WIU President: "State of the University is okay"A roller coaster ride, that's how the president of Western Illinois University
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
A roller coaster ride, that's how the president of Western Illinois University described the state budget impasse's impact on his student's in an address on Thursday. Jack Thomas summarized the state of the university as "okay," but getting better... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Hemingway: "Share your dreams"Lenz announced the appointment of Taylor Hanneman as acting superintendent of e
McDonough County Voice / Posted 3 days ago
Lenz announced the appointment of Taylor Hanneman as acting superintendent of events. Hanneman is a graduate student at Western Illinois University and ran most of the park district's summer events. Lenz then read a list of park district events... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Quality committee learns about CEO school programteam in a five-county area. Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker said preparations a
McDonough County Voice / Posted 4 days ago
team in a five-county area. Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker said preparations are in place for the fall semester at Western Illinois University. He said officers will be on hand for this weekend's move-in activities on campus and that they... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Committee receives municipal flag redesign submissionit and try to get it approved for this municipality.” “The colors are purple a
McDonough County Voice / Posted 5 days ago
it and try to get it approved for this municipality.” “The colors are purple and gold to represent the close tie with Western Illinois University,” Mason said. “There are two bars that run horizontally across the flag to represent the ties to... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
'Guarded optimism'Jack Thomas confirms money receipt, outlines road ahead MACOMB — In a message
McDonough County Voice / Posted 5 days ago
Jack Thomas confirms money receipt, outlines road ahead MACOMB — In a message sent out to the university community, Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas shared a budget update with the beginning of a new academic year coming... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
'Preppers' lay in supplies to be ready -- just in caseorganization that collects food and supplies for communities going through emer
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
organization that collects food and supplies for communities going through emergencies. Researcher Hal Marchand from Western Illinois University traces the roots of modern prepping to 1941 when then-President Franklin Roosevelt established... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Illinois concealed-carry permit applications decliningfar this year. There was an increase between 2015, when 60,000 applied, and las
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
far this year. There was an increase between 2015, when 60,000 applied, and last year, which logged 76,000 applications. Western Illinois University professor Todd Lough cites several likely reasons for the decline, including that the strongest... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Illinois concealed-carry permit applications decliningfar this year. There was an increase between 2015, when 60,000 applied, and las
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 7 days ago
far this year. There was an increase between 2015, when 60,000 applied, and last year, which logged 76,000 applications. Western Illinois University professor Todd Lough cites several likely reasons for the decline, including that the strongest... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois concealed-carry permit applications decliningfar this year. There was an increase between 2015, when 60,000 applied, and las
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
far this year. There was an increase between 2015, when 60,000 applied, and last year, which logged 76,000 applications. Western Illinois University professor Todd Lough cites several likely reasons for the decline, including that the strongest... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
'Preppers' lay in supplies to be ready -- just in caseorganization that collects food and supplies for communities going through emer
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
organization that collects food and supplies for communities going through emergencies. Researcher Hal Marchand from Western Illinois University traces the roots of modern prepping to 1941 when then-President Franklin Roosevelt established... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
WCI Art Center hosts Friends and Members reception40 artists were on display Friday at the center, located at 25 East Side Square
McDonough County Voice / Posted 8 days ago
40 artists were on display Friday at the center, located at 25 East Side Square. Kat Myers, professor of metalworking at Western Illinois University and a member of the gallery committee, spoke to the Voice about the reception. “It is the... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Saturday farmers market caps National Farmers Market Weekand participation by the Performing Arts Society, Macomb Park District and Unit
McDonough County Voice / Posted 9 days ago
and participation by the Performing Arts Society, Macomb Park District and United Way, McDonough County Farm Bureau, Western Illinois University Hospitality and Western Illinois Museum, as well as pumpkin designing and a costume parade... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Madigan announces grant to combat sexual assaultIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan visited Western Illinois University on T
WGEM Quincy / Posted 10 days ago
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan visited Western Illinois University on Thursday to announce a grant for nearly $500,000 that will be used to improve response to sexual assault crimes for five counties in western Illinois. The Regional Rural... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
"Brewing in the Pretzel City" author kicks off local history seriesCounty Historical Society and was instrumental in establishing the Manufacturin
The Journal-Standard / Posted 10 days ago
County Historical Society and was instrumental in establishing the Manufacturing and Toy Museum there. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University. He has graciously agreed to appear a second time in this year’s series with a Sept. 19... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Back in the ringlast eight months have been fabulous,” Curtis said, adding that he had spent hi
McDonough County Voice / Posted 10 days ago
last eight months have been fabulous,” Curtis said, adding that he had spent his time since the last election teaching at Western Illinois University and “having some of the best few months of farming I’ve ever had,” he said. But he felt the urge... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
MACVB begins search for new directorof the newest events to come to Macomb is the Burlington Kennel Dog Show, which
McDonough County Voice / Posted 10 days ago
of the newest events to come to Macomb is the Burlington Kennel Dog Show, which used air-conditioned facilities at Western Illinois University. Jan Armstrong, event coordinator, said, “The dog show was great. It was very well... Read more
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New Kerala
CME Group Foundation Awards USD 2.6 Million in First Half of 2017 to Support STEM Education in Illinois - newkerala news #262125rural areas. •Project Exploration - $35,000 to support Early Childhood STEM Le
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
rural areas. •Project Exploration - $35,000 to support Early Childhood STEM Learning in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. •Western Illinois University - $80,000 to support early math professional development in Macomb, IL and through City Colleges,... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Women learn self-defense in free courseIf you were attacked, would you know how to fight back? Several faculty and sta
WGEM Quincy / Posted 11 days ago
If you were attacked, would you know how to fight back? Several faculty and staff members at Western Illinois University learned how to defend themselves against sexual predators Wednesday. WIU campus police hosted the free Rape Aggression Defense... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Change of Pace to reopenopportunities. Stone is a 20-year resident of Macomb and holds bachelor's and m
McDonough County Voice / Posted 12 days ago
opportunities. Stone is a 20-year resident of Macomb and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in law enforcement from Western Illinois University. Aldermen also voted to adopt an ordinance annexing U.S. Cellular property northwest of Macomb... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
West Prairie Elementary School taking 'leap of faith' to address overcrowdingthis is something that most of us have never seen in our career nor will we pro
WGEM Quincy / Posted 17 days ago
this is something that most of us have never seen in our career nor will we probably ever see again." As an employee for Western Illinois University, Phelps said while he's sympathetic to the school board's dilemma, he still wants what's best for... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Wesley Village to host 23rd Annual Ice Cream SocialThe band is an 18-piece jazz band. One of its members played in the Lawrence We
McDonough County Voice / Posted 18 days ago
The band is an 18-piece jazz band. One of its members played in the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. Most of the band’s members are Western Illinois University JSO alumni or band directors from around the region. Pete Hannen, a local jazz legend, plays... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Geneva School District 304 names new communications coordinatoreducation company, the release stated. Sprague is a graduate of Geneva High Sc
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
education company, the release stated. Sprague is a graduate of Geneva High School who earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in English, with a professional writing focus, and journalism, the release stated. Sprague... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Parents group petitions WP School Board to hire more teacherstwo full-time teachers for first grade classes. Greg Phelps, Access Services u
McDonough County Voice / Posted 19 days ago
two full-time teachers for first grade classes. Greg Phelps, Access Services unit coordinator for the Malpass Library at Western Illinois University, spoke on behalf of the parents group. “Basically, what I want to talk to you a little bit about... Read more
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The Examiner
Bears get started under Perryof their offense with the graduation of Examiner Offensive Player of the Year J
The Examiner / Posted 20 days ago
of their offense with the graduation of Examiner Offensive Player of the Year James Bailey, who is now playing football at Western Illinois University. “James Bailey and Coach Horn are gone,” Perry said, “but realistically those are the only big... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Former East Peorian returning to Eastside for production of 'Tommy'familiar with the show and knew the songs, so I took it myself.” Spayer moved
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 20 days ago
familiar with the show and knew the songs, so I took it myself.” Spayer moved to New York in 2009, after graduating from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in musical theater. He returns to the Peoria area to visit... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
United Way of Pekin has a new leaderis a 1995 graduate of PCHS. He started training for the post on July 24. Lohnes
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 21 days ago
is a 1995 graduate of PCHS. He started training for the post on July 24. Lohnes has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Western Illinois University. Former Executive Director Greg Ranney will stay on to train Lohnes until Aug. 11 to help him... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
United Way of Pekin has new leaderis a 1995 graduate of PCHS. He started training for the post on July 24. Lohnes
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 21 days ago
is a 1995 graduate of PCHS. He started training for the post on July 24. Lohnes has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Western Illinois University. Former Executive Director Greg Ranney will stay on to train Lohnes until Aug. 11 to help him... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Stops in Quad CitiesVeterans Memorial is crossing the United States, and is now in the Quad Cities.
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 22 days ago
Veterans Memorial is crossing the United States, and is now in the Quad Cities. The Wall that Heals is on display at Western Illinois University in Moline, Illinois, and is especially important to one Iowa family, according to WQAD's John... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Derek Carle retires from city police after 25 yearsus and helping us in those times of need and getting in the right people.” Bar
McDonough County Voice / Posted 22 days ago
us and helping us in those times of need and getting in the right people.” Barker said Carle has accepted a position with Western Illinois University’s Law Enforcement Executive Institute as a program manager. Deputy Chief Eric Lenardt presented... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Home from NYC, Micah Spayer directing 'The Who's Tommy' at Eastlight Theatrewas last on the Eastlight Theatre stage in 2007 as a performer in “Miss Saigon.
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 23 days ago
was last on the Eastlight Theatre stage in 2007 as a performer in “Miss Saigon.” At the time, he was on summer break from Western Illinois University, where he was working on a degree in musical theater. After graduation, Spayer earned his Equity... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Credit rating improves for 7 Illinois universitiesand Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illi
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 26 days ago
and Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illinois, Illinois State University and Western Illinois University. Each university had its rating removed from "credit watch negative." The outlook for Western... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Credit rating improves for 7 Illinois universitiesand Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illi
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 26 days ago
and Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illinois, Illinois State University and Western Illinois University. Each university had its rating removed from "credit watch negative." The outlook for Western... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Credit rating improves for WIU, other Illinois universitiesand Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illi
WGEM Quincy / Posted 26 days ago
and Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illinois, Illinois State University and Western Illinois University. Each university had its rating removed from "credit watch negative." The outlook for Western... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Mosquitoes in McDonough Co. test positive for West Nilevirus. Officials said they've been collecting mosquitoes since May in collabor
WGEM Quincy / Posted 26 days ago
virus. Officials said they've been collecting mosquitoes since May in collaboration with the Miller-Hunt virology lab at Western Illinois University. They said this batch that tested positive was collected July 21 in the Macomb area. The health... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Under budget and a successful summer for the Park Boardbeginning this August. For the remainder of the summer season, Lenz also said
McDonough County Voice / Posted 26 days ago
beginning this August. For the remainder of the summer season, Lenz also said that “We always do cooking programs with Western Illinois University, a lot of programs in conjunction with Western dietetics or Western athletes.” When asked how... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Burlington Kennel Club holds AKC dog show in MacombKennel Club held an American Kennel Club-sanctioned conformation dog show at Sp
McDonough County Voice / Posted 26 days ago
Kennel Club held an American Kennel Club-sanctioned conformation dog show at Spencer Student Recreation Center on the Western Illinois University campus. A conformation show is a competition to evaluate the breeding stock of dogs. Dogs at the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Credit rating improves for 7 Illinois universitiesand Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illi
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 26 days ago
and Eastern Illinois University. It affirmed ratings for the University of Illinois, Illinois State University and Western Illinois University. Each university had its rating removed from "credit watch negative." The outlook for Western... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Veterans' stories wanted for Library of CongressHistory Project. WQPT Quad Cities PBS will interview veterans from noon to 3 p
SaukValley.com / Posted 28 days ago
History Project. WQPT Quad Cities PBS will interview veterans from noon to 3 p.m. during "The Wall That Heals" exhibit at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities, 3300 River Drive. Each story will be recorded and preserved. Call 309-764-2400 to... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
The waiting gameWestern Illinois University waits for appropriated funds Michelle Langhout, St
McDonough County Voice / Posted a month ago
Western Illinois University waits for appropriated funds Michelle Langhout, Staff Reporter MOLINE — The state has passed a budget. Now the university has to play the waiting game. At its annual planning retreat in Moline, the Western Illinois... Read more

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