Drivers coming from the north on Route 67 will clearly know when they’re entering Macomb and Western Illinois University.
The Macomb Police Department is honoring three Western Illinois University students who tried to rescue a man at Spring Lake.
After more than six years of fundraising, Western Illinois University has hit its $60 million goal for the school's capital campaign.
That's thanks to a sizable gift by two Western alumni who are long time supporters of the university.
Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas told a standing room only crowd in the University Union that WIU takes pride in having avoided layoffs and furloughs despite the state’s financial woes over the past decade.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to give Western Illinois University even less money next year than it received this year.
The governor’s budget address called for a funding decrease of 2.5 million dollars for Western. In response WIU President Jack Thomas sent a letter to staff telling them to prepare for the cuts.