Jim LaPrad Talking about Contract Talks By Rich Egger • Dec 22, 2017 Rich Egger Teachers and some staff at Western Illinois University will begin the new year without a new contract. They're in mediation with the administration and are working under terms of the previous contract, which expired over the summer. WIU Rally Draws Hundreds – What's Next? By Rich Egger • Dec 14, 2014 Rich Egger Demonstrators marched through the Western Illinois University campus in Macomb to protest for rights they feel are being eroded. Macomb Schools to Honor CT Vivian By Rich Egger • Nov 23, 2013 CBS Atlanta A Macomb Board of Education member said he will work on a project to commemorate civil rights activist C.T. Vivian, who grew up in Macomb.