Scott Coker

Project Mostly Completed
11:46 am
Sun December 15, 2013

The WIU Grand Entrance Monument

The new monument
Credit Tim Schroll/WIU

Drivers coming from the north on Route 67 will clearly know when they’re entering Macomb and Western Illinois University.

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Beautification Project
6:31 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

$500 Grand for WIU Grand Entrance

An artist's depiction of what the grand entrance monument will look like.
Credit Western Illinois University

Crews are clearing the northwest corner of Route 67 and University Drive in Macomb in preparation for what’s being called a “grand entrance monument” for Western Illinois University.

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WIU in Macomb
3:52 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Planning a Grand Entryway to Campus

Right now there is not much to look at as you enter the WIU campus on University Drive at Route 67
Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University hopes to soon improve the look of a main entryway to the Macomb campus.

Currently, plenty of parking lots can be seen by those who turn onto West University Drive from Route 67. The goal is to create something more pleasing aesthetically.

Scott Coker, Director of Facilities Management, would like to add some landscaping where the Godfather’s Pizza restaurant once stood, plus install what he called a sign wall at the intersection.

“Something so people know they’re now at campus and it welcomes them onto University Drive,” Coker said.

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