Western Illinois University

TSPR's Rich Egger

Funding for higher education fell slightly along with the drop in Illinois’ income tax rate at the beginning of the year.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Part of Evelyn Sanguinetti’s job as Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor is to oversee the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council. The group works to create state policy to benefit rural residents.

In this role, the lieutenant governor can be a strong advocate for rural communities. It will be largely up to Sanguinetti to determine the priorities and goals for the council.

Tim Schroll/WIU

UPDATE (2/2/15, 5:25 p.m.): Western Illinois University has reinstated Nick Stewart as Editor-in-Chief for the Western Courier. The interim suspension was lifted late Monday afternoon.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture will see things from a new perspective thanks to some new technology.

Rich Egger

As you might guess, it costs money to upgrade technology on a college campus.

Rich Egger

The city is completing land acquisitions as part of the plan to improve West Adams Street from Lafayette to Johnson.

The Office of Public Safety at Western Illinois University won a body camera valued at about $900 at a police conference. Now the agency is deciding whether to outfit all its officers with a camera. 

Western Illinois University

The state will start seeking construction bids this month for a long-awaited project at Western Illinois University.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Faculty and students of the School of Agriculture will be able to tend to their crops year around thanks to a new two-bay greenhouse.

Farmers first saw herbicide resistant Pigweeds, like the one pictured here, emerge in Georgia in the nineties.
(Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media)

Resistant pigweeds are a problem.

Pigweeds can grow up to seven feet tall and produce more than half a million seeds per plant, per season.

Rich Egger

Demonstrators marched through the Western Illinois University campus in Macomb to protest for rights they feel are being eroded.


Two Macomb residents are apart of an international volunteer organization that helps people within their own community and around the globe.

The University of Florida

Many contemporary composers choose to write an opera about current events and to make a political statement.

Western Illinois Museum Has New Book by WIU Students

Nov 20, 2014

Two students from Western Illinois University worked together to create "The Troubling Tales of Old Macomb."

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb Mayor Mike Inman said there are currently 11 economic development projects in the works.