Western Illinois University

Rich Egger

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said declining student enrollment is one of the biggest problems the university faces.

Rich Egger

A veteran of the music industry said artists must spend time taking care of business if they want to succeed in the industry.

Pilot Prepared for Another Macomb Balloon Rally

Sep 5, 2014

An eastern Illinois man is looking forward to getting another bird's eye view of western Illinois.

WIU Opens Second New Building in QC

Sep 4, 2014
Herb Trix

The Western Illinois University campus in the Quad Cities is now officially 95,000 square feet larger than it was at the start of the week.

Rich Egger

Horn Field Campus is preparing to mark its 50th anniversary by planning for construction of an outdoor education building.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University made changes to ensure it is charging the lowest price for textbooks this year.  

New Law to Ban Smoking on Illinois College Campuses

Aug 22, 2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill to prohibit smoking on state-supported college or university campuses in the state. 

UPDATE: Protesting Sexist Signs at WIU

Aug 19, 2014

Some members of the Macomb community plan to protest if "disgusting" signs show up as students return to Western Illinois University this week.

Joel Gruver / Google Plus

WIU's annual event serves local farmers, gardeners and those interested in organic produce.

July's Mild Temperatures Benefit Crops

Jul 28, 2014
Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition.

WIU Recognized For Retention Efforts

Jul 22, 2014

Western Illinois University is one of three institutions in the nation being honored for outstanding efforts in retaining students.

WIU Professor Sells Boar for World Record Prize

Jul 22, 2014

A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.

Math Camp for Young Girls at WIU

Jul 15, 2014

Western Illinois University will offer a week-long summer camp for junior high-age girls to grow their interest in mathematics.

American Red Cross

Western Illinois University is participating in a pilot project to help communities state-wide recover from natural disasters.

Tom Carper

Tom and Gayle Carper of Macomb have more than 1,000 photos from the years when Tom owned bars in town.  They decided the pictures should be shared and started posting them to Flickr and Facebook.