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The Cost of Eating at College Can Be High: Student Meal Plans Explained

At this point in the semester many students have lost faith in their meal plans. Every Western Illinois University student living on campus is required to have a plan.The rates…

Student Enrollment Numbers Cause Budget Decrease for Student Groups

A decline in student enrollment in higher education across the state of Illinois has impacted many aspects of life on campuses. One student organization at WIU impacted by this decline…

City Council approves deficit reduction

Macomb, Ill. – Proposals presented to City Council to sustain revenue, were approved at Tuesday night’s Council meeting. The city is currently battling a $540,000 budget shortfall. Already, several reductions…

The Swearing in of Officer Hayden Fox – 8/21/17

A Macomb native, Officer Hayden Fox went to Illini West High School, graduating in 2012. He enlisted in the Illinois National Guard where he serves as the team leader for…

President Thomas Addresses University Community following Budget Passage

WIU President Jack Thomas addressed the University Community today following the passage of a state budget. Originally, the budget was vetoed, but it was passed after an override by both…

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