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Self-defense courses offered at WIU

WIU will be hosting Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) courses every Tuesday this October. Individuals will learn the basic principles of self-defense from RAD Certified Police Officers from the Office Of Public Safety at Western Illinois…



Signs hanging on park fence under scrutiny

Signs hanging on park fence in Macomb are stirring up controversy among some residents. The city of Macomb has received numerous complaints from residents saying they are unattractive, distracting and blocking the beauty of the…


Severe drought continues to worsen across Midwest

Even with summer now over, the severe drought that has crippled crops across the Mid West continues. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports the nation’s drought has actually worsened, with about 65 percent of the lower…


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Employee Wellness hosts annual Walks-a-Thon

September 26 marked the 5th annual Walks-a-Thon event sponsored by the Employee Wellness committee at Western Illinois University. The event was free to faculty, staff and administrators, however donations were encouraged. All donations were given…