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Western could help further spur local economy

New economic opportunities may soon be available for residents in the Macomb region. When the plan becomes a reality, the Illinois Innovation Network could offer Illinois residents the chance to create a more diverse and skilled local economy. The network will be a system of connected hubs in cities


Missing county board member comes forward

MACOMB — A woman thought to have moved away though she was elected to the McDonough County Board in November now says she will retain her Macomb residence and serve on the board.


Snow, ice forecast for Coles County and Central Illinois

LINCOLN -- The expected weekend winter storm poised to impact Central Illinois tonight and into Saturday has prompted a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service.


Police: 150 pounds of pot found in bags at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) � Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on f


WIU Earns U.S.News & World Report Best Online Program Ranking

MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University been recognized once again by the U.S.News & World Report for offering some of the best online degree programs. Western is ranked 76th out of 348 ranked colleges and universities from across the U.S. in the 2019 "Best Online Programs: Bachelor's" category an


Crafty Coop seeks liquor license

Macomb aldermen met on Monday evening to discuss a water main project, additional financial opportunities and liquor licenses. City officials are working on an agreement that would allow customers of a Ma- comb business to consume alcohol on site. The “Class Y Patron Supply Alcohol and Liquor Licens


MISSING PERSON: Illinois woman with dementia last seen at O'Hare

An 84-year-old woman with memory loss has been reported missing by the Glenview Police Department. She was last seen at O'Hare airport on Friday. Maureen McGarvey has been described as 5'2", 130 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair.


Mini Dance Marathon Set for Jan. 21

MACOMB, IL -- To give the Western Illinois University community a little taste of this year's Dance Marathon, which will take place Saturday, March 30, the WIU Dance Marathon (DM) will hold a special Mini Dance Marathon from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Tanner Hall first floor lounge.


New marketing campaign promotes city of Macomb

If you drive through Macomb, you’ll see some new banners lining the streets. These banners are part of a marketing plan that the whole town is behind. Local businesses are what drives a town like Macomb. That’s why city leaders and businesses have teamed up with a company called CGI Communications,


Omaha takes down W. Illinois behind 22 pts from Jackson

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Zach Jackson scored 22 points and KJ Robinson scored 18 and Omaha won its third straight in beating Western Illinois 80-71 on Thursday night. Brett Barney's 3-pointer capped a 20-10 run to give the Mavericks (10-8, 4-1 Summit League) a 40-28 lead with 2:19 before halftime. Omaha


Street crews in Macomb prepare for more now

Crews in Macomb are getting ready for more snow by cleaning up what was left behind by last weekend’s storm. Macomb Public Works Director Scott Coker said crews were out all day loading up snow and moving it to public parking lots. He said after the blizzard in November took them by surprise, they’r


Zach Jackson's 22 points help Mavs win third straight, move into tie for second in Summit League

MACOMB, Ill. — UNO led nearly from beginning to end in picking up its third straight win. Zach Jackson scored 22 points to lead four Mavericks in double figures as UNO earned an 80-71 road win over Western Illinois on Thursday night.


21 Illinois offenders paroled in zip code 60654 in 3rd quarter of 2018

Twenty one offenders released on parole during the third quarter live near Illinois zip code 60654, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Chicago City Wire.


Leathernecks’ lead too much for Mavericks to overcome

MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois stretched its lead to 25 early in the fourth quarter before holding off the UNO women for a 78-70 win Wednesday night. Kalen Phillips led the Mavericks’ fourth-quarter surge, scoring 22 of her career-high 25 points in the frame. Phillips made six of her seven 3-pointe


SRC to offer new manufacturing degree

MACOMB — Spoon River College has heard the demand for skilled labor, and is responding by increasing its manufacturing-oriented offerings – including a new associate's degree in advanced manufacturing.


Miss Illinois County Fair Queen this Weekend in Springfield

71 young ladies from across Illinois are in Springfield this weekend for the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen competition. The ladies arrived yesterday. They have been practicing today. The competition will begin tomorrow with the Top 15 being announced on Sunday. Good luck to all of our local fair q


IDHS to issue February SNAP benefits early

MACOMB — It has been over three weeks since the government shutdown began and many Americans are starting to feel the impact. This includes the 1.8 million people in Illinois who receive federal food assistance.


Hammond, Davidsmeyer on GOP House leadership team

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two Republicans from West-Central Illinois have been named to the GOP leadership team. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs selected Rep. Norine Hammond, R-Macomb and C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville, as assistant leaders in the Republican caucus.


Procession underway for fallen Illinois State Police trooper

SOUTH BARRINGTON (WREX) — A funeral procession for a fallen Illinois State Police trooper is underway in the Chicago suburbs. Traffic is completely stopped on eastbound I-90.


Weiss elected Park Board president

MACOMB — Commissioner Phil Weiss was elected Tuesday as president of the district's park board. He succeeds John Hemingway, who will spend his two remaining years on the board of commissioners mentoring the next president.