WIU president steps down, interim named
MACOMB (WGEM) - Western Illinois University announced on Friday that President Guiyou Huang is stepping down from his position. Officials said his last day will be March 31. According to WIU officials, pending Board of Trustees approval, Quad Cities Campus Operations Vice President Kristi Mindrup will serve as interim president starting April 1.
Macomb boys basketball shoots its way to the IHSA Elite Eight
CANTON — Macomb hit nine 3-pointers en route to a 54-38 win over Taylor Ridge Rockridge in the Class 2A Canton Sectional boys basketball championship game. The Bombers (28-5) won the school their first sectional since 2006 and advanced to the Springfield Supersectional to face Williamsville at 6 p.m. Monday.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in Macomb, IL
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of macomb..
Western Illinois faces a federal complaint regarding scholarships
(The Center Square) – Western Illinois University is the subject of a federal civil rights complaint about scholarships. Cornell University law professor William A. Jacobson is the founder of the Equal Protection Project, or EqualProtect.org, which claims that 16 scholarships at Western Illinois are discriminatory. “So these are scholarships which are open only to certain races, certain ethnicities and, in some cases, certain genders and certain gender identities,” Jacobson said. ...
Local Updates: Adams County Judge Removed, Galesburg Lake Closure, and ISU Faculty Unionization
It's time for our Friday Reporter Roundtable, today we'll focus on Macomb-Galesburg and Bloomington-Normal. An Adams County judge is being removed by the Illinois Courts Commission, a diesel fuel spill caused a lake in Galesburg to close, and tenure and tenure-track faculty at ISU are now officially unionized. GUESTS: Jane Carlson Regional Reporter, WIUM — Tri States Public Radio Lyndsay Jones Reporter, WGLT — Bloomington-Normal Public RadioVisit here for more details.
Humane Society of McDonough County hoping for new shelter for pets
MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — The Humane Society of McDonough County is hoping to get a new shelter for their furry friends. The current home for the pets, which is at the McDonough County Animal Shelter, can hold up to two dozen dogs and about 30 cats. The shelter says...
Rushville's Los Charros to be featured in America's Best Restaurants Roadshow
Rushville, Ill. (KHQA) — Los Charros will be hosting a visit from America’s Best Restaurants (ABR) in March. America’s Best Restaurants, a national media and marketing company focusing on bringing attention to local, independently owned restaurants, will bring its ABR Roadshow to Los Charros, of Rushville, Illinois, on March 12th.
County clerks push back against legislation allowing schools to deny polling places
(The Center Square) – The Illinois Association of County Clerks said House Bill 4709 would make it more difficult to find polling places. The bill would allow school boards to deny county clerks access to public school buildings for use as polling places. State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, introduced HB4709 that would amend the current state statute that says if a county board chooses a school to be a polling place, then the school district must make the school available. The measure was assigned to...
Separation agreement gives $325K to former MDH CEO
The former CEO of the hospital in Macomb did not walk away from the job empty-handed. The separation agreement between McDonough District Hospital and Brian Dietz pays him $325,000, part of which will go toward Dietz’s legal expenses. Tri States Public Radio obtained the agreement by filing a Freedom...
Around the Tri States: Galesburg principal is new United superintendent; Bond issue possible for Lee County Health Department facility; Macomb annexation would increase population
Galesburg Junior Senior High School Principal Tom Hawkins will be the next superintendent for United Community School District. The United Board of Education approved hiring Hawkins at a special meeting Feb. 29. Hawkins, a lifelong resident of Warren County, will begin at United on July 1 and is under contract...
Plymouth Seeks New City Council Member for Ward 1 Following Alise McGregor’s Departure
The City of Plymouth is on the lookout for a fresh face to sit on its City Council, following Ward 1 member Alise McGregor's abrupt exit. McGregor, who ditched her seat due to relocation plans, has left the northwest quadrant of Plymouth in search of an eligible resident to serve the people until January 6, 2025. The city has flung open the application process, as reported by the City of Plymouth's official website.
WIU to Offer Virtual Graduate Information Sessions
Have you thought about going back to school? The Western Illinois University School of Graduate Studies will offer multiple virtual information sessions this semester and summer. Individuals interested in pursuing a master's degree, post-baccalaureate certificate or who want to take graduate level courses as a non-degree student are invited to...
Schuyler County Sheriff Arrests and Citations 02-19 to 02-26-24
Schuyler Co Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following activity in Schuyler Co for the week of February 19th to February 26th:. Delaney Rangel of Virginia was driving a 2014 Toyota Rav4 and was travelling eastbound on RT 103 and was attempting to pass Exante Gedeus of Jacksonville which was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart. Rangel struck Gedeus before completely overtaking his vehicle.
City of Macomb, WIU addressing racial healing with new DEI training on campus
MACOMB, Ill. (KHQA) — The community of Macomb and Western Illinois University are no strangers to incidents of racism. In October, an incident where a local store owner said a racial slur caused backlash for the community. One WIU professor hopes these incidents will not happen again. "We're working...
Prep sports recap for Feb. 28, 2024
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — The Macomb Bombers pulled off a big upset in the class 2A boys basketball postseason. The Bombers erased a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat the Manual, 41-40, in the sectional semifinal at Canton on Wednesday. The Rams were the top seed in the sectional. Elsewhere, Lathan Sommerville scored […]
Deer hunting 'a cycle of life.' But fewer people are hunting in Illinois.
Mike Foulk walked along the edge of a harvested farm field southeast of Macomb just after sunrise on a hazy, damp, and chilly morning in early December. It was firearm hunting season in Illinois, and Foulk hoped to spot a deer. He is one of a decreasing number of firearm deer hunters in Illinois.
Today the gas price is close to $3.59 in Bushnell as of 2024-03-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
WIU Office of Public Safety Report 02/23 to 02/26/2024
The crime log incidents posted may not match the crime statistics as reported in the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report per the federal Clery Act, as the crime log is compiled using the Illinois Crimes Code and the crime statistics are required by law to be compiled using the Federal Uniformed Crime Reporting definitions.
Sparks Notes – John Biernbaum, Humane Society of McDonough County
Sparks is joined by John Biernbaum, the co-chair for the upcoming HSMCIL Casino Night Fundraiser, to talk about the return of the much enjoyed event on Saturday, March 2nd. The evening promises a fun time with food, drinks, friends, prizes, and plenty of casino games to play. Tickets are currently...
WIU announces fall 2023 dean’s list
A total of 1,183 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List. The total includes 107 students at the WIU-Quad Cities Campus. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0,...