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Auction raises $31,000+  McDonough Voice

Backin' the Blue and Gold benefit and auction draws largest crowd yet.



Kermit Short honored in retirement  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — "This job has been great. My only greater job was serving in the military." With those words, Kermit Short began his first day of retirement Saturday.



WIU School of Music to Present First 'Holiday Festival of Music'  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the first "Holiday Festival of Music" Saturday, Dec. 1 in the College of Fine Arts and ...



Former students sue Macomb High School for $10 million  Peoria Journal Star

MACOMB — Two former Macomb High School students filed a $10 million lawsuit Friday in federal court that alleges the school district failed to protect them ...



Teens sue Macomb School District for $10M - News  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — Two former students of Macomb High School filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois on Friday against Macomb School ...



‘Little Women’ opens at Macomb High Friday  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — The March sisters will transition from children to adults on the Macomb High School stage this weekend in the theatrical adaptation of Louisa May ...



Candidate forum - News  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — The centerpiece of Wednesday's League of Women Voters Candidate Forum was the questioning of Illinois State Representative Norine Hammond ...



Macomb Schools Tight-Lipped About Lawsuit; Parents, Student Sound Off  Tri States Public Radio

The Macomb School District is not saying much about the federal civil lawsuit filed against it and two of its administrators. But that's not stopping.



Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 20  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The 37th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 on ...



Community members address school board regarding lawsuit  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — A larger than usual audience was gathered in the C.T. Vivian Library at Macomb Junior-Senior High School on Monday evening with a majority ...



Macomb School District sued for $10 mil: Former students claim sexual harassment and assault ignored  Western Courier

A civil suit has been filed against Macomb School District 185, along with the district's school board, Macomb Senior High School Principal John Rumley and ...



Real Change Needed at Macomb School District  Tri States Public Radio

Last week various media sources reported on the lawsuit filed against the Macomb School District on behalf of two female students who allege they were.



Federal Lawsuit Against Macomb School District  Tri States Public Radio

A judge in Rock Island will hear a civil lawsuit against the Macomb School District, its high school principal, and the high school assistant principal.



WIU CFFA Chapter Hosts Annual Greenhand Conference  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – Students from 33 high schools participated in the 2018 Western Illinois University Greenhand Conference Sept. 6 at Macomb High School, ...



Macomb Police Department steps up school safety patrol  WGEM

Macomb, IL (WGEM) — A police department in the Tri-States works to keep your kids safe on the way to school. A busy morning at the Macomb Police.



Police arrest man connected to Macomb Pet Land  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — City officers arrested a Macomb man Tuesday afternoon on a McDonough County warrant charging him with aggravated cruelty to animals in ...



WIU Hosts Regional WYSE Event for Regional High School Students  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University College of Arts and Sciences hosted more than 120 regional high school students for the Worldwide Youth in ...



Altrusa Holiday Bazaar expands  McDonough Voice

The 54th annual Altrusa Holiday Bazaar took over Macomb High School on Saturday, drawing in hundreds upon hundreds of shoppers, and featuring 163 ...



Nick in the AM: Is Macomb High Schools nickname offensive?  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Tuesday, March 28.We are one day closer to the end of the 2016-17 academic year, only about two months hence for most elementary ...



School Board responds to concern: No comment made on sexual assault case details  Western Courier

Macomb Community Unit School District 185 published a statement Feb. 26 responding publicly to allegations of negligence and Title IX violations regarding a ...



Macomb police chief: 41 animals found dead in Macomb Pet Land  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — About 41 animals have been confirmed dead, and 56 animals still alive have have been placed in foster care following a weekend investigation at ...



Macomb police warn residents of burglaries  WGEM

Police are trying to get a handle on a rash of burglaries in Macomb. Police said it's been a problem all summer and cars are the main target.



Macomb FFA cuts ribbon on new greenhouse  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — A landmark for Macomb High School's FFA and agri-science education program is largely complete due to the efforts of many in the community.



WIU hopes new program brings in students from Illinois  WGEM

Western Illinois University is making a push to keep potential students in Illinois. They're doing so through a new program that could save students quite.



David E. Egler Study Abroad Scholarship Established  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL - - Author Mark Twain once penned, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these ...



Remembering Melissa Inman  Tri States Public Radio

Melissa Inman, a well-known artist in the region and the wife of Macomb's mayor has died. Inman was 55. She's survived by her husband of 31 years, Mike.



New Facilities for Macomb School District  Tri States Public Radio

Construction is complete on the greenhouse at Macomb High School, while construction is just getting started on the renovation project at Lincoln School.



Macomb considers WIRC agreement - News  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — The city council is scheduled to vote Monday on an addendum to a funding agreement between the city and the Western Illinois Regional Council.



Growing an ag program: Macomb Senior High School gets new agriculture teacher  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — After an over 20-year absence, agriculture education is once again growing on Macomb School District soil. Macomb School District eliminated its ...



Albert C. Bodenhamer -- Zumbrota  PostBulletin.com

Albert C. “Al” Bodenhamer, age 60, of Zumbrota, died on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at the Red Wing Health Center. A memorial *service* will be held at 11 a.m. ...



Auxiliary Facilities Personnel Changes  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL -- Joe Roselieb, director of residential facilities at Western Illinois University, has been named the director of residential and auxiliary facilities, ...



WIU Kinesiology Department Hosts Coaching Clinic June 2  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL - - The Western Illinois University Kinesiology Department will host a Leatherneck Coaching Seminar from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 in ...



WIU Academic Advisors Host 2018 ILACADA Spring Drive-In  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL -- On May 4, Western Illinois University hosted training sessions for the Illinois Academic Advisors Association in Macomb. "Acknowledge ...



No Surrender: Macomb's Taylor reflects on surreal NFL signing  WGEM

Brett Taylor failed to impress NFL scouts enough to get drafted or get signed as a free agent. The Macomb native's only shot came when he received an invite to ...



Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 21  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The 36th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 ...



WIU and MHS Partner to Stream High School Sports  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University Department of Broadcasting and Journalism is partnering with the Macomb High School athletic program to ...



Supreme Court wrestles with case on detention of immigrants  McDonough Voice

The immigrants, mostly green-card holders, say they should get hearings where they can argue for their release while deportation proceedings against them are ...



2017 WIU Homecoming Grand Marshals: Dave & Jackie Thompson  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University alumni Dave and Jackie Thompson have been named the grand marshals for the Western Illinois University 2017 ...



WIU star Brett Taylor receives minicamp invitation from Vikings  Peoria Journal Star

MACOMB — Western Illinois All-American linebacker Brett Taylor has accepted an invitation from the Minnesota Vikings to attend the team's rookie minicamp, ...



Derek Carle retires from city police after 25 years  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — After 25 years, Derek Carle is making a transition from one aspect of law enforcement to another with his retirement from the Macomb Police ...



Services Set for Coach Red Miller  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL -- Visitation for Western Illinois University Alumnus and Former WIU and Denver Broncos Coach Robert "Red" Miller, 89, will be held from 5-7 p.m. ...



City appoints Coker public works director - News  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — The city council voted unanimously Monday to concur with Mayor Mike Inman's appointment of Scott Coker as public works director, effective June ...



Ben Green to coach MR wrestling team - Sports  Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

Not too many people are thinking about the sport of wrestling. Except Ben Green. A science teacher at Monmouth Roseville High School, Green has been ...



WIU and Macomb High School Students' Efforts Provide "Tender Mercies" to the Hungry  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB/MORTON, IL — Thanks to the fundraising and volunteer efforts of a group of Western Illinois University students and Macomb High School students, ...



Beyond Neverland: MHS play tells the story behind the boy who wouldn’t grow up  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — Cristen Overton celebrated in the tech booth of the Macomb High School auditorium Tuesday when a flipped switch turned on the light she wanted ...



Former WIU linebacker Brett Taylor signs with Vikings  Peoria Journal Star

EAGAN, Minn. — Western Illinois All-American linebacker Brett Taylor was signed by the Minnesota Vikings after he took part in the team's rookie minicamp.



Randy A. Litchfield - News  McDonough Voice

Randy A. Litchfield, 58, of Macomb passed away at 10:10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, surrounded by his loving ...



Angelica Niemann crowned Miss Macomb 2017 - News  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — The new Miss Macomb has a last name familiar to many in the McDonough County region. Angelica Niemann, who was crowned Saturday at ...



Eric Hill Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Michael Meador  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL - The family of Eric Hill (1981-2010) has established a scholarship in his name to honor Michael Meador, Hill's former employer. The scholarship ...



Dodgers win Late, Late Late Show, cut Red Sox lead to 2-1  McDonough Voice

LOS ANGELES — Brian Dozier swung bananas from a rope over the dugout railing. How appropriate. The longest game in World Series history was bananas.



WGEM to air final seven matches in annual Academic Challenge  Herald-Whig

WGEM and John Wood Community College are teaming up to present the 28th annual WGEM Academic Challenge, with broadcasts beginning this weekend.



Parks, Epperson serve as Heritage Days co-grand marshals  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — It's appropriate Ruth Parks and Lorraine Epperson were chosen to be co-grand marshals of Saturday's Heritage Days parade: Both grew up in ...



Sheriff Candidates Respond to Released 911 Tapes  Tri States Public Radio

The three Republican candidates running to replace McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker spoke with Tri States Public Radio about the release of 911.



E-P's Abbott looking to make a quick impact  Quad-Cities Online

ERIE — A 2000 graduate of Fulton, Jesse Abbott has been for many years strongly identified with the Steamers' football program.



Networx: How to save electricity in ways that really count  McDonough Voice

Before we look at how to save electricity, let's talk about why. Most electric power comes from burning non-renewable fossil fuels, which give off greenhouse ...



Oursler Receives 2017 Town & Gown Award  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL -- To recognize his many contributions for exceptional *service* over the years in continuing the partnership between Western Illinois University and ...



Collaboration with Faculty Enhances Student Experiences at Western  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – One indicator of a well-rounded academic experience is the collaborative opportunities the institution's faculty offer students outside the ...



Western Illinois senior Brett Taylor named FCS linebacker of year  Peoria Journal Star

Western Illinois senior Brett Taylor was named the FCS Linebacker of the Year by the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors ...



From the beaches at Iwo Jima: Marines honor WWII veteran John Moon on his centennial birthday  McDonough Voice

MACOMB – Last Monday, several Young Marines returned from the beaches at Iwo Jima, Japan with a vial of volcanic sand they brought back expressly for one ...



Washington and Morton boys golf advance to Class 2A sectional  Peoria Journal Star

CANTON — The Washington and Morton boys golf teams each earned a spot in the sectionals after placing in the top three of the Class 2A Canton Regional on ...



‘I’ve been through hell’  McDonough Voice

When Hy-Vee kitchen manager Chris Combs first noticed the elderly gentleman who regularly stopped by for lunch, he didn't know the man was a veteran of ...



Student’s tested hypothesis  McDonough Voice

MACOMB — A Macomb High School student's effort to discover whether the use of technological devices affects short-term memory has earned her a trip to the ...



EP finds new head coach  SaukValley.com

Longtime Panthers, Fulton assistant Abbott takes job.



Q-C run/walk events guide  Quad City Times

If we missed any events, contact Quad-City Times reporter Jack Cullen at jcullen@qctimes.com.



Take Back the Night March Oct. 22 at WIU  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB - As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Western Illinois University Women's Center and the Western Illinois Regional ...



WIU senior linebacker Brett Taylor repeats at first-team all-MVFC  Peoria Journal Star

Western Illinois senior and Macomb High School graduate Brett Taylor was a repeat first-team selection on the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference team, ...



Epperson Gift Achieves WIU's Campaign Goal  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL -- The Western Illinois University Foundation is pleased to announce that its Higher Values in Higher Education Campaign has met its $60 million ...



'Hold onto your dreams,' former football players tells Riverdale students  Quad-Cities Online

PORT BYRON — Giving two presentations at Riverdale Middle School last week, motivational speaker Harvie Herrington, a former pro football player, told ...



Augusta pilot loses life guiding plane away from homes  Quincy Herald Whig

Brandon Scott Sparrow is being hailed as a hero for staying in a disabled plane and piloting it into a back yard where he lost his life, while sparing those who live ...



Purple Heart Recipients Meet for First Time  Newswise

200 years of living between them, two Purple Hearts, two-sport athletes at Western, both attended school at WIU in the late 1930s ... but had never met until Oct.



CT Vivian Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL -- Former Macomb resident and Western Illinois University student and honorary doctorate recipient C.T. Vivian was among 16 individuals ...



Matthew T. Mangino: Courtroom integrity and the jailhouse informant  McDonough Voice

The Orange County, California district attorney convened a committee of legal experts to respond to a jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the office.



Iverson inducted into coaches' hall of fame  Chicago Daily Herald

Dan Iverson rode momentum to his induction into the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The same day the Naperville North ...



Illini West board declines to reverse decision on girls basketball coach  Quincy Herald Whig

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Zach Keene is still out as the girls basketball coach at Illini West High School. Less than a month after it decided to remove Keene from the ...



Frenell-Stockton Engagement  Quad-Cities Online

Hannah Frenell and Jonathan Stockton, together with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Hannah is the daughter of Denny and ...



MCDONOUGH DISTRICT HOSPITAL: MDH Offers Community CPR and First Aid Classes in November  West Central Reporter

McDonough District Hospital will offer a Community First Aid Class on Tuesday, November 6, at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A, and a Community CPR class on Tuesday ...



Inman excited to be Okaw Valley coach | Basketball | jg-tc.com  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

BETHANY -- Brooks Inman, who has been out of basketball coaching since he resigned from Mattoon following the 2009-10 season, has been named the Okaw ...



FS Carroll Service Company under new leadership  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – The main office at Carroll *Service* Company in Lanark looks the same on the outside, but a new face is leading the cooperative from the inside.



Longtime employees say their goodbyes to D96 | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Five longtime employees of Riverside Elementary School District 96 are retiring this year, including Barbara Johnson, Jean Mathis, Mary Orlowski, Deb Potempa ...



Nauvoo Pageant 'amazing experience' for family cast, audience  Quincy Herald Whig

NAUVOO, Ill. -- Mark Ballis will be one of the clean-shaven men on the Nauvoo Pageant stage. "I am beard-challenged," the San Diego, Calif., man admitted.



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