After more than six years of fundraising, Western Illinois University has hit its $60 million goal for the school's capital campaign.
That's thanks to a sizable gift by two Western alumni who are long time supporters of the university.
The Illinois River Sweep takes place this Saturday, people from communities all along the river and its tributaries will work together to clean up the waterways.
Tornadoes are fact of life in the Midwest. A researcher at Western Illinois University is using a National Science Foundation grant to look inside storms to figure out which ones will spawn twisters.
A public employee union in Illinois is criticizing several university presidents for backing a pension reform plan that includes cuts to benefits and a proposal to shift costs to university employees.
Western Illinois University recently signed a new agreement with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to make the transition for EICC students coming to Western easier.