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    John Leroy Moon (1916 - 2019)
    MACOMB (WGEM) — Lifetime Macomb resident, Western Illinois University Alumni, and WWII veteran, John Moon passed away Tuesday. The Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home reported that Moon passed away at...
  • Frank Wood
    Frank B. Wood (born November 20, 1951) is an American politician and educator from Eldridge, Iowa, who served as a state legislator in the Iowa Senate from 2005-2009, and the Iowa House of Representa...
  • Kirk Dillard
    Kirk W. Dillard (born June 1, 1955) is a former Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing the 24th District from 1994 until his resignation in August 2014. He is also the former ch...

Western Illinois University (WIU) is a public university located in Macomb, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School. Like many similar institutions of the time, Western Illinois State Normal School focused on teacher training for its relatively small body of students. As the normal school grew, it became Western Illinois State Teachers College. Today, Western Illinois University is composed of two campuses that provide a wide range of academic programs. While the main campus is in Macomb, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities is in Moline, Illinois.