Kavion Poplous McDonough County Dispatchers Honored By Rich Egger • Jan 12, 2021 Rich Egger The McDonough County Communications Board awarded Letters of Recognition to two of the county's emergency dispatchers. Micheal Phelps and Jayson Sams were the two dispatchers on duty the night of the shooting at Western Illinois University. Hearing for WIU Shooting Suspect By Rich Egger • Oct 9, 2020 A pre-trial conference is scheduled for January 5, 2021 for the Western Illinois University freshman accused of shooting his roommate. WIU Shooting Victim Expected to Recover By Rich Egger • Sep 23, 2020 Rich Egger A Western Illinois University spokesperson said the student who was shot in Thompson Hall on September 15 is expected to make a full recovery. UPDATE: WIU Shooting Suspect in Custody By Rich Egger • Sep 16, 2020 Rich Egger Western Illinois University said a freshman who shot his roommate Tuesday night turned himself in to police in Chicago Wednesday afternoon.