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11/12/10: Reward Update

November 12, 2010

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MACOMB, IL – Additional funding has been donated to the Western Illinois University Stop the Threat Fund, bringing the reward total to $10,000.

Individuals with information about the recent threats should contact the Office of Public Safety at (309) 298-1949 or

Individuals with information leading to an arrest may be eligible to receive Western's Stop the Threat Fund through the WIU Foundation. The fund, which started with a $500 donation, includes an additional $2,000 reward, donated by President Al Goldfarb and his spouse, Elaine, and Vice President for Student Services Garry Johnson and his spouse, Marilyn; $2,500 from the WIU Foundation; $2,500 from Vice President Jackie Thompson and her spouse, David; $1,250 from Roger and Lisa Ward; and $1,250 from a private contributor.

Persons interested in contributing to the Stop the Threat Fund, may send donations, payable to the WIU Foundation Stop the Threat Fund, 303 Sherman Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390.

In addition, information regarding these crimes may also be reported to Crime Stoppers, (309) 836-3222 or 1-800-222-TIPS. Callers can also leave an online tip at Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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