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WIU hosts block party to start school year

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The block party took place Tuesday night. The block party took place Tuesday night.

Western Illinois University was able to kick off the school year in style on Tuesday.

Community members and students got a chance to participate in the event.

University President Jack Thomas said the university and community rely on each other to thrive, and the block party was about getting together to celebrate and recognize that.

"We have about a half a billion dollar economic impact on West Central Illinois, and so we're very pleased to have that partnership with the community." Thomas said.

Thomas also said that the university has more events planned to kick off the school year.

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