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Rich Egger

A Public Beach for Macomb

The head of Spring Lake Management is seeking city permission to create a beach and allow public swimming in the southeast part of the lake, between the south docks and the spillway.
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Rich Egger

A backlog of long-overdue infrastructure improvements has the city of Galesburg consider borrowing millions of money to try and catch up on the workload.

Rich Egger

Standing on the edge of a hay field on a cool September morning I fell in love again.  It wasn’t a hard, fast, impassioned fall like those felt by first time lovers, but rather a slow fall - deep with appreciation and wonder of seeing the familiar in a new light. 

Amanda Vinicky

Low-income, working parents are fighting to once again get help from the state for childcare.

Keokuk appears to be on the verge of having a city administrator after nearly a decade without one.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Steve Bisenius admitted early on in his presentation to the Keokuk City Council that he would not be able to get into specifics about the businesses that are showing an interest in the city. But the head of the Lee County Economic Development Group (LCEDG) said they are out there and there is a lot of activity going on behind-the-scenes.

Columbia Journalism Review recently ran a piece regarding the need for newsrooms to build stronger ties with their communities so they can do a better job determining  what local audiences expect. 

Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media

After years of work, U.S. negotiators on Monday announced agreement on a trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations that is expected to expand export opportunities for U.S. farmers. The 11 countries included in the deal, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, already import some 42 percent of U.S. agricultural exports at a value of $63 billion, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department.

Rich Egger

The civil rights leader grew up in the western Illinois community, which paid homage to him during a three day visit that coincided with homecoming at Western Illinois University.

University of Illinois Public Affairs

Illinois' elementary and high schools are operating as normal; funding for education was the only spending spared from Governor Bruce Rauner's veto pen. But universities are another story. They haven't gotten a dollar from the state since July.

Frank Morris for Harvest Public Media

China's rapid industrialization and economic expansion over the past few decades has been a boon for U.S. farmers — especially soybean farmers. But China's economy is slowing down, leaving American farmers exposed to the downside of being tied to the world's second largest economy.


Flirting with Disaster... The Moth: Live in Galesburg

TSPR is bringing the Moth Mainstage to Galesburg’s Orpheum Theater November 6th, at 7:30pm. Enjoy the show you love on the radio LIVE and experience the wonder of The Moth storytelling.

Ag Sense Converstion Series

TSPR's Ag Sense series invites you to join us at the table for conversations about food, the people who grow it, and the land it comes from.

The Forgottonia Files

Tri States Public Radio introduces you to the people, the places, the rich history, and the ongoing struggles that make the Forgottonia region remarkable.

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Celebration Concerts


Mother Banjo- 7:00pm, October 10, 2015 Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio

Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter. Called “an outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com. An engaging live performer, Mother Banjo weaves humorous stories with fun covers and her own original material. She has performed at prestigious venues like The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) and the...
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