Emily Boyer

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Emily Boyer is the Morning Edition host for Tri States Public Radio. She can be heard on-air from 5 to 9 weekdays.

A Florida native, Emily now enjoys calling Illinois home. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University. While a student at Eastern, Emily began her radio broadcasting career as a reporter and host of the Weekend Edition on WEKU.FM. She also worked at public radio stations KUNC, in Greeley, CO, and Iowa Public Radio.

Emily discovered her love for news and broadcasting in elementary school while serving as the sports reporter for Eagle Eye TV News. During her free afternoons, Emily enjoys naps, golfing and eating dinner around 4:00pm.

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Scores and Violations Detailed
3:36 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Restaurant Inspection Scores Available Online

Restaurant inspections are scored out of 100
Credit Edsel Little / Flickr Creative Commons

McDonough County restaurant inspection scores are once again available online -- though they're not on the McDonough County Health Department's website.

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Fire Damaged Building
1:22 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Hancock County Academy Temporarily Moved

The recently remodeled Kelly building is the temporary home of the Hancock County Academy.
Credit Screen cap of Google Maps Street View

The Hancock County Academy was forced to relocate in downtown Carthage after its home was damaged during a fatal fire last month next door at the Bentzinger Home Supply Store.

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Congress Approves Study
9:54 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

New Philadelphia May Receive National Park Designation

Today nothing remains of the New Philadelphia town site.
Credit Public Domain

A study will determine whether a historic site in Pike County will become a national park.

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Guadalajara Temporarily Closed
6:30 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Health Dept. Quiet About Failed Restaurant Inspections

The notice of closure posted by the health department was the only information given directly to the public
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Guadalajara Bar and Grill on East Jackson St. in Macomb was closed for 72-hours over the weekend after failing a surprise, routine health inspection Thursday.

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to serve low-income children
10:51 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Dental Clinic In Works for Warren County

The Warren County Health Department's dental clinic will house one dentist.
Credit locomomo / Flickr Creative Commons

The Warren County Health Department has secured enough money to open a dental clinic to serve low-income children.

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Health
5:57 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Vaccinations Available Ahead of Peak of Flu Season

According to the CDC flu vaccines are readily available this year.
Credit Daniel Paquet / Flickr Creative Commons

Flu shots are recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months and especially encouraged for children, the elderly, and pregnant women.

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Elections
8:07 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Same-Day Voter Registration Could Become Permanent

Currently, the only location in McDonough County that can accommodate same-day voter registration is the courthouse.
Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Illinois lawmakers are considering whether to continue allowing same-day voter registration. 

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Lawmakers Wait for Rauner
1:19 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Illinois Won't Extend Higher Income Tax Rate

The Illinois Capitol building

It looks like Illinois lawmakers will allow the temporary higher income tax rate to expire January 1.

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Medicaid-Eligible
10:12 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Dental Clinic in Works for McDonough County

The McDonough County Health Department (right) purchased the abandoned church (left) to be torn down and become the future home of a dental clinic.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

It’s been about 18 months since the EagleView dental clinic in Macomb closed. Since then, Medicaid recipients have been without a dental provider in McDonough County.

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Election 2014
4:58 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Rauner's Win Attributed to Poor Economy

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner defeated Governor Pat Quinn on Nov. 4.
Credit Huffington Post

A phenomenon known as "Retrospective Voting" appears to have been at play when Bruce Rauner was elected governor of Illinois over incumbent Pat Quinn.

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