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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A Flea in Her Ear
11:22 am
Fri October 24, 2014

French Farce Premiers in Macomb

Dress rehearsal for A Flea In Her Ear shows. Left to Right: Dustin LaFleur, Bobby Duncalf and Karmyn Kipling
Credit WIU Department of Theatre and Dance

A Flea in Her Ear is set in Paris and centers on suspicion, misunderstandings, and mistaken identity.

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Campus Wide Ban
2:57 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

WIU Planning to Become Smoke Free

Western Illinois University is working on its plan to enforce a new state law that makes all public university and community college campuses smoke-free zones beginning July, 2015.

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Law Enforcement
2:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Fines Might Pay for Police Body Cameras

Credit drpavloff / Flickr Creative Commons

Illinois lawmakers will consider whether to increase the penalty fine for traffic and criminal offenses to help cover the cost of purchasing body cameras for police departments across the state. 

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Election 2014
1:35 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Illinois Lt. Gov. Candidate Talks Income Taxes

Evelyn Sanguinetti visited Colchester with Republican State Representatives Norine Hammond and Jil Tracy
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Republican candidate for Lt. Governor wants to allow Illinois' temporary income tax increase to sunset.

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McDonough Power Cooperative
2:22 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Utility Customers Targeted by Scam

McDonough Power Cooperative on W. Jackson St. in Macomb
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

McDonough Power Cooperative is warning customers about scam artists who are impersonating co-op personnel. 

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Talks with Contractor Ongoing
6:06 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

WIU Union Remains At Risk for Flooding

Sandbags hold back water pooling on the new north patio at WIU's University Union.
Credit Emily Boyer

Western's recently renovated University Union is still being inundated with water whenever it rains and repairs might not be made until next year.

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Two Lanes Now, Two Later
5:45 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

State Will Begin Paving Macomb Bypass

Tom Oakley and Governor Pat Quinn hold a CKC road sign signifying the Chicago to Kansas City Expressway. Oakley has long advocated for an improved highway system through western Illinois.
Credit TSPR's Jonathan Ahl

Governor Pat Quinn Friday released $35 million of state money to begin paving the Macomb Bypass that will route drivers northwest of town.

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War of 1812
5:52 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Fort Madison Preserves Historic Site

Credit TSPR's Jason Parrott

Federal grant money will be used to preserve a site used by Native Americans during their attack on Old Fort Madison.

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Varies State to State
7:13 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Early Voting in the Tri States

The Lee County Auditor's Office has plenty of busy days ahead with early voting well underway in Iowa
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Thanks to early voting, hundreds of people in the tri states region have already cast their ballots even though the general election is still a few weeks away.

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Students Engage in International Service
6:13 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

WIU To Offer Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps Prep Program is designed to prepare undergraduate college students for international service.

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