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

TSPR'S Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital will no longer handle dining and housekeeping services in-house.

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Many people across the country, and right here in the Tri-States region, took time on Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have served their country.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

McDonough County reduced its funding to the Health Department in 2010.

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Lane Evans passed away Wednesday night after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.  He was 63.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb Mayor Mike Inman said there are currently 11 economic development projects in the works.

TSPR'S Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital hopes to now be better prepared to respond to an emergency.

Rich Egger

President Jack Thomas said WIU should have a seat at the table when it comes to business recruitment efforts for Macomb.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Three of the six state-wide executive positions in Illinois are held by women. Depending on the outcome of the election, up to three could remain filled by women.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

It's possible not all races will be settled on Tuesday, November 4 -- depending on how Illinoisans choose to vote.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The McDonough County YMCA is the site of a new "free little library." The shelves will house mostly children’s book.

WIU Department of Theatre and Dance

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

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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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. 

TSPR's Emily Boyer

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

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