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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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.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

Starry Night Repertory Theatre

Starry Night Repertory Theater in Macomb opens its season Friday, October 3. Its performers will interpret a well-known work by a writer from west-central Illinois.

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