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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Western Illinois University's Center for Performing Arts project is moving forward despite Governor Bruce Rauner's freeze on all non-essential state spending.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Funding for higher education fell slightly along with the drop in Illinois’ income tax rate at the beginning of the year.

This winter was the first time archery deer hunting was allowed at Spring Lake Park in Macomb.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Part of Evelyn Sanguinetti’s job as Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor is to oversee the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council. The group works to create state policy to benefit rural residents.

In this role, the lieutenant governor can be a strong advocate for rural communities. It will be largely up to Sanguinetti to determine the priorities and goals for the council.

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UPDATE (2/2/15, 5:25 p.m.): Western Illinois University has reinstated Nick Stewart as Editor-in-Chief for the Western Courier. The interim suspension was lifted late Monday afternoon.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

A recently completed health needs assessment identified four areas for improvement.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture will see things from a new perspective thanks to some new technology.

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A few thousand people will flock to Keokuk this weekend to observe bald eagles in their natural habitat.

TSPR'S Rich Egger

Teenagers accused of breaking the law in Hancock County might be able to have their record wiped clean.

Rich Egger

The city of Macomb and some city employees will have to pay more for health insurance this year.

The Office of Public Safety at Western Illinois University won a body camera valued at about $900 at a police conference. Now the agency is deciding whether to outfit all its officers with a camera. 

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The state will start seeking construction bids this month for a long-awaited project at Western Illinois University.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Faculty and students of the School of Agriculture will be able to tend to their crops year around thanks to a new two-bay greenhouse.

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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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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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