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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Rauner's 'Shake Up Illinois' Bus Tour
12:37 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Rauner Campaigns In Western Illinois

Bruce Rauner greets a potential voters during his visit to the McDonough County Republican Party headquarters in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

During another swing through western Illinois, Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said voters in the region are complaining to him about crumbling infrastructure, deteriorating schools, and high taxes.

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Textbook Sales Are Up
9:08 am
Mon September 1, 2014

WIU's Bookstore Aims to Offer Best Deals on Textbooks

WIU's bookstore
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University made changes to ensure it is charging the lowest price for textbooks this year.  

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Sarah Wallick
12:06 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Macomb Downtown Development Leader Leaves for New Job

Downtown Macomb, IL
Credit MacombPaynes / Flickr Creative Commons

There are six vacant storefronts on the Macomb Courthouse Square, and now a position charged with filling those buildings is also vacant.

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Galesburg Teachers Strike Ends
3:40 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Strike Over, Galesburg Schools to Open Friday

Galesburg High School
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

A new four-year contract for Galesburg teachers is finally in place.  The Board of Education and members of the Galesburg Education Association approved by the pact Thursday. 

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Galesburg teachers strike
7:16 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Teachers and District Reach Tentative Agreement

Teachers picket at Galesburg High School
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Galesburg teachers union and school district had some success during a 12 hour negotiation session with a federal mediator Wednesday that went into the early morning hours of Thursday.

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Project Delays
2:51 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Green Space Project in Monmouth Delayed

Buildings on right will be torn down.
Credit Ross6606 / Flickr Creative Commons

The demolition of two buildings on the square in Monmouth is running slightly behind schedule, which in turn is delaying the completion of another downtown project.

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Proposals Accepted for City Contract
1:53 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Possible Change In Spring Lake Park Management

Spring Lake
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Macomb City Council could turn to the private sector for help managing operations at Spring Lake Park.

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Galesburg Teachers Strike
6:27 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Still No Deal Between Teachers and District

Teachers picket at Galesburg High School
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Roughly eight hours of negotiations Tuesday failed to yield a contract agreement in the Galesburg teachers strike.

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Appreciation for Those Who Served
12:02 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Knox County Veterans Eligible for Discounts

Credit Kim Hill / Flickr Creative Commons

Veterans in Knox County can now enroll in a free program to receive discounts at area businesses. 

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District 205 Teachers Stike
6:53 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Galesburg Teachers Inch Toward Deal with District

Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

No deal was reached during a weekend negotiation session. But, both sides submitted formal proposals.

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