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.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Western Illinois University is still waiting for a sizeable check, to the tune of $6.5-million, from the state of Illinois.

Western Illinois Dive rescue Underwater Recovery Team

A new group is looking to provide what it feels is a much-needed service in McDonough County.

Rich Egger

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said declining student enrollment is one of the biggest problems the university faces.

Wikipedia

September 11 marked the 200th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Plattsburg in upstate New York. General Alexander Macomb led the charge which made way for the ending of the War of 1812.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb police said Trae Kirk, 21, of Aurora and Brandyn Gray, 21, of Prospect Heights had drugs mailed to them from the west coast through the U.S. Postal Service.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Small business owners and nonprofits in west central Illinois are invited to attend a free brown bag lunch event from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Thursday, September 11, at the McDonough County Health Department.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Bill Kennedy's court hearing Monday was pushed back until October 22 . He's  charged with forgery and state benefits fraud.

Old Fort Madison's Facebook Page

The siege of Old Fort Madison during the War of 1812 was part of the largest coordinated Native American offensive in United States history.

Rich Egger

Susan Twomey, Executive Director of the Buchanan Center for the Arts, has announced her plans to retire in a few years.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn stopped in Galesburg Wednesday to drum up support for raising the state's minimum wage.

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.

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

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. 

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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