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

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

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

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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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Teachers in Galesburg say they're frustrated by the lack of progress in contract talks with the district.

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Macomb residents might soon have another option when choosing a cable provider.

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Reforming public education funding in Illinois is on the minds of many as students return to school and districts face restrictive budgets. 

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Galesburg teachers and the school district are back at the bargaining table after a marathon meeting Tuesday. 

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Macomb aldermen have decided where medical marijuana facilities can open within city limits.

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Galesburg teachers and administrators have another negotiation session with a federal mediator this morning.

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Deer hunters will be able to take aim at Macomb’s Spring Lake this winter.

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West Prairie High School students will be learning under a new roof when classes start Wednesday.

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A proposal before city council to allow archery deer hunting at Macomb’s spring lake would require a portion of the area’s trail system to close over the winter.

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The republican challenger for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner made a campaign stop in Macomb Friday afternoon.

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Negotiations have resumed between the Galesburg school district and its teachers.

The Macomb Police Department is getting more than $8,300 from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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WIU's annual event serves local farmers, gardeners and those interested in organic produce.

Galesburg Teachers On Strike

Aug 13, 2014
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Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted down the latest contract proposal from administrators Tuesday night.

Lee County Economic Development Group

The Lee County Economic Development Group is preparing for the future with some help from local businesses.

The non-profit Foundation in Lee County awarded $95,000 in grants to 20 of the county's non-profit organizations.

More upscale housing is coming to Monmouth’s downtown.

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