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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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A free book rack at the Macomb Amtrak station has been providing reading material to travelers for 10 years.

Members of the Galesburg Education Association voted “overwhelmingly” Thursday night to file a 10-day intent-to-strike notice.

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is dropping the late winter antlerless-only deer season in 20 counties, including Adams and Hancock.

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A new memory care facility will be built in Carthage.  It will feature 20 studio apartments that have access to shared kitchen, living room and dining space.

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The city of Monmouth is one step closer to having some new downtown businesses.

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A children’s advocacy group ranks Iowa third in the nation for child well-being while Illinois and Missouri fall toward the middle of the pack.

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Macomb’s aging Glenwood Pool will have at least a couple more years of life. 

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A two-acre vacant lot near the Old Macomb Cemetery is beginning to look the way it did hundreds of years ago.

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The city of Galesburg is warning residents about energy suppliers that are going door to door to drum up business.

Residents of the Monmouth-Roseville School District are again being asked to pay more in property taxes.

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Macomb aldermen are considering a proposal to allow archery deer hunting at Spring Lake.

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Western Illinois University is participating in a pilot project to help communities state-wide recover from natural disasters.

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Galesburg city council members are reviewing new zoning rules that accommodate medical marijuana facilities.

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Monmouth will know by the end of the year if it has received a $400,000 state grant.

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Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb.

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The Warren County Health Department is expanding its medical care to meet patients’ needs.

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The city of Galesburg is experiencing the financial benefits from the state's decision to allow businesses to install video gaming machines, just as some new establishments are looking to cash in.

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In an effort to grow business, Hancock County is targeting some of its younger residents.

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Tents were packed up and the stage torn down as Macomb’s Heritage Days wrapped up. The festival’s planning committee is already looking forward to next year.

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Parts of the region are making more of an effort to go green.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Jun 29, 2014
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The summer travel season is in full swing. Festivals over the weekend in Macomb and Galesburg showcased planes, trains and automobiles. Buckle up for the ride.

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Organizers of Galesburg’s Railroad Days said they expect the event to draw a much larger crowd due to a change in scenery.

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WIU's Peace Corps Fellows program is receiving about $30,000 more in federal money this year. That's enough to let three more students enroll this fall.

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Conservationists are raising concerns with a proposed transmission line from Galesburg to Peoria. 

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Knox County is turning to some of its longest serving employees to help it save money.

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The city of Monmouth is hosting two workshops to help people learn tools to succeed in opening their own retail business.

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It has taken longer than expected to raise the money needed for a new museum in Des Moines county. But the fundraising effort is picking up steam.

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The public is invited to learn about Macomb’s Spring Lake on Saturday, June 21. The lake provides the city’s drinking water supply along with numerous recreation opportunities. 

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Two Western Illinois University faculty members are researching ways to mitigate Asian carp in the upper Mississippi River basin.

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Construction will begin this month on a greenhouse for Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture.

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