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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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Western Illinois University plans to sell off the naming rights for portions of the soon to be constructed Center for Performing Arts.

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Nearly a quarter of the student body works part-time, up to 20 hours a week, for the university. The majority of those students make $8.25 an hour, the current minimum wage in Illinois.

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The U.S. House passed a measure to explore whether the New Philadelphia town site should become a unit of the National Park System. 

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More than 8 million people nationally signed up for health insurance during the first open enrollment period.

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As preventable diseases make a comeback, Illinois is increasing immunization requirements for schools.

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Student-athlete unions won’t be coming to Western Illinois University anytime soon. But the possibility is still sparked some debate on campus.

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The ferry planned to cross the Mississippi River between Nauvoo, Illinois and Montrose, Iowa will not make its maiden voyage this summer as planned.

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The closure comes after the owners of Wildlife were sued for violating a state statute.

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The Center for Performing Arts has been a long time coming to the campus of Western Illinois University. 

A western Illinois lawmaker is warning of dire consequences if the temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire.

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Warren County Clerk Tina Conard said the goal is to make important materials and information easily accessible.

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The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is over. But, many might still be able to register for coverage.

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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis of Illinois has announced his support for raising the minimum wage, but only for those over the age of 26.

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Disney World isn’t just a vacation destination. Some students from Western Illinois University will be visiting the amusement parks to satisfy a class requirement.

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State law requires all public and private schools across all levels of education report when a student is determined to pose a clear and present danger within 24 hours. Western Illinois University is updating its gun policy to better reflect that stipulation.

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Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP. The operating system still works, but as of today it is no longer protected by anti-virus software or security updates.

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Equal Pay Day, April 8th, marks how far beyond the end of the year a woman needs to work to match a man's salary for a single year. The national average shows women earn 77% of men's salaries.

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Illinois lawmakers are considering ending the state’s ban on Sunday automobile sales.

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Home prices increased 12.2% across the nation in February compared to a year ago. That's according to real estate aggregator CoreLogic.

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An economist predicts raising the minimum wage would hurt already poor job growth in Illinois.

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Western Illinois University will begin offering a new Ph.D. program in environmental science this fall. The program focuses on large river ecosystems and will be housed at the Quad Cities campus.

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Everyone must have health coverage whether it’s a private plan, through work or a government subsidy by March 31. Those who don’t will face a tax penalty next year.

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Voter turnout is usually low for primaries and it was even lower for Tuesday’s elections in west central Illinois.

Starry Night Repertory Theatre

Starry Night Repertory Theatre is presenting the 2-person show, Educating Rita in the Horrabin Theatre,  on Western Illinois University’s campus.

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The proposed 2.5 percent pay raise for mayor, city clerk and city treasurer reflects the salary increase the rest of nonunion staff and management received this year to match the negotiated pay for union employees at city hall.

The Google Art Project

The gender gap is not unique to corporate salaries or leadership in politics. It’s also very alive in today’s  art community.  

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is aiming to curb the over prescription and overuse of antibiotics that are strengthening superbugs.

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Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.

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Western Illinois University’s College of Business and Technology received a $50,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Thursday to build a new high-tech computer laboratory.

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Police spent the past couple days searching a landfill north of Macomb and several dumpsters along the right-of-way to the Flanagan South pipeline project, but to no avail.

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