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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 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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The Macomb Public Library and the Colchester District Library are receiving state funds for renovations and expansion.

Western Illinois University's former Athletic Director Dr. Tim Van Alstine reached a resignation agreement with Western in May of last year.

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Western Illinois University has a preliminary spending plan in place for next year.

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Students at a community college in northwest Illinois will be able to dual enroll at Western Illinois University. That's despite their campuses being more than 170 miles apart.

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A national museum exhibit "Hometown Teams" is coming to Hancock County this year. It focuses on how sports have shaped America. 

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The final classes ever have been held at the Carl Sandburg College Children’s School.

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Carthage has developed out a strategic plan to boost economic development with the help of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

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McDonough County began issuing same sex marriage licenses Monday. County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes said couples must apply in person at the county courthouse.

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Monmouth is hosting a competition for anyone interested in opening their own retail business. That's any business that will collect sales tax.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ready to help potential low-income home buyers. The agency plans to spend millions this year on rural home loans.

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Advancements in technology have given us flat-screen televisions, smartphones and e-readers. Brick-and-mortar libraries are doing their best to keep up with the digital world. Western Illinois University's Marilyn Shelley has had a front-row seat to the evolution.

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Students in Illinois will now receive training on a potentially lifesaving device as part of their high school education. One superintendent says it’s the latest in a long line of unfunded mandates.

Rich Egger

The City Council has approved raises for four management positions within the Public Works Department.

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A final push is underway to complete Phase II of Western Illinois University’s Quad Cities campus ahead of student’s arrival this fall.

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Illinois’ pension reform has pushed hundreds of state employees into early retirement. It’s also canceling an annual celebration in Macomb.

Monmouth Attracts New Business

May 19, 2014
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Monmouth’s largest employer is bringing even more business to the city.

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The implementation of Illinois’ pension reform has been delayed by an injunction issued by a Sangamon County Judge.

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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