Rich Egger

News Director

Rich is the News Director at Tri States Public Radio. Rich grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago but now calls Macomb home. Rich has a B.A in Communication Studies with an Emphasis on Radio, TV, and Film from Northern Illinois University. Rich came to love radio in high school where he developed his “news nerdiness” as he calls it. Rich’s high school had a radio station called WFVH, which he worked at for a couple years. In college, Rich worked at campus station WKDI for three years, spinning tunes and serving at various times as General Manager, Music Director and Operations Manager. Before being hired as Tri States Public Radio’s news director in 1998, Rich worked professionally in news at WRMN-AM/WJKL-FM in Elgin and WJBC-AM in Bloomington. In Rich’s leisure time he loves music, books, cross-country skiing, rooting for the Cubs and Blackhawks, and baking sugar frosted chocolate bombs. His future plans include “getting some tacos.”


Shop Talk – November 25
10:42 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Selling Soap Instead of Informing Citizens

A Violent Altercation
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

New Information about Restaurant Manager’s Death

Doyle was a manager at Buffalo Wild Wings in Macomb
Credit Rich Egger

A memo from the prosecutor to police details what happened before Ramone Doyle was strangled by his roommate in mid-February.

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Hancock County Death Investigation
2:19 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Update: Heart Attack Killed Sheriff’s Father before Fire Started

A fire destroyed Bentzinger Home Supply Store after owner Michael Bentzinger died of a heart attack.
Credit Jason Parrott

Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals said an autopsy shows the father of Sheriff Scott Bentzinger died of a heart attack.

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Replaces Old Carnegie Building
8:15 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Rushville Celebrates New Library

The new library is a place where young children can "fall into reading."
Credit Rich Egger

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked completion of construction on Rushville’s new public library.

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Shop Talk – November 18
3:25 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Reporting News from a Biased Point of View

The website Governing recently profiled the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, which, as the site reported, is covering local and state government “from an unabashedly ideological perspective.”

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More Members & Producers
4:30 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Macomb Food Co-op Reaping Online Benefits

The online market opened by the Macomb Food Co-op in April continues to grow in popularity among shoppers and producers.

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Strangled by Roommate
12:11 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

No Charges in Death of Macomb Restaurant Manager

Ramone Doyle was a manager at Buffalo Wild Wings in Macomb.
Credit Rich Egger

After a nine month investigation, prosecutors decided against pursuing charges in the death of Ramone Doyle.

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Destructive Tornado
6:13 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Washington Recovery Exceeding Expectations

An aerial view of the tornado's path through Washington, Illinois.

The central Illinois community flattened by an EF4 tornado one year ago (November 17, 2013) is bouncing back.

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Shop Talk – November 11
1:08 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Checking Somebody Else’s Mail to Get the Story

A young reporter was recently told to look in the mailbox of a home where news was happening to find out who lived there.

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Election 2014
1:20 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Western Illinois Election Results - November 2014

Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

Congressional and county races were decided, as were a number of referenda.

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