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.”

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George Stephanopoulos, who hosts ABC 's "This Week" and is co-host of "Good Morning America," and who was a member of President Bill Clinton's administration, gave $75,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative, then did interviews about the foundation on the air without disclosing his contribution

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner told state museums to be prepared to close their doors.  If that happens, a long-running concert series in west central Illinois will need to find a new home.

On the website The Root, civil rights attorney Charles F. Coleman, Jr. contends the violence at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas was covered much differently than the violence a few weeks earlier in Baltimore, Maryland -- and this provides an example of how racism works.

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A three-month drive to come up with $10,000 hit the mark for the Moses King Brick & Tile Works National Historic District.  The money will help preserve a historic structure and allow arts programming to resume.

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Musician Kimo Hussey will hold a concert and two workshops as part of the second annual Ukulele Festival in Macomb, Saturday, June 6.  It’s being hosted by Ukulele Macomb and the Western Illinois Museum.

The Des Moines Register sharply criticized Burlington, Des Moines County, and the state of Iowa for concealing information about the January death of Autumn Steele.

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources issued its bond release decision regarding a pair of permits for the Industry mine, which is owned by Springfield Coal Company.

The Columbia Journalism Review reported Georgia Governor Nathan Deal touted his administration's ability to get its word out through social media while bypassing traditional media.  What's more, he made the comment during the Centennial Gala for the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia.

The Cobble Climb

May 25, 2015
Rich Egger

One of the extra events during the annual Snake Alley Criterium in Burlington also involves a climb up a steep alley.  But unlike Snake Alley's winding path, this alley challenges riders with a straight climb of 60 feet over a single city block.

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Jeff Moore was up for reinstatement as head coach of the boys’ soccer team at Macomb High School. But instead he recently submitted his letter of resignation from the position.

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After two decades in advertising, Phil Brevick of Hamilton decided it was time to pursue a career in art.  Now, about five years later, Brevick's paintings are featured in his first solo show.

Both Jim Romenesko and TV Spy report that David Custer, an anchor at WNEM-TV in Saginaw, Michigan, tweeted a photo intended to spoof the movie Pretty Woman.

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The West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb hosts concerts, plays, trivia nights, and more.  It hopes guests will soon find it a bit more comfortable to sit during those events.

The Macomb Food Co-op's online market started operating in April 2014. The organization said it's taken in nearly $42,000 since then and returned more than $34,000 to local producers.

The Pew Research Center has released its annual report on the news media. It looks at website usage, TV news ratings, podcast listening, newspaper ad revenue, and more.

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