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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Health Department Worker
6:23 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Public Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft

Penny Thompson
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Penny Thompson, 49, of 655 N Dean St in Bushnell, pleaded guilty to theft and official misconduct for taking money intended for the McDonough County Health Department, where she worked as the business manager.

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Commission Formed
6:21 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Rushville Could Add Zoning Laws

The Schuyler County Courthouse in downtown Rushville
Credit Rich Egger

Mayor Scott Thompson will chair a commission that will study whether it’s feasible to implement zoning in Rushville.

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Shop Talk – June 18
11:21 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Struggles for the "PBS NewsHour"

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the challenges facing the PBS NewsHour, which has seen its funding support drop and last week made numerous staff cuts.

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Time Running Out
12:38 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Macomb Library Still Short of Goal

Macomb's Carnegie library
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Public Library has just two weeks left to finish raising $794,025, which would allow it to secure a state grant worth $2.38 million.

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Tentative Spending Plan
3:08 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Money Pressures Continue for WIU

Sherman Hall at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

Even though the Illinois legislature agreed to maintain higher education funding at current levels, challenges remain for public universities.

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