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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Macomb Feminist Network
10:56 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Emphasis - February 24

Becky Parker (left) and Sally Egler in the Tri States Public Radio newsroom

Rich Egger's guests are Sally Egler and Becky Parker of the Macomb Feminist Network. They talk about the winners of this year's Writing Women Back into History Award, which is presented by the MFN.

The honorees are Maria Dunstan, Judy Kohler, and Donna Werner.

All three worked on behalf of the Equal Rights Amendment. In addition, Dunstan and Kohler are credited with helping McDonough County Hospital regain accreditation in 1974.

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Battle Over Legislative Map
6:21 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Illinois Democrats Respond to GOP Lawsuit

Democrats are telling the Illinois Supreme Court that Republican attempts to toss the legislative map are too little, too late.

In documents made public Thursday, February 23, the Democrats said the case was filed too close to next month's primary  election.

There have only been five new maps since 1970 so it's a small sample  size. But most of those cases were filed within two weeks of the new maps becoming law.

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Macomb Cemetery
5:50 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Man Dies in Graveyard Accident

Macomb police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man who fell from a tombstone.

Police were called to St Paul Catholic  Cemetery Wednesday night, February 22, by friends of 28-year old Michael Farrell of Davenport, IA.

Witnesses told police Farrell climbed on a large tombstone. He then  fell ten feet and landed on his back.

He was pronounced dead a short time later at McDonough District Hospital.

Public Forums Scheduled
2:24 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Names Released in SRC Presidential Search

The list of candidates to be Spoon River College's next president is down to five finalists. They come from across the country.

Interviews and public forums will be held during the next few weeks.  The forums will be held at 8:30 am and 2:10 pm at all four SRC campuses via the school's Interactive Video System:

February 29. Mr Curt Oldfield, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa. He was previously Dean of Instruction at SRC.

March 5. Ms Carol Davis, Vice President of Community Outreach at SRC.

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$45K Payment
5:44 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Watson Resignation Details Revealed

Daniel Watson
Photo from Macomb School District website

We now know more about the resignation agreement between Daniel Watson and the Macomb School District.

The Board of Education during its February meeting approved the agreement. It breaks down as follows:

*$32,279.72 as compensation while he was still employed by the district during the current school year;

*$11,562.09 as front pay (minus deductions);

*A lump sum of $1,500.00 as compromise of claims.

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