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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Disgraced Ex-Governor
2:37 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

George Ryan Released From Prison

George Ryan

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan was described as being in "decent spirits" after being released from the federal prison where he served more than five years on corruption charges.

Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson accompanied Ryan on the trip from the lock-up in Terre Haute, IN, to Chicago, where Ryan reported to a halfway house early Wednesday.

Ryan wore a suit and tie as he walked into the facility. He was unable to speak to the media because he's still in custody.

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Planning for Future
5:57 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Galesburg to Rethink Budget Process

Galesburg City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

It’s not always easy to implement change when things have been done a certain way for many years. But Galesburg will give it a try with its budgeting process.

Mayor Sal Garza does not anticipate the city will generate more revenue through change. He said the immediate goal is to smooth out the process.

“So toward the end of the year we’re not wrestling with some of these issues that should have really been decided upon much earlier,” Garza said.

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Shop Talk – January 29
11:03 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Concerns About Doctored Photos

The panelists discuss recent concerns about a doctored photo posted to US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Flickr site.

A piece by the Radio Television Digital News Association reported that Pelosi gathered 57 of the 61 Democratic women now in Congress for a photo on the Capitol steps. By the time the image appeared on the Flickr site, the missing women had been included through the use of Photoshop.

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Emphasis – January 25
10:55 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Talking About Sustainability

Timothy Collins
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. They talk about sustainability and the upcoming series of Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University.

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Talks Yield Deal
1:57 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

SRC, Teachers Reach Contract Agreement

A lengthy bargaining session between Spoon River College and the Spoon River College Faculty Association yielded the desired result: a tentative contract agreement.

The mediated talks began Tuesday afternoon and ended around midnight.

Contract details are not yet being released. The SRCFA will meet Friday afternoon to discuss the agreement. Its members could take a vote during that meeting.

It’s not known when the Board of Trustees will consider the contract. It won’t take a vote until after the package is ratified by teachers.

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