Rich Egger

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 âââââââ

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6:24 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The Summer of 2014: Cool and Wet

A lot of rain accompanied this summer's cooler than normal temperatures.

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 2:46 pm

There’s a reason why this might have felt like one of the coolest summers in memory.

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4:09 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Emiquon: A Wetland’s Dynamic Return

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 1:34 pm

Land in Fulton County that was farmed for more than 80 years is being returned to its original wetland state – and the early results are promising for what’s now the Emiquon Nature Preserve.

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6:34 am
Mon July 14, 2014

The Art of Cigar Box Guitars

John draws makes guitars from old cigar boxes, tin cans, and a other re-purposed materials.

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 10:40 am

John Draws is making a lot of noise – literally and figuratively – with three-string guitars made from cigar boxes and other bits and pieces.

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4:57 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Farmers Hope for River System Improvements

The Crimson Glory pushing a barge down the Illinois River at Peoria.

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 7:02 am

Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress.

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5:05 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Illinois Education Board to Decide Consolidations

John Meixner in his office

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 6:26 pm

The Illinois State Board of Education will take care of a task that was supposed to be handled at the local level.

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6:43 am
Thu October 10, 2013

When the Brain Won’t Make Music

It's believed the globus pallidus portion of the brain is involved in causing focal dystonia.

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 2:39 pm

Acoustic guitarist John Heasly of Alexis was making a pretty good go of it playing bars and concert venues in the region.

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