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

State News
6:43 am
Tue May 26, 2015

The Cobble Climb

The crowds are right on top of the riders during the Cobble Climb.
Credit Rich Egger / Tri-States Public Radio


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.

It’s called the Cobble Climb.

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State News
4:20 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Quincy teacher seeks Democratic nomination for Congressional seat

A high school history teacher is seeking the Democratic nomination for an Illinois Congressional seat in a district with a history of electing Republicans. 

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State News
3:48 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Author of "Corrupt Illinois" books talks about Schock

Tuesday is Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock’s final day in office.  He resigned amid accusations he misspent taxpayer money.  

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State News
2:41 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

State Treasurer enlists help to assess office efficiency

Illinois’s New Treasurer says he’s in the midst of a top-to-bottom review of how the office is managed. 

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State News
7:12 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Candidates for Il Treasurer on ag issues

Agriculture is one of the issues being discussed in the waning days of the campaign for Illinois Treasurer. The Treasurer’s office maintains state funds and acts as the state’s bank.

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State News
9:19 am
Wed August 6, 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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State News
7:15 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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State News
6:37 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Striving for the Next Best Practices in Sustainability

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 10:23 pm

The idea of sustainability is often preached by environmentalists, though it can be difficult to pinpoint the meaning of the concept.

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