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Ottawa changing outside auditing firm

There’ll be a change in outside auditors for Ottawa City Hall. Treasurer Don Harris says Roenfeldt and Lockas, which has done the city’s annual auditors for many years, is involved in preparing some of the documents to be audited. For a truly independent audit to review whether the documents are being prepared properly, another firm…read more »

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Peru mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Some mosquitoes in Peru are carrying West Nile Virus. The LaSalle County Health Department says the sample collected Thursday provided the first positive test for the virus in the county this year. Dead birds of certain species are also being tested. So are people who show possible West Nile Virus symptoms. Those symptoms include fever,…read more »

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July peak month for fires caused by grills

If you plan on grilling this summer the Ottawa Fire Dept. is asking that you keep safety in mind. Lt. Chris Saar says that means making sure gas grills are turned off when the cooking is done and charcoal is extinguished. Saar also says to keep lit grills at least three feet away from objects,…read more »

Rick Koshko

Rick Koshko

Rick Koshko lived the first half of his life in southern Illinois, then moved to Ottawa early in his broadcasting career. His first thoughts of broadcasting as a career occurred to him at age five–when it was bed time and he realized the guy on the radio didn’t have to go to bed yet. Some irony: for most of the time he’s worked in radio, Rick has had to get up very early in the morning to be on the air, sometimes in addition to being up late at night like he wanted.

Rick is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s broadcasting program. He speaks Esperanto, likes astronomy (SkyCaramba), and makes a hobby of photography.

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger started his broadcasting career in college after realizing that he liked hearing himself talk a little bit too much. After a brief stint of spinning records at Eastern Illinois University’s student FM station, Ethan realized his love for reporting the news. He loves where he works and is always excited to discuss what’s happening in the community. Ethan sees it as a privilege to serve the good people of LaSalle County through broadcasting.

Ethan likes board games, the outdoors, and watching all the different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

Jacob Steinberg

Jacob Steinberg

Jacob Steinberg is a News Reporter for WCMY.

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