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A house that burned in a fire between Mendota and Troy Grove Monday night is a total loss. The Mendota Fire Department says it sent fire fighters back to the fire scene twice Tuesday to put out flare-ups. Three people lived in the home and are being helped by the Red Cross. Two of them…read more »
Oglesby is still working on updating its comprehensive plan. The plan in place now dates to 2009. The city’s planning commission has held two meetings so far to get input on updates. The third is Wednesday night (December 11) at 6:30 at Oglesby City Hall. People will be able to look at and talk about…read more »
Singers are wanted for the Voices in Harmony vocal group that rehearses weekly in Ottawa. Lloyd Chapman sings with the group. Rehearsals are on Monday at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church on E. Jefferson Street. Men and women of all ages are welcome. The group’s first concert is on Saturday at 7pm at the church.read more »
What was Ken Cusick throwing in a dumpster at his house a few days after his wife Tracy died? His mother talked about that on the witness stand this morning. Sheila Wilson says Ken was fixing a warped floor and getting rid of water-damaged items in the basement. She says he needed something to do.…read more »
A house is damaged after a fire overnight between Troy Grove and Mendota along E. 3rd Rd. Three people got out of the house. The fire was bad enough to burn through the roof and require the help of numerous fire departments through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department has…read more »
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 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.