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IVCC budget for fiscal 2019 is approved

Illinois Valley Community College trustees have approved a $34 million budget for fiscal year 2019. Revenue is expected to be $31.6 million. That would be 1.3% over the 2018 budget’s revenue. And expenses are expected to tally $34.4 million. That’s an 8% increase. The nearly $3 million difference will be made up with money on…read more »

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Donations wanted for Hegeler Carus Mansion staircase renovation

The Hegeler Carus Foundation is accepting donations for a staircase renovation. The 20-year old east entrance staircase is deteriorating because rainwater doesn’t run off of it very well. Site Manager Dan Irvin says it’s been closed for four years to protect people. The original staircase failed for the same reason, although somehow it lasted for…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.

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