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Cleanup contractors will begin removing the last of the coal tar at the former Central School site in Ottawa in the next few weeks. Jennifer Golz, a spokesperson for Nicor Gas, says some environmental surveyors will be there this week. A fence will go up to keep the public away from the cleanup area during…read more »
St. Rep. Lance Yednock wants to meet with veterans again. His second Veterans Advisory Committee will be at 6pm this Wednesday, November 20 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Ottawa. The Ottawa Democrat says any veterans, current service members, and others interested in veterans issues are welcome. He says he wants to understand…read more »
There’s another Regional Emmy in connection with a documentary about an Ottawa man’s search for information about his grandfather. Roger Amm won the award at the Chicago Regional Emmys Saturday night. His award is for Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent in A Golden Cross to Bear: A Story of the 33rd Division in World…read more »
Progress is being made on surveying some 2,600 acres of land added last year to Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks. Site Superintendent Kerry Novak says there have been challenges. Novak says there aren’t any roads in the area except for old mining trails. He’s hoping to eventually have camping, bike trails, and possibly some…read more »
Story by Martha Hoffman The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says over 34 million Americans smoke. If you’re one of them, the American Cancer Society hopes you will quit for a day as part of their annual event. This Thursday is the Great American Smoke Out. The LaSalle County Health Department is encouraging smokers…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.