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Dennis Brue to be inducted into OHS Hall of Fame

Denny Brue, of the Ottawa High School class of 1970, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday. He’s the first state championship athlete from OHS. Brue won the state pole vaulting championship the same year he graduated. He continued in athletics in college and eventually became a teacher and coach. Brue also ran…read more »

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Local St. Rep. against minimum wage hike

Dixon Republican Tom Demmer spoke against the minimum wage hike approved in the Illinois House Thursday. He says won’t just hurt businesses. Meanwhile, Gov. JB Prtizker is praising the Illinois House for passing the bill. He says it will give many Illinoisans more to spend and therefore help the economy. The bill increases the $8.25…read more »

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Still no trial date for alleged driver in Streator murder

22-year-old Ashanti Roberts, of Chicago, is once again being represented by the Public Defender’s Office in the murder case against her. Her private attorney withdrew Thursday. Roberts fired her first public defender. She’s not currently scheduled for trial. Roberts is accused of taking part in the robbery that led to the shooting death of 33-year-old…read more »


LaSalle-Peru High School student behind threat

A LaSalle-Peru High School student may face legal troubles in juvenile court for the threat of violence that prompted a police investigation Wednesday morning. Supt. Steven Wrobleski says police quickly determined that the threat wasn’t credible. He also says the school’s action plan for situations like that was put into use. Wrobleski says he understands…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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