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The LaSalle City Council has paved the way for pedicab shuttle services in the area. The shuttle will go through Downtown LaSalle and give tours of the Illinois and Michigan Canal until October 31. Shuttle service owner Ken Mollan says the tours will start by the middle of July. As a result of the venture,…read more »
Charges were filed last week alleging that 19-year-old Nicholas J. Bantista, with addresses listed in Ottawa and Leland, pointed a realistic-looking pellet gun at police earlier this month in the 100 block of N. Main Street in Leland. Bantista is facing two aggravated assault charges. Leland Police Chief Jason Bragg alleges Bantista called police on…read more »
Part of a grant from the Illinois Office of Tourism will fund some improvements to the Lock 16 Visitor Center in LaSalle. Canal Corridor Association President Ana Koval says there will be more focus on the history of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Also being added is a screen to show events and other things…read more »
38-year-old Mark DeWaele, of Mendota, was handed down a five and half year prison sentence Friday. DeWaele pleaded guilty in April to sexually abusing his nine-year-old nephew. He was arrested in October, but has been free on bond since then. Prosecutor Jeremiah Adams is happy with the sentence. He says the victim’s parents are too.…read more »
The next LaSalle County electronics recycling event is this Saturday, June 22 from 9am to noon at the Northville Township Building. Environmental Services and Land Use Director Brian Gift believes the long lines that have plagued past events have been resolved. There may be people checking ID’s at this weekend’s event to make sure only…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.