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Donnelly and Towne

Only special prosecutor can appeal judge’s decision to drop charges against former State’s Attorney

A judge ruled Tuesday that special prosecutor Greg McClintock is the only one who can appeal an earlier decision to drop public funds misuse charges against former LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne. The charges were dropped after Towne’s speedy trial rights were violated. State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly wanted her office to handle the appeal…read more »

Cong. Adam Kinzinger and Ed Stash

Five veterans honored by Cong. Adam Kinzinger

Ottawa Air Force veteran Ed Stash was honored with a congressional proclamation Monday at Illinois Valley Community College. He experienced all of the ups and downs of military service over 30-years. Stash was one of five veterans from all over the 16th Congressional District who received commendations from Cong. Adam Kinzinger. Honorees are selected for…read more »

corn cob between green leaves

Del Monte facility in Mendota may close

A public relations firm that represents Del Monte Foods says it will have an official statement in the next day or two about the Mendota food processing facility. It’s been there since 1949, but a report says the company will begin closing it soon for a complete shutdown next year. Mendota officials were just learning…read more »

Police tape used to cordon off an incident

UPDATED: Man taken to hospital after ruckus in Spring Valley

A Spring Valley man who allegedly assaulted several people, including some police officers and someone he lives with Monday afternoon, is charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery. Police arrested 37-year old Jose Arteaga after that ruckus and took him to St. Margaret’s Hospital. Then he was taken to the Bureau County jail. Arteaga is…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.

Jacob Steinberg

Jacob Steinberg

Jacob Steinberg is a News Reporter for WCMY.

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