Local news after CBS World News 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lunch prices in the Ottawa Elementary School District are going up in price by a dime for the next school year. The price for breakfast is increasing a nickel. That makes lunch $2.60 and breakfast $1.40. The price of milk is staying steady at 40-cents. Director of Food Services Vicki McConnell says the district has…read more »
Sen. Dick Durbin told the audience at the labor summit in Ottawa Saturday to pray for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Durbin says anti-labor judges would take her place under Pres. Trump and with Republicans controlling the Senate. He told the crowd the country’s best days were when unions were strong after World War…read more »
16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger is on a mission with the Air National Guard. Spokeswoman Maura Gillespie announced on social media that the congressman will stay in the United States. Kinzinger is a pilot. He will be kept updated while he’s away on duty.read more »
A survey is underway for updating the LaSalle County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. Emergency Management Director Connie Brooks says the update is done every five years. It’s time to ask the public what they think about the plan and other things that relate to disaster preparation and response. Communities in LaSalle County can be eligible…read more »
Habitat For Humanity is now having volunteers work at its south side Ottawa home build site on Tuesdays. As many people as can show up today are welcome to help. The home is on Catherine St. by McKinley School. The Saturday volunteer days will continue. And the organization says churches, companies, and others are welcome…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.