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Yard waste dumpsters going away again

Ottawa’s yard waste dumpsters are being removed again. And this time the drop-off really will be done for the year, says Commissioner Marla Rodriguez. The last day the dumpsters will be in place in the 400 block of W. Jackson will be Friday, December 13. They’ll return in the spring. The dumpsters were taken away…read more »


Cong. Kinzinger says impeachment distracts from important work

Cong. Adam Kinzinger would prefer to leave Pres. Trump in office, calling the impeachment articles drafted Wednesday the culmination of anti-Trump fever. Kinzinger says Congress needs to get back to work on lowering drug prices, maintaining job growth and wage increases, and protecting the country’s borders and national security. Kinzinger says the impeachment effort has…read more »

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Oglesby still working on comprehensive plan update

Oglesby is still working on updating its comprehensive plan. The plan in place now dates to 2009. The city’s planning commission has held two meetings so far to get input on updates. The third is Wednesday night (December 11) at 6:30 at Oglesby City Hall. People will be able to look at and talk about…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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