Streator could have some designations for honorary street names in the next month or so. Commissioner Ed Brozak suggests naming the streets for the things Streator people became famous for instead of the people’s names. He says the names Clyde Tombaugh, Clarence Mulford, and Reuben Soderstrom aren’t well known out of town. But signs calling…read more »
Normally, by now, the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce would have put on the State of the City Address. Mayor Bob Eschbach would have talked about all the big developments in Ottawa during the last year and hinted at some that could be coming. Assistant Executive Director Meg Skelly says City Hall asked not to…read more »
LaSalle County Auditor Jody Wilkinson wants the county to pay for her lawyer. A court filing from Wednesday requests the county hire a special state’s attorney to represent Wilkinson in her capacity as auditor in actions from and against the county. The filing also claims that the county is preventing Wilkinson from doing her job…read more »
Ten to 20 Chinese students could arrive in Streator in the spring as Foreign Service Group of Hong Kong starts a new enterprise of immersing the country’s students in American culture. The first will stay with families in the area. As the number of students increases, the company will build a dormitory near the former…read more »
The Loves Park man who’s running as a write-in candidate in the 16th Illinois Congressional District will have votes counted in only two of the election authorities’ areas in the district. John Stassi has filed a write-in declaration with the city of Rockford and Winnebago County. Most of the other 13 election authorities told WCMY…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.