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A Livingston County man charged with killing his wife, son, and a neighbor is scheduled for a jury trial to begin the week of April 20. Fifty-three year old Clifford W. Brewer of Cullom was in court Thursday. He’s charged with shooting 51-year old Norman T. Walker, 48-year old Shirley A. Brewer, and 27-year old…read more »
Ottawa Elementary School District Supt. Cleve Threadgill is asking the board of Education to approve hiring eight new staff positions. He wants tech experts at all five schools, two new STEM teachers, and a bookkeeper. The STEM teachers would be somewhat mobile. The cost to the district over the next three years would be $418,000.…read more »
Ottawa City Hall is closing out the Interstate 80 North and Route 6 East tax increment financing districts. Money left over in the TIF funds will be given to the taxing districts that would have gotten the property tax money had it not been diverted into the TIFs. There’s more than $3 million to be…read more »
A public visitation will be held from 3pm to 7pm this Friday, January 24 for Emily Greenberg. She’s the Ottawa High School student who died after a car hit her last Friday morning by Veterans Memorial Bridge. She was 16 years old. The public visitation will be held in the Ottawa High School auditorium. The…read more »
Anyone who pays the water bill in Oglesby is in for an unpleasant surprise. The city council on Monday voted to double water and sewer rates. Commissioner Jason Curran says it’s the right thing to do. The base rate of people in the city of $15.91 will increase by five percent each year for the…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.