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Streator woman dies in Livingston County crash

The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office says a Streator woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash in rural Livingston County on Friday. She was identified as 37-year-old Amy L. Craft. The crash happened on N.3150th Road. Craft was taken to OSF in Streator where she pronounced deceased. Authorities are investigating what happened.read more »


Lots of donations are needed to keep Morris Hospital’s heart screenings for students free

The Rhythm of Our Youth heart screenings being offered to Marquette High School students Wednesday won’t cost the students or their families anything. Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation Officer Hannah Wehrle (WURL-ee) says generous donors help cover the $130,000 per year cost of running the program. Parents must use the electronic consent form to have…read more »


Ottawa man okay after train crash Saturday

An Ottawa man is okay after a CSX train hit his pickup truck at the crossing on Old Chicago Road off Norris Drive On Saturday. 40-year-old Timothy H. Ratliff told Ottawa police he was at the tracks when the gates went down, but didn’t see a train coming. He did see it once he was…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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