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LaSalle, DePue, and Somonauk are getting $200,000 each from the Illinois Safe Routes to School grant program. Cities ask for the money to improve sidewalks, crossings, and signs on streets where lots of kids walk to school. Gov. Pritzker’s office says 39 projects were approved statewide out of 160 applications. The money comes from a…read more »
This area’s weather’s been bad for farmers trying to get spring planting started. LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann says they have another month or so to plant to take advantage of the growing season. He says the weather before planting won’t affect new seed. Farmers who have plants that have year-round or over-winter…read more »
This month’s consolidated election was the first for Lori Bongartz as LaSalle County Clerk. She says despite the relatively low voter turnout, things went well. Bongartz says one new thing she did and will continue in future elections is to count the early votes first so the first round of returns comes out sooner. A…read more »
The LaSalle City Council is sporting two new faces. Jordan Crane and Joe Jeppson were seated on the council Monday night after their election victories earlier this month. Crane won in the fourth ward by defeating incumbent Mark Schneider by two mail-in votes. Jeppson already has a new business idea: Jeppson defeated four other candidates…read more »
The special LaSalle County Board Salary and Labor Committee to take up the discipline case for two deputy auditors is scheduled for 1pm Thursday, April 25. A closed session is on the agenda for collective bargaining, personnel, and discipline matters. Then, there’s to be an open session vote on the Auditor’s Office employees. They’ve been…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.