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County Board sets nursing home rates for 2020

It will cost $300 more per month to stay at the LaSalle County Nursing Home in 2020. The County Board last week approved rates for next year. Each one is going up by $10 per day. So a private room will be $172 per day and a semi-private room will be $162 per day. Raising…read more »

Melissa Olivero recognition 10-10-19

Former IVCC board member honored

The Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees is honoring a member who had to resign over a conflict of interest. The board thanked Melissa Olivero earlier this week for her ten-years on the board as a member, vice-chair, and chairperson. Olivero was chairperson when the college opened the Peter Miller Community Technology Center, student…read more »


County receiving money for cyber security

The LaSalle County Clerk’s Office is getting $27,500 from the state to boost its cyber security. Director of Information Technology John Haag says the money will won’t be used on more software though. Rather, the Illinois State Board of Elections wants the county focus on another cyber security risk – people. County Clerk Lori Bongartz…read more »

Davis gift fall 2019

$50,000 donation will help fund ag building

The Illinois Valley Community College Ag program is getting a big boost. Barbara Davis, of Sugar Grove, is donating $50,000 toward the construction of the new ag complex to be built where the old dairy barn used to be. The donation is in honor of Davis’ grandparents who owned a farm in Oswego. Davis also…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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