The Tenth Annual Freezin’ for a Reezin’ food drive is happening in the Handy Foods IGA parking lot in Ottawa. A group of preschoolers from Zion Lutheran dropped off a big donation of food to support the Ottawa Community Food Basket Friday. Preschool Director Sue Roberts says it’s all about teaching the real meaning of…read more »
Ottawa’s yard waste drop-off is done for the season. City Commissioner James Less says the dumpsters have been removed from the lot across the street from the city garage. Anything you meant to drop off there or acquire during the next few months will have to wait until the dumpsters return in the spring. Burning…read more »
Trial in the theft case against 44-year old LaSalle County government employee Tori Artman of Mendota has been rescheduled. The deputy auditor accused of stealing $1,358 in overtime pay was to take her case to trial next week. Court records don’t say why, but her lawyer asked for a delay Wednesday and so it’s been…read more »
The judge and prosecution agreed Thursday with the defense on what to not to call 31-year-old Tracy Cusisk in the murder trial against her husband 51-year-old Kenneth Cusick, of Ottawa. A motion by defense attorney Ryan Hamer wanted Tracy Cusick not to be referred to as a victim as it hasn’t been proved that she…read more »
A person walking in an alley in Streator Thursday morning reported being robbed at gunpoint. Streator police are looking for a man who was wearing dark clothes, gloves, and a ski mask. That happened at about ten o’clock in the 1300 block of S. Bloomington St. Anybody who knows anything about the crime is asked…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.