Local news after CBS World News 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Illinois Valley Community College graduate Nic Bollis of Peru is winning the William and Dian Taylor STEM Scholarship. He’ll be attending Northern Illinois University in the fall and plans to study chemistry and later go to medical school. IVCC’s Brett Curl of Ottawa is the recipient of the Taylor Accountancy Scholarship. He’ll also attend NIU…read more »
Twenty-two high school age students improved their musical skills at the third annual Poco a Poco music festival in Streator last week. The students came from high schools in the region, some as close as Streator and Ottawa, and others from as far away as Bloomington-Normal. Some of the teachers come from other states. The…read more »
Since they started getting the bills two weeks ago, some people have already started paying their LaSalle County property taxes. Treasurer Jim Spelich says schools, cities, and other local governments will get that money in about two more weeks. The first installment is due on July 5. Installment two is due on September 5. Late…read more »
A fire on Chestnut St. north of Norris Dr. in Ottawa Friday night may have started with a bang. Roger Fought lives in a house across the street. He says he heard a loud noise out of the blue. The fire spread to a house Jonathan Six rents. He also heard a bang. Then he…read more »
LaSalle County Auditor Jody Wilkinson is not guilty of helping her two employees steal unearned overtime pay. Judge Michael Jansz ruled Friday that the prosecution didn’t prove that the overtime work in question wasn’t completed. Wilkinson testified during the trial earlier this month that she assigned extra overtime work to her two employees because of…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.