Ten to 20 Chinese students could arrive in Streator in the spring as Foreign Service Group of Hong Kong starts a new enterprise of immersing the country’s students in American culture. The first will stay with families in the area. As the number of students increases, the company will build a dormitory near the former…read more »
The Loves Park man who’s running as a write-in candidate in the 16th Illinois Congressional District will have votes counted in only two of the election authorities’ areas in the district. John Stassi has filed a write-in declaration with the city of Rockford and Winnebago County. Most of the other 13 election authorities told WCMY…read more »
Two men arrested by Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team agents last year in Streator have both been sentenced to prison for drug dealing. Thirty year old Joshua L. Glass of Chicago pleaded guilty last week and took an eight year sentence. Thirty year old Brenton L. Ward of Streator pleaded guilty back in December and…read more »
A traffic crash in Grundy County claimed a Michigan couple’s life Tuesday afternoon. Coroner John Callahan says 73-year old Charles R. Fuller and his wife 74-year old Shirley were on their way home from Shirley’s mother’s funeral in Minnesota. Their car went off Interstate 80 eastbound between the Seneca and Morris exits and hit a…read more »
Trading prescription opioids for sex and money has gotten a former Peru doctor a 12-year prison sentence. In a news release, federal prosecutors say Constantino Perales knew his patients were addicted but prescribed the drugs anyway without exams. He also required them to have sex with him to keep getting the pills. Judge Amy St.…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.