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Utica police say a crash involving two motorcycles near the Shell Gas Station on E. Eighth Road Sunday night appears to have involved drugs or alcohol. 43-year-old Jerry L. Tooley, of Wenona, is said to have hit the rear of another motorcycle driven by 29-year-old Isreal J. Ballard, of Toluca. Tooley was flown to a…read more »
Ottawa fire fighters helped someone get out of the elevator at the Fox high rise Saturday morning. A burned out belt in the motor system caused the elevator to stall. It was stuck between the first and second floors with the passenger in it.read more »
The Pennsylvania man accused of shooting at a building in Mendota earlier this month is in jail in Indiana. Mendota police say 29-year old Robert Bradley Trask turned himself in at a police station in Fort Wayne late last week. He’s charged in LaSalle County with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a…read more »
It’s expected to cost $30,000 to $40,000 to remodel the Ottawa Food Pantry. Sponsorships will be available ranging from $100 to $5,000 to be named on everything from seats in the waiting area and shelves in the store to the sign in the guest reception area. Co-Director Beth Vercolio Osmund explained it at the volunteer…read more »
Illinois Valley Community College is planning on spending $32.3-million in the 2020 fiscal year. Revenue is predicted at $32.1-million. The deficit will be covered by tort and auxiliary funds. The board of trustees approved the budget last week. Revenue is up 1.8% from last year. Spending is down 6%.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.
Jacob Steinberg is a News Reporter for WCMY.