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The Peru man accused of threatening a school shooting back in May is still unfit for trial. Prosecutor Jeremiah Adams says Steven Tutko is still awaiting treatment with the Department of Human Services. He’s being held in the LaSalle County Jail. An update in the case is scheduled for later this month. After receiving treatment…read more »
STORY BY MARTHA HOFFMAN Home bakers could start selling their products if the LaSalle County Board approves the “cupcake law.” Chris Pozzi, Environmental Health Division Director of the LaSalle County Health Department, described the law to the County Board Thursday. Baked goods that would be allowed include breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and pastries that do…read more »
An hours-long negotiation session on Thursday between the Mendota Education Association and the board of education didn’t result in a deal. Teachers are set to walk out if there’s no deal on Wednesday. A final mediation session is set for Tuesday. The union says it and the district are still apart on salaries, health insurance,…read more »
If the city of Ottawa holds any new festivals, one could be a kite festival. Mayor Dan Aussem likes kites. At last week’s meeting on the future of city events, he talked about a Chicago firm that puts on kite festivals. He learned about it from a vintner at the 2 Rivers Wine and Jazz…read more »
LaSalle County voters get to say next November whether to keep the elected auditor’s office. Wedron Republican Russell Boe got 22 other LaSalle County Board members to sign the petition to Board Chairman Jim Olson to bring it up at Thursday’s meeting. Boe thinks it’s time. The County Board resolution talks about dealing with budget…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.