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New Salvation Army Officer to Focus on Youth

The Ottawa Salvation Army has a new officer at its head. Major Connie Shaw took over the organization last month. The Nebraska native has some 19 years of experience working with the Salvation Army, but has been involved with the faith-based group since she was ten. Shaw has had several assignments across the Midwest, most…read more »

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Man Sought by Police Considered Armed and Dangerous

Authorities are once again seeking former LaSalle County Deputy Lowell M. Ambler, of Mendota. He is named in a new warrant accusing him of aggravated kidnapping and home invasion that was issued Monday. He was previously arrested on those same charges several weeks ago. Published reports say that he bonded out but then tried to…read more »


Brozovich Accused of Pushing Ex-Wife; Stabbing Her Husband

An Ottawa man accused of pushing his ex-wife and stabbing her husband in the chest is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. 23-year-old Joshua Brozovich was read those charges Monday. The incident happened Sunday morning in rural Oglesby after a text message led to Brozovich allegedly approaching and attacking the…read more »

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Standing up for the Pledge and national anthem

About 120 people showed up–to stand up–at a veterans appreciation event at the memorial wall in Marseilles Sunday. St. Sen. Sue Rezin called for it on Friday so people could stay standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem in response to professional football players kneeling. The football players are protesting racism and…read more »

Rick Koshko

Rick Koshko

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

Ethan Kruger

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

Jacob Steinberg

Jacob Steinberg is a News Reporter for WCMY.

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