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Talk of closing nuclear power plants concerns local lawmakers

Exelon is suggesting it needs more money from the state to keep running all of the nuclear power plants it has in Illinois. A recent state law puts a surcharge on electric bills to subsidize three Exelon power plants in the Quad Cities and central Illinois with $200 million per year. Crain’s Chicago Business reports…read more »

LaSalle County Health Department

February is American Heart Month

The LaSalle County Health Department wants you to think about your own heart this Valentine’s Day, especially women. Health Educator Leslie Dougherty says February is American Heart Month. Dougherty says people should find out from their doctors what risks they have and then take steps to reduce them. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, and maintaining a…read more »

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Rezin proposes Starved Rock parking fee

Morris State Senator Sue Rezin is proposing a bill that will allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to charge a parking fee at Starved Rock State Park. Rezin says ideally people will park first and then use a machine to pay for and print a parking pass. The money will be used for trail…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.

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