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Brian Stewart sworn in as 45th District State Sen.

Republican Brian Stewart was sworn as the 45th District State Senator Wednesday in Freeport. He’s replacing the retiring Tim Bivins. Stewart defeated Democrat David Simpson for the seat. He’s maintaining Bivins’ offices in Dixon and Freeport. Also sworn in Wednesday was State Rep. Andrew Chesney who is taking over the House District that Stewart represented…read more »

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Illinois Cement plan for mining in Dimmick Twp. is approved

Illinois Cement Company’s petition to rezone and annex 12 parcels in Dimmick Township is approved. The LaSalle City Council voted 6-0 to allow the company to mine limestone underneath the twelve parcels in Dimmick Township. The proposal moved forward after the company promised well monitoring for the affected citizens. Alderman Diz Demes says LaSalle is…read more »


Another trial delay in Streator murder

One of three people charged with killing a Streator woman during a robbery at her home is off next week’s trial schedule. A lawyer for 17-year old Tamil Adams of Dolton asked Judge H. Chris Ryan to delay the trial, and Adams is now scheduled for the week of January 22. Co-defendant, 21-year old Ashanti…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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