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 »
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 »
Streator city officials are considering borrowing money and investing it to overcome a pension fund shortfall. The city has $4.4 million in the fund for its fire fighters. But the state says the fund should have more than $16 million. Borrowing at a rate of about 4.5% percent and investing where returns could be 6.5%…read more »
Power companies are replacing poles and repairing fallen wires in the wake of this week’s ice storm. Ameren Illinois reports 102 wires and 37 poles were damaged as of last night throughout its territory in the state. Corn Belt Energy says it found at least 63 places in its territory with similar problems. ComEd had…read more »
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 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.