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Annual Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run Saturday

The Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run returns to the Middle East Conflict Wall in Marseilles Saturday. Run Coordinator Anna Russo expects riders to arrive downtown at approximately 11:30. Motorists should expect slowed traffic as Main Street will be briefly closed. Russo said the annual run is all about remembrance. A ceremony to honor fallen service members…read more »

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LaSalle County jail inmate information easier to get

LaSalle County has started putting jail inmate information online. Instead of having to call to find out what someone’s bail is or their next court date, anyone interested can find out at inmatesearch.lasallecounty.org. Inmates’ families and crime victims have had to call the jail or others involved in the court system to find out such…read more »


Ottawa Cruise Night Friday

Downtown LaSalle Street will be closed Friday for the 19th Annual Ottawa Cruise night organized by the LaSalle County Cruisers. Cruise Night Coordinator Mike Dougherty expects some three to four-hundred vehicles downtown. The Cruise Night will also include a car-flamethrower demonstration at the corner of LaSalle and Jackson around eight. On Jefferson Street local non-profits…read more »

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Ten flags presented for Flag Day ceremony in Ottawa

The history of various American flags used over the years was part of the presentation of ten flags at Flag Day ceremony in Ottawa Wednesday. Tony Epperson with the Elks Lodge explained several flags before the 13 stars and stripes. He continued through the current flag of 50 stars. There was not a disposal ceremony…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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