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ReRuns to Close on October 31

The St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary Store will be closing earlier than planned. Originally set for the end of November, ReRuns will close its doors on October 31. The store operated for nearly three decades mostly staffed by volunteers. But now, the store just isn’t bringing in the money and donations as it used to. Representatives…read more »

James Marter

Oswego Businessman Announce 16th District Primary Challenge

Another Republican is stepping in the ring to challenge Adam Kinzinger for his party’s nomination to represent the 16th district. Oswego businessman Jim Marter thinks that his years of business acumen in the information technology sector will make him a good choice for the nomination. Although he’s running from out-of-district, he promises to be accessible.…read more »

Marseilles City Hall front

Marseilles Eyes ITEP Grant

Marseilles City Engineer Mike Etscheid says the city is trying to get some money from the state for downtown improvements. They have applied for Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program Grant. The city has tried for this type of grant before unsuccessfully. Etscheid says some projects they would like to get done include improving the sidewalk, updating…read more »

Karen Donnelly

Drug court efforts hit roadblock

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly said that the county was passed up on for large federal grant to get a drug court started this week. She says that getting one established is expensive business. Despite the minor setback, Donnelly says she’s confident that her office still can make it happen. They’re currently looking into…read more »


Delinquent property tax deadline approaching

If you haven’t paid your property taxes in LaSalle County at this point, you’re already late. But, you can still get them in by November 13, with the delinquent tax charge attached. However it will get harder to pay starting Friday as no personal checks will be accepted after that. Anyone paying will have to…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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