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Developer has eyes on Illinois River and future in Ottawa

Ottawa’s riverfront development plans for the site where Central School used to be are ambitious, but they’re getting a big boost from a developer. Mayor Bob Eschbach says someone wants to put up a three story building with a restaurant and up to 60 units of living space overlooking the river nearby. City officials have…read more »


Illinois Treasurer Urges Action of School Funding

Illinois’ Treasurer Michael Frerichs is urging lawmakers to get a school funding bill done so he can get money to schools before the fall semester. He says it’s his duty as Illinois’ chief investment officer. GOP Governor Bruce Rauner used his amendatory veto power to change a recent education bill that made it to his…read more »


Last minute registration day at IVCC Ottawa Center

Fall classes start at Illinois Valley Community College next Wednesday, August 16. The Ottawa Center is holding last minute registration today (August 9). It goes on until 7pm. College President Jerry Corcoran says evening and weekend special registration events tend to go over very well in Ottawa. So he wants IVCC to do everything it…read more »


OSF adds two hospitals to network

(Peoria, IL) — OSF HealthCare is adding two new hospitals to its Illinois network. Managers yesterday announced that OSF will take over operations at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville by March of next year. OSF CEO Kevin Schoeplein said in a release that they hope for…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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