United Way of Eastern LaSalle County has announced its 2018 fundraising goal of $362,854. The campaign is being chaired by Mary Beth LeSeure, Marc Kingry, Tammi Coons, and Jim Caruso. The local organization helps to fund 25 area human services programs. United Way this year will continue to support domestic violence and sexual assault services,…read more »
State Senator Sue Rezin hosted a group of area high school students last week in Morris for a hands-on experience about Illinois Public Policy. Ottawa and Streator High School students were among those who participated. At the all-day Youth Advisory Council students heard from other area lawmakers including Cong. Adam Kinzinger and held breakout sessions…read more »
Part of a sundial installed on the Ottawa Boat Club property in 1918 is still there. But part is missing. Molly Perrot from the Ottawa Historic Preservation Commission would like to find it and put it back in time for the state’s bicentennial in 2018. The sundial also commemorated Abraham Lincoln’s brief military service. He…read more »
Democrat candidate for Governor Ameya Pawar is holding a Town Hall meeting in Ottawa Thursday at the VFW. The event was originally going to be at Skydive Chicago. The town hall is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be streamed online to several other locations across the state. Spokesman for the Pawar Campaign Tom Elliott…read more »
Ed Hand Rd. is open again after a reconstruction job. The LaSalle County Board last night approved a resolution banning parking anywhere along the highway. Highway Engineer Larry Kinzer says with the redesign, parking isn’t a good idea anywhere on the entire stretch from Illinois 71 to Oglesby. He believes past parking problems for canoers…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.