earth day

Ottawa Indivisible holding Earth Day event

Kids will have a chance to learn about recycling and composting on Saturday April, 21 at Washington Park in downtown Ottawa from 10 to noon. Event Coordinator Annette Barr with Ottawa Indivisible: Barr says that people at the event will also do up-cycling crafts. That’s when discarded items are repurposed into something useful. Ottawa Indivisible…read more »


OSF Healthcare CEO retires

There’s a new CEO at OSF Healthcare. Robert Sehring has worked for OSF since 2002. His most recent job was Chief Operating Officer. Sehring says he looks forward to the opportunity to lead the hospital and health care system. Kevin Schoeplein was the CEO. He just retired after 39 years with OSF.read more »

Peter Ferracuti

Long time Ottawa attorney Peter Ferracuti dies

Personal injury attorney Peter Ferracuti died this week at age 91. Ferracuti was a Navy veteran of World War II. Then he became a lawyer, working for the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office in the 1950s. In private practice, he became well known for working long after the office closed. He won some multi-million dollar…read more »

New baby girl

Drug addiction a harder challenge with pregnant women

Treating a mother for drug addiction is harder than it sounds. Angela O’Bryant, Director of Obstetrics at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, talked about the challenges last week at a forum in LaSalle put on by the Perfectly Flawed Foundation. She says it’s usually not as simple as giving a drug test and sending the woman…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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