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Statehouse on lockdown, possible hazardous materials problem

The Illinois Capitol is on lockdown. Reporters who work there say emergency vehicles are outside. They are working to confirm reports that someone threw a substance at Gov. Rauner’s office. The Illinois House was supposed to meet this afternoon to vote on overriding the governor’s vetoes of taxing and spending bills that the Senate approved…read more »

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Trial date set in fatal hit-and-run

The Oglesby man accused of leaving a fatal accident scene southwest of Peru a month ago has a late September trial date. Thirty-nine year old Luke Dobrich was in court Thursday to get the charges that a grand jury approved. Judge Cynthia Raccuglia set a September 25 trial date for Dobrich. The victim, 22-year old…read more »

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Marseilles Citizens Demand Answers on Freedom Fest Cancellation

Marseilles City Hall was full again Wednesday of people demanding answers about the cancellation of Freedom Fest. One such person, Michelle Rieuf Klock who is an employee with the Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marseilles School District, alleged that an elected city official and a law enforcement official took “hostile” and “inappropriate”…read more »

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Illinois House Adjourns after Fifteen Minutes Wednesday

The Illinois House adjourned after just about fifteen minutes on Wednesday without taking a vote to override GOP Governor Rauner’s veto of a Senate approved spending plan. Only 59 members of the chamber were in attendance. House Speaker Mike Madigan has scheduled a session for Thursday at 1:30. A vote could happen then. Governor Rauner…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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