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State’s attorney says drug court coming together slowly but surely

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly hopes to have the drug court she campaigned on in 2016 become reality during her second year in office. She says it’s coming together, slowly but surely. There’s a steering committee working to set it up and the county is working with Northern Illinois University for grant writing and…read more »

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LaSalle County looking at options in lawsuit against opioid makers

Several cities across the country and some counties in Illinois are suing opioid makers for contributing to drug addiction. LaSalle County may soon join in. State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly is looking over the options. According to a 60 Minutes report, some pain killer distributors aren’t carefully considering whether the amounts being ordered are reasonable. Some…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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