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Ottawa Elementary District increasing lunch prices

Lunch prices in the Ottawa Grade School District are going up ten-cents for the 2018-2019 school year. It currently costs $2.20 per meal. Director of Nutrition Vicki McConnell says the price increase is based on what the USDA suggests: The current USDA reimbursement amount is $2.86 per meal and it goes up every year. The…read more »


Streator firefighters battle garage blaze

Streator Firefighters put out a garage fire in the 1500 block of N. Bloomington Street Wednesday morning. Sub-zero temperatures didn’t slow down fire crews who had the blaze put out in around ten minutes. The garage and contents inside were heavily damaged. No one was injured in the fire.read more »

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Oglesby Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

An Oglesby man is charged in a felony hit-and-run that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Wyatt K.L Wyatt, of Spring Valley, south of Peru on Sunday. The crash occurred sometime Sunday evening. Wyatt’s body was found on Peru Bottom Road. 39-year-old Luke T. Dobrich, of Oglesby, is charged with leaving the scene of a…read more »

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Ottawa Elks to Celebrate Flag Day with Ceremony

The Ottawa Elks will put on a Flag Day Ceremony Wednesday at Washington Park beginning at 9AM. Everyone is invited to the annual ceremony that Elks Head of Trustees Tony Epperson says will be brief. During the ceremony, different iterations of the American Flag will be discussed along with other iconic flags such as the…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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