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Whatever method you use to thaw a turkey for the big feast, be sure to do it safely. Jenny Barrie at the LaSalle County Health Department says unsafe thawing can lead to food poisoning. And of course, some methods take more time. Be sure the turkey is cooked to 165 degrees throughout. Wash hands, utensils,…read more »
Unemployment levels in the area are getting closer to what they were before the pandemic. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says 5.1% of LaSalle County residents who wanted jobs in October didn’t have them. The number is a big drop from 8.2% in September. It was 4.2% in October last year. Combining LaSalle, Bureau,…read more »
An Ottawa woman vanished ten months ago, and police want everyone to know they’re still looking for Tina Donovan. The 45-year old woman was last seen on January 13. Police believe Donovan went into the Illinois River near Starved Rock Lock and Dam. But her body has never been found. Her vehicle was found at…read more »
The number of people with active coronavirus cases in LaSalle continues to climb. The number as of Wednesday’s daily report is 2,475. The county’s health department says two more people died of the infection. They were a man and a woman in their 80s. That makes 125. So far, the county has had 5,820 known…read more »
The advice from the health experts is not to have big family gatherings this Thanksgiving. Leslie Dougherty at the LaSalle County Health Department says the coronavirus doesn’t care about it being a holiday. A person to infect is a person to infect, relative or not, whether you’ve traveled or not. Dougherty says a negative coronavirus…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.