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New route to Peru hospital emergency room during sewer work

Peru City Hall is telling people to use Plum St. instead of West St. to get to the St. Margaret’s Health Peru emergency room. This will be while construction is going on for the sewer separation project in the area. Otherwise, things aren’t affected in the former Illinois Valley Community Hospital.read more »

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Lasalle County back to warning status for COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health has moved Lasalle County back into the orange zone because of COVID-like hospitalizations going up. The increase has been happening for two weeks and by more than 20 percent. There are 18 percent of ICU beds available which is still lower than the target. This is an indicator that…read more »

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New bail conditions for local man charged after Capitol riot

Twenty-eight year old Mathew Capsel’s bail conditions have been changed, three months after he allegedly participated in the U.S. Capitol riot. The Marseilles-Ottawa area man can’t leave his home from 10pm to 6am. A federal judge changed the conditions Friday, ruling against constant location monitoring. Capsel previously could leave the house at any time, but…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.

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