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A developer could be close to buying the former Nabisco building by the Marseilles riverfront. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says some investors who’ve been looking into it for a year want to put condominiums and business space in it. The most visible part of the building dates to the 1920’s, and some parts go back to…read more »
As the number of currently known coronavirus cases in LaSalle County trends downward, the virus isn’t done claiming lives. The LaSalle County Health Department Thursday reported a woman in her 80’s was fatal case number 282. There have been 10,939 cases known and 8,860 recoveries. That leaves 2,079 current cases.read more »
Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland doesn’t have a problem with everything in the state’s new criminal justice reform act. He says most police officers and prosecutors don’t start their jobs knowing much about drug abuse and mental health issues. So he likes requirements for training. But he thinks eliminating cash bail will undermine drug…read more »
The LaSalle County Health Department says there’s less demand lately for COVID-19 testing. So it’s not doing tests on Saturdays anymore. Tests will still be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 3pm. The department says it’s also going to save the daily statistics from Sunday and put them in Monday’s report starting this…read more »
St. Sen. Sue Rezin wants more information than she’s been able to get about the coronavirus outbreak at the veterans home in LaSalle. She has filed a Freedom of Information Act request, asking for information about communications concerning the virus there and the names of deputy governors responsible for handling it. And she wants to…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.