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Submarine memorial unveiled in Morris

U.S. Navy veteran James Edward Wilkins, who served on two submarines, helped unveil the new submarine memorial in Morris Saturday. Twenty-eight submarines built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin went by Morris on the way to the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Four were lost in action. Mayor Richard Kopczick says…read more »

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Lawmakers and governor react to Sup. Ct. Justice’s death

Republican Cong. Adam Kinzinger says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “undoubtedly left her mark on this world and her commitment to the rule of law will inspire generations to come”. He says she stood as a role model to many and the country is better for her service. Democratic Congressional candidate Dani Brzozowski says…read more »

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COVID-19 statistics for Friday, September 18

The LaSalle County Health Department reports a 55th death from the coronavirus. A man in his 50s is the latest. Eight more recoveries were reported Friday for 1,005 so far out of 1,575 cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health says its number of fatal cases climbed by 20 to 8,411. The number of new…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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