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A memorial is being planned for Ed Rogers, who was the Chief of Staff for the Utica Fire Protection District. Rogers has died of cancer at age 73. Fire Chief Ben Brown says Rogers flew helicopters in the Vietnam war, was a police officer in St. Charles, served on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, and…read more »
An Ottawa railroad crossing is closed because of some damage that happened Wednesday morning. A snow plow caught one of the rails at the crossing on Jackson St. by Walnut St. Illinois Railway is responsible for repairing it. Ottawa police think the rail came up when traffic went over it. A police officer who was…read more »
The LaSalle County Government is taking steps to more clearly define what’s right and wrong for employees. Finance Director Joyce Tucker says the people who give out grant money want more information about how their money is used. Tucker says policy changes being considered by the county board will include annual training on waste and…read more »
The Streator Public Library building needs repairs. City residents can vote on a tax referendum until March 17 to raise money for the work. Director Cyndi Maxwell says the masonry needs upkeep and there are cracks in the dome. The library board estimates a property owner would pay an additional $8.40 on a $50,000 home…read more »
Two more people are suing LaSalle County, officers part of the defunct SAFE team, and former State’s Attorney Brian Towne. Dion Bullock and James Davis Jr., both of Michigan, say that they were illegally pulled over on I-80 in 2013 by members of the State’s Attorney Felony Enforcement team. Bullock and Davis say a search…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.
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.