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Judge denies request to toss 2017 involuntary manslaughter case for alleged mishandling

Forty-six year old Mason Shannon of Iowa still faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in the 2017 death of 32-year old Michael Castelli. Shannon’s accused of putting the Ottawa man in a chokehold far beyond what was necessary to defend himself in a struggle northeast of Ottawa. Since Judge H. Chris Ryan found Shannon guilty in…read more »


2nd dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic goes on despite power outage

Illinois Valley Community College is affected at its Oglesby campus by the widespread power outage today. But the COVID-19 second dose vaccine clinic is still going on. The LaSalle County Health Department says people with appointments today should still go. But everyone should expect delays as the nurses do their work without the benefit of…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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