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David Castelli

David Castelli, 51

David Castelli, 51, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Sunday February 23, 2020 at Joliet Area Community Hospice. A Funeral Celebration will be at 6:00 pm Friday 28, 2020. Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm before the services at Ottawa Funeral Home. David was born January 24, 1969, in Dekalb, IL, to John B…read more »


Teacher union president would like to see mentors for new teachers

The U.S. Department of Education says 17% of new teachers leave the profession within five years. So, school districts are constantly putting resources into helping new teachers get their bearings only to see many leave anyway. Ottawa Township High School Education Association President Jessica Overocker thinks mentor programs could help. She likes the idea of…read more »

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One dead in Marseilles trailer fire

The Marseilles Fire Department says one person died a trailer fire Monday afternoon at the Glenwood RV Resort. No one else was hurt. The trailer is considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation. It’s not thought to be suspicious.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.

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger

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.

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