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The Illinois Department of Public Health added 587 new coronavirus cases to its count on Tuesday. There were 37 new deaths across the state. The LaSalle County Health Department added six new cases Tuesday. One new recovery was also reported. County totals are at 234 cases and 170 recoveries. State totals are at 148,452 cases…read more »
It may be from the church’s help network getting the word out and it may be from people being very willing to help anyway, but all 38 blood donation slots at an Ottawa blood drive next week are full. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Communication Director Dan Oscarson says if someone can’t…read more »
LaSalle Democrat Dani Brzozowski isn’t grading the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic very highly. Brzozowski thinks the federal government should be doing more by way of legislation to help families and businesses being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Brzozowski says the stimulus money handed out in the springtime isn’t enough to get people out…read more »
The bullets didn’t hit anyone, but one man was hurt while running away after shots were fired at a house in Peru Monday night. Police Chief Doug Bernabei says things could have been much worse, because there were many people, including children, in the home in the 2100 block of Market St. Thirty-four year old…read more »
People can ask questions of LaSalle Democrat Dani Brzozowski Tuesday during a digital town hall meeting. It will be hosted on Facebook Live from 5:30 to 7:30. Brzozowski is running for Congress in the 16th District against Republican Adam Kinzinger. Questions can be submitted in advance here.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.