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Morris Republican St. Rep. David Welter has priorities he hopes the General Assembly focuses on in the new session. He says the state needs pandemic relief. And he says the financial problems aren’t going away. The Illinois House selected a new speaker Wednesday. Emanuel Chris Welch, a Democrat, says he wants to work with the…read more »
LaSalle County State’s Attorney Todd Martin is organizing his department a little differently than past prosecutors. Instead of one first assistant, he has two deputy chiefs. One’s in charge of violent crimes and the other is handling drug cases. Martin asked the county board yesterday to restore a salary line for one of the prosecutors.…read more »
Part of the Oglesby electric rate study is done. City Commissioner Jason Curran thinks some businesses should get a rate cut. He says the city’s profit margin in the small commercial category is 15.5%. The consultant recommends 12 to 20 percent. So he’d cut the rate by 15%. Curran says more business could get rate…read more »
A man in his 90’s is the 248th person from LaSalle County to succumb to the coronavirus, according to the county health department. He was the only person added to the county’s tally Thursday. Just a few weeks ago, the number of coronavirus deaths being counted every day routinely numbered four or more. For most…read more »
LaSalle County mobile home tax bills were mailed Wednesday. The Treasurer’s Office says the payment due date is April 1. Penalties for paying late start the next day at $25. Payments can be made by check made out to “LaSalle County Collector”.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.