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A leaked memo tells of two LaSalle County employees having the corona virus. County Board Chairman Jim Olson says he’s upset about the leak, but not because he’s trying to hide anything. He says he’s following privacy rules while being criticized by people who want specifics about who has the virus or where they are.…read more »
Farmers are still in the fields and barns despite the coronavirus pandemic. LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann says the challenge has not been producing the goods. He says a drop in demand is impacting the whole agriculture business from livestock to ethanol. But, he says even when farmers get sick crops will still…read more »
An Ottawa Times newspaper report says two LaSalle County Employees tested positive for coronavirus. One is said to work at the county jail. Another is said to work at the juvenile detention center. County Board Chairman Jim Olson told WCMY news on Tuesday that even if it were true, state guidelines prevent him from talking…read more »
A third LaSalle County person with the corona virus has recovered. The LaSalle County Health Department says a woman in her 30s who was sick with it two weeks ago has recovered. The announcement Tuesday came along with the announcement of two more cases, bringing the county’s total to 15. State health officials also announced…read more »
An OSF Healthcare doctor says the corona virus peak in Illinois could be two weeks away. Dr. Cliff Martin says it’s a little hard to know, because people coming into contact with the virus right now won’t be sick for several days. It could be days after that when a sick person needs hospital care.…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.