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Congressional candidate Dani Brzozowski says she sees a great divide between the two sides of the aisle on COVID relief. The LaSalle Democrat doesn’t believe the cost of a meaningful relief package would be high enough to quash it as unaffordable. Brzozowski says the people of the 16th District need jobs and health care. But…read more »
The LaSalle County Health Department reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The total number of cases is at 785. Mendota leads the county in cases with 171, followed by Ottawa with 119 and Streator with 117. The cases range in age from their teens to their seventies. Five new recoveries were announced for…read more »
A picture going around shows Ottawa Mayor Dan Aussem and City Engineer Tom Duttlinger in an Ottawa pub without masks on. Aussem says they went for lunch on July 31. Aussem says he went in and out with a mask on, as the safety guidelines call for. Someone snapped a picture and put it on…read more »
The new Habitat for Humanity home on Ottawa’s south side is ready to be dedicated. Executive Director Sally Van Cura says Valerie McAvoy and her daughters will live there. After ten months of volunteers helping build the home at 1206 Catherine St., they’re going through punch list items now. The home took longer than planned…read more »
If you are behind on rent, there could be some relief coming your way. The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance program starting today. The Foundation will provide renters impacted by COVID-19 $5,000 for back rent and prepay through 2020. The foundation says that household income must be…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.