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A 50-year old man lost his life in a crash involving a motorcycle and a deer last night in Norway. LaSalle County deputies say the man was northbound on County Highway 3 when a deer ran onto the roadway ahead of him. Unable to avoid hitting the animal, he laid the motorcycle on its side…read more »
UPDATE: A protest was in the works for LaSalle today, but it has been cancelled due to the weather. Organizer Angel Patterson says she’s trying to plan it for next Wednesday. A large group of Black Lives Matter demonstrators peacefully marched at the LaSalle County Courthouse and downtown Ottawa Tuesday – despite temperatures that reached…read more »
The LaSalle County Health Department says a man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s are the two latest fatal cases of the COVID-19 virus in the county. That brings to 15 the number of deaths in the county attributed to the coronavirus. The health department said it had no new cases to…read more »
The pandemic isn’t stopping people from applying for new home loans and refinancing while mortgage rates are at record lows. Nikki Youngsma, a mortgage officer at Financial Plus Credit Union, says shutting so many things down hasn’t made a big dent in her workload. But there probably are a lot of people out of work…read more »
The man whose body was found in the Illinois River by Covel Creek west of Ottawa Saturday had fallen into the water while fishing 70 miles away in Kankakee, Conservation Police confirmed Tuesday. Forty-one year old Nicholas P. Williams, 42-year old William Veasley, and a dog fell into the Kankakee River on May 7 when…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.