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Congressional candidate says coronavirus relief package shouldn’t be unaffordable

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 »

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LaSalle County at 785 coronavirus cases so far

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 »

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Rental assistance pandemic relief available through Starved Rock Country Community Foundation

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

Rick Koshko

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.

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