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Impeachment is a moral stance Cong. Kinzinger is willing to lose friends over

Republican Cong. Adam Kinzinger says he didn’t vote to impeach Pres. Trump to win any favors. He says he knows some Republicans aren’t going to support him anymore. Some of his relatives signed a letter saying they’re disowning him because of his political views. Ten Republicans, including Kinzinger, were in the majority of U.S. House…read more »

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Area lawmakers vote against police reform bill

All of this area’s state lawmakers voted against a police reform bill that has passed the General Assembly. In the House, Lance Yednock, Tom Demmer, and David Welter voted against it. And in the Senate, so did Sue Rezin and Brian Stewart. Many police departments and agencies across the state say the bill will make…read more »

Emmanual Chris Welch

Democrats choose new Illinois House Speaker

Now former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says it’s been the “honor of a lifetime to help bring people of different experiences and backgrounds together to serve our state”. He says it’s his sincere hope that the caucus he leaves to Rep. Chris Welch is stronger now than when he began. The Illinois Republican Party…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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