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Illinois House Republicans want to know when Democrats will act on ethics reform. St. Rep. David Welter says in the last year-and-a-half there have been charges against two former lawmakers and ComEd. In the ComEd case, the company is accused of trying to indirectly influence former House Speaker Michael Madigan. Welter asks how much more…read more »
There are some new bird houses at Matthiessen State Park, courtesy of some Ladd Grade School students’ efforts. The students say the bird houses are the right size for blue jays. William Tapscott helped plant things that should be growing in the area. He dug a hole for a stiff tickseed, which will produce a…read more »
When the Pistol Shrimp baseball team plays and practices in Peru, its players will need places to stay. Manager June Keeley is asking for host families who can spare a private room and bed for free. If the player doesn’t have a car, he may need the family to give him rides to and from…read more »
There’s a plan in the Illinois legislature to switch entirely to solar, wind, and nuclear power generation by 2050. The Clean Energy Jobs Act would require shutting down coal fired power plants by 2030. Ameren Illinois Senior Vice President for Regulatory Policy and Energy Supply Jim Blessing says 2030’s too soon. He says such a…read more »
Since four year Illinois universities only need 60 credits from transfer students, Illinois Valley Community College has changed the amount you need to graduate with. The IVCC administration has reduced the credit-hour threshold for associate’s degrees from 64 to 60 credits to graduate. Dr Deborah Anderson, vice president of academic affairs at the college says…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.