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Reddick Mansion restoration continues

Reddick Mansion restoration work continues. Reddick Mansion Association President Lorraine McCallister says most of the upper level windows have been redone with vintage glass still in them. Lower level window work is being done this week. Over the winter, plaster in two bedrooms was restored. The next part of that project will be installing what…read more »

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Isolation especially tough on those recovering from addiction

Perfectly Flawed Foundation Founder Luke Tomsha says the isolation associated with social distancing can cause a lot of anxiety for anyone – especially those recovering from addiction. He’s advising people to stay connected via video chat. There are also many other ways to keep occupied. There resources to help cope with coronavirus restrictions on Perfectly…read more »


Seventh COVID-19 case reported in LaSalle County

A man in his forties is the seventh confirmed coronavirus case in LaSalle County. The person is hospitalized in isolation. The Health Department is stressing that even though the number of confirmed cases is low, there is no way of knowing how many people in the county have the virus because many cases only have…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.

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger

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.

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