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Cong. Adam Kinzinger says he has received threats over saying he’ll vote to impeach Pres. Trump. He says he won’t be intimidated. Kinzinger said on CBS This Morning, lawmakers should be willing to sacrifice their careers for their principles. He says some of the threats were made via Twitter and Parler. The Channahon Republican says…read more »
The Peru City Council last week awarded a contract to Advanced Asphalt to continue the Midtown Rd. extension. City Engineer Eric Carls says there were two bidders, almost $900,000 apart. The low bid was $1.8 million. It will include storm sewer, curb, and gutter installation on 26th St. and Point Blvd.read more »
St. Rep. David Welter says the resignation of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Linda Chapa LaVia is a necessary step in bringing accountability. The Morris Republican says the Pritzker administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak at the LaSalle veterans home has been lackluster. St. Sen. Sue Rezin also says the resignation is a necessary…read more »
A lawyer from the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office is representing the state’s interests in the Chester Weger case now. The LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office stepped out and the Office of the Appellate Prosecutor isn’t taking over, both because of potential conflicts of interest. Over the next four months, lawyers on each side will…read more »
Five fatal coronavirus cases were reported in the LaSalle County Health Department figures Monday. That makes 246 so far. The latest cases were all men and women in their 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. There are 2,980 active and probable cases.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.