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Gov. Pritzker hasn’t issued any orders putting pandemic related restrictions back in place after easing up on them. That’s despite specific warnings to places like LaSalle County last week and the county’s coronavirus numbers continuing to go up. Instead, education, labor, and business representatives joined Pritzker Friday to urge everyone to comply with rules for…read more »
A car wash is planned for a spot on Ottawa’s north side near the Culver’s restaurant. Some members of the City Council don’t think that’s the right business for that location. Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut is concerned about all the traffic that could be backed up onto Etna Rd. Commissioner Tom Ganiere thinks the city’s zoning…read more »
A contract has been awarded for the final work needed to turn part of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in Ottawa into a water recreation area. The City Council this week approved a $354,300 bid from Superior Excavating to run the water line from the Fox River to the half-mile reworked stretch of canal. Work…read more »
COVID-19 is continuing to skyrocket across LaSalle County. The health department announced 52 new COVID-19 cases Thursday for a total of 621. It is the single-highest daily increase in cases so far. The record has been set three times in the past week. Two new deaths were also announced for a total of 24. At…read more »
Natural gas prices in Illinois are as low as they’ve ever been in some people’s lifetimes. Bernie Anderson with Nicor Gas says there’s a lot of gas on the market, but not a lot is being sold. That’s why Nicor’s rate is down to 24¢ per therm this summer. People’s Gas is even less at…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.