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Democrats react to Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination

Sen. Dick Durbin calls yesterday a dark day for the U.S. Senate, which appointed Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court along partisan lines. Durbin says her appointment was rushed “in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic and an election”. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says the confirmation was “infuriating, awful and illegitimate”. Duckworth claims Barrett…read more »

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Marseilles City Hall closed after COVID-19 exposure

No business is being conducted in person at Marseilles City Hall this week. An announcement from the city says employees are isolating themselves after exposure to COVID-19. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says employees are working from home. Water bills can be paid in the drop box at the City Hall building. Permit forms can be found…read more »

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Two more fatal coronavirus cases in LaSalle County

The LaSalle County Health Department says two women in their 80s are the 64th and 65th fatal cases of coronavirus in the county. Their deaths were added to the count Monday. The county has had 2,426 confirmed cases of the virus so far with 1,734 recoveries. The Illinois Department of Public Health Monday reported 378,985…read more »

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Chris Kringle and Jeremiah Joe Christmas Market set for beginning of December.

A Chris Kringle Market will take place on the first two weekends in December. Jeremiah Joe’s will feature a separate but identical event in their parking lot on December 12th. Ottawa Chamber of Commerce’s Jeff Hettrick says: The Chris Kringle market features artisan gift vendors, tasty holiday treats, traditional German-style beer, and memorable activities for…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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