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At three of the state’s veterans homes, more than 90% of the residents have received COVID-19 vaccines. At the LaSalle home, it’s just 75%. Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Chief of Staff Tony Kolbeck says there are good reasons for the lower percentage ironically relating to the outbreak the vaccines are aimed at stopping. The…read more »
Some people called on Linda Chapa LaVia to resign as the director of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs because of the coronavirus outbreak at the LaSalle veterans home. She did after a House Civil Judiciary Committee hearing this morning. Someone on the committee asked if the pressure’s getting to her. Chapa LaVia didn’t give…read more »
Last week, Republican Cong. Adam Kinzinger said there should be a 25th Amendment move to remove Donald Trump from office. But Kinzinger’s not thinking impeaching Trump again would be a good idea. Some say a second impeachment would take more time than Trump has left or would divide the country even more. Kinzinger spoke on…read more »
St. Sen. Sue Rezin says she’s honored and grateful to be given a new role in the Republican leadership in Illinois. She’s been named the Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate. Rezin has been in the state senate since 2010 and has been the Assistant Republican Leader. Her new role takes effect on Wednesday when…read more »
Danielle Anderson of Marquis Energy has been elected to the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. She’s the Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the Hennepin company and has worked for it for four years. Anderson has worked on congressional campaigns for the U.S. House and as a staffer for…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.