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Gov. J.B. Pritzker at the LaSalle County EMA building

No resuming restrictions for LaSalle County a week after governor’s warning

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 »

Motorist Driving Through Automated Car Wash

City commissioners question car wash location

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 »

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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