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The LaSalle County Health Department reported the coronavirus case count is up to 154. Three new cases were added to it Sunday. They are a teenage boy, a man in his 20s, and a woman in her 40s. Statewide, the Illinois Department of Public Health added 1,343 to its case total. The total is 120,260.…read more »
The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is asking communities to rise to the task of boosting the spirits of veterans living at veterans’ homes like the one in LaSalle. Director Linda Chapa LaVia says it means the world to the residents and staff feeling isolated because of visitor restrictions in place due to COVID-19. People…read more »
Kylee Zoran, of Ottawa Township High School is the 2020 recipient of the Don Morehead Community Service Scholarship. Zoran plants to attend Joliet Junior College and then transfer to a university to pursue a degree in the agricultural industry. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded by OSF Healthcare. Recipients are selected for their citizenship, community involvement,…read more »
LaSalle County had three more coronavirus cases to report on Saturday. The health department says there have been 151 cases in the county. The cases include two teens and a man in his twenties. The county has had 13 deaths and 81 recoveries. Nine of the thirteen deaths in the county were residents at the…read more »
Conservation police are confirming a body was recovered from the Illinois River between Ottawa and Utica Saturday morning. Sgt. Phil Wire says the body was found in the area of Covel Creek. The name of the person is being withheld while family is notified. Wire says the body was found around 9:30.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.
Ethan Kruger started his broadcasting career in college after realizing that he liked hearing himself talk a little bit too much. After a brief stint of spinning records at Eastern Illinois University’s student FM station, Ethan realized his love for reporting the news. He loves where he works and is always excited to discuss what’s happening in the community. Ethan sees it as a privilege to serve the good people of LaSalle County through broadcasting.
Ethan likes board games, the outdoors, and watching all the different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.