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Big crowds expected at state parks over the weekend

Conservation police are warning people not to park on the highways if parking fills up at Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks over the holiday weekend. Captain Laura Petreikis says people should come with a backup plan. Both parks will be closed once their parking lots are filled. To avoid backups on Routes 178 and…read more »


Two shot in Princeton; one dead

UPDATE: Police are looking for a person of interest in the investigation named Davijon Robinson. He is thought to be in Kewanee. The Princeton Police Department is looking into a shooting that left one dead Wednesday evening in the 200 block of Hillview Drive. Police say the other victim is being treated for non-life threatening…read more »

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Music in the Park back on

The Ottawa City Council is bringing back Music in the Park at Washington Park in the downtown area. It had been canceled in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Dan Aussem says people wanted it back – so the city looked into it. Aussem says the city council placed a contract on file Tuesday…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.

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger

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.

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