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The number of current coronavirus cases known in LaSalle County has dropped below 2,500. The figures the LaSalle County Health Department provided Tuesday show 10,750 cases so far and 8,347 recoveries. That leaves 2,403 current cases. The number has been over 2,500 for most of the time since early December. But the virus continues to…read more »
Cong. Adam Kinzinger says there’s no doubt the country needs criminal justice reform. But he says the bill Gov. Pritzker signed Monday is the wrong way to get it. The Channahon Republican calls the new law dangerous and misguided. Kinzinger says it takes away due process rights from police officers. He says violence needs to…read more »
An Ottawa woman is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing a man early Monday morning. Thirty-seven year old Latrice Wright is also charged with violating conditions of bail while out of jail on bond in a domestic battery case. Police say the incident happened in the 2100 block of Somerset…read more »
St. Sen. Sue Rezin says 83% of law enforcement officers feel the criminal justice reform bill just signed by Gov. Pritzker will diminish their ability to respond to calls. And the Morris Republican says 99% of them feel it will embolden criminals. She says by ignoring their calls to veto the bill, Pritzker has told…read more »
Senator Dick Durbin says attorney general nominee Merrick Garland will have the job of restoring independence and integrity to the Justice Department. Durbin chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. He says he’s confident that Garland can restore the American people’s faith in the attorney general’s office. Garland is a federal appeals judge. Pres. Biden nominated him…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.