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Car Crashes into Marseilles Bank

Someone drove a car into the side of Marseilles Bank at Rutland Street and Bluff Street Monday. They were parked in front of the bank and pulled forward, knocking out some windows on the building and damaging the vehicle. No one was injured. Police Chief Jim Hovious called it a minor accident.read more »

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NCAT offices on the move

The North Central Area Transit offices are moving this week. Ottawa City Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says sharing office space with the city’s Public Works Department is inconvenient. NCAT will stay for a year or so in rented space on the city’s north side near China Inn. The new NCAT offices will be built in the…read more »

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Train leaks fuel on its way through Ottawa

Illinois Railway officials estimate about 1,500 gallons of fuel leaked from a locomotive fuel tank in Ottawa Saturday morning. Wallace Fire Department was called to handle the cleanup where the train stopped east of Champlain St. and Burlington St. The city’s street department was called to handle what got dropped on the streets in the…read more »

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Dani Brzozowski elected Democratic Party Chairperson

Dani Brzozowski is the new Chairperson of the LaSalle County Democratic Party. She’s the first woman elected to the job. She says she wants to get more people involved in local politics. Brzozowski, a local business owner, has a background in community organizing. She wants to reach out to people not traditionally targeted by Democrats…read more »

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Illinois River Valley Sales Ride coming up

The Marseilles Tourism and Parks Committee is once again hosting a city-wide rummage sale weekend beginning Saturday May 19. Kathy Kocker is on the committee and says that the sale this year is bigger and better with other towns along the Illinois River hosting sales too. Also new this year is a craft fair with…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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