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It’s been two years since the Ottawa Plan Commission sent to the City Council proposed revisions to the city’s sign ordinance. The Council hasn’t acted on it. Both met in a joint session earlier this week at City Hall. It seems that for every change, there’s a reason the rule might not work. The Commission…read more »
A $4.4 million railroad improvement project in Peru will get 60% funding from a state and federal grant. OmniTRAX, a private company, will get some of the benefit. OmniTRAX runs the Peru Industrial Railroad which manages switching on three miles of tracks at the Peru Industrial Park. The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded $2.6…read more »
A Chesterton, Indiana man who was on parole for burglary and vehicle theft charges is back in the Illinois prison system for allegedly doing it again. Fifty-four year old Jeffery A. Vlietstra is charged with stealing a 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser from the Bill Walsh auto dealership on Ottawa’s north side on May 3. He’s…read more »
Cong. Adam Kinzinger says tariffs hurt, but he hopes Pres. Trump’s strategy of raising tariffs first and negotiating new deals later works. He says China takes advantage of American companies in trade all the time. That was one of the things he talked about Wednesday at HCC, Inc. in Mendota, an agricultural equipment maker. Also…read more »
The Marseilles City Council on Wednesday approved just shy of $19,000 for more engineering on the project to improve the levee around the wastewater treatment plant. City Engineer Mike Etscheid says the city has to use the Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for the project by early 2019. The FEMA grant will cover 75% of…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.