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Don Jensen has been reelected to his third two-year term as the chairman of the LaSalle County Republican Party. The party has put more Republicans on the LaSalle County Board since he got the post in 2014. That is often an indicator of how a party’s local ground game is going. But nationwide candidates like…read more »
The Marseilles Veterans of Foreign Wars Post honored Marseilles Police Detective Jacob Callahan for his service on an infant murder case. Post Commander Scott Buennemeyer and Marseilles Police Chief Jim Hovious presented a certificate to Detective Callahan at City Council Wednesday. Hovious says Callahan is an asset to the Police Department. Callahan says he’s humbled…read more »
There’ll be a few more stop signs in Ottawa within a few weeks. In some places, it’s harder to see than it used to be, so drivers will be given stop signs so they can take more time to look. City Commissioner James Less says yield signs will be taken away from some places on…read more »
One aspect of Marseilles Fun Days is coming back with a bang this year. Fun Days Committee Chairwoman Kathryn Strottner said at city council Wednesday it’s been eight years since the last time there were fireworks at Fun Days for the sesquicentennial celebration. Committee Member Cheryl Gray says they are selling $5 raffle tickets at…read more »
Nicor Gas says it will cut the gas distribution rates it charges customers. The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a cut worth $43.6 million starting this month. Nicor says it’s because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 lowering its annual tax expenses. The typical residential customer will save $1.73 per month according…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.