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Nuclear reactor off again for more maintenance

LaSalle Station’s Unit 1 nuclear reactor is off again. It was turned on just last week after a little more than three weeks off for planned maintenance and refueling. Exelon Generation says it turned off the reactor Thursday morning for work on a valve. Unit 2 is unaffected.read more »

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Vodden still missing

After two days of searching in Lauderdale County Tennessee, Stanley Vodden, of Mendota, still hasn’t been found. The search continues Friday. Vodden’s vehicle was found Tuesday in back flood waters. The 67-year-old Vodden was heading back to Mendota from Destin, Florida, but never made it back.read more »

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Ottawa to try again to sell abandoned house

Ottawa City Hall will try again to sell the deteriorating but possibly salvageable house it owns at 703 E. Joliet St. Nobody bid on it at an auction last month. The minimum bid was $8,000 as required under a state law calling for 80% of the appraised value. City Attorney Christina Cantlin is recommending a…read more »

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Seneca High looking for two security monitors

The Seneca High School Board wants to improve security. Supt. Jim Carlson says the school will hire two security monitors. The monitors won’t be armed guards. They’ll make sure the school district is following its own policies such as having locked doors and keeping tabs on visitors. The Parkland, Florida shooting prompted the decision.read more »

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Freedom Fest planning well underway

The Marseilles City Council is being updated on plans for Freedom Fest which is set for June 16. After being cancelled last year and having a rocky start coming back, things are coming together for the annual festival. City Commissioner Bobby Kaminski is acting as liaison between the Freedom Fest Committee and the city council.…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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