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Kids will have a chance to learn about recycling and composting on Saturday April, 21 at Washington Park in downtown Ottawa from 10 to noon. Event Coordinator Annette Barr with Ottawa Indivisible: Barr says that people at the event will also do up-cycling crafts. That’s when discarded items are repurposed into something useful. Ottawa Indivisible…read more »
An Ottawa woman is getting a big bonus from the Illinois lottery. Kathy Ulrich bought a winning Crossword ticket worth $50,000. She got it from Herman’s Package Store in Ottawa. The store will get a $500 bonus for selling the ticket or 1% of the prize amount. Ulrich said it was a shock to win.read more »
Anyone who needs a smoke alarm can get one on Saturday, May 5. Illinois River Valley Red Cross Executive Director Ken Cozzi explains: They’ll be going door-to-door in Marseilles, Naplate, Ottawa, and Streator from nine to four. Volunteers will also work with people to make a fire escape plan. If people aren’t available on May…read more »
St. Sen. Tim Bivins thinks legislators should be prohibited from serving on the Legislative Ethics Commission. He says that would preserve the victim’s voice by not letting the commission look like it’s for legislators to protect each other. The Dixon Republican spoke about his bill to make the change Tuesday to the Senate Task Force…read more »
St. Rep. Tom Demmer of Dixon wants to update the state’s Substance Use Disorder Act. He’s been working with the Department of Human Services on it. A bill approved by an Illinois House committee Tuesday has more than 500 pages of updates. The measure goes to the full Illinois House for consideration. Demmer spoke through…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.