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OSF Center for Health renovations begin

Part of the parking lot at the OSF Center for Health in Streator is closed. The hospital system says part of the main parking lot on the north side is closed because of a demolition project. OSF is asking that people who don’t have trouble walking from the parking lots farther away park in those…read more »

Police Cordon

Man found dead in Streator parking lot

Streator police don’t believe foul play was involved in a 47-year old man’s death early Tuesday morning. The man’s body was found in a parking lot in the 2100 block of N. Bloomington St. Someone called police at about 4:30 to report a possible death. The man’s name hasn’t been provided yet.read more »


April is Safe Digging Month

April is Safe Digging Month. Nicor Spokesman Bernie Anderson is reminding people to check for utilities before starting those spring projects. JULIE stands for Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators, a free service that marks utility lines for contractors or homeowners reached by calling 8-1-1. JULIE needs at least 48-hours to properly mark underground gas…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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