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The Sandwich Fair Association has canceled the annual fair that has been held in Sandwich since the 1880’s due to coronavirus concerns. It was planned for September. A statement from the fair association says the decision is based on information from the DeKalb County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The announcement…read more »
In one week, Habitat for Humanity of LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam Counties wants to start its part of a rehab project on Ottawa’s west side. The home belongs to 34-year old Marine Corps veteran Jeremy Close. Floors, walls, and ceilings need to be installed. There’s also plumbing work to do. Executive Director Sally Van Cura…read more »
The LaSalle County Health Department says there are five new coronavirus cases in the county. The total is at 215. Recoveries remain at 151. Illinois announced 724 new cases on Tuesday and 23 new deaths. The state is up to 143,185 cases and 6,923 deaths.read more »
Illinois Senator doesn’t believe that President Trump wasn’t aware of bounties reportedly placed on U.S. troops
Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth is finding it hard to believe that President Trump was unaware of an alleged plot to put bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan by Russia. Duckworth says if the president’s staff didn’t tell him about it, it means they don’t trust him with the information. Duckworth says she knows of…read more »
16th Congressional District Congressional Candidate Dani Brzozowski says Republican Adam Kinzinger is covering for President Trump’s inaction to deal with a plot to encourage harm to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Kinzinger said in an interview with CNN Monday that the president wasn’t briefed on a report that Russia was putting bounties on U.S. troops. Brzozowski…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.