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The number of current coronavirus cases continues a slow drop in LaSalle County while the number of fatal cases continues a slow climb. The LaSalle County Health Department Monday reported a man in his 60’s and a woman in her 90’s died of the virus. They bring the fatal count to 275. There are 2,561…read more »
The Adam Kinzinger Congressional campaign has hired a new press assistant. Matthew Rodenwald worked for the Illinois Opportunity Project, which worked to defeat the progressive income tax on Illinois ballots. Among the things Rodenwald works on for the Kinzinger campaign will be the Country 1st movement. Kinzinger has run afoul of Republicans who are loyal…read more »
Someone was going around knocking on doors at 2am today in Peru. Police are wondering if the person had anything to do with some vehicle burglaries in the area. Deputy Police Chief Bob Pyszka says the person ran from police in the 2800 block of 2nd St. and got away. Then police looked around the…read more »
Improvements will be made at Veterans Park in Peru for the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp baseball team. Prospect League Commissioner Dennis Bastien says fans will feel that things are getting professional. The team is moving to Peru this season, and the first games are in late May. Who pays for the upgrades at Veterans Park…read more »
Scholarship applications are available now for the Joseph J. Hohner Scholarship for the 2021 to 2022 school year. Hohner was a doctor in Ottawa. He died 49 years ago and left a half-million dollars to provide interest income for scholarships to support full time higher education students who live in LaSalle County. Most of the…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.