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LaSalle County reaches 275 coronavirus fatalities

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 »

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Kinzinger Congressional campaign hires new press assistant

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 »

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.

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