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The Ottawa Fire Department is showing its support for both high schools in town. The Marquette and Ottawa High logos are on the new fire truck. Chief Steve Haywood says he contacted people at each school. To avoid stirring up rivalry, you’ll see both logos on both sides of the truck. And Haywood says it…read more »
A few times now, it’s been found that there’s more to clean up at the old Ottawa Central School site by the Illinois River. Mayor Bob Eschbach is pretty sure though, the only thing left is cleaning coal tar out of an old raceway that used to be next to where the Central School track…read more »
Several street and highway closures are planned for various reasons Monday, August 7 The 100 block of W. Madison St. in Ottawa will be closed for sewer repair Monday. City hall says there’ll be a lane closure on Columbus St. in that area. E. Main St. in Ottawa will be resurfaced starting Monday. City Hall…read more »
Cong. Adam Kinzinger says Congress overwhelmingly passed sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea in what’s probably the most bipartisan vote he’s ever seen. He hopes people from all across the political spectrum can work together on tax reform next. The Channahon Republican wants to simplify the income tax code. He says imagine how much…read more »
Cong. Adam Kinzinger is one of the 43 members of what’s called the Problem Solvers Caucus—an almost equal number of Republicans and Democrats coming up with their own fix for the Obama health care law. He says although it’s not what he would have supported had he been in office when it passed, he wouldn’t…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.