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New mattresses needed at PADS shelters

Some vinyl covered mattresses need replacement at the Illinois Valley PADS homeless shelters. Executive Director Carol Alcorn says seven are needed. They cost $75 each. They’ll come from Marr-Sales Mattress. Alcorn says if you’re with a church or other group that wants to help, sponsoring a mattress replacement could be a great project for you.read more »


Driver Missing After Sunday Crash Found and Identified

The man missing after a two-vehicle crash Sunday has been found and identified as William H. Hardee of Naplate. He was picked up by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning on Gardener Road and taken to Morris Hospital for treatment. The accident occurred on Route 170 between N. 13th Road and the LaSalle-Livingston line…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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