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Authorities Still Seeking Suspect Who Fled into a Cornfield Last Week

Tri-Dent and local authorities are still seeking a suspect who fled on foot after a traffic stop Thursday near the Bureau/LaSalle County Line on I-80. A vehicle driven by 26-year-old Hector M. Escoto-Ledesma, of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, was stopped for a traffic violation when a drug-sniffing dog detected narcotics. Tri-Dent Agents attempted to search the vehicle…read more »

Riverfest parade entry, school bus pulling float with Mario, Pekachu characters

Good weather and good crowd for Riverfest parade

It was cloudy, but it didn’t rain for the Riverfest parade. The temperature was about 71 degrees. Those are just some of the things people on Ottawa’s west side liked Sunday. There were 66 entries for the 45-minute parade. This year’s route went on Madison to Fulton to Lafayette St. It skipped downtown LaSalle St.…read more »

OFD high school logos - padded version because Triton can't handle thumbnail decently

Fire truck sports high school logos

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 »

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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