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Ottawa fire fighters found a carbon monoxide problem inside the TPM Stems building on LaSalle St. Wednesday. A person who lives in the apartment upstairs called to report a CO alarm going off. The fire department found some CO there and a lot more in the basement where there are two water heaters it could…read more »
Marseilles Fire Chief Michael Garrison announced at City Council Wednesday that the department is getting a better fire insurance rating as of November. The fire protection district was upgraded to a “class four” rating, up from a “class five,” by the Insurance Services Office. Chief Garrison says the rating is based on many factors. Garrison…read more »
McClure Engineering is being hired to do the final engineering work for putting water back into the Illinois and Michigan Canal in Ottawa. The National Guard will give the canal a new contour next year so water can circulate for about seven blocks from Walnut St. to Guion. Mayor Bob Eschbach says the work to…read more »
The Ottawa Police Department is getting ready for Riverfest, which kicks off Wednesday. Like most downtown festivals, Riverfest will cause some traffic congestion. Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roalson says that dealing with parking issues is especially challenging. He said the goal is keep people safe on the roads and to get them to the Riverfest…read more »
A couple of things have come up for lawyers to look over before transferring the Reddick Mansion to the Reddick Mansion Association. Association president Lorraine McCallister says one of them is about whether the prevailing wage rule governing the price of labor will apply to restoration work there. Another is whether the contract award is…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.