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State Senator Sue Rezin, of Morris, is voicing her support of GOP Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the Senate’s School Funding bill. In a statement Tuesday, Rezin said that Rauner’s changes divert money from Chicago Public Schools to the rest of state. She says that her district would also see more funding as a…read more »
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 »
United Way of Eastern Lasalle County is taking applications for its Labor of Love Program. The annual housing program is in its twenty sixth year. Executive Director Shelli Ocepek explains: The repairs are made at no cost to the homeowner. Ocepek said that they look for homes where damage is causing a health hazard for…read more »
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 »
Fire fighters evacuated the area around Paintball Bunker in the 600 block of W. Madison St. in Ottawa Saturday morning. A natural gas leak filled the basement and first floor with gas. Nicor tracked the problem to the valves allowing gas to the furnace and water heater.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.