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A power outage caused some inconvenience on Ottawa’s north side and numerous other places in central LaSalle County last night. A person got stuck in an elevator at Hampton Inn when the outage happened. Ottawa fire fighters got the person out and closed the elevator again. Corn Belt Energy says an outage affected 496 of…read more »
Poker runs and raffles in rural LaSalle County are now subject to licensing. County Board Chairman Jerry Hicks says the county will charge $25 per license and keep records about what was raffled and how much revenue an organization got for it. Hicks says it’s something the state requires. Having a poker run or raffle without…read more »
Part of a sundial installed on the Ottawa Boat Club property in 1918 is still there. But part is missing. Molly Perrot from the Ottawa Historic Preservation Commission would like to find it and put it back in time for the state’s bicentennial in 2018. The sundial also commemorated Abraham Lincoln’s brief military service. He…read more »
Democrat candidate for Governor Ameya Pawar is holding a Town Hall meeting in Ottawa Thursday at the VFW. The event was originally going to be at Skydive Chicago. The town hall is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be streamed online to several other locations across the state. Spokesman for the Pawar Campaign Tom Elliott…read more »
Ed Hand Rd. is open again after a reconstruction job. The LaSalle County Board last night approved a resolution banning parking anywhere along the highway. Highway Engineer Larry Kinzer says with the redesign, parking isn’t a good idea anywhere on the entire stretch from Illinois 71 to Oglesby. He believes past parking problems for canoers…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.