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Illinois House candidate Jill Bernal says approving a budget last week was a step in the right direction. The LaSalle Democrat says thanks to the Democrats and Republicans who came together and put politics aside so they could put the people first. Democrats and some Republicans voted to override Gov. Rauner’s vetoes of a taxing…read more »
The Ottawa Fire Department has a new rescue boat, so it’s selling its old boat. Deputy Fire Chief Andy Borkowski says City Hall is taking bids until 10am Monday, July 17. It’s an 18-foot 1988 aluminum Lund Alaskan with a 40-horsepower motor and trailer. Borkowski says the motor runs, but it needs work. He says…read more »
The City of LaSalle is trying to show more people its antique 1928 American LaFrance ladder truck. The truck is currently housed on display in the public works building. LaSalle Mayor Jeff Grove: The new building will feature three glass walls so the antique engine will be easy to see. Grove says the city has…read more »
58-year-old Janice S. Douglas, 37-year-old Adair F. Douglas, and 29-year-old Kale D. Owens were arrested on drug charges in Ottawa Tuesday. Adair Douglas and Kale Owens are brothers and Janice Douglas is their mother. The arrest follows an investigation of heroin being sold out of their homes on Chestnut Street and the Housing Authority’s Fox…read more »
The LaSalle County Democrats are still selling tickets for their annual summer picnic. The picnic’s this Sunday, July 16 from noon to 6pm at Shabbona Park. The party’s promising a family friendly day of entertainment and talks from candidates.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.