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Jill Bernal

House candidate calls budget a step in the right direction

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 »

Ottawa Fire Department boat for sale

Ottawa Fire Department’s old boat is for sale

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 »


LaSalle Building New Display for 1928 Fire Truck

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 »


Ottawa Family Arrested on Drug Charges

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 »

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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