WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-04-29T12:23:18Z Governor Rauner and Madigan talk about budget in Springfield The odds are still stacked against Illinois seeing a budget before the end of May. But at least the two most powerful men at the statehouse are talking again. Governor Rauner and House Speaker Mike Madigan met yesterday to talk about a budget. The g... 2017-04-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242677 Rochelle man pleads not guilty in sexual abuse case A Rochelle man has pled not guilty in Ogle County court involving an alleged sexual abuse incident that took place in 2015. 50-year old Don LaDew has been charged with 7 counts of the Class 2 felony offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The ... Jeff Leon 2017-04-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242678 Rockford doctor sentenced to prison A Rockford doctor accused of sexually abusing patients is heading to prison for Medicare fraud. Dr. Charles DeHaan was sentenced yesterday to nine years and ordered to pay two-point-seven-million-dollars in restitution. Federal prosecutors claim the... 2017-04-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242679 Rochelle Police K-9 event scheduled for Saturday The Rochelle Police Department will hold their fund raising event tomorrow for the K-9 program. T-Byrd Lanes in Rochelle will host the activities. Area residents bowl 3 games. There will be a silent auction along with a 50/50 raffle. All of the mon... Jeff Leon 2017-04-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242681 Cause of death of Joliet township girl is pending Will County Sheriff's police say the Joliet Township home where a 16-month-old girl was found dead Wednesday night was in deplorable condition and was occupied by a shifting group of five to 15 people police call "squatters." An autopsy is underway ... 2017-04-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242680 Rochelle elementary board holds reorganizational meeting The Rochelle elementary board held their reorganizational meeting yesterday evening as the winners from the Consolidated Election were sworn into their position as school officials. The board members beginning 4-year terms were Shirley Reif, Trisha ... Jeff Leon 2017-04-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242555 Ogle County Sheriff's Police investigate fatal crash Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash this week which claimed the life of a Rockford man. 51-year old William Wise was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports indicate that on Tuesday night at around 8:30, Wise... Jeff Leon 2017-04-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242579 Byron teen pleads not guilty in sexual assault case A Byron teen pled not guilty in Ogle County court yesterday in connection with an alleged sexual assault incident that took place last month. 19-year old Keinen Neubert has been charged with the Class 1 felony of predatory criminal sexual assault of... Jeff Leon 2017-04-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242580 Rochelle park officials approve new liability insurance coverage Park officials in Rochelle have made a change for the first time in 16 years in the coverage involving liability insurance. During a special meeting yesterday evening, the board approved the proposal from PDRMA at a yearly premium of $32,000. This i... Jeff Leon 2017-04-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242554 Mahoney receives award Congratulations go out today for Oregon School Superintendent Dr. Tom Mahoney who was recently named the 2017 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the Northwest region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators. Mahoney was 1... 2017-04-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242582 Counterfeit money showing up in Rochelle Rochelle police received another report of a counterfeit 100 dollar bill showing up at a local business. Police say that the bills are washed 20 dollar bills which are reprinted as 100 dollar bills. Detection pens will show that the bill is real. P... Jeff Leon 2017-04-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242487 Whiteside County deputy ticketed in fatal crash A Whiteside County deputy has been ticketed following a fatal crash last summer which left a Morrison man dead who was riding a motorcycle. Deputy Jeffrey Wunderlich has been ticketed for making an improper left turn and turning the wrong way on a o... 2017-04-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242491 The Bishop Hill Heritage Association Gets Grants From Two Foundations The Bishop Hill Heritage Association is pleased to announce the gift of $50,000 from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. This funding will be used to help restore the exterior of the 1851 Carpenter Shop, one of the oldest remaining Colony brick b... 2017-04-26T23:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242552 Rochelle elementary board holds reorganizational meeting today The Rochelle elementary board will hold a reorganizational meeting this evening at 5. The gathering takes place at the Rochelle Middle School media center. The swearing in of the winners from the Consolidated Election will take place. The board mem... Jeff Leon 2017-04-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242492 Rochelle park officials meet in special session this evening Park officials in Rochelle will meet in special session this evening at 5:30 in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The discussion will include the liability insurance for the park district. The board is considering 2 proposals. The hiring of a lega... Jeff Leon 2017-04-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242493 Illinois lawmakers talk about taxpayer funded abortions The political showdown over taxpayer funded abortions is a step closer to reality. Democrats in the Illinois House yesterday muscled through a plan to have the state pay millions of dollars for state employees and women on Medicaid to have abortions.... 2017-04-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242496 Rochelle officials approve agreement with Gredco involving city railroad A railroad revenue agreement between the city and Gredco along with sewer work this fall topped the discussion last night for officials in Rochelle.The council approved a proposal from Gredco in which they would share the revenue brought in from the ... Jeff Leon 2017-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242365 Sexual abuse charges filed against Rochelle man Ogle County officials have filed charges against a Rochelle man in connection with a sexual abuse incident that allegedly took place in 2015. 50-year old Don LaDew has been charged with 7 counts of the Class 2 felony offense of aggravated criminal s... Jeff Leon 2017-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242397 Open house held for 2 city officials in Rochelle (Kathy Hollonbeck, Mayor Chet Olson, and Dave Eckhardt) A farewell open house was held yesterday for 2 Rochelle city officials as their term on the council comes to an end on April 30th. Dave Eckhardt and Kathy Hollonbeck decided not to run for a... Jeff Leon 2017-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242364 Fire at Rochelle's ethanol plant this morning Departments from Rochelle and Steward responded to a fire early this morning at the Illinois River Energy ethanol plant on the south side of the Hub City. The call came in a short time after 4AM. The facility is located on the 19 hundred block of St... Jeff Leon 2017-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=242402