WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-07-28T09:31:23Z Investigation Into Rockford Man's Death Authorities are investigating the death of a man who died following a struggle with deputies in rural Rockford.  Officials say 58 year old John Heffran became combative Tuesday night during a welfare check on Old River Road.  He fell uncons... 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219923 Ogle County Arrests Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 35 year old Francisco Felipe of Dixon following a traffic stop for speeding on Route 38 near Rochelle on Tuesday.  Felipe was charged with Driving Without a Valid Drivers License.  Felipe was tr... 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219885 Davis Junction Man Faces Child Sex Charge A Davis Junction man was arrested Tuesday by Ogle County Sheriff's Detectives for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class X Felony.  46 year old Richard Burtch was taken to the Ogle County Jail and is being held without bond pendin... 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219884 Gas Leak in Rochelle A gas leak yesterday on North 8th Street and Tilton Park Lane kept the Rochelle Fire Department on the scene for about 4 hours.  A contractor was working in the area and noticed that an old gas line was leaking.  Nicor fixed the leak. ... 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219883 Teen Pleads Guilty in Concealing Rockford Girl's Death A teenager is pleading guilty to concealing the death of a Rockford girl.  The "Rockford Register Star" reports the 16-year-old entered the plea in Winnebago County juvenile court yesterday.  She was arrested after Andreayah McBain's charre... 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219882 Woman Shot in Rockford  An investigation is underway after a woman was shot in Rockford.  Police say the victim was wounded twice in the back Monday night in the 18-hundred block of Parmele Street.  She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.  Au... 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219880 Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Whiteside County A Morrison man died from injuries following a two vehicle accident at 10:22 Monday night on Route 30 at Emerson Road.  Illinois State Police report that a Whiteside County Sheriff's Office squad car driven by 33 year old Jeffrey Wunderlich was t... 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219815 Rochelle Accident Injures Three Three people were injured following a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Rt. 38 and Caron Road in Rochelle yesterday afternoon around 3 o'clock.  The Rochelle Police Department reports that a vehicle driven by 78 year old Mavis Wesson o... 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219799 Hillcrest Hit and Run Accident The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department investigated a report of a hit and run crash that occurred on Powers Road in Hillcrest Monday morning just before noon.  Deputies learned that a person driving a red Chevrolet pickup truck had lost cont... 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219798 Rochelle Council Meeting The Rochelle City Council met last night and approved an Ordinance updating the Flood Hazard Area Development of the Rochelle Municipal Code, including updated Flood insurance Rate Maps.  This project began in 2009, and after several years of en... 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219797 I-88 Crash Kills 6 Year Old A six-year-old boy is dead following a crash in west suburban North Aurora.  Police say two vehicles collided and rolled over last night on I-88 near Randall Road.  Several people were hurt including the child who died at the hospital.&nbsp... 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219796 4 Arrested in Rockford Sex Crime  Four men arrested in Rockford are accused of trying to buy sex from people they thought were children.  Officials say authorities conducted four separate sting operations recently at Rockford-area hotels.  The suspects were brought in... 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219795 Another Violent Weekend in Chicago Another violent weekend in Chicago means the number of shooting victims this year has climbed to nearly 23-hundred.  Five people were killed and 42-others wounded this weekend, according to the "Chicago Tribune." So far this year, the number of ... 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219794 DeKalb Bank Robbed Friday  A search is underway to find a man who robbed a Dekalb bank while wearing a wolf mask.  The FBI says the robbery happened Friday afternoon at a Fifth Third Bank branch on Sycamore Road.  The suspect was armed with a handgun.  He ... 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219657 Ogle County Arrests An Iowa man was arrested after Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in  White Pines State Park Sunday morning around 10:20.   45 year old David Westmoreland of Des Moines was arrested for Driving on a Suspended... 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219656 Indiana Men Arrested in Lee County Two Indiana men face multiple charges following their arrest Friday morning in Lee County.  According to a press release from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a residentail burglary at 577 Van Petten Road near Harmon at 8:3... 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219654 Ogle County Accidents One person was injured following a two vehicle crash at 4002 North Town Hall Road Sunday afternoon at 3:16.  The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and Mt Morris Fire Department were dispatched to the scene where a  vehicle driven by 18 yea... 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219653 1 more day for the heat advisory in the area The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 11 this morning until 7 this evening for the area. The high temperature today will be in the upper 80's. The peak heat index will be between 98 and 103 this afternoon. The low tonight wil... Jeff Leon 2016-07-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219580 Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for Monday night The Rochelle City Council will meet in regular session Monday evening at 7 with a light agenda. The discussion includes the flood maps approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the appointment of 2 people to the Utility Advisory Board.... 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219542 Polo man back in court in sexual abuse case A Polo man was back in Ogle County court on Friday for an arraignment involving a sexual abuse case. 36-year old Steven Johnson was arrested last week on the felony offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse along with domestic battery. The allege... Jeff Leon 2016-07-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=219541