WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-12-10T08:41:34Z 6 to 10 inches of snow is expected to hit the area this weekend The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 3 this afternoon until Sunday evening at 6. Snow will hit the area this afternoon with accumulation up to an inch. A total of 3 to 5 inches of snow will fall on Northe... 2016-12-10T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231563 Rochelle man back in court for an arraignment in sexual abuse case A Rochelle man appeared in Ogle County court Friday for an arraignment in connection with an alleged sexual abuse incident that took place last week. 30-year old Faustino Ramirez has been arrested on the Class 2 felony offense of aggravated criminal... Jeff Leon 2016-12-10T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231564 State budget problems hurting Rochelle in economic development The lack of a state budget has had an impact on the City of Rochelle when it comes to economic development. The stopgap budget comes to an end on December 31st as top lawmakers along with the Governor still can not come to an agreement on the number... Jeff Leon 2016-12-10T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231568 Judge sets bond at $100,000 for Rochelle woman in drug arrest An Ogle County judge set bond at $100,000 Friday for a Rochelle woman after being arrested on drug charges Thursday afternoon following a traffic stop. 48-year old Shelli DeLatorre was arrested on the charge of unlawful possession of a controlled su... Jeff Leon 2016-12-10T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231565 2 water main breaks in Rochelle RMU received word Friday morning of 2 water main breaks in the Hub City. 1 took place on Turkington Terrace near Alfano's Pizzeria and Italien Restaurant and the other in the 300 block of Irene Avenue. RMU fixed the water main break on Irene Avenue... 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231491 Byron teen pleads guilty in sexual assault incident A Byron teen pled guilty in Ogle County court yesterday after being arrested in a sexual assault incident that took place in May at the Nash recreation Center in Oregon.19-year old Robert Swanson has been charged with the Class "X" felony offense of ... Jeff Leon 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231436 Rochelle woman arrested on drug charges following traffic stop A Rochelle woman was arrested yesterday afternoon on drug charges following a traffic stop in the 400 block of 4th Avenue. 48-year old Shelli DeLatorre was arrested on the charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernali... Jeff Leon 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231458 2 injured in Rochelle car crash 2 people suffered injuries yesterday morning following a 2-vehicle crash in Rochelle. The accident took place at around 8AM on Dement Road near Route 38. A car driven by 26-year old Anna Sexton of Rochelle was traveling northbound on Dement Road an... 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231459 Petitions for Consolidated Election can be filed starting on Monday Residents in Ogle and Lee counties who want their name on the April 4th, 2017 Consolidated Election ballot can begin to file their petitions on Monday. The final day the petitions need to be turned in is Monday, December 19th. Races include City an... Jeff Leon 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231461 Board OK's emergency funds for community colleges Help is on the way for some community colleges in the state. The board in charge of those schools has approved sending out three-million-dollars in emergency funds to schools across the state to tide them over while lawmakers haggle over a state budg... 2016-12-09T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231460 2 killed in I-39 crash this morning south of Rochelle (Updated) Illinois State Police have arrested a Tennessee man on alcohol charges after the 2005 Chevy Trailblazer he was driving struck an abandoned semi-tractor trailer truck parked  along I-39 south of Rochelle early yesterday morning in which 2 people ... Jeff Leon 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231242 LOTS receives state funds Services will continue for area residents from the Lee-Ogle Transportation System after the organization received state funds yesterday. LOTS received $247,000 from bills owed by the state that involves the 4th quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. This ... 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231366 Economic development looks good in Rochelle City officials in Rochelle appear to be satisfied with economic growth for the past 12 months and what looks ahead for 2017. During yesterday's program "Let The People know", Gredco Director Jason Anderson talked about some of the projects that have... Jeff Leon 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231370 No meeting today in Chicago involving state budget Governor Rauner says he's not going to talk about a state budget until he sees what statehouse Democrats want. The governor yesterday canceled today's meeting in Chicago with top lawmakers. Rauner's office says until there's a plan to discuss, there... 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231368 ComEd, Exelon win dual rate hikes ComEd and its parent company Exelon are both reaching into consumers' pockets after a pair of government actions yesterday. The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved ComEd's request for a five-percent increase in their delivery charge, boosting ... 2016-12-08T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231369 Creston officials concerend about Cell 1 at the Rochelle landfill Village officials in Creston are concerned with the future of Cell 1 at the Rochelle landfill. The original plan was to dig up the area and place a liner to prevent any leakage. Board President Tom Byro said last night that Waste Connections wants t... Jeff Leon 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231244 No progress being made in state budget talks Illinois' top Republicans and top Democrats are demanding the other side deliver a budget. And both are refusing to be the first. Legislative leaders ended their latest meeting with Governor Rauner yesterday no closer to a state budget. Illinois' st... 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231245 Exelon law to be signed today by the Governor Governor Bruce Rauner likes the Exelon legislation that saves two nuclear power plants in the state so much, he's going to sign the law twice. The governor will start the day in the Quad Cities. He's expected to sign the law that trades job security... 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231246 Chicago's top cop says city is not overrun with violence Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is taking issue with the public perception that the city is overrun by gun violence and murder. Johnson told an audience at the City Club of Chicago that the city is not out of control, but says there are ... 2016-12-07T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231247 Gouker re-elected as Ogle County board chairman (Ceremony for Ogle County board members following November General Election) Kim Gouker of Byron was elected for a third term as the Ogle County board chairman last night. The vote was 17-7 in favor of Gouker. Dorothy Bowers of Byron had also be... Jeff Leon 2016-12-05T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=231080