WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-09-01T01:35:51Z Climate March makes a stop in Rochelle "The Great March for Climate Action" is in Rochelle today as between 30 to 35 people between to age group of 2 to 77 years old have a message to send. The walk began in Los Angeles last March and plans to come to an end with a rally November 1st in ... Jeff Leon 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141874 Area scam Rockford Police are alerting the local community about a home repair scam. The suspects normally target elderly people with offers to repair their chimney or roofs. The fraudsters then claim they have worked for the victims in the past and then deman... Jeff Leon 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141831 Rochelle police investigate battery this morning Rochelle police are investigating a fight which took place this morning in which the male victim was struck in the head with a beer bottle. The altercation took place in a car on South Main Street a short time before 1am. The victim received treatme... Jeff Leon 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141834 Creston board meeting on Tuesday Storm drainage repairs, tipping fee disbursement from the landfill, and parks in the village tops the discussion tomorrow night for officials in Creston. The board meeting begins at 7 in the village hall building. Committee reports are also on the ... Jeff Leon 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141839 Shoppers hitting the stores this Labor Day weekend Consumers are taking advantage of Labor Day sales. A recent survey has found nearly 65-percent of Americans are shopping during the holiday weekend, which is an increase from last year's 59-percent. Most of the increase is coming from people looking ... Jeff Leon 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141841 Governor Quinn will live on a tight budget this week Governor Quinn is on a very tight budget this week. He's planning to live on just 79-dollars until Saturday. That's the estimated amount that minimum wage workers have left over once they pay taxes, rent, and the cost of transportation. Quinn has bee... Jeff Leon 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141837 Leaf River woman escapes serious injuries following car crash A Leaf River woman escaped serious injuries yesterday morning following a 1 vehicle roll over crash in Ogle County. The accident took place a short time after 7am in the 14 thousand block of west Route 72. Reports indicate that 44-year old Dawn Plo... Jeff Leon 2014-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141763 3 hurt in head-on crash in Lee County 2 area residents suffered serious injuries yesterday morning following a 2-vehicle head-on collision south of Sublete near the LaSalle and Lee County line. Reports indicate that 44-year old Bennie Sumner of Mendota was southbound on Route 52 near Ce... Jeff Leon 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141688 Holiday travel in Illinois People who are hitting the road for the holiday won't have to worry about too much construction. IDOT says they're lifting all non-emergency road work for the weekend. That'll help reduce some of the congestion and improve traffic flow. The construct... Jeff Leon 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141579 Gas prices cheaper this Labor Day weekend Holiday drivers are catching a break at the pumps this Labor Day weekend.  "GasBuddy" Co-Founder Jason Toews  says prices have only gone up half-a-cent leading into the holiday weekend.  The national average is hovering around three-42... Jeff Leon 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141692 Cheese Recall You might want to check that cheese slice before you throw it on your burger this Labor Day weekend. Kraft is recalling more than 76-hundred cases of its American Singles because a supplier failed to store an ingredient at the proper temperature.&nbs... Jeff Leon 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141693 Fracking regulations set for Illinois The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has finally released the set of proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Environmentalists have criticized draft versions of the rules as being too lenient, while industry gro... Jeff Leon 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141694 Davis Junction teen arrest following residential burglary (Updated) An Ogle County judge set bond at $30,000 yesterday for a Davis Junction teen following a residential burglary that took place in the village on Wednesday.19-year old Jose Ramos has been charged with the Class 1 felony offense.Ogle County Sheriff's Po... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141411 Rail service in Rockford on schedule It looks like it's all systems go for proposed Amtrak rail service between Rockford and Chicago. Illinois Department of Transportation official John Oimoen attended a status hearing this week and said that there's been great progress on the project i... Jeff Leon 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141587 IRS scam hits Illinois The Illinois Attorney General's Office issued a new warning this week about a phone scam that's trying to con people out of money. Lisa Madigan says her office has had a number of complaints in recent weeks of scammers claiming to be with the IRS. Th... Jeff Leon 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141585 Teachers strike ends in Galesburg School will be in session this morning in Galesburg now that a teachers strike of more than two weeks has ended. The final sticking point regarding recall rights for laid off instructors has been resolved. The four-year contract was ratified by the t... Jeff Leon 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141586 Anderson believes "Branding" would be good for Rochelle The phrase "Branding" has been used during the past several months in Rochelle dealing with a new image for the community. Roger Brooks International has been hired at a cost of $100,000 in an attempt to bring in new businesses and have more people ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141410 Police increase patrols for the holiday weekend Police are beefing up their patrols now through the holiday weekend. The end of summer push will focus on catching drunk drivers, people who are speeding, and those who aren't strapped in. Drivers can expect to see extra patrols on the streets and mo... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141413 Tollway officials expect record numbers this holiday weekend The Illinois Tollway is expecting the busiest Labor Day weekend in its history, spurred in part by gas prices that are a dime lower than a year ago. The tollway could see seven-point-two-million drivers this weekend, a two-percent increase from last ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141412 Fire at BP facility BP has issued a statement following an explosion and subsequent fire at their oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana last night. A company spokesperson says around 9 p.m., "the refinery experienced an operational incident on a process unit on the north end... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141418