WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-01-30T04:57:06Z Country Showdown Returns To Rochelle 102.3 The Coyote will be one of the stations nationally to host The Country Showdown in 2015. It will be held Saturday June 6th at Paddock Hall (Abrahams bar & Grille) in Rochelle. The show starts at 1pm. The Coyote is looking for bands and soloi... 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161658 Teachers at Kishwaukee College in Malta have a new 3-year contract Teachers at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta have a new 3-year contract today. The proposal was ratified by both the Education Association along with the College Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Chairman of the Board, Bob Johnson, said that the... Jeff Leon 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161511 Bond set at $500,000 for Rochelle man following confrontation with a girl An Ogle County judge set bond at $500,000 yesterday for a Rochelle man following a confrontation with a girl. 27-year old Chris Texas has been arrested on the felony offense of aggravated battery to a child along with domestic battery. The victim s... Jeff Leon 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161585 Group home for girls closes in Rockford A troubled youth home is shutting down after an investigation revealed some the youth were being assaulted and turning to lives of prostitution. The Rock River Academy, in Rockford, housed female wards of the state, but they're voluntarily terminatin... Jeff Leon 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161586 Byron man back in court in sex abuse case A Byron man was back in Ogle County court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing in connection with a sexual abuse case. 21-year old Cody Logan has been charged with the Class 2 felony offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The alleged incident ... Jeff Leon 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161587 State lawmakers want more prison time for felons who carry a gun Lawmakers have their eyes on sentencing guidelines in Illinois. A new proposal would require felons to serve at least three years in prison if they're busted with a gun. And, they would have to serve at least 85-percent of their sentence before comin... Jeff Leon 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161590 Rochelle man arrested following confrontation with girl Local police have arrested a Rochelle man following an alleged altercation with a girl. 27-year old Chris Texas has been charged with the felony offense of aggravated battery and domestic battery. Rochelle police received word about the alleged inc... Jeff Leon 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161434 AFC school officials considering consolidation proposal Due to the lack of funding, officials in the AFC school district are considering a consolidation proposal that would move students out of the middle school in Franklin Grove into the 2 other schools in the district. The board talked about the propos... Jeff Leon 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161435 State lawmakers want lower penalties for pot possession Lawmakers are hoping to lower the penalties for people who get caught with weed. A new proposal would allow cops to write a 100-dollar ticket to anyone with less than 30-grams. The bill also aims to lower the penalty for anyone who's caught with just... Jeff Leon 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161439 Measles case confirmed in Illinois Someone in Illinois has come down with measles. Officials say someone in the Arlington Heights and Palatine area got sick earlier this month and tested positive for the disease. It's a highly contagious, potentially deadly, respiratory disease that c... Jeff Leon 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161437 Rochelle City Council meeting The purchase of a new fire truck, repairs for a water well, along with the communication plan for the city topped the discussion last night for the Rochelle Council.Only 4 city officials were present at the meeting. Councilmen Dave Eckhardt, Bil Haye... Jeff Leon 2015-01-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=160998 Freezing drizzle causes problems for area motorists on Monday Area police agencies along with fire department ambulances were kept busy yesterday afternoon and evening as roadways became slick due to freezing drizzle. There are no reports of any serious injuries from the accidents. Ogle County Sheriff's Polic... Jeff Leon 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161251 Kish teachers vote on contract today The Kishwaukee Community College Education Association will hold their contract ratification vote starting today. The process will take place over a 24 hour period. A tentative agreement was reached by bargaining teams on January 19th. Terms of the ... Jeff Leon 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161258 Future projects at Rochelle airport City officials in Rochelle are looking at future projects at the Municipal Airport that will bring additional planes to the Hub City. Last year, the runway was extended to just over 5,000 feet along with work on the taxiway at Koritz Field. During y... Jeff Leon 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161259 Problems continue for future pot facilities in Illinois There's more drama over the state's medical marijuana program. Reports indicate former Governor Pat Quinn didn't give companies the green light to grow and sell marijuana because many of the businesses had ties to politically connected lobbyists. In ... Jeff Leon 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161264 RTHS Chellettes qualify for their 3rd straight state finals in competitive dancing For the 3rd year in a row, the Rochelle Township High School Chellettes qualified for the Competitive Dance State Finals in Bloomington. The event will take place this Friday and Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum. RTHS finished in 5th place in ... Jeff Leon 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=160981 Oregon man arrested following alcohol related vehicle crash Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested an Oregon man last night following a single vehicle alcohol related crash. The accident took place a short time before 10:30 at the intersection of Route 26 and Haldane Road. Reports indicate that a car driven ... Jeff Leon 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161098 Banks' statue being moved for public memorial Chicago Cubs fans will get a chance to honor the late Ernie Banks this week when his statue is relocated downtown as a public memorial. The statue, which usually stands outside Wrigley Field, will be moved to Daley Plaza from Wednesday to Saturday to... Jeff Leon 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161096 Lawmakers looking to ban powdered alcohol in Illinois Powdered alcohol is creating a buzz in some areas across the nation, but Illinois lawmakers are taking steps to keep it off store shelves. State Senator Ira Silverstein has introduced a bill that would ban a product known as "Palcohol," which is supp... Jeff Leon 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161099 2 injured in fire related car crash in Ogle County 2 people suffered injuries yesterday evening following a 2-vehicle crash near Forreston in which 1 car started on fire. The collision occurred a short time after 6 at the intersection of Route 26 and Route 72, also known as Shannon Corners. Cars dr... Jeff Leon 2015-01-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=161000