WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-10-21T04:34:32Z Enrollment numbers increase at RTHS Rochelle Township High School Superintendent Jamie Craven Enrollment increased by 35 students this fall at Rochelle Township High School as the numbers were talked about last night during the board meeting. This fall, 957 students attend RTHS. With... Jeff Leon 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148896 Ogle County board meets this evening The Ogle County board is scheduled to hear a report this evening dealing with the tow fee funding involving the sheriff's department. A company from Naperville, Sikich LLP, is being paid $15,000 to look into the tow fees from 2012 to the present tim... Jeff Leon 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148897 Flagg-Rochelle Community Park board meeting Park officials in Rochelle heard an update report last night on the possibility of having a YMCA in the Hub City. Noah Carmichael and Dan Lundquist gave the presentation. If the facility is built, it would be a branch location tied into the DeKalb f... Jeff leon 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148898 Final debate last night in Governor's race Governor Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner didn't present any new ideas in their final debate before the election. In fact, it was pretty much a boxing match between the two last night. Quinn repeatedly blasted Rauner on his failed busines... Jeff Leon 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148899 Police investigate attacks on the U of I campus in Champaign Champaign and University of Illinois police are urging people to travel in twos after violent attacks on campus. The two law enforcement departments say they're working closely to come up with ways to counter the recent crime wave. Over the past two ... Jeff Leon 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148902 Interview with The Tim Dorgan and Cheryl Johnson of VCCT re: The Glass Menagerie We also spoke this morning with Tim and Cheryl of VCCT about their upcoming production of the Tennessee Williams play, 'The Glass Menagerie'. The show will run from October 24th to November 1st... Find out more details in the audio provided... [audi... Jay Burlison 2014-10-20T19:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148780 Interview with Janet Stewart and Michelle LaPage of Rochelle Community Hospital This morning I spoke with Janet and Michelle about some upcoming events at the Rochelle Community Hospital. . . Get to know Michelle as she is a new face at RCH! Take a listen... [audio:JanetStewartRCH.mp3]Michelle and Janet[/audio] Jay Burlison 2014-10-20T18:15:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148773 Rochelle park officials meet this evening Park officials in Rochelle will meet early this evening as they plan to talk about personnel. The gathering will take place at 6 in the Council Chamber's at City Hall. The monthly meeting will begin at 6:30. The discussion will include an update rep... Jeff Leon 2014-10-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148631 Road closure for Rochelle this week Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that Creston Road, east of I-39 at Swamp Road, will be closed to traffic on Wednesday in order to perform pavement restoration work in the area. Countryside drainage contractors will be performing t... Jeff Leon 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148568 Early voting starts today for November 4th General Election Early voting gets underway today.  Registered voters who want to skip the lines on Election Day can head to their County Clerk's office to cast their ballot.  Grace period registration is also underway.  Anyone who missed the registrat... Jeff Leon 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148565 RTHS board scheduled to meet tonight The Rochelle Township High School board will meet in monthly session tonight at 7 with several items on the agenda. The discussion will include a transportation facility report, resignations and employment in the district, along with enrollment in t... Jeff Leon 2014-10-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148632 Lawsuit filed dealing with fracking issue in Southern Illinois A group of about a dozen landowners from Southern Illinois is suing the state, claiming the Quinn Administration is dragging its feet on awarding permits for hydraulic fracking. Individual landowners stand to make thousands of dollars once they are a... Jeff Leon 2014-10-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148633 Cause of death for Chief Farringer remains unknown at this time The cause of death remains unknown at this time for Ashton Police Chief Darrell Farringer. An autopsy was performed yesterday in Lee County. The cause of death may be determine when results come back from the toxicology report in a couple of weeks.... Jeff Leon 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148562 Chicago has Ebola plan in place After meeting with cabinet members and local hospital officials on Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel assured the public that the city has a plan to cope with any Ebola cases that turn up in Chicago. Emanuel says the city is being guided by the Centers for D... Jeff Leon 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148563 Jobless rate continues to fall in Illinois Unemployment in Illinois continues to fall, but is still higher than the national average. The Department of Employment Security says the September jobless rate was six-point-six-percent, down a tenth of a percent from the month before. Unemployment ... Jeff Leon 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148567 Fire destroys barn in rural Rochelle yesterday afternoon, farmer suffers injuries Fire destroyed a barn in rural Rochelle yesterday afternoon as a farmer suffered injuries.Emergency personnel received word of the blaze at around 3:50 at 1885 South White Rock Road, the residence of Norm Gruben.Rochelle Fire Chief Brian Johnson told... Jeff Leon 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148358 Ashton Police Chief pronnounced dead Thursday evening at Dixon hospital Ashton Police Chief Darrell Farringer was pronounced dead yesterday evening at KSB Hospital in Dixon.Lee County Sheriff's Police report that they responded to a car in a field at around 5pm on Route 52 and Route 30.When they got to the location, they... Jeff Leon 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148362 Whalen to run for 2nd term in Hillcrest Hillcrest Village President Kim Whalen made it official yesterday. She will run for a 2nd term in office.Whalen is in her 1st term as village president in Hillcrest. She won the election in 2011.Why a 2nd term in office? Whalen said that there are se... Jeff Leon 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148279 Bad ballots in Winnebago County for November Election There are some red faces at the Winnebago County Clerk's office after some election ballots mailed to absentee voters or used by walk-in voters were found to be incomplete. Those ballots didn't include the race for the Forest Preserve Board, where th... Jeff Leon 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148436 Ebola hotline for Illinois There's a new hotline for people who have questions about Ebola.  State officials say someone will be on hand 24-hours-a-day to answer questions like how to avoid getting Ebola.  Operators will also be able to tell you how the virus is spre... Jeff Leon 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=148276