WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-10-26T04:10:17Z Chief DeHann honored last night at Oregon council meeting Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan received special recognition last night during the City Council meeting. He was given the 20 year badge for his service with the department. DeHaan has been Police Chief in Oregon since 2005. Family, friends, along ... Jeff Leon 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227807 Most registered Illinois voters since 1970 The state board of elections says the number of registered voters in Illinois is higher than in any year since 1970 -- including 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama ran for president. The board says there are nearly eight-million registered active ... 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227774 Byron Forest Preserve District receives an award The Byron Forest Preserve District (BFPD) today announced that it has received a Best Green Practices Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). BFPD accepted the award at the Best of the Best Awards Gala at the Wheeling Park Distr... 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227791 Whiteside County looking for fake deputy Whiteside County's sheriff is looking for a man claiming to be a deputy. The real deputies got a tip about the impostor early yesterday morning near Fulton. A driver says someone pulled him over, but fled when the driver asked to see a badge. 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227776 Rockford adding police unit for housing authority Rockford officials will be creating a specialized police unit that will patrol the Rockford Housing Authority properties. The new unit was approved by Aldermen this week. The RHA will pay the city around 950-thousand-dollars a year for the salary an... 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227777 Hand, foot, and mouth disease outbreak at U of I A viral infection on the University of Illinois campus is growing. The "Champaign News-Gazette" reports just over 70-cases of hand, foot and mouth disease have surfaced since the beginning of the semester. That number has gone up from 60-plus a week... 2016-10-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227793 Street parking and RMU rate increases topped the agenda last night for Rochelle officials City officials in Rochelle have decided that only a small portion of Brookside Drive will be closed off for parking. The area is on the east side of the street for 100 feet north of Route 38. The original proposal also had no parking on the entire w... Jeff Leon 2016-10-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227673 Bus drivers in Rockford approve tentative contract agreement Rockford bus drivers won't be hitting the picket lines. A strike planned for today was called off after the union and the Rockford Mass Transit District reached a tentative agreement yesterday following over five hours of negotiations. The deal mus... 2016-10-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227675 Ogle County board meets in special session to talk about the new budget The Ogle County board held a budget and appropriation hearing yesterday evening dealing with the new fiscal year which begins December first. The county is currently looking at a balance budget in the general fund as the revenue and expenditures com... Jeff Leon 2016-10-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227676 East Moline man sent to prison following Ogle County chase An East Moline man will do some time in prison following a vehicle and foot chase with Ogle County Sheriff's Police last spring. 28-year old Tyrell Taylor has pled guilty to the Class 4 felony of fleeing to elude police. The incident took place las... Jeff Leon 2016-10-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227678 Fewer choices, higher prices for health insurance in Illinois The state's health insurance exchange is making it official; those who want to buy policies via the Obamacare exchange have fewer options and can expect higher prices. Statewide, rates are rising an average 44-percent for the lowest-priced bronze pla... 2016-10-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227677 Rochelle City Council meets tonight A possible rate increase in electric, water, and sanitary sewer services, parking on Brookside Drive, and the purchase of a utility truck for RMU tops the agenda tonight for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting begins at 7. The proposal ... Jeff Leon 2016-10-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227510 Rochelle police arrest Rockford teen following fight Rochelle police arrested a Rockford teen yesterday afternoon following a fight in a parking lot. The altercation took place in the 11 hundred block of North 8th Street a short time before 1. 19-year old Payton Lindhe was arrested on the charge of a... Jeff Leon 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227564 Ogle County officials meet in special session this evening The Ogle County board will meet in special session this evening at 5:30. The gathering takes place at the courthouse in Oregon. They plan to hold a public hearing dealing with the new fiscal year budget. No final numbers will be approved. The budg... Jeff Leon 2016-10-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227514 Bonuses given to non-union state workers Governor Bruce Rauner's administration is giving millions of dollars in bonuses to non-union workers. The one-time bonuses are being distributed to about eleven-hundred employees worth just over three-thousand-dollars each. A memo sent by the Depart... 2016-10-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227567 Company calls massive cyber attack 'Sophisticated' The company targeted in Friday's massive cyber attack is calling it a "sophisticated, highly distributed attack" involving tens of millions of IP addresses across the world. The assault on system provider Dyn  Friday caused outages on Twitter, ... 2016-10-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227512 Rochelle juvenile arrested on 2 warrants A 17-year old Rochelle boy was arrested yesterday morning who was wanted on an Illinois Department of Correction's warrant. The teen turned himself in at the local police station a short time after 6am. The warrant was for a probation violation on t... Jeff Leon 2016-10-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227516 AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner AT&T says it's buying Time Warner for about 85-billion dollars. The deal calls for AT&T to pay about 108-dollars per share, in a combination of cash and stock. If approved by regulators, it would be one of the largest telecommunications merg... 2016-10-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227518 Company says massive cyber attack resolved Internet service is back after hackers targeted a major system provider yesterday. A cyber attack on a the Dyn  system provider disrupted access to big sites like Twitter, Spotify, Amazon and Netflix. Engineers said the attacks came from variou... 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227470 Rochelle officials looking into street parking problem City officials in Rochelle are considering some changes in the future dealing with parking restrictions on certain streets in the community. The issue deals with streets that are 31 feet in width and allow parking on both sides of the pavement. The... Jeff Leon 2016-10-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=227471