WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-11-23T06:02:46Z Rochelle City Election Residents in Rochelle have 1 more day to file a petition to have your name on the ballot in the next city election.The Hub City will have races for both Mayor and the 3 Council positions that are open.Current Mayor Chet Olson is looking for a 4th ter... Jeff Leon 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152878 Rochelle park officials meet in special session Monday Park officials in Rochelle will meet in special session Monday evening at 6 in the conference room at City Hall. The discussion will center around the employee health insurance coverage. Park District Executive Director Eric Christensen said that th... Jeff Leon 2014-11-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=153234 Judge shoots down pension reform law A Springfield judge has dealt the state pension reform law a potentially deadly blow, ruling that the law violates the state constitution by reducing benefits for existing state retirees. Friday's ruling by Sangamon County Judge John Belz sets the st... Jeff Leon 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=153180 Rochelle City Council meets Monday night The 2014-15 tax levy, engineering services for the Caron Road substation expansion project, along with recommendations for the police and fire pension funds tops the discussion Monday for city officials in Rochelle. The Council meeting begins at 7. ... Jeff Leon 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=153182 Rochelle man back in court following fatal crash in 2013 (Updated) The status hearing was continued again on Friday for a Rochelle man in connection with the felony offense of aggravated reckless driving. The case involves a car vs motorcycle crash in June of 2013 in Rochelle that claimed the life of a local man.21-... Jeff Leon 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=153067 Food boxes in Rochelle today Area residents are reminded that you can pick-up food boxes this morning between 9 and 11 at Anderson Plumbing and Heating at 621 1st Avenue in Rochelle as part of the 9th Annual 2 Ton Thanksgiving Food Drive.A record $6,100 was donated to the Rochel... Jeff Leon 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152731 Pension ruling today in Illinois Lawmakers will know if they need to go back to the drawing board on pension reform later this afternoon. A judge is set to rule on whether the new pension law is constitutional. Unions say it is not because it will reduce cost of living raises for re... Jeff Leon 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=153068 No vote on increasing the minimum wage at this time Lawmakers won't be voting to increase the minimum wage for at least another two weeks. They wrapped up their first week of veto session without passing the bill, but Democrats aren't giving up on it. They're hoping to raise the wage to 10-dollars-an-... Jeff Leon 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=153070 Jury finds a Stillman Valley man to be a sexual dangerous person After deliberating for about an hour on Wednesday, an Ogle County jury has found a Stillman Valley man to be a sexual dangerous person. 65-year old Ray Gough will be committed to the Department of Corrections. The jury trial began on Monday as the ... Jeff Leon 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152813 Senate moves on minimum wage hike despite GOP pushback Lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to raise the minimum wage, despite Republican push back. The latest proposal would boost the wage to ten-bucks-an-hour next July for workers over the age of 18. They'd get a 50-cent raise in 2016, and another ... Jeff Leon 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152879 Finally a winner in the State Treasurer's race Democratic state senator Mike Frerichs  is accepting victory in the state treasurer's race. He'd been trailing Republican Tom Cross by a very narrow margin since election night, but a final count of absentee and provisional ballots put him over ... Jeff Leon 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152880 Ogle County board meeting The Ogle County board approved a new fiscal year budget last night as the total revenue along with expenditures came in at 13.8 million dollars.The appropriation and levies will come in at 38.9 million dollars.Property taxes were down by $18,000 from... Jeff Leon 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152586 Charges added to Ogle County bank robber A Chicago man arrested in September for a bank robbery in Davis Junction has now been charged with 2 more hold-ups at financial institutions in Huntley and Peotone. 29-year old Adam Sandborn, formerly of Milton, Florida, was arrested for the robbery... Jeff Leon 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152733 Interview with Andy Jackson of Sinnissippi Centers This morning, I spoke with Andy about how to cope with the stress of the upcominng holidays and open enrollment under the Affordable Health Care Act. Take a listen below... [audio:AndyJackson.mp3]Andy Jackson[/audio] Jay Burlison 2014-11-19T16:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152755 Sexual dangerous trial continues today The state is expected to rest their case today in the jury trial for a Stillman Valley man who may be declared a sexual dangerous person for a 2nd time. 65-year old Ray Gough remains in the Ogle County jail in Oregon. He was 1st convicted of the fe... Jeff Leon 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152732 Still no winner in Treasurer's race The final vote tallies are coming in for the state Treasurer's race, which still hasn't been called. Republican Tom Cross led the way by less than one-percent of the vote on election night. Democrat Mike Frerichs refused to concede with such a small ... Jeff Leon 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152735 RTHS board meeting The Rochelle Township High School board heard a positive report last night dealing with the financial status for the district.Numbers from the Fiscal year 2014 audit were talked about. Superintendent Jamie Craven said that the district is working wit... Jeff Leon 2014-11-16T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152346 2 incumbents file petitions for Rochelle Election 2 incumbents filed petitions yesterday for the next city election in Rochelle.Chet Olson is looking for a 4th term in office as Mayor. Ed Rice also filed for another 4 years as a Councilman.Local residents can file a petition this week at the city cl... Jeff Leon 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152174 2 Rochelle men sentenced to prison 2 Rochelle men have received prison sentences after pleading guilty to felony charges. The 1st case involves 45-year old Bartt Milligan who pled guilty to the felony offense of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cocaine. During a traffi... Jeff Leon 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152435 Rochelle park officials gather in monthy session yesterday evening Park officials in Rochelle approved a tax levy last night which totals $694,200, a slight decrease from a year ago.Executive Director Eric Christensen said that the EAV was a key factor in the number. The tax rate will go up slightly in the future fo... Jeff Leon 2014-11-16T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=152347