WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-06-30T08:58:08Z Lawmakers return to Springfield today for a stopgap budget Governor Rauner is pushing a stopgap budget and an education funding bill just days before the new fiscal year begins. The governor met yesterday with legislative leaders from both parties. He said a deal is close on a six-month spending plan that wo... 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217517 Ogle County officials concerned with the number of sexual abuse and drug cases Ogle County law enforcement officials continue to see an increase in cases involving 2 areas so far for the year. During yesterday's program "Let The People Know", State's Attorney Eric Morrow said that numbers have gone up in sexual abuse arrests i... Jeff Leon 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217624 Bond reduced for Byron man in child pronography case Bond has been reduced for a Byron man after being arrested on the felony offense of unlawful possession of child pornography. 27-year old Ryan Hayden was charged with the felony when Illinois State Police received information regarding a certain int... Jeff Leon 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217639 Oregon city officials approve agreement with park district City officials in Oregon approved an intergovernmental agreement this week with the park district dealing with police protection. The officers plan to patrol the parks as the agreement begins on Friday for a 2 year period. The cost for the Oregon Pa... Jeff Leon 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217642 Rockford police investigate homicide A homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in Rockford. Police say the victim was discovered last night in a mobile home on Lapey Street. A man found unresponsive at the scene was taken to the hospital. Investigators believe t... 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217640 State lawmakers could vote on stopgap budget and education funding bill today Illinois lawmakers could vote today on bills that would pay for education and essential state services. Following two days of closed meetings, legislators reached a tentative agreement yesterday on a six-month stopgap spending plan and a full year of... 2016-06-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217623 3 Rochelle residents arrested for drug trafficking in the area Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested 3 Rochelle residents involving drug delivers in the area. The investigation took place during the past several months. 21-year old Bailey Gildea has been charged with the Class "X" felony offense of unlawfu... Jeff Leon 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217455 Rochelle Community Hospital release results from study Rochelle Community Hospital invited area residents to participate in a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process administered by the National Rural Health Resource Center in Duluth, Minnesota last fall. This process included the development an... 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217524 Rockford ties for most DUI arrests in the state for 2015  Rockford is coming off a year that saw a lot of DUI arrests in the city. In 2015, police departments from Rockford and Carol Stream tied for the most in the state with 470. The results were part of a survey funded by IDOT. Decatur ranked seco... 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217530 Illinois shares in Volkswagen emissions settlement Thirty-thousand Volkswagen and Audi diesel engine car-owners in Illinois are in line for part of the settlement over the company's admitted faking of emissions tests. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says the settlement includes a hund... 2016-06-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217531 Agreement reached in the sale of the restaurant at Rochelle's golf course The Rochelle City Council along with park officials approved an intergovernmental agreement along with the sale yesterday of the restaurant at the Fairways Golf Course. John Scanlan, who has businesses in Davis Junction, New Milford, and Rockford, p... Jeff Leon 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217423 Charges filed against an Oregon man in boating accident Charges have been filed against an Oregon man following the death of a Rockford woman last Friday in a boating accident on the Rock River in Ogle County. 32-year old Megan Wells suffered fatal injuries from the incident. She died from blunt trauma t... Jeff Leon 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217424 Rochelle teen appears in court for the original charge of criminal sexual assault A Rochelle teen appeared in Ogle County court for the first time on Monday after he was arrested Saturday on a warrant for the original charge of criminal sexual assault. Taken into custody following a 911 hang-up was 19-year old Joseph Werstine. Th... Jeff Leon 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217425 Court case continues for a Rochelle college student following fatal crash last summer A Rochelle woman was back in Ogle County court on Monday for a status hearing after being charged with the Class 4 felony offense of aggravated reckless driving. The arrest stems from a crash last summer that killed a college student from Kings. 19... Jeff Leon 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217426 Senate Democrats plan to introduce stopgap budget plan today in Springfield Illinois Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a proposed stopgap budget and education funding bill today. Senate President John Cullerton's office says the school funding measure would include a 760-million-dollar increase in state aid. Chicago... 2016-06-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217427 Boating accident remains under investigation in Ogle County in the death of a Rockford woman The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police continue to investigate a boating accident Friday night in Ogle County on the Rock River the claimed that life of a Rockford woman. 32-year old Megan Wells was pronounced dead at a Roc... Jeff Leon 2016-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217257 3 Rochelle residents appear before a judge in mob action case A Rochelle woman remains in jail today after local police made 3 arrests last week following a fight that took place. 23-year old Cheyanne Patton has been charged with mob action along with domestic battery following the altercation. She remains in ... Jeff Leon 2016-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217258 Rochelle man arrested on warrant for sexual assault Following a report of a 911 hang-up yesterday afternoon, local police arrested 19-year old Joseph Werstine of Rochelle on an Ogle County warrant for the original charge of criminal sexual assault. Werstine was taken into custody near 1st Avenue and ... Jeff Leon 2016-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217259 Rochelle City Council meet tonight An agreement with the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District dealing with the sale of the restaurant at Fairways Golf Course along with rezoning for Box Office Distillery tops the agenda tonight for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting beg... Jeff Leon 2016-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217260 2 road closures in Rochelle today Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that intersection of Joanne Lane and Carrie Avenue will be closed to through traffic today. The work is necessary to repair a failing storm tile by Rochelle Street Department crews. Motorists are ad... 2016-06-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=217226