WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-08-28T08:06:44Z Police increase patrols for the holiday weekend Police are beefing up their patrols now through the holiday weekend. The end of summer push will focus on catching drunk drivers, people who are speeding, and those who aren't strapped in. Drivers can expect to see extra patrols on the streets and mo... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141413 Tollway officials expect record numbers this holiday weekend The Illinois Tollway is expecting the busiest Labor Day weekend in its history, spurred in part by gas prices that are a dime lower than a year ago. The tollway could see seven-point-two-million drivers this weekend, a two-percent increase from last ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141412 Davis Junction teen arrest following residential burglary Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested a Davis Junction teen following a residential burglary in the village on Wednesday. 19-year old Jose Ramos has been charged with the Class 1 felony offense. Reports indicate that Ramos allegedly entered th... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141411 Anderson believes "Branding" would be good for Rochelle The phrase "Branding" has been used during the past several months in Rochelle dealing with a new image for the community. Roger Brooks International has been hired at a cost of $100,000 in an attempt to bring in new businesses and have more people ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141410 No charges will be filed against Rock Falls parents following shooting No charges will be filed against the parents of a 16-year old boy from Rock Falls following a shooting that took place last March that killed 15-year old Matt Anderson. Brady Osborne has been charged with the felony offense of reckless conduct after... Jeff Leon 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141268 Chicago honors JRW for their National Title The Jackie Robinson West All Stars will be the center of attention in Chicago today. The city is celebrating the Little League National Champions with a parade and rally which kicks off at 9 a.m. at Jackie Robinson Park on the South Side. The parade ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141269 Rockford ranked 1st for safe driving in Illinois When it comes to safe driving, Rockford has been ruled as tops in the state. Allstate Insurance released on Tuesday its annual America's Best Drivers Report. Rockford is 25th in the country. Fort Collins, Colorado is number one with an average driver... Jeff Leon 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141274 Data breaches continue at businesses in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is making businesses and others in the state aware that the federal government reports that more than one-thousand businesses have been hit by hackers. She says businesses that have been compromised are required to conta... Jeff Leon 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141275 New law for pregnant women at the workplace A new law gives pregnant women more protections in the workplace. It allows them to sit down if they need to and take more bathroom breaks and water breaks when necessary. It also requires employers to make sure the moms-to-be have help lifting heavy... Jeff Leon 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141276 Whiteside County officials charge 16 year old following shooting last March Whiteside County officials have charged a 16-year old with the felony offense of reckless conduct following a shooting that took place last March that left 15-year old Matt Anderson of Rock Falls dead. 16-year old Brady Osborne of Rock Falls has bee... Jeff Leon 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141080 Rochelle City Council meeting Gredco Director Jason Anderson City officials in Rochelle held a public hearing last night dealing with the increase of the enterprize zone in Lee County.The proposal totals 45 acres on the west side of the Hub City for a possible new business. The ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=140786 Possible scam in Rochelle Rochelle police have received word of a possible scam involving the elderly. The woman told police that she had received a phone call in which the person said he was her grandson and had been involved in an accident. The person was asking the woman ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141081 New protected species for Illinois Even though they're not seen too often in Illinois, bears, cougars and wolves are now protected species under state law. Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill today putting those animals in the state's wildlife code and starting the process for the Depart... Jeff Leon 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141091 Democrats call for minimum wage increase Governor Pat Quinn, Vice President Joe Biden and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met in Chicago to talk about raising the minimum wage. Biden says you can't have an economy that works when you have 24 million people working full time and living in poverty... Jeff Leon 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=141088 Bank robbery in Davis Junction Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue to investigate a bank robbery which took place Saturday morning in Davis Junction. The hold-up occurred at the Byron Bank off Route 72 as a white male subject handed a teller a note and a weapon was implied. Th... Jeff Leon 2014-08-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=140785 Petitions available today for city election in Rochelle Residents in Rochelle can start picking up petitions for the next city election starting today. The documents will be in the City Clerk's office at the Municipal Building. Positions on the ballot include for Rochelle Mayor and 3 Council members. As... Jeff Leon 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=140619 Rochelle police stop speeders on I-88 yesterday Rochelle police kept busy on I-88 yesterday as they issued 17 speeding tickets to motorists. The drivers were from various locations. This included the suburbs, DeKalb, Aurora, and Iowa. No tickets were written for over 90 miles per hour. The speed... Jeff Leon 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=140885 Mild winter expected for Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel says the latest long range forecast shows that a repeat of last winter's snowy conditions is not expected. He says the forecast right now is calling for below average precipitation in Illinois. There are equal chances fo... Jeff Leon 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=140886 Oregon man not injured following vehicle crash An Oregon man escaped serious injuries early this morning when the pick-up truck he was driving struck a utility pole. The alcohol related accident took place a short time after midnight in the 2,000 block of North Hill Road. Reports indicate that ... Jeff Leon 2014-08-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=140787 Another counterfeit bill found in Rochelle For the 5th time in the past month, a counterfeit bill appeared in Rochelle. Local police received word yesterday of a fake 20 dollar bill at a local financial institution. It's the 2nd counterfeit 20 dollar bill in the Hub City this month. 3 fake... Jeff Leon 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=140697