WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-01-20T10:09:09Z Inaugural ceremony to be heard on Good Time Oldies 1060 this morning Donald Trump will become the nation's 45th President today. Trump and his wife Melania will have tea with the outgoing President and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House this morning. The Trumps and the Obamas will then head for the Capitol ... 2017-01-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234854 Bond set at 1 million dollars for St. Charles in fatal DeKalb County crash Bond has been set at 1 million dollars for a St. Charles man after he was involved in an alcohol related crash that killed a DeKalb teen on Tuesday night. 18-year old Johnathom Ode was pronounced dead at the scene. 25-year old John Yanni has been c... 2017-01-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234855 Suspect arrested in shooting death of Rockford teen A man is in custody in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Rockford boy. Latravius Stringer is being held in the Walworth County Jail in Elkhorn, Wisconsin on murder charges. Police say he shot and killed Lavontay Allen last month while the teen was... 2017-01-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234861 No break for Blagojevich from President Obama President Obama ended his last full day in office by commuting hundreds of prisoners' sentences. But Rod Blagojevich's wasn't one of them. The outgoing President didn't end the former Illinois governor's corruption sentence yesterday. Some of Blagoj... 2017-01-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234864 Opposition to soft drink tax in Springfield Opponents are lining up on both sides after state lawmakers unveiled a plan to tax sugary beverages as part of a budget compromise. A Senate bill would require distributors of drinks with five grams of sugar or more to impose a penny-per-ounce tax on... 2017-01-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234862 Electrical power outage near Creston RMU is on the scene of a power outage in the area of Creston Road. Around 100 customers are affected by the problem. There is currently several spans of wire on the ground. A power line had caught on fire near Rochelle Disposal Service this morning... 2017-01-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234805 Ogle County Chairman supports new jail in the future Ogle County officials continue to move forward with the possibility of constructing a new jail in the future. As reported this week, information material regarding the project will be mailed out to area residents in the near future. The 27 million d... jeff Leon 2017-01-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234766 Teen's name released in fatal accident in DeKalb County DeKalb County officials have released the name of the DeKalb teen who suffered fatal injuries Tuesday night in an alcohol related head-on crash. 18-year old Johnathon Ode was pronounced dead at the scene. DeKalb County Sheriff's Police report that ... Jeff Leon 2017-01-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234767 Illinois Attorney General sues over student loans Illinois' Attorney General is suing the nation's largest student loan company for putting students into debt the company knew they couldn't repay. Lisa Madigan's office filed the suit yesterday against Navient, which used to be part of Sallie May. M... 2017-01-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234770 Governor rejects 'grand bargain' proposal for the state budget Even with an income tax increase and a tax on sugary drinks, Illinois' proposed 'grand bargain' spends far more than it brings in. Governor Rauner's budget office and House Republicans yesterday both said the package of taxes and potential reforms co... 2017-01-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234769 Chicago police officer charged with first degree murder A veteran Chicago cop is facing first degree murder charges for the off-duty killing of an unarmed man earlier this month. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is charging 28-year veteran Lowell Houser with shooting Jose Nieves January 2nd on a nort... 2017-01-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234771 Nippon Sharyo planning layoffs at Rochelle plant Nippon Sharyo is making cuts at its Rochelle plant. The manufacturer of passenger rail cars is planning to lay off 100 employees. The plant currently employs around 350 workers. The layoffs were due to technical complications with the design of 1 o... Jeff Leon 2017-01-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234657 Ogle County officials to mail jail information to area residents The Ogle County board has approved a resolution to put together informational material regarding the jail project that would be mailed to area residents. Total cost will not exceed $10,000. Plans for the estimated 27 million dollar jail is to be loc... Jeff Leon 2017-01-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234658 18-year old from DeKalb is dead following alcohol related crash (Updated) DeKalb County officials have released the name of the DeKalb teen who suffered fatal injuries last night in an alcohol related head-on crash.18-year old Johnathon Ode was pronounced dead at the scene.DeKalb County Sheriff's Police report that a pick-... Jeff Leon 2017-01-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234660 Illinois schools lack substitute teachers Students in hundreds of classrooms may end-up watching a movie today because their local school couldn't find a substitute teacher. A new survey released yesterday from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools says schools are... 2017-01-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234662 Governor Rauner is mum on Affordable Care Act future Governor Rauner is being vague on where he stands on the plan by Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Rauner said that he doesn't know what the message will be when a group of Republican governors meets Monday with the U.S. Sen... 2017-01-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234661 Park officials approve money for project manager In a 4-2 vote last night, park officials in Rochelle approved $2,645 to hire a project manager for the possibility of the construction of a fieldhouse and maybe an aquatic center. Voting against the proposal were Michael Cruz and Bud Norcross while ... Jeff Leon 2017-01-17T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234547 Budget looks good for RTHS district The Rochelle Township High School board received an update report last night on the current fiscal year budget. The district is 6 months into the school year. Superintendent Jamie Craven said that there have been no surprises so far in the budget. T... Jeff Leon 2017-01-17T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234548 Ambulance scam in the Rochelle area The City of Rochelle warns local residents of an ambulance phone scam hitting nearby communities. Several area individuals have received calls from someone pretending to be a representative of a local ambulance company. The caller says that a relati... 2017-01-17T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234550 Ogle County board meets this evening The Ogle County board will meet this evening at the Courthouse in Oregon with several items on the agenda. The meeting begin at 5:30. The discussion will include information material for the new jail project, a resolution for asbestos abatement, an... Jeff Leon 2017-01-17T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=234551