WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-10-31T10:05:34Z Money card scam in Rochelle Rochelle police are currently investigating at least 8 instances during the past week of preloaded money card scams. Authorities say that an individual or individuals shoplifted visa gift cards within the past 2 to 3 weeks. They then uploaded stolen... Jeff Leon 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150206 Meridian School District Referendum Residents in the Meridian School District will be going to the polls Tuesday to decide on a referendum dealing with a 7-year tax increase. The proposal involves a 70 cent increase in the Education Fund. A residents with a home valued at $100,000 wil... Jeff Leon 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150285 Dixon girl arrested after threats were made against teachers Dixon police have arrested a 10-year old 5th grade girl after she allegedly wrote on the wall that she was going to kill some teachers. The girl has been charged with the felony offense of criminal defacement of property. The incident took place at... Jeff Leon 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150288 Christmas Tree Festival money goes to CAN this year in Rochelle Proceeds for this year's 9th Annual Rochelle Christmas Tree Festival will go to the the Community Action Network, also known as "CAN". The festival this year will feature a number of table top Christmas trees along with gift baskets, holiday wreaths... Jeff Leon 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150290 2nd round of medical pot applications starts tomorrow Starting Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health will accept patient applications for the medical marijuana program. People with last names beginning with the letters M through Z are eligible. Close to 63-hundred people with last names sta... Jeff Leon 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150287 Food program increases for families in Illinois One in five Illinois households now depend on government assistance to put food on the table. That’s according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Human Services. In September alone five-thousand Illinois households enrolled in t... Jeff Leon 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150289 Hillcrest gets state grant for sanitary sewer project Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced that 35 small communities will share 13.7 million dollars in grants for public works improvements affecting the health and safety of low-income residents. The list includes the Village of Hillcrest who will ... Jeff Leon 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150140 Early voting in Rochelle today Residents in Flagg and Dement Precincts can vote early during the next 2 days in Rochelle for the November 4th General Election. They can go to the Flagg Township building in Rochelle today or Saturday and cast their ballot. Residents in Ogle Count... Jeff Leon 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149999 3 people hurt in alcohol related accident in Ogle County 3 people suffered injuries last night following an alcohol related accident in rural Stillman Valley.Reports indicate that a car driven by 52-year old Scott Schaben of Rockford was traveling westbound in the 14,000 block of Route 72 when it crossed t... Jeff Leon 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150141 Rockford man arrested on weapon and drug charges in Ogle County A Rockford man was arrested on weapon and drug charges yesterday following a traffic stop on Illinois 251 near Bethel Road in Ogle County. 19-year old Anthony Inman was arrested on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition withou... Jeff Leon 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150142 Police patrols increase during Halloween weekend Police are boosting their patrols over the Halloween weekend. They'll be keeping an eye out for drivers who aren't strapped in and those who are behind the wheel drunk. Anyone who plans on drinking after Halloween events should be sure to schedule a ... Jeff Leon 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150146 Madigan urges registry check before Halloween Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says it's a good idea to map your child's trick-or-treat route to make sure they avoid registered sex offenders. Madigan says the state's online registry can show parents where registered sex offenders live in t... Jeff Leon 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149998 Interview with Janet Stewart of Rochelle Community Hospital This morning, I spoke with Janet Stewart of RCH about some of the events coming up connected to the Rochelle hospital... Take a listen! [audio:JanetStewartRCH.mp3]Janet Stewart[/audio] Jay Burlison 2014-10-29T16:30:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150028 Area officials ready for the possibility of Ebola cases Oregon and Rochelle officials representing the Ogle County Health Department, Rochelle Community Hospital, Rochelle Fire Department and Rochelle Police Department have been meeting to coordinate efforts in preparation for treating potential cases of ... 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149996 Dixon man improves to stable condition following car vs grain truck accident A Dixon man has improved to stable condition at a Rockford hospital after the car he was driving struck a grain truck Monday afternoon. The crash took place at the intersection of Route 26 and Route 64 in rural Polo. Reports indicate that 68-year ol... Jeff Leon 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149997 Plane wing hits fence at O'Hare International Airport No injuries are being reported after the wing of a plane hit a fence at O'Hare airport. Officials say the Frontier Airlines flight headed for Washington D.C. was backing up from the gate last night when the tip of the wing made contact with the fence... Jeff Leon 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=150000 Dixon man hurt in car vs grain truck crash in Ogle County A Dixon man suffered serious injuries yesterday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a grain truck. The accident took place a short time after 12 noon at the intersection of Route 26 and Route 64 in rural Polo. Reports indicate that ... Jeff Leon 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149835 Rockford health systems merger Leaders at Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System plan to merge to create a multi-regional health system. The union will involve five hospitals, more than 550 doctors, and 80 outpatient clinics and other services. The new system will continue... Jeff Leon 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149838 Rochelle City Council meeting City officials in Rochelle heard an update report last night on the financial status for the current fiscal year. With 42 percent completed, revenue totals 4.1 million dollars compared to expenditures at $3.2 million dollars or a positive difference ... Jeff Leon 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149529 Ogle County board holds budget hearing The Ogle County board met in special session yesterday evening as they held a budget hearing dealing with the 2015 fiscal year. Total revenue along with expenditures will be at 13.8 million dollars. The appropriations and levies will come in at 38.9... Jeff Leon 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=149839