WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-05-30T07:28:19Z War Memorial dedication ceremony in Rochelle on Saturday A dedication ceremony will take place tomorrow morning at 10 at the Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle for the new War Memorial. Numerous local residents have been working on this project for several years. There are 630 veterans who are part of the loc... Jeff Leon 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176949 Tentative agreement reached for a new contract involving RTHS teachers A tentative agreement has been reached between bargaining teams at Rochelle Township High School along with the Education Association on a new contract. Negotiations have been going on this spring on a new teacher's agreement. Money and benefits wer... Jeff Leon 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176950 Rochelle Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet The Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Development held their annual awards and dinner banquet last night. 14 groups and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments to the community. The following awards were handed out: **Vol... Jeff Leon 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176951 Grubsteakers Restaurant benefit scheduled for Saturday A benefit is scheduled for tomorrow from 7 until 3 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lindenwood as money raised will go for the rebuilding of Grubsteakers Restaurant. The well known restaurant at the intersection of Illinois 251 and Route 64 was de... Jeff Leon 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176952 Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on federal charges Former House Speaker and Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert of Yorkville is in some hot water after being indicted on federal charges. The indictment handed down yesterday in Chicago accuses Hastert of withdrawing nearly a million dollars in cash fro... Jeff Leon 2015-05-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176953 A Peoria man is indicted by a grand jury following police chase in Ogle County earlier this month A Peoria man pled not guilty in Ogle County court Wednesday following a high speed chase that took place earlier this month with area police agencies. A grand jury has indicted 40-year old Daniel Swisher on 4 counts of the felony offense of aggravat... Jeff Leon 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176734 Exelon green nukes bill stalled in Springfield Exelon has renewed the possibility of shutting down its three nuclear plants in Illinois as the company fights to get legislative attention for a bill that would make those plants more competitive. With budget issues dominating lawmakers' attention a... Jeff Leon 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176789 Polo student eliminated at National Spelling Bee Tournament Polo 4th grade student Rebekah Zeilger of Centennial Elementary School has been eliminated from the National Spelling Bee Tournament held in National Harbor, Maryland. Rebekah did not make the Semi-Finals in the competition.Following a preliminary te... Jeff Leon 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176468 Judge orders former Dixon Comptroller to forfeit items in storage A judge is ordering former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell to forfeit a large amount of personal belongings held in storage to help pay back the money she took from the city. Reports indicate that the items include trophies and awards she won in hor... Jeff Leon 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176800 Illinois house approves measure that aims to prevent heroin abuse A new measure aimed at preventing heroin abuse is working it way through the state general assembly. The Illinois House approved a proposal yesterday that would require police departments and fire houses to carry drugs that counteract the effects of ... Jeff Leon 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176801 Rochelle City Council meeting A real estate tax abatement for a greenhouse facility, an increase in electric rates, and a railroad grant topped the discussion last night for city officials in Rochelle.The tax abatement is for "Project Green" which will be on 9 acres of land near ... Jeff Leon 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176354 Population on the decline in Rockford New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau are indicating that the third biggest city in the state is losing more people than any other in Illinois. Census data provided to Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies reveal that Rockf... Jeff Leon 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176631 Survey forecasts nursing shortage in Illinois A new survey done for the state of Illinois warns of a possible shortage of registered nurses over the next five years. The survey filled out by about 53-thousand registered nurses in Illinois, shows that about a third of nurses 55 and older plan to ... Jeff Leon 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176638 Interview with Diane Nicholson of the Lee County Tourism Council I spoke with Diane this morning about all the events coming up in the next month for the Lee county area. Take a listen!... [audio:5271590817-DianeLeeCoTour.mp3]Diane Nicholson[/audio] Jay Burlison 2015-05-27T15:30:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176656 Concussion bill approved by state house A bill that aims to reduce brain damage to student athletes is headed for the governor's desk. The House approved the measure yesterday to require students who suffer concussions to get approval from a doctor or trainer before returning to the field ... Jeff Leon 2015-05-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176632 Memorial Day services in the area Mayor Chet Olson                                             Retired Air Force Colonel Ray Schwartz           ... Jeff Leon 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176228 2 injured in head-on collision in Rochelle A Rochelle mother and her daughter suffered injuries yesterday morning following a caravan vs car head-on collision in Rochelle. The accident took place a short time after 11:30 at the intersection of Route 38 and Dement Road. A caravan driven by 2... Jeff Leon 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176466 Illinois Democrats introduce their own state budget The Democrats in Illinois's General Assembly may soon offer a state budget of their own. House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Monday they will introduce a budget worth just over 36-billion-dollars that would go into affect July 1st. Madigan says t... Jeff Leon 2015-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176467 Ogle County Sheriff's Police make 7 DUI arrests over the weekend ACCORDING TO OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S POLICE, THEY ARRESTED 3 MOTORISTS YESTERDAY WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. THAT GIVES THE DEPARTMENT 7 DUI ARRESTS THIS PAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN OGLE COUNTY. THE 1ST ARREST TOOK PLACE IN THE 18,00... Jeff Leon 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176349 DeKalb man killed after being struck by a train A DeKalb man suffered fatal injuries early yesterday morning after he was struck by a train. Pronounced dead at the scene was 50-year old Matthew Halverson. DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said that Halverson was on the railroad tracks just wes... Jeff Leon 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=176351