WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-09-22T01:13:20Z A Lindenwood woman suffers fatal injuries following alcohol related crash near Byron A Lindenwood woman suffered fatal injuries following an alcohol related single vehicle crash in rural Byron late Saturday night. 39-year old Jody Young was pronounced dead at Rockford Memorial Hospital early this morning after being transported by am... Jeff Leon 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144646 Climate march scheduled for today Upwards of 100-thousand people are expected to turn out for a climate change march in New York City today. Organizers will peacefully protest that not enough is being done to address climate change as world leaders meet in New York for the U.N. Gener... Jeff Leon 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144635 New Bishop for Chicago Bishop Blase Cupich is the new Archbishop of Chicago. Pope Francis made the announcement early Saturday morning. Cupich, who is currently serving The Church in Spokane, holds degrees from the Pontifical Gregorian University and The Catholic Universit... Jeff Leon 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144636 Rochelle City Council meets Monday night The approval of a new 4-year union contract with the police department, an agreement involving the Rochelle Energy Center at the landfill, and the purchase of a blower for the treatment plant tops the agenda Monday night for Rochelle officials. The c... Jeff Leon 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144554 Frat in trouble at Wisconsin school A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity is suspected of spiking drinks with the so-called date rape drug during a party. Police opened the investigation when three women and a man were hospitalized after having drinks at a Tau Kappa Epsilon ho... Jeff Leon 2014-09-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144637 Farm deaths increase sharply in Illinois Fatal farming accidents have nearly doubled in the last year as 21-people died between July 2013 and July of this year. The prior year saw 12-people lose their lives in farming-related accidents. Twelve of this year's farm death victims were 65 or ol... Jeff Leon 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144553 Special prosecutor named in Whiteside County shooting A special prosecutor has been appointed in connection with a shooting last month in Whiteside County that involved a sheriff's deputy. No one suffered any serious injuries from the altercation. Reports indicate that the deputy fired his gun at a car... Jeff Leon 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144552 Illinois Chamber of Commerce backs Rauner for Governor The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is backing Bruce Rauner for governor. It's the largest business association in the state. The group's CEO calls Rauner a champion for job creation and says he has a vision to restore Illinois' mantle as the economic e... Jeff Leon 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144556 IDOT pushes for motorcycle training courses for riders IDOT wants motorcycle riders to take advantage of free training classes. Classes are offered for several different riding levels and come with about 20-hours of hands-on instruction. motorcycles and helmets are supplied during the class. Students jus... Jeff Leon 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144557 Illinois jobless rate drops The state's unemployment rate fell in August, the sixth straight monthly decrease and the largest annual decline since 1984. The rate of six-point-seven-percent is the lowest it's been since July of 2008, and represents a sharp drop from a year ago w... Jeff Leon 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144445 Refunds for ComEd customers  A settlement reached by the Illinois Attorney General's office will mean more than 46-million-dollars in refunds for Commonwealth Edison customers. The Illinois Commerce Commission today approved the settlement of two lawsuits against previous ... Jeff Leon 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144446 Area Scam The Microsoft tech support telephone scam was brought to the attention of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) over a year ago. Since that time phone complaints have hit peaks and valleys. Currently, the BBB is experiencing a new peak in the number of ca... Jeff Leon 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144450 2 Northern Illinois women die from West Nile Virus Two women who contracted the West Nile Virus this year are dead. Officials say both of the women were from northern Illinois and both were elderly, one was in her 70's and the other in her 80's. State officials say 11 people died of West Nile last ye... Jeff Leon 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144451 Illinois road conditions improving Illinois' highway conditions are improving. The latest report by the Reason Foundation puts the state at number 27 in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness. That's an improvement for Illinois, which ranked 30th in 2011 and ... Jeff Leon 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144453 Wet weather halts corn harvest in Illinois  Mother Nature is putting a damper on harvesting efforts across the state. According to the USDA, Illinois corn growers have only taken about two-percent of their crop from the fields, thanks to above average rain fall and below average temperat... Jeff Leon 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144256 Rochelle teen arrested for possession of a stun gun Rochelle police arrested a local teen this morning after she was in possession of a stun gun. No one suffered any injuries from the incident. 19-year old Jessica Contreras has been arrested on the charge of unlawful use of a weapon. Local police r... Jeff Leon 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144258 Interview with Steve Rypkema from the Ogle Solid Waste Mgmt Dept This morning I spoke with Steve Rypkema from the Ogle Solid Waste Manamgement Department about the upcoming electronics recycling event and Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Take a listen below... [audio:Rypkema.mp3]Steve Rypkema[/audio] Jay Burlison 2014-09-18T19:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144338 Upgrades in the future at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb With the success over the past several years with NIU football in DeKalb, area fans can expect to see some upgrades at Huskie Stadium in the near future. The Huskies have been ranked nationally for the past several seasons along with bowl games in p... Jeff Leon 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144265 Petitions available for Rochelle park board election The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District has announced that petitions are now available for the Consolidated Election that will be held on April 7th of next year. There are 4 Commissioner positions that need to be filled. Terms coming to an end in... Jeff Leon 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144273 Illinois tax structure among worst in the nation Illinois' tax structure is one of the most unfair in the nation. A study conducted by WalletHub.com shows that people tend to favor a progressive tax structure which requires people who make more money to pay more taxes. Illinois has a flat-rate stru... Jeff Leon 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=144271