WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-09-03T04:30:00Z Ogle County officials receive lab results from fatal crash this summer Ogle County officials expect to make a decision within the next 2 weeks on what charges will be filed in a vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Kings teen. 19-year old Anna Speed, a 2014 graduate of Rochelle Township High School and who had just... Jeff Leon 2015-09-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187873 Police continue search of 3 men in the shooting death of Fox Lake officer The search to find the three suspects believed to have shot and killed a Northern Illinois police officer continues but with a different approach. George Filenko of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force says a smaller group of investigators are fol... Jeff Leon 2015-09-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187874 Inmate escapes near Princeton Police are scouring the farm fields and homes near Princeton after an inmate escaped while being transferred. Joshua Drinnon escaped when the van he was in stopped at a rest stop along I-80. Drinnon was being held for a robbery case, and was supposed... Jeff Leon 2015-09-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187875 Ogle County property taxes due on Friday Ogle County property owners are reminded that the 2nd installment on their tax bill is due tomorrow. Over 29,300 tax bills were mailed last April. The county expects to collect a little over 119 million dollars. That's a small increase from a year a... Jeff Leon 2015-09-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187876 Illinois farmers looking to drones for crop surveys Even before the FAA approves rules for the commercial use of drones, some Illinois farmers are already deploying them to survey their fields. Camera-bearing drone demonstrations are taking place this week at the Farm Progress Show, the first time the... Jeff Leon 2015-09-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187877 Manhunt continues to find suspects who killed police officer (Updated) The town of Fox Lake is on lockdown today as the hunt continues for the people who killed a veteran officer in northern Illinois.  Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz  was fatally shot early yesterday while chasing three suspects on f... Jeff Leon 2015-09-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187722 Creston board meeting Village officials in Creston approved a proposal last night to go out for bids for their farm property along Route 38. The land totals 144.6 acres near the water tower which is currently farmed by Tom Hill. Board President Tom Byro believes they wil... Jeff Leon 2015-09-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187723 Wet summer in Illinois Illinois is coming off one of the most rain-filled summers in history. State Climatologist Jim Angel says 2015 was the sixth-wettest summer on record with just over 17-inches of precipitation. That was over an inch less than the record set in the su... Jeff leon 2015-09-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187724 2 teens arrested in Byron garage burglary Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested 2 area teens following a burglary to a garage in rural Byron on Monday. 19-year old Jack Flegger along with a 16-year old boy, both from Byron, have been arrested on the felony offense of burglary. The arr... Jeff Leon 2015-09-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187726 First West Nile Virus deaths confirmed in Illinois The Illinois Department of Public Health is confirming the first two deadly cases of the West Nile virus this year in the state. Health officials say a Cook County resident in their 90s died after getting sick at the end of last month. Another perso... Jeff Leon 2015-09-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187725 Davis Junction man arrested following burglary at a bank Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested a Davis Junction man following a burglary that took place at a bank in the village. 22-year old Jonathon Early was arrested for the felony offense. The break-in took place on August 28th at the Byron Bank ... Jeff Leon 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187547 State Rep. Tom Demmer to run for a 3rd term in office State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) today announced his intention to seek his third term in the Illinois House of Representatives. “I still believe our best days lie ahead,” said Demmer, “I am as committed as ever to working ... Jeff Leon 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187565 Creston board meets this evening Village officials in Creston will meet this evening at 7 with several items on the agenda. The gathering takes place at the Village Hall building. The discussion will include street repairs and the Creston Commons subdivision. Committee reports al... Jeff Leon 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187551 2 Road projects in Rochelle this week Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that 10th Ave, from 2nd Street to 3rd Street and the 2nd Street/10th Avenue intersection will be closed to through traffic beginning today. The closure is necessary to construct new sanitary sewer ma... Jeff Leon 2015-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187286 Ignition locks required for repeat DUIs A new law means repeat drunk drivers will be required to have ignition locking devices installed on their vehicles. The devices require drivers to blow into them to prove their sobriety before the vehicle will turn over.The law applies to drivers wi... Jeff Leon 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187548 Disaster Spanish workshop held yesterday in Rochelle A disaster preparedness Spanish workshop was held yesterday in Rochelle at Lincoln School as local residents received information from area emergency personnel. The event was sponsored by the Rochelle Council of the League of United Latin American Ci... Jeff Leon 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187414 2 Houston men die in Illinois plane crash Two Houston men are dead following a plane crash in Henry County. Steven Murray and his son Mark were killed when their small aircraft went down yesterday morning in a soybean field two miles from the Kewanee Airport. Another relative, Samantha Murr... Jeff Leon 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187416 Petitions available for Ogle County March Primary Election Ogle County Clerk and Recorder, Becky Huntley, would like to remind area residents that petitions are available at her office in Oregon for the March 15th, 2016 Primary Election. County offices on the ballot include State's Attorney, Clerk and Recor... Jeff Leon 2015-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187185 CO detector bill signed for Illinois schools  Governor Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring school districts in Illinois to install carbon monoxide detectors. The legislation was proposed after 150 elementary school students and staff in Girard were hospitalized with carbon monoxide po... Jeff Leon 2015-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187415 Rochelle man arrested on weapon offense Local police arrested a Rochelle man early this morning at a local tavern after he was in possession of brass knuckles. 28-year old Joel Martinez was arrested on the charge of unlawful use of a weapon. Police responded to a disturbance at the bar a... Jeff Leon 2015-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=187355