WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-03-23T05:08:09Z Rochelle City Council to meet in special session to talk about city manager's position The Rochelle City Council will meet in special session this evening at 5:30 as the discussion will center around the city manager's position.David Plyman has been city manager in Rochelle since May 31st of 2011. He is the 5th city manager for the Hub... Jeff Leon 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239632 Rochelle elementary school district receives national award The Rochelle Middle School was recently recognized as 1 of only 24 programs worldwide to earn the Program Excellance Award. School officials received the recognition during the International Technology and Engineering Educator Association event in D... Jeff Leon 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239758 Town Hall meeting for possible railroad project scheduled for tonight A town hall meeting will be held tonight at the Kings Grade School involving the Great Lakes Basin Transportation Incorporated railroad project for the area. The project involves a possible railroad freight line being built in Ogle County. The plans... 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239669 Helms Stadium in Rochelle to close this week The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District will be closing Helms Stadium beginning on Friday for the demolition of the bleachers. The gates will remain locked until the completion of this project. Any questions can be directed to the Park District ... 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239759 State lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois Two Democratic Illinois lawmakers from Chicago are proposing a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois. Senator Heather Steans and Representative Kelly Cassidy introduced a measure yesterday that would make it legal for people 21 ... 2017-03-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239760 Ogle County Board talks about new jail last night The Ogle County board heard an update report last night involving the next step in the construction of a new jail. Plans for the 26 million dollar jail is to be located west of the Judicial Center in Oregon along 6th Street. It would be able to hand... Jeff Leon 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239664 Rochelle police investigate second vehicle theft this week Rochelle police are investigating their 2nd vehicle theft reported to them this week in the Hub City. A short time before midnight, police received information about a 2007 Toyota pick-up truck being stolen in the 500 block of North 12th Street. Th... 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239670 Illinois House rejects holiday for Obama's birthday Former President Obama's birthday won't be designated a holiday in Illinois anytime soon. A proposal that would close state facilities and schools each year on August 4th was voted down yesterday by Illinois House members. Opponents raised concerns ... 2017-03-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239672 Rochelle park officials approve bleacher project at the Helms Athletic Complex The Helms Athletic Complex will have a new look in the near future as park officials in Rochelle last night approved the demolition of the home and visitor bleachers at the stadium at a cost not to exceed $8,000. The price of the new bleachers will n... Jeff Leon 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239550 No teacher cuts at RTHS for the next school year The Rochelle Township High School board approved the staff last night for the next fiscal year that involved teachers with 1 to 4 years in the classroom for the district. Superintendent Jamie Craven said that there were no reduction of teachers for ... Jeff Leon 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239579 Rochelle candidate pulls out of city election Jackeline Aguilera of Rochelle has announced that she is no longer a candidate for city council in the Consolidated Election on April 4th. In a prepared statement, Aguilera said she would not be able to accept the seat for City Council, if elected, ... Jeff Leon 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239511 Ogle County officials meet this evening in Oregon The Ogle County Board will meet this evening at 5:30 in the courthouse with several items on the agenda. The discussion will include the renovation project at the Emergency Operations Center in Rochelle, asbestos work for a county building, and the ... 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239581 Illinois Supreme Court won't hear state paycheck case Illinois' highest court isn't changing how state employees get paid, for now. The state's Supreme Court yesterday refused to intervene in the legal fight over whether state employees can be paid without a state budget. Illinois Attorney General Lis... 2017-03-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239580 Bond set for Rochelle man following drug arrest Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Rochelle man following a drug bust last Friday in the Hub City. 22-year old Cruz Villarreal has been charged with 2 counts of the Class 2 felony offense of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substa... Jeff Leon 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239484 Illinois' unpaid bills hit milestone Illinois' total of unpaid bill is enough to saddle every man, woman, and child in the state with a thousand dollars of debt. The state's comptroller on Friday said Illinois' backlog of unpaid bills hit 12-point-eight billion dollars. Comptroller Sus... 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239491 RTHS board gather tonight The Rochelle Township High School board will meet this evening at 7 with several items on the agenda. The discussion will include the re-employment of staff for the next school year, repairs for the bus garage parking lots and the purchase of fertil... Jeff Leon 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239486 Rockford police looking for answers in foreign students deaths Investigators in Rockford hope an autopsy gives them clues about the deaths of two foreign students over the weekend. Police found Mohammed Mufti and Amjad Balkhair, both of Saudi Arabia, late Saturday in the garage of their off-campus apartment. The... 2017-03-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239490 Bishop Hill Celebrates with Spring Jubilee The historic site of Bishop Hill will begin the 2017 season with kick-off activities on Saturday, April 1. This is the weekend when we say goodbye to a long winter and get out and enjoy everything anew. Shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums will... 2017-03-20T21:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239537 Byron Stabbing Update A man is dead and a woman hospitalized after a stabbing during a domestic dispute in Byron Thursday afternoon.   The Ogle County Sheriff's Office reports that the victim, 45 year old Jodi Gorman was taken to a Rockford hospital by Byron Fir... 2017-03-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239399 Ogle County Arrests The Ogle County Sheriff's Office made several arrests for Outstanding Ogle County warrants Friday.51 year old William Greene of Rockford, for Illegal Transportation of Alcohol. Greene will appear in court at a later date. 20 year old Austin Bark... 2017-03-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=239398