WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-05-06T06:09:46Z Rochelle park officials are looking at several options in the use of the Helms Athletic Complex Park officials in Rochelle are looking over their options on the future use of the Helms Athletic Complex. Since the youth soccer program found a new home near Lincoln School, the majority of the grass area is open for activities this spring and sum... Jeff Leon 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=213073 Polo man will do time in jail following armed robbery A Polo man will do some time in jail following an armed robbery at a gas station last January. 21-year old Damian Wilson was arrested on the felony offense of aggravated robbery. The hold-up took place at the Shell gas station in Polo on Division A... Jeff Leon 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=213082 IRS scam in Rochelle Rochelle police received another report yesterday of an IRS phone scam from a local resident.The person received the call as they live in the 300 block of School Avenue. Police say that the caller says they are from the IRS and that the person owes m... Jeff Leon 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=213083 Suspects wanted in California captured in Galena Two people wanted for assault in California are in custody after they were arrested in Galena. Authorities tried to apprehend Andrew Cummings and Crystal McLaughlin yesterday morning at the Grant Hills Motel. They say two officers were hurt and shot... 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=213084 Powerball jackpot hits 415 million dollars The next Powerball jackpot winner will collect one of the biggest prizes ever. The jackpot in the multi-state lottery grew to 415-million dollars after nobody won last night's drawing. That makes 18 straight drawings without a winner. It also will m... 2016-05-05T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=213085 Water rates delayed in Creston Village officials in Creston have yet to make a decision on the new water rates in the future for homes and businesses. The flat monthly rate of $25.50 will remain for a home owner for at least another month. Board President Tom Byro said that the ... Jeff Leon 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212963 Phone scams in Rochelle Rochelle police are investigating 3 phone scams that were reported to them recently. 2 involved the person saying they were from the IRS and that the individual owed money. The local residents lived in the 53 hundred block of Harlan Drive and 13 hun... Jeff Leon 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212969 Lawmakers considering more funding for higher education Illinois lawmakers are discussing a bill that would provide more funding for higher education in the state during the budget crisis. A measure that cleared a Senate committee yesterday would free up an additional 453-million-dollars for public univer... 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212968 Belvidere man arrested following drug bust A man is facing drug charges after authorities searched a home in Belvidere. Police say over one-hundred marijuana plants were seized when a search warrant was executed on Monday. Jose Aaron Gallegos was arrested and charged with unlawful production... 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212971 Woman dies following highway shooting in Wisconsin Loved ones are mourning the death of an Illinois woman shot and killed while driving home from the Wisconsin Dells. Authorities say Tracy Czaczkowski of Buffalo Grove  was wounded in the neck Sunday when a murder suspect on the run opened fire o... 2016-05-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212970 North Carolina teen arrest in Ogle County sex abuse case Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested a North Carolina teen following an alleged sexual abuse incident this past weekend in rural Rochelle. 18-year old Chantra Antonio Lopez-Pao has been arrested on the felony offense of aggravated criminal sex... Jeff Leon 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212828 Creston officials meet tonight Village officials in Creston will meet in monthly session this evening at 7 with several items on the agenda. The gathering takes place at the Village Hall building. The discussion will include water meter rates, seal coat work on the streets, alon... Jeff Leon 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212878 Federal officials investigating death at Winnebago landfill involving Dixon man Federal workplace safety investigators have begun to look into last week's death of a Dixon man at a Rockford landfill.54-year-old Gonzalo Trevino Sr. died last Thursday when he was buried under 80-thousand pounds of construction debris, including co... 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212880 Teen charged in Rockford girl's death last fall A teenager is facing charges in connection with the death of a Rockford girl. Andreayah McBain's charred remains were found last fall near Pecatonica. Investigators believe a 15-year-old girl and Natheon Hanson burned McBain's body after she suffere... 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212879 Wrestling Hall of Fame revokes Hastert's honors Dennis Hastert is being punished by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The organization has stripped all honors from the former U.S. House Speaker. The move comes after Hastert admitted in court last week to sexually abusing several boys while he ... 2016-05-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212881 Teen arrested following car chase with Rochelle police Rochelle Police arrested a 16-year old boy from Carpentersville along with a local man this morning following a vehicle chase that involved a stolen pick-up truck. The incident began at around midnight as local police received word from Ogle County ... Jeff Leon 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212764 Tentative agreement announced for U of I non-tenure faculty A tentative agreement is being announced between the University of Illinois and the school's non-tenure faculty. All strike activity is suspended after a unanimous union vote. A five-year contract agreement was signed on Saturday night. A ratificati... 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212766 No one hurt in Dixon house fire No one suffered any injuries early yesterday morning following a house fire in Dixon. The blaze was noticed a short time before 4 at 804 North Ottawa Avenue. Flames and smoke were coming from the 2-story home when firemen arrived on the scene. No ... Jeff Leon 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212765 Gas prices on the rise in Illinois Illinois gas prices are on the rise. Triple-A reports the average price for a gallon of regular gas is around two-dollars-35-cents. That is about 28-cents more than a month ago. In Rochelle today, the price for a gallon of unleaded fuel is $2.25. Th... 2016-05-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212767 Advisory board will consider new medical marijuana ailments The state's Medical Cannabis Advisory Board will consider today whether to recommend adding chronic pain, diabetes, migraines and a dozen other conditions to the state's list of pot-eligible ailments. Responding to petitions submitted this year, the... 2016-04-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=212664