WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-09-25T05:33:12Z Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for Monday night An ordinance to change the fiscal year to a calendar year, the annual audit report, and a development agreement for a car dealership tops the agenda Monday night for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting begins at 7. The new calendar year... Jeff Leon 2016-09-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225070 Police continue to look for Rochelle man in sexual assault case Rochelle police continue to look for a local man following an alleged sexual assault incident involving a child. An arrest warrant has been issued for 36-year old Eduardo Vega on the felony offense of predatory criminal sexual assault. Police recei... Jeff Leon 2016-09-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225071 Rochelle man suffers injuries this morning in alcohol related crash A Rochelle man was arrested early this morning after he crashed the pick-up truck he was driving in an alcohol related incident. Police say that 59-year old Robert Smith lost control of the truck at the intersection of Alpha and Steward Roads on the... Jeff Leon 2016-09-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225072 Rochelle police remain on high alert due to recent shootings around the country Due to confrontations between police agencies along with the public around the country, officers remain at high alert when they are on patrol. The most recent shootings have taken place in North Carolina and Oklahoma. Chicago has also had several c... Jeff Leon 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225021 UPS seeking workers in Rockford UPS is hiring more than a thousand people for both seasonal and permanent jobs at its package sorting hub in Rockford. The company is looking for tractor-trailer drivers, package car drivers, driver helpers and package handlers. The company says tha... 2016-09-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225073 Rochelle woman back in court in fatal accident case A hearing was continued yesterday for a Rochelle woman after being arrested on the Class 4 felony offense of aggravated reckless driving. 20-year old Emily Jahnke has been indicted by an Ogle County grand jury. The arrest stems from a crash in the ... Jeff Leon 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225022 Wine on Lincoln this evening in Rochelle The event "Wine on Lincoln" will take place in downtown Rochelle this evening between 5 and 9. Area residents can enjoy a delicious Headon's Fine Meats New York strip steak dinner along with wine tasting during their meal. The entertainment will in... Jeff Leon 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225025 Rochelle police continue to receive reports of car burglaries Rochelle police received word of 5 more car burglaries reported to them yesterday in the Hub City. In all of the cases, the vehicle was left unlocked. A number of items were stolen from the cars. They include a cell phone, 3 phone chargers, and mone... Jeff Leon 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225024 Rock Valley College names new president The board of trustrees at Rock Valley College in Rockford has named 59-year old Douglas Jensen as their new president. He replaces Mike Mastroianni who announced his retirement last February. Jensen has worked in community colleges for 30 years. He... 2016-09-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=225023 911 operations back to normal in the area The 911 operations in Ogle, DeKalb, Boone, and Stephenson counties have fully been restored. Officials say that the system is fully operational.Frontier had a problem with their software or hardware at around 7 Tuesday evening in their DeKalb system ... Jeff Leon 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224836 Rail line plans rerouted in area The developers of a new railroad line to haul freight around Chicago are redesigning the route to avoid Boone County farms. Farmers and other landowners had objected at a public hearing in April that the proposed Great Lakes Basin line would disrupt ... 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224929 State Police asking for help in solving the death of a Ladd Woman State Police is asking the public for help in solving the homicide of a Ladd woman found dead in Putnam County. Deborah Dewey had been missing for weeks when her body was discovered buried in a yard earlier this month outside a vacant home in Standar... 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224930 Leaf vacuuming services begin next month in Rochelle The City of Rochelle will begin providing leaf vacuuming services for residents on October 17, 2016 The vacuuming service will run until December 2. During this period, other landscape waste (grass, plants, weeds and small amounts of leaves) may con... 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224934 Illinois 29th on road efficiency list Illinois is in the bottom half of states when it comes to the quality of our roads. A new report from the Reason Foundation ranked all 50 states based on highway spending, road conditions, traffic and the number of people who die in wrecks each year.... 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224933 No sharp increases in crime rate for Rochelle so far this year. The Rochelle Police Department has not seen a sharp increase in crime so far this year when you look at the numbers for the first 9 months. Larger cities in the state such as Chicago and Rockford have seen a rise in violent crimes when it comes to s... Jeff Leon 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224837 Rochelle police investigate theft of credit cards Rochelle police are investigating a theft that took place on September 12th at the Road Ranger located near the intersection of Route 38 and Dement Road. Police say that 2 suspects entered the store together. 1 of the individuals went into the offic... Jeff Leon 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224802 RMU getting ready for projects dealing with future growth involving the city railroad The Rochelle Utility Advisory Board heard a report yesterday from Gredco Director Jason Anderson on the impact for the community when the city's railroad is extended on the south side of town. Rochelle is hoping to receive a 3.5 million dollar grant... Jeff Leon 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224841 City of Rochelle gets new mobile app The City of Rochelle is excited to announce a new mobile app. Hello, Rochelle is a simple way for residents to keep up with happenings around town. By simply opening the event calendar, the visitor is greeted with a description, website, phone, emai... 2016-09-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224846 9-1-1 problem in Ogle and DeKalb Counties Frontier continues to work on its problem with 9-1-1 calls in Ogle and DeKalb Counties. Area residents will receive a busy signal. The 9-1-1 system went down a short time after 7 yesterday evening. For emergencies in Ogle County, call 732-2136 In ... Jeff Leon 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224710 Rochelle man wanted in criminal sexual assault case involving a child Rochelle police are looking for a local man wanted on an Ogle County warrant for the felony offense of predatory criminal sexual assault.On the run right now is 36-year old Eduardo Vega.Police received word of the alleged incident on Friday, Septembe... Jeff Leon 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=224686