WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-09-01T12:37:05Z Rochelle park officials will meet in special session this Friday Rochelle park officials will meet in special session Friday at noon as the discussion will include the hiring of a new executive director. The gathering will take place at Teen Town.The park board is looking for a replacement involving Eric Christens... Jeff Leon 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222968 Rochelle police arrest 2 juveniles in armed robbery Rochelle Police have arrested 2 juveniles in connection with an armed robbery that took place earlier this month.The teens, ages 17 and 15, were taken into custody this week.The victim, a woman, informed local police on the evening of August 21st tha... Jeff Leon 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222949 Clean-up continues in Rochelle following Tuesday's storm The City of Rochelle Street Department will conduct an extra brush pickup on Friday due to the storm that struck the city early Tuesday morning. Brush should be placed curbside in piles not exceeding 8 feet in length. Limbs larger than 6 to 8 inches ... Jeff Leon 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222931 Illinois experiencing wet August Illinois is experiencing a wet August. State Climatologist Jim Angel says through Sunday, the statewide average rainfall for this month was nearly three-inches above normal. That makes it the second wettest August on record. 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222933 Rochelle woman arrested on forgery offense Local police arrested 31-year old Jennifer Stark of Rochelle yesterday on 2 counts of the felony offense of forgery. The arrest stems from Stark allegedly forging 2 checks that belong to a family member. The checks totaled just over $50. Police lea... Jeff Leon 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222934 Property taxes due Friday in Ogle County Property owners in Ogle County are reminded that the second installment on their tax bill is due this Friday. Nearly 29,270 bills were mailed in May as Ogle County expects to collect 124.7 million dollars. That's an increase of more than 5 million d... Jeff Leon 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222935 Quinn unveails remap plan Former Governor Pat Quinn says he has a plan for changing the way political maps are drawn that the state Supreme Court will approve.Quinn unveiled his plan that would have the high court appoint a redistricting commission every ten years, after each... 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222936 State voter registration system hacked The Illinois Board of Elections says the state voter registration system was hacked earlier this summer. Officials believe the personal information of around 200-thousand voters could have been accessed by hackers. The cyber attack began in June and... 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222822 2 injured in Rochelle accident 2 people suffered injuries yesterday afternoon following an accident that took place in Rochelle. Reports indicate that a northbound SUV on Illinois 251 North driven by 20-year old Lorena Velasco-Ochoa was turning left into the McDonalds parking lot... Jeff Leon 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222828 Defibrillators donated to 4 area organizations on Monday A ceremony was held in Rochelle yesterday at the fire department as the Swedish American Foundation has donated 4 AED devices in emergency situations. The defibrillators were given to the Rochelle Fire Department, Ogle County Sheriff's Department,... Jeff Leon 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222744 U of I police report third recent sex assault Campus police at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is warning students for the third time in two weeks that there's been a sexual assault on campus. The latest incident reportedly happened in a fraternity house last Thursday. Police say... 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222830 Officials ID teen who died in Rockford motocross accident Authorities are revealing the identity of the 14-year-old Wisconsin girl who died following a motocross accident in Rockford. Nicole Lootans was found unresponsive Sunday at the Rocky Glen OHV Park. The teen was discovered wearing full protective ri... 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222829 Rochelle park officials look for a new director Park officials in Rochelle expect to meet in special session in the near future to discuss their options in hiring a new executive director. Eric Christensen resigned from the position last week as his final day on the job was Thursday. Christensen... Jeff Leon 2016-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222657 Teen dies following motocross accident in Rockford A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl is dead following a motocross accident in Rockford. Authorities say the victim was found unresponsive yesterday at the Rocky Glen OHV Park. The teen was discovered wearing full protective riding gear with a motorcycle on... 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222715 Illinois' unfunded pension liability set to get larger Action taken by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Teachers Retirement System is expected to translate into a large increase in Illinois' pension contributions. The board voted Friday to lower its rate of return on investments from seven-point-fiv... 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222716 Gas prices on the rise in Illinois Illinois gas prices are going up. Triple-A reports the average price for a gallon of regular gas is around two-dollars-34-cents. That is about 19-cents more than a month ago. The price today in Rochelle is $2.25 a gallon for unleaded fuel. That's 9 ... Jeff Leon 2016-08-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222717 Vegetables recalled due to bacteria A Texas company is recalling 30-thousand cases of vegetable products from over half-a-dozen retail chains after some tested positive for Listeria. Country Fresh brand vegetables have been recalled from Wal-Mart, QuikTrip, Publix and other chains afte... 2016-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222658 Byron man arrested in credit card fraud case Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested 40-year old Brian Barnett of Byron on the Class 3 felony offense of credit card fraud. The arrest stems from an investigation in Leaf River as the victim's credit card was used to order items over the inter... Jeff Leon 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222627 Walkers join pipeline protest Hundreds are standing with the Standing Rock reservation protestors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They walked yesterday from Oak Grove Park in Fargo to the Veterans Memorial Bridge. They're against the pipeline which would carry oil from th... 2016-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222659 Topless day around the country for women Women across the globe will be baring their breasts today as part of an international equality protest. "Go Topless Day" is celebrated each year on the Sunday closest to August 26th, otherwise known as Women's Equality Day. That's the date women earn... 2016-08-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=222660