WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-12-15T08:01:32Z 1 person is dead in Hillcrest car crash 1 person is dead following a single vehicle crash in Hillcrest this morning. The accident took place at around 2am on Illinois 251 North near the intersection of Twombly Road. When Rochelle Police and the Illinois State Police arrived on the scene,... Jeff Leon 2017-12-15T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256962 Illinois Supreme Court to hear Rockford man's appeal The Illinois Supreme Court is changing its mind about an appeal from a Rockford man wrongfully convicted of murder. The court yesterday said it will hear arguments from Alan Beaman that he should be allowed to sue former Normal Police investigators... 2017-12-15T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256963 Deadline is tonight for Obamacare insurance You have until 11 tonight to sign-up for Obamacare insurance. But only a small percentage of people in Illinois need to sign-up. The Kaiser Family Foundation says 51-percent of people in the state get their health insurance though work. Another almo... 2017-12-15T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256964 Area residents can expect high travel volumes during the holiday AAA is predicting which day next week will be the busiest for Chicago drivers. The travel organization says this will be the highest year-end travel volume on record, with over 107 million Americans expected to hit the road, take the train, fly or e... 2017-12-15T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256965 Madigan challenges Net neutrality change Illinois Attorney Lisa Madigan is joining her colleagues from across the country to challenge the FCC's decision to eliminate net neutrality rules. Madigan's spokeswoman Annie Thompson says that without net neutrality rules, Internet service provide... 2017-12-15T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256966 Hillcrest Board Meeting (Evan Carlson from Innovative Powers Systems) A solar farm presentation, an electric easement agreement with RMU, and a schedule for chip and seal work on the streets topped the discussion last night by village officials in Hillcrest. The board he... Jeff Leon 2017-12-13T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256875 Rochelle man arrested in stolen car case Local police arrested a Rochelle man early this morning wanted on an Ogle County warrant for the original charge of unlawful possession of a stolen car. Taken into custody following a traffic stop was 34-year old Alex Castillo. He had failed to appe... 2017-12-14T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256893 Ogle County election lottery A lottery was held at the courthouse in Oregon yesterday to determine the ballot position for District 5 of the Ogle County board for the March 20th, 2018 General Primary Election. Marty Typer and Richard Janes had filed their petitions at the same ... 2017-12-14T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256894 Salvation Army kettles lighter this year in Illinois Salvation Army chapters across Illinois say their Red Kettles are a bit light this holiday season. Chapters in Champaign and Rockford yesterday both said that they are far off their goal for the year. Salvation Army commanders say they're hoping for... 2017-12-14T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256895 Illinois is in the middle of the pack in latest health report llinois' biggest problem, according to a new report on the health of the states, is too much air pollution. The report from the United Health Foundation released yesterday, said Illinois' air pollution is the second worst in the country. Illinois al... 2017-12-14T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256896 Tax rate goes down in Rochelle elementary school district   (Todd Prusator) The approval of the tax levy for the district along with window work next summer for 2 schools topped the agenda last night for the Rochelle elementary board. Following a public hearing, school officials approved the tax levy... Jeff Leon 2017-12-13T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256825 Polo woman and baby die in Ogle County crash A 26-year old Polo woman, who was 29 weeks pregnant, suffered fatal injuries this week following a 2-vehicle crash in Ogle County. Sarah Johnson died from blunt force trauma from the accident. Her son also passed away from the incident. Johnson's h... Jeff Leon 2017-12-13T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256828 Rockford man asks Illinois Supreme Court to reconsider appeal in murder case An exonerated killer is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reconsider his lawsuit against the people he says falsely convicted him. Alan Beaman earlier this month asked the high court to reconsider his lawsuit against Normal Police detectives who ... 2017-12-13T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256830 Former Speaker Haster banned from being with children alone Former House Speaker Denny Hastert's probation will keep him away from most children. A judge yesterday ordered that Hastert never be alone with any child, and that he can only be in the same room with a child if another adult is there and if that ad... 2017-12-13T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256831 New truck stop coming to Rochelle   (Project Manager Chad Bruner) In a 6-0 vote tonight, city officials in Rochelle approved the annexation and zoning proposals along with variances for off street parking and the sign ordinance for Loves Travel Stops and Country Store Incorpora... Jeff Leon 2017-12-11T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256735 1 person is dead following 2-vehicle crash in Ogle County A 26-year old woman is dead and several other people injured following a 2-vehicle crash in Ogle County yesterday afternoon. The accident took place during the time snow was falling in the area at around 3:45. The 2-vehicle collision took place on R... Jeff Leon 2017-12-12T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256757 Rochelle officials approve new budget and balcony for downtown building   (Jeff Fiegenschuh) The new fiscal year budget along with a special use permit for a downtown building were approved last night by city officials in Rochelle. The general fund revenues in the new budget total 9.5 million dollars. That number ... Jeff Leon 2017-12-12T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256759 Rochelle elementary board meets tonight The Rochelle elementary board will meet in monthly session this evening at 7 with a few items on the agenda. The gathering takes place in the Rochelle Middle School media center. The discussion will include Health and Life Safety projects for next ... 2017-12-12T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256758 Obamacare insurance deadline is Friday Time is running our for people in Illinois to buy Obamacare insurance. The deadline to buy a plan on the state's health care exchange is Friday. Illinois' Department of Insurance yesterday reminded people that if they don't have insurance through w... 2017-12-12T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256760 Bond set for Rochelle man following handgun incident An Ogle County judge has set bond at $250,000 for a Rochelle man after he allegedly displayed a handgun at a local business Friday night. 30-year old Gilberto Mario Nieves has been arrested on the charge of aggravated assault and unlawful use of a w... Jeff Leon 2017-12-10T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=256652