WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-03-30T12:50:29Z Christians mark Palm Sunday today Christians across the globe are marking Palm Sunday. It's the traditional date in the Gospels when Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey, while people laid down palm branches in the road. They also chanted "Hosanna! Blessed is he w... Jeff Leon 2015-03-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169099 Beacon on the Green closes in Rochelle Rochelle residents will have 1 less restaurant to eat at as Beacon on the Green has closed it's doors. Vivian Management will terminate their lease with Gredco on Wednesday. " The Fairways" golf course, which is also being managed by Gredco, will re... Jeff Leon 2015-03-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169100 Rochelle City Council meet in special session Monday The Rochelle City Council will meet in special session Monday evening at 5:30 as the discussion will center around the new fiscal year budget.City officials plan to meet as a "Committee of the Whole" to talk about the numbers in each department. No f... Jeff Leon 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169042 Rural Illinois residents lack reliable internet access Thirty-nine-percent of the people living in rural parts of Illinois don't have access to high-speed Internet service. Data recently released from the Federal Communications also show that among the state's urban dwellers, only one-percent lack high-s... Jeff Leon 2015-03-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169103 Byron School Board cuts 6 teachers for the next fiscal year Byron School officials cut 6 teaching positions earlier this week due to decling enrollment numbers along with a reduction in the amount of money they receive from the Exelon nuclear plant in property taxes. The value of the facility declined by 27 m... Jeff Leon 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169041 Study shows Illinois has most unfair school funding system in the U.S. Illinois is considered to have the most unfair school funding system in the nation. A study by The Education Trust said the state's school districts with higher amounts of low-income students receive 20-percent less in funding than their counterparts... Jeff Leon 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169046 Judge sets bond for Rochelle woman in stabbing incident An Ogle County judge set bond at $100,000 Friday for a Rochelle woman following a stabbing incident during a fight late Thursday night. 35-year old Heather Harms was charged with the felony offense of aggravated battery. The domestic altercation to... Jeff Leon 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169040 Durbin battling Schumer to replace Reid Word that U.S. Senate minority leader Harry Reid is resigning threw the spotlight on Illinois Senator Dick Durbin as a possible successor, but only briefly. Durbin is second in the leadership lineup and was considered a likely successor, but soon aft... Jeff Leon 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=169044 Aurora cousins accused in ISIS plot Two cousins from Aurora are accused of plotting to join ISIS for terrorist attacks here and abroad. Hasan Edmonds, an Illinois National Guard soldier, was arrested at Midway airport Wednesday night, trying to fly to Cairo where he allegedly planned t... Jeff Leon 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168950 Rochelle branding survey deadline is today Rochelle officials would like to remind area residents that today is the final day you can take theonline branding survey for the community. There are only 9 questions. People can go to the city's website at cityofrochelle.net. The goal was to have... Jeff Leon 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168952 Rochelle woman arrested following stabbing incident Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a Rochelle woman late last night following a fight that took place in the 11,000 block of East Fisher Road. 35-year old Heather Harms was charged with the felony offense of aggravated battery. The altercation t... Jeff Leon 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168956 Illinois Senate and Governor approve budget fix A new measure designed to temporarily fill a large hole in the state's budget is now official. The Illinois Senate approved a bill yesterday that would rearrange money in the current budget to plug a one-point-six-billion-dollar gap. Governor Rauner ... Jeff Leon 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168955 Rock Falls man arrested following armed robbery in Sterling A Rock Falls man was arrested Thursday following an armed robbery incident that took place at the CVS Pharmacy store in Sterling. 31-year old Robert Collins was charged with the felony offense. Police report that Collins allegedly used a small knif... Jeff Leon 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168957 Earthquake hits Northern Illinois town At least one Illinois town now knows what an earthquake feels like. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.9-magnitude earthquake was measured in the Northern Illinois town of Lake in the Hills. Homes were felt shaking throughout the area. No injuries o... Jeff Leon 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168809 Focus House celebrates 40th year in Ogle County Focus House in Ogle County is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year as they help area teens turn their lives around. The program started in 1975 for boys and girls who have gotten in trouble with the police. They average around 25 teens at th... Jeff Leon 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168808 Dixon woman dies in fire In area news, Dixon officials continue to investigate a fire this week that killed a 31-year old woman. Felicia Morris died in the blaze. Authorities say that Morris was physically disabled and lived in a public housing apartment alone. Police say ... Jeff Leon 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168806 State Representative says Amtrak is not coming to Rockford in the near future  Amtrak rail service is not coming to Rockford any time soon according to one State Representative. Congressman John Cabello said Amtrak representative Ray Lang told him yesterday that service between Rockford and Chicago is not happening. Forme... Jeff Leon 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168805 Illinois Senate expected to vote on temporary budget fix today A vote is expected to take place today in the state Senate to approve a temporary fix designed to fill a large hole in the state's budget. The Illinois House approved a bill earlier this week that would rearrange money in the current budget to plug a... Jeff Leon 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168804 Interview with Diane Nicholson of the Lee County Tourism Council This morning, I spoke with Diane Nicholson about a number of events coming up through the end of April... Take a listen! [audio:32515110359-DianeLeeCoTour.mp3]Diane Nicholson[/audio] Jay Burlison 2015-03-25T17:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168662 Illinois house approves proposal for budget Illinois keeps inching closer to finding a possible solution to filling a large hole in the state budget. The Illinois House approved a bill yesterday that rearranges money in the current year's budget to plug a one-point-six-billion-dollar gap. The ... Jeff Leon 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=168618