WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-03-04T12:47:06Z Hillcrest chosen for medical marijuana cultivation facility Village officials in Hillcrest have received word that an Oak Park company has been award a medical marijuana cultivation permit in the community. The facility will be located at the corner of Twombly and Dement Roads. Illinois Department of Agricul... Jeff Leon 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165681 Public meeting tomorrow night for branding study in Rochelle The branding study being done for the city of Rochelle is scheduled to begin tomorrow evening. Roger Brooks International has been chosen to change the image of the Hub City which will possibly bring more retail businesses and residential homes in t... Jeff leon 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165865 Creston officials approve water meter ordinance Village officials in Creston are moving forward involving the water meter project at homes in the community. The board last night approve the ordinance for the village. The final step is to determine the fees that will be charged. Village officials... Jeff Leon 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165867 Senate Democrats approve plan for closing gaps in budget Senate Democrats are pushing a plan designed to close the gaps in the state budget. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would allow around 580-million-dollars to be taken from special state funds. The money would then be used to ... Jeff Leon 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165874 Bill would name new bridge after late Congressman Lane Evans A new bridge connecting Illinois to Iowa over the Mississippi River could be named after the late State Congressman Lane Evans. A proposed bill under consideration would name the new Interstate 74 bridge between Moline and Bettendorf, Iowa the Repres... Jeff Leon 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165875 AFC school officials hold hearing dealing with teacher cuts AFC school officials held a public hearing last night dealing with the possibility of cutting 7 teachers for the next fiscal year due to financial problems. The proposal ties into the reorganizational plan for the district. This includes students be... Jeff Leon 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165864 Interview with Eric Christiansen of Rochelle Rotary Club and Flagg-Rochelle park District I spoke with Eric this morning about a very neat sounding and benficial upcoming project know as the 'Little Free Libaray'. . . Take a listen! [audio:30315102415-EricChristiansen.mp3]Eric Christiansen[/audio] Jay Burlison 2015-03-03T16:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165731 Investigation continues in fatal fire in rural Ashton Lee County officials continue to investigate a house fire Sunday afternoon in rural Ashton that claimed the life of 1 person. 22-year old Dave Reisinger was pronounced dead at the scene as he could not get out of the house in time. The blaze took p... Jeff Leon 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165696 Creston officials meet this evening Village officials in Creston will meet in monthly session tonight at 7. The gathering takes place at the Village Hall building. The agenda includes the water meter ordinance along with committee reports. Tonight's meeting is open to the public. Jeff Leon 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165694 AFC school officials hold public hearing dealing with possible staff cuts AFC school officials will hold a public hearing tonight at 7 dealing with possible teacher cuts for the next fiscal year. The gathering will be held at the AFC High School library. The proposal ties into the reorganizational plan for the district. T... Jeff Leon 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165685 Rockford man charged in wife's death A Rockford man is facing charges in the death of his wife. The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office has charged John Boose with first-degree-murder. His wife Regina Boose died in late January after being found beaten in her home. The murder cha... Jeff Leon 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165683 House fire kills 1 person in rural Ashton (Updated) 1 person is dead following a house fire yesterday afternoon at a home in rural Ashton.Pronounced dead at the scene was Dave Reisinger as he could not get out of the house in time. The blaze took place at around 3:30 at 1765 Brooklyn Road. When fire d... Jeff Leon 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165521 Fire damages Rochelle Truck Center Saturday night Fire did extensive damage Saturday night at a truck center on the south side of Rochelle. The blaze took place at Rochelle Truck Center Incorporated at 1631 South Main Street a short time after 5. Rochelle Fire Lieutenant Dan Miller was 1 of the fi... Jeff Leon 2015-03-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165426 Bond set for Rochelle woman following confrontation with local police An Ogle County judge set bond at $7,500 for a Rochelle woman following an altercation with local police on Friday morning. The incident began in the 500 block of South 2nd Street. Police were responding to a domestic altercation as 37-year old Crist... Jeff Leon 2015-03-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165427 Amtrak service could decrease under Governor's proposed budget Amtrak Service across Illinois could be shrinking based on cuts in Governor Rauner's proposed budget. "The State Journal-Register" reports Rauner suggests spending 28-million-tax-dollars on Amtrak's state routes, which would be a 40-percent cut from ... Jeff Leon 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165527 Road construction season coming for the tollway Road construction season is around the corner and drivers should expect some changes to their commute. Illinois Tollway officials say Road work in 2015 will cost just over one-point-six-billion-dollars. Projects include the continued expansion of the... Jeff Leon 2015-03-01T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165429 Potential pot grower surrenders license in Lee County The slow start of the state's medical marijuana program and the small number of qualified patients has prompted one company to give back a state license to grow marijuana. Green Thumb Industries is surrendering the license it won to grow pot outside ... Jeff Leon 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165369 Quinn calls for broader consumer protections In his first public appearance since losing his bid for reelection, former Governor Pat Quinn told a group of law school students that more should be done to protect consumer rights. Quinn addressed a panel discussion at Loyola University's law schoo... Jeff Leon 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165372 Rochelle woman arrested following altercation with local police A Rochelle woman was arrested yesterday morning following an altercation with local police. The incident began a short time before 9:30 in the 500 block of South 2nd Street. Police were responding to a domestic altercation as 37-year old Cristina Pe... Jeff Leon 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165370 Davis Junction man posts bond in sex abuse case A Davis Junction man is back on the streets today after he was arrested this week involving an alleged sexual abuse incident earlier this month. 51-year old Michael Koch was charged with the felony offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Ogle ... Jeff Leon 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=165371