WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-04-25T06:19:44Z Rochelle officials may make a decision Monday night on YMCA project City officials in Rochelle expect to make a decision Monday night on if they will contribute 3 million dollars in the construction of a YMCA in the Hub City. The meeting begins at 7 in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Park officials last Monday ni... Jeff Leon 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172678 Chicago Bears visit Fairdale to help in tornado damage 2 Chicago Bears visited the village of Fairdale on Friday as they helped clean up the debris from the tornado that hit the community earlier this month. Defensive End Will Sutton and Tight End Blake Annen walked through the damaged town and spoke to... Jeff Leon 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172679 2 arrested in the murder of an Ottawa businessman Two LaSalle County men are accused of killing an Ottawa businessman, burning his body and dumping the ashes in the Fox River. Forty-eight-year-old William Horman of Dayton and 21-year-old Jonathan Beckman of Wedron are being held on bail of two-milli... Jeff Leon 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172680 Construction begins Sunday on I-39 near Rochelle The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that weather permitting, construction will begin tomorrow on I-39 involving a 20-mile section of the highway. Resurfacing work will take place between I-88 near Rochelle and Baxter Road, just s... Jeff Leon 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172681 Rochelle elementary board meets in special session Monday The Rochelle elementary school board will hold a reorganizational meeting Monday evening at 5:30 in the Middle School media center. The winners from the April 7th Consolidated Election will be sworn into office. They include Steve Builta, Javier Zep... Jeff Leon 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172682 State officials still assessing tornado damage in Fairdale Two weeks after a deadly tornado ripped through the small community of Fairdale, the state's emergency agency says it's still assessing the damage. Nearly every building in the town of 150 sustained some kind of damage and the Illinois Emergency Mana... Jeff Leon 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172571 Hundreds attend Cardinal George's Funeral in Chicago Holy Name Cathedral was filled with an invitation-only crowd of cardinals, bishops, priests, politicians and the ordinary faithful yesterday afternoon for the funeral Mass for Cardinal Francis George. In a ceremony conducted in part in multiple langu... Jeff Leon 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172573 2nd ice cream recall this week Another ice cream maker is pulling its products due to listeria risk. Jeni's Splendid ice creams is recalling all of its ice cream products and closing all of its shops temporarily after Nebraska health officials found a contaminated batch during a r... Jeff Leon 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172582 State house approves bill to lessen punishment for small cananbis offenses An effort is being made in the state capitol reduce the punishment for low-level marijuana offenses. The Illinois House approved a bill Thursday that would require individuals caught possessing up to 15-grams of the drug to be issued a ticket rather ... Jeff Leon 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172580 Jackie Robinson West to leave Little League Jackie Robinson West in Chicago is leaving Little League. The team will be joining the Cal Ripken Division of the Babe Ruth League this season. A team spokesman said the move is based on the disregard and disrespect shown by Little League. JRW was st... Jeff Leon 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172581 RTHS board moves forward with bus barn work An update report on the north bus barn project, a reorganizational meeting, along with the renewal of the contracts for several administrators topped the discussion last night by the Rochelle Township High School board. School officials received mor... Jeff Leon 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172406 4 Chicago area men accused of growing cannabis in Rockford warehouse Four Chicago area men are being accused of growing a large amount of marijuana at a Rockford warehouse that burned down. The U.S. Department of Justice says all four were indicted this week by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to manufact... Jeff Leon 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172408 RMU schedules power outage for next week RMU has announced that a power outage is scheduled for next Tuesday. The outage will begin at 9:00 am and will last for approximately 3 to 4 hours. The affected area will be from the north border of Bethel Road to the south border of Route 38. The we... Jeff Leon 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172414 Black Hawk Statue in Ogle County placed on most endangered historic places list Landmarks Illinois is unveiling the 2015 list of the Most Endangered Historic Places in the state. The non-profit group says the list calls attention to threatened historic resources that are in need of assistance and are important to the local resid... Jeff Leon 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172418 Interview with Jim Blomberg of Prescott Brothers Ford in Rochelle regarding tornado relief This morning, I spoke with Jim about what Prescott Brothers in Rochelle is doing to help those affected by the tornado April 9th..... [audio:4231583019-JimPrescott.mp3]Jim Blomberg[/audio] Jay Burlison 2015-04-23T16:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172417 Illinois Senate approves bill to reverse cuts made by Governor Rauner Illinois lawmakers are working towards reversing a number of cuts made by Governor Rauner to social services and public health programs. The state Senate approved a bill yesterday that would restore around 26-million-dollars in funding for a number o... Jeff Leon 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172415 Ogle County officials hear update report on tornado Ogle County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Richter and Sheriff Brian VanVickle The Ogle County board heard an update report last night on the progress being made in the area following the tornado that hit on April 9th. 179 structures were dam... Jeff Leon 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172235 Restaurant owner recognized for her heroic actions during this month's tornado Grubsteakers Restaurant owner Ava Mirtoska A Resolution was approved last night by the Ogle County board in recognition of the life-saving and heroic action of Ava Mirtoska after the tornado hit Grubsteakers Restaurant at Illinois 251 and Route 64 i... Jeff Leon 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172251 Interview with RTHS Senior and FFA officer Tatum Wagner about the upcoming Ag Day at RTHS I also spoke this morning to RTHS Senior and FFA officer, Tatum Wagner about the upcoming Ag Day at RTHS. . . [audio:42215112006-TatumWagner.mp3]TatumWagner[/audio] Jay Burlison 2015-04-22T18:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172290 Interview with Diane Nicholson of the Lee County Tourism Council I spoke with Diane this morning about the many events coming up in the Lee County area.. Take a listen! [audio:42215111550-DianeLeeCoTour.mp3]Diane Nicholson[/audio] Jay Burlison 2015-04-22T17:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=172289