WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-10-21T06:14:23Z Shots Fired In DeKalb The DeKalb Police Department responded to the reports of shots fired at 9:44 last night in the 900 block of Greenbrier. Officers located spent bullet casings in the area, but there were no reports or indication of anyone being struck. This senseless ... 2017-10-21T15:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253886 Rochelle man arrested on drug charges following traffic stop <a href="http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&amp;id=253866" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.wrhl.net/shared/inc/client/31/articles/thumbs/t_102117105339-ddnDrugArrest.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Rochelle man was arrested on drug charges this morning following a traffic stop in the 4,000 block of East Flagg Road. 30-year old Robert Curatola has been arrested on the charge of driving while under the influence along with unlawful possession o... Jeff Leon 2017-10-21T15:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253866 Truck driver's death remains under investigation in Rochelle The cause of death remain unknown for a Lemont truck driver after he was found Thursday evening in his cab. Pronounced dead at the scene was 32-year old Robert Ehrenhaft. The semi was parked at Swift which is located in the 1,000 block of South 7th ... 2017-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253867 Polo man sentenced to prison A Polo man was sentenced to 7 years in the Department of Corrections on Friday after he plead guilty to the Class 2 felony offense of attempted residential arson. 33-year old Johnthon Parker was arrested this past spring. Authorities say that Parke... 2017-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253869 Rockford school bus hit by gunfire this week No injuries were reported this week after a Rockford school bus was hit by gunfire. The shooting took place on Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of 5th Avenue and 5th Street. School officials say that there was around 2 dozen students on th... 2017-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253868 Lottery sales projected to increase in Illinois The new company hired to run the Illinois Lottery projects it will increase annual sales by 4 billion dollars which will generated more than 1 billion dollars a year for school and other projects in the state. The sales would total over a 10-year pe... 2017-10-21T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253870 Illinois' latest jobs report show huge losses You have to work hard to spin something positive out of Illinois' latest jobs report. The state's employment agency yesterday said that Illinois lost almost eleven thousand jobs in September. The report says the trade and transportation sector lost ... 2017-10-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253806 Death investigation in Rochelle Rochelle police are investigating the death of a truck driver who was found in his cab yesterday evening at a local business. The man in his 30's is from Lemont, Illinois as the semi was parked at Swift which is located in the 1,000 block of South 7... Jeff Leon 2017-10-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253807 Pink slips begin today in Winnebago County The courthouse in Rockford will be a lot emptier come Monday. Today is the last day for dozens of deputies and jailers at the Winnebago County courthouse and jail. Sheriff Gary Caruana said he's being forced to lay off 60 part time deputies who handl... 2017-10-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253745 Governor Rauner touts research center in Chicago Governor Rauner is promising that a new billion-dollar business and technology innovation center he's promoting in the South Loop will change the state's economy. Standing with Mayor Emanuel and representatives of the University of Illinois, Northwes... 2017-10-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253808 Toy recall More than a half-million plush wind-up toys that play music are under a recall because the handle can come off. The toys are sold at Walmart, Target and other stores. So far, no injuries are reported. The toymaker Kids Preferred says there have been... 2017-10-20T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253809 Auto assembly plant will not be built in Rochelle City officials in Rochelle have learned that a new Toyota and Mazda assembly plant which would include 4,000 jobs will not be built near I-88 and I-39. The 2 companies had also looked at property near DeKalb for the 1.3 billion dollar facility. The... Jeff Leon 2017-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253721 Jury Trial for an Oregon man in fatal boat crash in Ogle County An Oregon man will have a jury trial following the death of a Rockford woman in an Ogle County boating accident that took place on the Rock River in June of 2016. 47-year old Marc Mongan has been charged with 3 counts of reckless homicide and reckle... 2017-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253722 Rochelle police arrest local woman on drug charges Rochelle police arrested a local woman yesterday evening on drug charges after they issued a warrant for her arrest. The incident took place a short time after 7 in the 300 block of Illinois 251 South. 24-year old Heather Lent of Rochelle was arres... Jeff Leon 2017-10-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253744 Illinois has 6 new enterprise zones One of Illinois' newest economic development zones is in northwestern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Commerce yesterday approved six new enterprise zones, Whiteside County and Carroll county are among them. The enterprise zone allows local gove... 2017-10-19T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253746 Emergency Operations Center to open in Rochelle this week The Emergency Operations Center for Ogle County will be open later this week. Renovation work has been completed in the building along Lincoln Highway in Rochelle. Long Range and Strategic Planning Chairman Don Griffin of Oregon said the renovation ... Jeff Leon 2017-10-17T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253646 Illinois teen driving deaths down The number of Illinois teens dying in car accidents is about half what it was a decade ago. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White yesterday said that teen driving deaths fell from 155 in 2007, to just 76 last year. White says the graduated drivers... 2017-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253667 Luminary event for the holidays in Rochelle The City of Rochelle is excited to announce the addition of community-wide luminaries on Saturday December 2nd as part of the town&rsquo;s Christmas festivities! Using milk jugs simply cut the top off of the jug, fill with something heavy (rocks, sa... 2017-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253669 John Deere wins yellow and green trademark case John Deere owns the colors green and yellow when it comes to farm machines. A federal judge in Kentucky this week ruled that a South Dakota equipment company violated Deere's trademark by painting their sprayers green and yellow. Deere has trademar... 2017-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253673 Illinois in bottom half in latest tax, business climate report Illinois' five percent personal income tax rate is the only thing keeping the state from the bottom of a new report on taxes and business climates. The Tax Foundation yesterday ranked Illinois 29th in the country for tax policy and business climate.... 2017-10-18T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=253668