WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2016-05-27T01:33:39Z Byron teen arrested in sexual assault case involving a child in Oregon Oregon police have arrested a Byron Teen following an alleged sexual assault incident Wednesday afternoon at the Nash Recreation Center. 18-year old Robert Swanson has been arrested on the Class "X" felony offense of predatory criminal sexual assaul... Jeff Leon 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214847 Stillman Valley teen pleads guilty to charges in fatal crash last fall in Ogle County A Stillman Valley teen pled guilty today in Ogle County juvenile court on 2 counts of reckless homicide following an accident last fall in which 2 people were killed. 17-year old Emily Flemming, a student at Stillman Valley High School, along with 6... Jeff Leon 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214845 Illinois house approves their own budget Coming in at 500 pages with a more than $40 billion price tag, Illinois House Democrats passed a spending bill the governor’s office says is probably the most unbalanced budget in state history. Republican Rep. Ron Sandack said Democrats are t... 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214774 Davis Junction man pleads not guilty in sexual abuse case A Davis Junction man pled not guilty in Ogle County court Wednesday involving a sexual abuse case in which the victim was a female juvenile. 56-year old Ricky Barnett has been arrested on 2 counts of the Class 2 felony of aggravated criminal sexual ... Jeff Leon 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214775 Oregon officials delay vote in updating the city's comprehensive plan City officials in Oregon took no action this week in updating the comprehensive plan for future growth in the community. The document is around 80 pages. The city needs to update the plan for future projects so they could receive state funds. The p... Jeff Leon 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214776 Polo teen eliminated from Spelling Bee National Tournament Polo 5th grade student Rebekah Ziegler has been eliminated from the National Spelling Bee Tournament in Maryland. Rebekah was able to spell her first word correctly on Wednesday, but made an error on her second word. She was not 1 of 45 finalists mo... Jeff Leon 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214777 Rochelle man back in court following drug arrest this month A Rochelle man was back in court yesterday for a preliminary hearing after being arrested on a drug offense earlier this month during a traffic stop. 31-year old Loren Goatcher has been charged with the felony offense of unlawful possession of a con... Jeff Leon 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214778 Exelon suporters from Byron rally at state capitol for energy bill A group of Exelon supporters is pushing legislation they believe will help keep two Illinois nuclear power plants open. Hundreds gathered for a rally yesterday inside the state Capitol. The energy provider says the "Next Generation Energy Plan" needs... 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214644 State Police increasing patrols for Memorial Day Weekend State Police will be increasing patrols for the Memorial Day weekend. Beginning Friday night, troopers will be looking for drunk drivers. Tickets will be handed out to people caught speeding and not wearing their seat belt. The increased patrols wil... 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214645 Polo teen at National Spelling Bee Tournament in Maryland It's the 2nd day for Rebekah Ziegler of Polo at the National Spelling Bee Tournament in National Harbor, Maryland. The preliminary test was taken yesterday for the individuals who qualified for the event. The preliminary rounds in spelling words co... Jeff Leon 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214646 Jet repair project on schedule in Rockford Work on a jet-repair hub at Chicago Rockford Airport is on schedule. The 41-million-dollar project is expected to be finished by late next month. Officials believe the facility will create over 500 jobs. 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214647 Independent map amendment may be on ballot this November Backers of a constitutional amendment to create an independent commission to draw political boundaries appear to have enough signatures to bring the idea to the November ballot. The State Board of Elections says the Independent Map Amendment likely h... 2016-05-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214662 Rochelle officials approve to rescind development agreement for Hub Theater and 4th Avenue building In a 4-3 vote last nightt, city officials in Rochelle approved to rescind the development agreement with a Florida businessman involving the renovation work for the Hub Theater along with a 2-story building in the 400 block of 4th Avenue. Former Roc... Jeff Leon 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214529 Highway construction worker is killed in accident near Rochelle A Dixon man suffered fatal injuries yesterday afternoon while working in the construction zone area of I-88 near Rochelle. Illinois State Police report that a short time after 3:15, a Mack dump truck had backed over 43-year old Robert Schwarz. The ... Jeff Leon 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214564 Governo Rauner stands pat on budget proposal With 8 days to go in the regular legislative session, Governor Rauner and the Republican leadership called for a bipartisan compromise on a balanced budget. But they also backed Rauner's demand that at least some of his reform agenda items be include... 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214565 Bond set for Chana woman after a car and money were taken An Ogle County judge set bond at $10,000 for a Chana woman after a car and money were taken from a home in the village Sunday night. 26-year old Brittany Arnold was arrested on the Class 4 felony of theft and criminal trespass to a vehicle. The car... Jeff Leon 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214566 U.S. Supreme Court rejects Blagojevich appeal The U.S. Supreme Court made no comment Monday as they rejected an appeal from former Governor Rod Blagojevich to reconsider the remainder of his corruption convictions. The court had turned Blagojevich down in March and rejected his appeal of that ru... 2016-05-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214567 Governor Rauner renews call for balanced budget ahead of session finale The countdown is on for Illinois lawmakers to pass a budget, and Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s ready for a grand compromise. Rauner said lawmakers have nine days to focus on reforms and truly balanced budgets.May 31 is the deadline for lawmakers... 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214458 Chana woman arrested after the theft of money and a car Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a Chana woman last night after a car and money were taken from the village. 26-year old Brittany Arnold was charged with the Class 4 felony of theft and criminal trespass to a vehicle. Sheriff's police received... Jeff Leon 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214459 Public health department warns of possible spread of measles in Northern Illinois The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning people in Northern Illinois about the potential spread of the measles. Health officials say someone infected with the highly-contagious virus attended a graduation ceremony at Northern Illinois Uni... 2016-05-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=214460