WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2014-07-31T02:35:51Z 2 Rochelle residents are back in court following drug arrest 2 Rochelle residents pled not guilty in Ogle County court yesterday following a drug bust that took place earlier this month in the Hub City. 32-year old Juan Olguin and 23-year old Ashley Jones have both been charged with the Class "X" felony offen... Jeff Leon 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137720 No agreement yet on cement company's move in Hillcrest Village officials in Hillcrest met in special session last night as the discussion included pending litigation on the new location for Regional Ready Mix.. During a board meeting earlier this month, it was announced that the cement company had agree... Jeff Leon 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137721 Ogle County Fair continues today in rural Oregon The 2014 Ogle County Fair continues today and runs through Sunday in rural Oregon. The Fairgrounds are located off Route 64 on Limekiln Road as this is the 161st fair for Ogle County.Carnival rides are from 5 until 10. Admission is 8 dollar per perso... Jeff Leon 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137564 Nippon Sharyo in Rochelle has ceremony for new facility (Updated) (Governor Pat Quinn) Officials at Nippon Sharyo in Rochelle held a ceremony yesterday in the opening of Shop 3 of their facility. The building is 328,000 square feet on 22 acres of land on the south side of the Hub City. It will employ around 90 wo... Jeff Leon 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137416 Joe Diffie Coming To Rochelle For Summer Country Jam Summer Country Jam in Rochelle is coming up next Saturday August 9th, at the Rochelle Municipal Airport, this years headliner is Country Music Icon Joe Diffie, Joe will take the stage at 8:30pm, the event will also include Courtney Rau, Dixie Still, ... Kris Wexell 2014-07-31T12:45:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137729 Teacher unions back Quinn in upcoming election Governor Quinn is getting the support of both major teachers' unions. The Illinois Federation of Teachers announced its support for Quinn yesterday. Board members say Quinn is committed to making sure students have the resources they need to succeed ... Jeff Leon 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137722 Kings man hurt in motorcycle crash A Kings man suffered injuries yesterday afternoon after he crashed the motorcycle he was riding in Rochelle. The accident took place a short time before 3:30 on Caron Road, just south of 1st Avenue. Police say that 73-year old Everett Moreland was ... Jeff Leon 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137565 Hillcrest officials meet in special session this evening Village officials in Hillcrest will meet this evening in special session at 7. The discussion will include motor fuel tax money on a few small street projects in the village. The board also plans to have a budget workshop dealing with the next fisc... Jeff Leon 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137566 Illinois voter to weigh in on millionaires tax in November Voters will get a chance to decide whether millionaires should pay an extra three-percent in state income taxes in order to shore up funding for schools. Governor Quinn approved a measure that'll put an advisory question on the November ballot. But i... Jeff Leon 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137567 The purchase of road salt could be a problem for area communities this winter It may be a problem this winter for cities, villages, along with counties and townships to purchase salt for their roadways. The supply may be limited as the year goes on along with a sharp increase in costs. Rochelle Street Superintendent Tim Isle... Jeff Leon 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137412 Street closure in Rochelle today RMU has announced that today, the Water Division will start replacing a fire hydrant a 9th Street and 4th Ave. 9th Street will be closed between 4th and Lincoln Avenues while they are doing the work. The southbound lane of traffic will be partially c... Jeff Leon 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137298 NIU alumni creates camous safety device A couple of former NIU students are making a buzz for creating a new safety device. It's a small, wireless handheld remote that sends an alert to police when someone is in trouble. That alert includes the person's exact location and records all video... Jeff Leon 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137413 Rochelle Council meeting (Updated) City officials in Rochelle amended an ordinance last night dealing with semi-truck parking in all residentail areas.The Council has decided the prohibit all truck parking on the streets. The city plans to purchase a solar system at the wastewater tre... Jeff Leon 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137056 Report of a gun shot early yesterday morning in rural Rochelle Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue to investigate a report of a gun shot yesterday morning west of Rochelle from a person walking along Route 38.The alleged incident took place at around 4:30 as police received word of a male subject walking along... Jeff Leon 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137155 More than 200,000 job openings in Illinois There are a couple-hundred-thousand job openings in Illinois. Employers posted more than 212-thousand help-wanted ads on the internet in June. Eighty-five-percent of the postings were for full-time workers. Anyone looking for work can check out Illin... Jeff Leon 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137274 No one hurt following house explosion in Rockford Investigators in Rockford are looking into what caused a house explosion on Sunday afternoon. Fire officials say the blast happened at a single-family home at 2906 Marshall Street. No one was home at the time of the explosion. Damage was estimated at... Jeff Leon 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137278 Governor Quinn takes low wage challenge Governor Quinn is taking a challenge that'll force him to live on the minimum wage for a while. He made the pledge yesterday after being called out by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. She just wrapped up a week of living on just eleven-bucks a day. It's... Jeff Leon 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137275 Lee County 4-H Fair and Junior Show final day in rural Amboy The Lee County 4-H Fair and Junior Show comes to an end today just north of Amboy.The 4-H Center and Fairgrounds are located along Route 30.Gate administion is 2 dollars. Children under the age of 12 are free.In addition to judging and livestock show... Jeff Leon 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=136985 President says he will sign cellphone unlocking bill President Obama says he'll sign a bill to legalize cellphone unlocking. The House passed legislation last week to "unlock" phones, giving users the right to change carriers without changing their phones. Obama called the move a step to giving America... Jeff Leon 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137156 NIU worker fails to test water on campus In area news, a NIU employee who is in charge of testing campus water has been placed on paid administrative leave. School officials need to determine if he failed to test certain water samples for nearly a 2 year period. University officials recen... Jeff Leon 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=137054