WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-11-27T02:14:11Z Petitions filed for March Primary Election Area residents have 1 more day to file their petitions for the March 15th, 2016 Primary Election. County Clerk and Recorder offices will be open next Monday until 5pm. The following candidates filed petitions on the Republican ballot in Ogle County... Jeff Leon 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197870 Mt. Morris woman arrested after money taken from elderly person Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested a Mt. Morris woman after money was allegedly taken from an elderly person in Polo. 36-year old Kristina Cox has been charged with the Class 3 felony of financial exploitation of an elderly person. The arre... Jeff Leon 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197871 Rochelle woman makes court appearance following stabbing incident A Rochelle woman made her first court appearance yesterday following a stabbing incident last Friday night in the Hub City. 36-year old Candice Hendrickson has been arrested on the felony offense of aggravated battery. The altercation took place in... Jeff Leon 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197872 Illinois retailers looking for boost in sales this weekend Illinois retailers are hoping to get a big boost in sales this weekend with Small Business Saturday. The annual shopping day is now part of the annual holiday shopping experience across the Prairie State and the rest of the nation. It appears many d... Jeff Leon 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197873 State moving to replace ACT with SAT The State Board of Education is moving closer to a deal that would replace the ACT exam with the SAT college entrance exam. The state says the SAT's parent company, the College Board submitted a winning bid to provide tests for 143-thousand students ... Jeff Leon 2015-11-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197874 Rochelle woman dies from blunt force trauma after being hit by a train last Friday A 76-year old Rochelle woman died from blunt force trauma to her head and chest after being struck by a train last Friday evening in the Hub City. Madeline Bergschneider suffered fatal injuries from the incident. The accident took place on the Unio... Jeff Leon 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197634 Rochelle teen back in Ogle County court today following fatal crash this past summer A Rochelle teen was back in Ogle County court today for a status hearing after being charged with the Class 4 felony offense of aggravated reckless driving. The arrest stems from a crash this past summer which claimed the life of a local college stu... Jeff Leon 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197633 Chicago police offcer charged with 1st degree murder The public now can see a shocking police dash cam video of a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teen 16 times, killing him. The six-minute-long footage was released yesterday afternoon by Mayor Emanuel. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy... Jeff Leon 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197748 HUD investigates possible violations in Rockford The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it will investigate the city of Rockford for possible violations. The department says it is investigating Rockford because of recent actions taken by the city council in regards to a new housi... Jeff Leon 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197764 Wet holiday won't deter travelers Despite rain in the forecast, about two-and-a-half-million Illinoisans are expected to hit the road over the long Thanksgiving weekend. The relatively warm weather will enable an estimated two-million passengers to pass through Chicago's Midway and O... Jeff Leon 2015-11-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197750 Petitions filed for Primary Election next March Yesterday was the first day area residents could file their petitions for the March 15th, 2016 Primary Election. County Clerk and Recorder offices will be open today and on Wednesday along with next Monday, November 30th. The following candidates f... Jeff Leon 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197572 Truck driver hurt following accident near Byron A Chicago truck driver suffered injuries yesterday morning after he crashed his semi in Byron. The accident took place a short time before 11:30 at the intersection of Route 72 and Route 2. 65-year old Raul Montenegro was hauling food products east... Jeff Leon 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197574 5 K Turkey Trot will take place Thanksgiving morning in Rochelle The 5th Annual 5K Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning in Rochelle. Money from the event will go to the Community Action Network known as "C.A.N". The race begins at 8:30 at Lincoln School near Purple Pass. Runners and walkers will head... Jeff Leon 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197575 Murder charges are expected to be filed today against Chicago police officer Murder charges are expected to be filed today against a Chicago white police officer accused of shooting an local African American teen in the fall of last year. Dashcam video captured footage of patrolman Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old LaQuan M... Jeff Leon 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197573 Rochelle City Council meeting An increase in health insurance coverage along with engineering agreements on 2 projects topped the discussion last night for city officials in Rochelle. Absent from last night's meeting were council members Tom McDermott and Kathy Hollonbeck. The c... Jeff Leon 2015-11-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197571 Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for tonight Engineering work for the Rochelle rail expansion, 7th Avenue bridge, and a water main project along with the purchase of skid load generators for RMU and the renewal of health insurance coverage tops the agenda tonight for city officials in Rochelle.... Jeff Leon 2015-11-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197330 Police continue to look for family member after Rochelle woman is hit by a train Local authorities are still trying to contact a family member of a 76-year old woman from Rochelle who was struck and killed by a train Friday evening.The accident took place a short time after 5:30 at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on Washington ... Jeff Leon 2015-11-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197327 Primary election petitions can be filed starting today Area residents can start filing their petitions for the March 15th, 2016 Primary Election on Monday at area courthouses. The county clerk and recorder offices will be open today, Tuesday, and Wednesday along with Monday, November 30th. Races on the... Jeff Leon 2015-11-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197331 Ogle County judge sets bond for Rochelle woman following stabbing incident An Ogle County judge set bond at $25,000 yesterday for a Rochelle woman after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the arm with a knife Friday night. 36-year old Candice Hendrickson has been arrested on the felony offense of aggravated battery. T... Jeff Leon 2015-11-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197328 Christmas Tree Festival begins in Rochelle next week The 10th Annual Rochelle Christmas Tree Festival will begin later this month as all proceeds this year will benefit the Community Action Network also known as "C.A.N.". The Christmas Tree Festival is a silent auction that takes place each holiday se... Jeff Leon 2015-11-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=197421