WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2017-06-26T01:51:47Z RTHS special meeting postponed   The informational meeting scheduled for this evening at Rochelle Township High School dealing with the topic of consolidation has been postponed. The gathering was scheduled to take place in the RTHS auditorium. Board President Tom Huddlest... jeff Leon 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247127 Bond set at $100,000 for Rochelle man following domestic incident An Ogle County judge set bond at $100,000 yesterday for a Rochelle man following an altercation yesterday morning. 55-year old Nestor Cordero has been charged with the felony offense of aggravated domestic battery. The female victim was allegedly s... Jeff Leon 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247101 Rochelle city council to meet tonight A new building for a cold storage company, construction of a radium removal plant, and the purchase of a new leaf vacuum tops the discussion this evening for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting begins at 7 at City Hall. Americold in Roch... Jeff Leon 2017-06-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247035 Fire destroys historic building in downtown Rockford One of downtown Rockford's most historic buildings is facing the wrecking ball after a weekend fire. Rockford Fire Division Chief Matt Knot said there is nothing left inside of the former Hanley Furniture building at South Main and Chestnut Streets... 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247100 Ohio man killed following crash at Byron Dragway A 60-year old Ohio man suffered fatal injuries Saturday morning following a crash at the Byron Dragway off North River Road. Bradley Glass from Mason, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ogle County Coroner. Ogle County Sheriff's Police ... Jeff Leon 2017-06-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247055 Top Democrats talk about needs for a new state budget The top Democrat at the Illinois Capitol is finally saying what he needs to agree on a budget. House Speaker Mike Madigan told reporters in Springfield yesterday that he wants a new law regarding how Illinois pays for schools and his own version of w... 2017-06-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247104 Rochelle man arrested after woman is struck in the head with a hammer Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a Rochelle man this morning after a woman was struck in the head with a hammer. 55-year old Nestor Cordero was arrested on the felony offense of aggravated domestic battery. The altercation took place in the 71... Jeff Leon 2017-06-25T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247056 Council narrows down list of candidates for city manager on Monday night The Rochelle city council expects to narrow down the list of candidates Monday night for the city manager's position. 29 individuals applied for the job which included 2 city employees. The city is looking for a replacement involving David Plyman w... Jeff Leon 2017-06-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247030 Polo man pleads not guilty to armed robbery A Polo man pled not guilty Friday in Ogle County court after being charged with the Class "X" felony offense of armed robbery. 18-year old Ricky Rippy was arrested after a hold-up took place during the early morning hours of May 21st at Casey's Gene... Jeff Leon 2017-06-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247031 Air National Guard Band of the Midwest, 4th of July in Kewanee Kewanee’s Annual Fourth of July fireworks program, the premier fireworks show in the area will once again take place on Tuesday July 4th at North East Park.  Our show brings people to Kewanee from the surrounding area and benefits many in ... 2017-06-24T17:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247049 Governor Rauner signs gun bill Governor Rauner has signed a gun crimes bill, the day after he tried to use it as a bargaining chip in budget negotiations with Mayor Emanuel. The bill will allow judges to impose tougher sentences on repeat gun offenders. Democrats had been holding... 2017-06-24T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=247033 State Democrats predict budget success Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the House is working on a budget, but he's looking for input from Governor Rauner. Madigan says he'd like Rauner to be part the budget talks, at least when it comes to revenue. Madigan says Rauner is hard... 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246954 Governor Rauner to veto 911 bill Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he's telling lawmakers now that he plans to veto a 911 surcharge plan, so they have time to agree to a new one. Rauner's office yesterday let it be known that the governor will veto the proposal which would almost ... 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246955 Durbin opposes GOP insurance plan U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is among the Democrats heaping criticism on the GOP healthcare bill, now that it's seeing the light of day. On the Senate floor yesterday, Durbin said, "You can put a lace collar on a pit bull and it's still a mean dog." Dur... 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246956 Eswood school officials plan to take down wind turbine Officials in the Eswood school district have decided to take down the wind turbine which was built in 2012. Since it was installed, the wind turbine has yet to produce any electricity for the grade school. The school board decided this week to remo... Jeff Leon 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246957 Scientists practicing for solar eclipse in southern Illinois There are already a lot of eyes on the skies in southern Illinois. Scientists yesterday started releasing test balloons in preparation for August's solar eclipse in the southern tip of the state. Crews from Louisiana State University spent part of t... 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246958 Slow start to budget session There was no action on a budget during the first day of a special session of the General Assembly. Summoned by Governor Rauner for a ten-day session on the budget, lawmakers were back at the State Capitol yesterday, but there won't be a vote soon. ... 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246863 Rochelle officials look at ways to cut expenses   City officials in Rochelle are looking at ways to cut expenses in each department under the current budget. The discussion has started again about the possibility of the Ogle County Sheriff's Department being the telecommunication center for... Jeff Leon 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246864 Lee County warns of possible 911 problems Lee County officials are the latest to warn that they may lose 911 service if the governor doesn't sign a new law. Lee County 911 Director Shelley Dallas yesterday said she fears people may dial 911 and not be connected. The issue is a new law that ... 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246867 2 injured in alcohol related vehicle crash in Lee County 2 Dixon residents suffered injuries yesterday morning following an alcohol related crash in Lee County. Illinois State Police report that the accident took place at around 11:30 on Route 2, just east of Plock Road. A car driven by 48-year old Susan... Jeff Leon 2017-06-22T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=246865