WRHL News http://www.wrhl.net/news 20 Latest News Articles 2015-07-30T08:06:05Z Byron teen named Ogle County Fair Queen The 162nd Ogle County Fair continues today and runs through Sunday in rural Oregon for area residents to enjoy. Last night's highlight was the 2015 Miss Ogle County pageant event. This year's Ogle County Fair Queen is Whitney Felker of Byron. There ... Jeff Leon 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183963 State union workers and Governor agree to 2 month extension on contract A possible strike by the state's largest workers union is being put on hold. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Governor Rauner agreed to a two-month contract extension of their current labor agreement. The current ... Jeff Leon 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183965 Oregon City Council meeting City officials in Oregon this week updated a couple of ordinances dealing with the economic development commission along with length of public comments during council meetings. The commission wording dealt with the membership of the 11 individuals a... Jeff Leon 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183966 Parents being reminded to get immunizations for children Illinois parents are being reminded to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date as they prepare to head back to school. The Illinois Department of Public Health says there is a new school-entrance immunization requirements for the upco... Jeff Leon 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183968 Governor signs veterans bill for employment A new Illinois law may make it easier for veterans in the state to find jobs. The law signed by Governor Rauner yesterday allows private companies to voluntarily establish preference in employment for certain veterans. The Veterans Preference in Pri... Jeff Leon 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183979 Interview with Beth Boston from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry This morning, I spoke with Beth about some of the new exhibits at MSI. Still time to visit before the kids go back to school!... Take a listen! [audio:72915111954-MSIBeth.mp3]Beth Boston[/audio] Jay Burlison 2015-07-29T16:30:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183884 Ogle County Fair begins today in Oregon The 162nd Ogle County Fair begins today and runs through Sunday for all ages to enjoy. The fairgrounds are located in rural Oregon along North Limekiln Road. Tonight's activities include the antique tractor parade at 5 along with the Riverbend antiq... Jeff Leon 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183844 Illinois house blocks pay raise for lawmakers Illinois lawmakers are making a push to eliminate an upcoming pay raise as the state continues to operate without a budget. The House approved a measure yesterday that would reject a two-percent cost-of-living bump for this year. The bill now moves ... Jeff Leon 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183845 House fire in Rochelle Tuesday afternoon No one suffered any injuries Tuesday afternoon following a 1-story house fire in Rochelle. The smoke was noticed coming from the porch area at around 12:30 at 205 North 11th Street by a neighbor. Rochelle Fire Chief Brian Johnson said that the fire... Jeff Leon 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183771 Chris Lane on The Coyote Morning Show Country new comer Chris Lane is this years headliner for Summer Country Jam in Rochelle, this Saturday August 1st at the Rochelle Municipal Airport. Lane has recently been names one to know in 2015 by Rolling Stone Country, also one to watch by The B... 2015-07-29T12:15:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183842 Governor stops sending video gambling profits to communities The cash from video poker machines will stay in Springfield until Illinois gets a new state budget. The Daily Herald reported yesterday cities and towns got word this week that without a state budget the state will not be sharing any taxes collected ... Jeff Leon 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183847 Rochelle City Council meeting City officials in Rochelle approved an amendment last night to an ordinance dealing with commercial greenhouses. Known as "Project Green", a company is looking at the possibility of building a 120,000 square foot building to grow lettuce and possibl... Jeff Leon 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183715 Governor Rauner planning for possible strike this week Governor Rauner's Administration may be making plans to deal with a possible strike Friday by the state's largest union. Retired state workers are being contacted by their old employers to see if they'd be willing to work in case of a strike. The Ra... Jeff Leon 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183716 National skydiving event come to Rochelle this fall For the first time in Rochelle, a national skydiving event will take place at Koritz Field this fall. Chicagoland Skydiving Center recently received word that they will host the United States Parachuting Association National Championships of Wingsui... Jeff Leon 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183717 Summer Country Jam This Saturday In Rochelle The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and 102.3 the Coyote will welcome some of country music’s hottest rising stars to the Summer Country Jam stage on Saturday, August 1 at the Rochelle Municipal Airport, 1201 W. Gurler Road. Five bands from across... 2015-07-27T22:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183649 Illinois sees growth in tourism visits Illinois is seeing more visitors and the state says that's helping the economy. In 2014, there were more than 109-million visitors, a three-point-five-percent increase from the year before. Those tourists and business travelers generated two-point-s... Jeff Leon 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183718 Rochelle City Council meets on Monday night An ordinance dealing with commercial greenhouses along with the alley work near Rochelle Community Hospital tops the agenda tonight for city officials. The council meeting begins at 7 at City Hall. The commercial greenhouse issue deals with future ... Jeff Leon 2015-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183490 NIU teachers want to unionize Almost 700 workers at Northern Illinois University want to get a union card. 645 workers at the school have signed a petition to join AFSCME. The group says they are tired of not seeing raises and other benefit increases.AFSCME already represents 45... Jeff Leon 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183576 Mt. Morris teen arrested following fight Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a 16-year old boy on Saturday after a 20-year old man was struck in the head with a baseball bat. The altercation took place at the Mt. Morris Estates Trailer Park a short time after 5am. The victim suffered a h... Jeff Leon 2015-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183491 State Police look for male suspect Illinois State Police are looking for information in identifying a male suspect who attempted to lure 2 young boys with candy last Friday evening in Rock Falls. The incident took place at around 7 in the area of Riverview Road and Ann Street. The s... Jeff Leon 2015-07-26T05:00:00Z http://www.wrhl.net/news/details.cfm?clientid=31&id=183492