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The Illinois Senate is sending Governor Rauner a bill that would fully fund college tuition grants for low-income students. Lawmakers approved a measure that would supply an additional 227-million dol...more>>
City and Park officials in Rochelle appear to be getting close involving an agreement for the purchase of the building at the Fairways Golf Course for a possible restaurant. Beacon of the Green was t...more>>
A large group of union protesters are unhappy with Governor Rauner. Thousands rallied yesterday outside the state Capitol. Demonstrators want Rauner to resume contract talks with the state's largest e...more>>
Residents in Rochelle had trouble getting around town yesterday due to the gates going up and down for the Union Pacific Railroad crossings. Many times, there were no trains in the area when the gate...more>>
Illinois lawmakers continue to push a plan to raise the purchasing age for tobacco. A bill approved by the state Senate would bump the legal age from 18 to 21. The measure includes the purchase of el...more>>
An effort to decriminalize marijuana around the state is one step closer to reality. The Illinois House approved a bill that would impose fines on people caught with small amounts of the drug instead ...more>>
Following an executive session yesterday evening, the Ogle County board approved the purchase of a house at 507 Jefferson Street near 6th Street in Oregon. The home is near the Judicial Center. The p...more>>
The state remains without a budget following another meeting between Governor Rauner and high-ranking Illinois lawmakers. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton took part in...more>>
Phase 1 of the electrical system infrastructure upgrade is currently in progress in Rochelle. Designated areas have received new wires, either overhead or underground. Within the next two weeks, some...more>>
Illinois drivers will soon be deprived of the thrill of seeing their new driver's license photo as they walk out of the Secretary of State's office. Changes coming to the process so it complies with t...more>>
The Illinois House is supporting a bill that would provide more funding for higher education in the state. Lawmakers approved spending over 450-million dollars on Illinois universities and MAP grants....more>>
In a meeting that lasted 3 and a half hours last night, park officials in Rochelle approved a new 5 year union contract for their employees along with a 2 year deal for non-union full-time staff. The...more>>
A Peoria man pled guilty in Ogle County court on Monday involving 2 charges following a high speed chase with sheriff's police in May of 2015. 41-year old Daniel Swisher was arrested on the felony of...more>>
The financial status for the district topped the discussion last night for the Rochelle Township High School board. The board first amended the current budget due to some added expenditures. They inc...more>>
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that a portion of Route 38 on the west side of Rochelle will be closed this week for the quiet zone project. Work will be done on the Burlingto...more>>
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