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Village officials in Hillcrest are looking at correcting the problem in connection with rust in the water system at several homes. Village President Steve Dodson said that the majority of the problem...read more
Plans are to have the "Fairways" golf course open this spring in Rochelle when the warmer weather hits the area. During yesterday's program "Let The People Know", Rochelle Mayor Chet Olson said that ...read more
Wednesday (Blackhawk Center in Oregon)  (Boys High School Basketball) Oregon                         58 (18-7), (8-3)Rockford Lutheran...read more
Dennis Schroder led eight Hawks in double figures with 18 points as Atlanta bulldozed Chicago, 113-90. Jeff Teague collected 17 points, five rebounds and eight assists for Atlanta, which enters the Al...read more
Patrick Sharp was a key part of the Chicago Blackhawks'transformation from league also-ran to Stanley Cup champion. He raised the Cup on the United Center ice in June and will makehis first trip back...read more
In a 4-1 vote this week, city officials in Oregon approved the new union contract for the police department. Voting against the agreement was Councilman Jim Barnes. Details of the contract will not b...read more
Tuesday (At RTHS)   (Girls Basketball) Dixon                    38 (15-11)Rochelle         &nb...read more
Tuesday   (Boys High School Basketball) Byron 83 Rock Falls 66    **Verne Johnson (Byron): 19 pts    **Pauly Rico (Byron): 18 ptsMendota 76 Stillman Valley 61D...read more
The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees are considering a draft plan to reduce the College’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget in light of the Illinois budget impasse and declining enrollments. The plan...read more
Martin Jones stopped all 33 shots he faced as the Sharks blanked the Blackhawks, 2-0. Jones logged his fourth shutout of the season. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton had the goals for San Jose, which ...read more
The approval of 2 million dollars in general obligation school bonds along with the hiring of a company for technology services topped the discussion last night for the Rochelle elementary board. The...read more
The exact cause of death for a Rochelle man who became ill in a cell at the DeKalb County jail in Sycamore early Monday morning has yet to be determined. An autopsy was performed on the body of 28-ye...read more
KENT, Ohio – The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team trailed by seven in the final minute but rallied to take a lead, only to fall to Kent State, 75-74, on Tuesday night at ...read more
Monday (At Amboy)  (Boys High School Basketball) AFC                  77 (18-9)Amboy              63 (3-20)**AFC: ...read more
The Hornets led by 18 at the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 108-91 win over the Bulls. Kemba Walker collected 30 points, seven rebounds and eight assists as Charlotte improved to 26-and-26....read more
NIU (16-7, 5-5 MAC) at Kent State (15-8, 6-4 MAC) Date / Time: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 • 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET) Site: MAC Center • Kent, Ohio All-time Series: Kent State leads 34-19 Last Me...read more
The Blackhawks open a four-game homestand tonight against the Sharks. Chicago will also host Dallas, Anaheim and Toronto during the stay. The 'Hawks are 3-and-0 since the All-Star break and 36-16-and...read more
The Rochelle City Council met for only a short period of time last night in open session as there was only a few items on the agenda. A ceremony was held for Dave Sawlsville who was named last month ...read more
The Bulls head to Charlotte to clash with Michael Jordan's Charlotte Hornets tonight at Time Warner Cable Arena. Chicago has lost four of its past five games, and sits at 27-and-23 on the year. The Bu...read more
The Blackhawks begin a four-game homestand tomorrow night at the United Center as the San Jose Sharks come to town. Chicago has won four of its past five games and sits at 36-16-and-4 on the year.&n...read more
Saturday (Musgrove Fieldhouse in Sterling) Sterling               67 (15-6), (5-3)Rochelle:             47 (4-16), (0-10)**Rochelle: 9...read more
Saturday  (Boys High School Basketball) Harrisburg 62 Oregon 59Polo 63 AFC 46    **Polo: 35-19 2nd half    **Tristin Woodin (Polo): 19 ptsStillman Valley 71 Rock Fa...read more
Around 200 people turned out Saturday night for the 9th Annual "From the Heart" event in Rochelle. The "Gala of Giving" took place at the Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center. 4 local organiz...read more
ATHENS, Ohio -- After falling behind by as much as 18 in the first half, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team rallied back to take a second half lead before falling, 80-69, on ...read more
City officials in Rochelle will meet in monthly session tonight with a short agenda. The gathering takes place at 7 in the council chambers at City Hall. The activities include the swearing in cerem...read more
Gas prices are still inching their way down across Illinois. Triple-A's Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Illinois is a dollar-59 to start the work week. T...read more
Artem Anisimov netted a goal and dished out three assists to help the Blackhawks bounce the Stars 5-1 at the American Airlines Center. Patrick Kane scored his NHL-leading 32nd goal of the season and C...read more
Friday (At Byron)  (Boys High School Basketball) Rockford Lutheran      65 (13-10), (7-3)Byron            &nb...read more
Rochelle Township High School finished in 2nd place while Byron High School was 3rd at the Byron Speech Regional on Saturday. Freeport High School won the Regional with 80 points. Rochelle had 61 poi...read more
Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 33 points to help the Nuggets rally for a 115-110 victory over the Bulls at the Pepsi Center. Denver put up 42 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback...read more
A person familiar with the negotiations says ChicagoCubs ace Jake Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-yearcontract, avoiding arbitration with the highest one-year deal for apitcher with four ye...read more
The recovery process continues for families in rural Rochelle who had their home destroyed or damaged last spring by a tornado. The high winds struck the area on April 9th. Several families have ret...read more
Jonathan Toews' brief absence didn't make a difference in theChicago Blackhawks' first game after the All-Star break, but hisreturn certainly did in the latest. The Dallas Stars head home hoping they...read more
The 9th Annual "From the Heart" event will take this evening in Rochelle. "A Gala of Giving" will begin at 6 at the Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center. 4 local organizations will benefit fr...read more
Thursday (At Winnebago) Oregon             45 (17-6), (7-3)Winnebago:       42 (17-4), (7-3)**Oregon: 6th straight win   &nb...read more
The season came to an end Friday for the Byron High School Cheerleading team as they did not make the finals today at the state competition in Bloomington. Byron finished in 12th place in the Small D...read more
Thursday  (Boys High School Basketball) AFC 76 Milledgeville 70   **Raiders: (17-8)   **AFC: 29-23 4th Quarter advantage (16 Free Throws)   **Kaywan Palmer (AFC): 2...read more
People with disabilities in Ogle, Lee, Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Whiteside counties are now going to have to find someplace else to get services. The Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living...read more
Coach Fred Hoiberg is hopeful his inconsistent Chicago Bulls havefinally found something to build on, though that will be difficultif two of his biggest stars are held out. With Jimmy Butler and Pau ...read more
DeKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois University added 22 players to its roster for 2016 on National Signing Day Wednesday as Rod Carey and his staff inked their fourth group of newcomers to a Huskie...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Rock Island Alleman 68            Rock Falls 54Rockford Boylan 58 (22-2)        Rockford Auburn 49 (17-...read more
E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points as the Bulls fended off the Kings, 107-102. Derrick Rose added 21 points, six rebounds and nine assists for Chicago, which improved to 2-and-2 on its seven...read more
More than 500 residents in Rochelle have signed up for the Nixle alert system in case of an emergency in the community. This would include such things as a tornado, a winter storm, along with a hazard...read more
After earning a needed post-All-Star break victory without JonathanToews, the Chicago Blackhawks move forward with their captain backin the mix. Returning from his one-game suspension, Toews tries to...read more
State Police are stepping up patrols for Super Bowl weekend. The increase enforcement will focus on DUIs, speeding, distracted driving, and seat belts. Officials say over 18-hundred citations were ha...read more
AN ASHTON WOMAN AND HER DAUGHTER SUFFERED INJURIES LAST NIGHT FOLLOWING A 2-VEHICLE CRASH WEST OF ROCHELLE. THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE A SHORT TIME AFTER 6:30 IN THE 10,900 BLOCK OF ROUTE 38 NEAR THE SH...read more
Tuesday (At Rochelle)  (Boys High School Basketball) Yorkville      51 (10-11), (2-5)Rochelle      43 (4-15), (0-9)**Rochelle: 8th straight loss &nbs...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball) DeKalb 68 LaSalle-Peru 51Sycamore 59 Hampshire 55Streator 59 Morris 55 Byron 67 Mendota 47   **Dillon VanLankevelt (Byron): 21 ptsDixon 55 Winne...read more
Ogle County Clerk and Recorder Becky Huntley has announced that the ballot has been certified for the March 15th Primary Election and early voting will begin this week. Area residents can vote at the...read more
The State Fire Marshal's Office is warning people in Illinois about the dangers of hoverboards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating over 40 reported hoverboard fires that have...read more
DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team saw its 15-game home win streak come to an end on Tuesday night as the Huskies fell, 70-78, to Buffalo at the NIU Convocati...read more
Corey Crawford stopped all but one of the 23 shots he faced as the Blackhawks edged the Avalanche, 2-1. Richard Panik and Artemi Panarin scored in the first for Chicago, which leads the Western Confer...read more
Monday  (Boys High School Basketball) Polo 68 Stockton 44    **Tristin Woodin (Polo): 16 ptsRiver Ridge 56 East Dubuque 51 Girls High School Basketball AFC    &nb...read more
Gordon Hayward had 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Jazz turned back the Bulls in overtime, 105-96. Rodney Hood netted 19 points and Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 12 boards. Utah has ...read more
It will soon be illegal for minors to use electronic cigarettes. Governor Rauner signed a law that will impose penalties for anyone under the age of 18 caught in possession of e-cigs or other tobacco-...read more
NIU (16-5, 5-3 MAC) vs. Buffalo (12-9, 5-3 MAC) Date / Time: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 • 8 p.m. CT Site: NIU Convocation Center • DeKalb, Ill. All-time Series: Buffalo leads 17-13 Last Meeti...read more
Back from the All-Star break, the Chicago Blackhawks won't havetheir captain available to help avoid a fourth loss in five games. While Jonathan Toews serves his one-game suspension for missing thean...read more
Lee County Sheriff's Police have arrested an Amboy man after a farm tractor was stolen from a business on Sunday. The incident also involved a number of street signs being damaged in the village....read more
An investigation continues after a woman was shot to death in a Rockford home invasion. An autopsy confirmed that Treesa Wiley died of a gunshot wound. Authorities say the 35-year-old was gunned down ...read more
DeAndre Jordan piled up 17 points and 20 rebounds to help the Clippers bounce the Bulls, 120-93, at STAPLES Center. Jamal Crawford led all scorers with 26 points off the bench, while J.J. Redick added...read more
The State Police approved far fewer concealed handgun permits last year than the year before and local police filed more objections to the applications that came in. In 2015, about 55-thousand conceal...read more
Illinois basketball continues to struggle to put together wins in the Big Ten Conference. Nigel Hayes scored 17-points last night for Wisconsin as they beat the Fighting Illini 63-55 at the State Farm...read more
The Chicago Rockford International Airport announced today it is cancelling the 2016 Rockford Airfest due to scheduling conflicts with the Defense Department  and F-22 jet teams. "We had success...read more
The Blackhawks will return from the All-Star break and face the Avalanche tomorrow night. Chicago enters the second half of the season alone atop the Western Conference with 70 points. The 'Hawks, how...read more
DeKalb County Sheriff's Police arrested an Evanston teen early Sunday morning after he attempted to strike several people with the car he was driving in connection with a fight. The altercation began...read more
Saturday  (Boys High School Basketball) Rockford Lutheran 58 Winnebago 52   **Winnebago: 2nd loss this season   **Kenny Strwabridge (RL): 20 pts   **Brandon Suggs (...read more
Rochelle police arrested a local woman yesterday following a hit and run accident in the Hub City. The crash took place a short time before 1:30am at the intersection of Washington Street and 1st Ave...read more
While the Los Angeles Clippers keep insisting that Blake Griffin'sabsence will benefit them in the long run, the Chicago Bulls thinka tweak to their lineup might help them now.The Clippers look to kee...read more
OXFORD, Ohio -- Freshman Marshawn Wilson  tied a career-high with 24 points and junior Aaric Armstead added 19 but the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team shot just 34 percen...read more
Friday (Kingman Gymnasium in Ottawa)  (Girls High School Basketball) Rochelle       45 (3-21), (2-9)Ottawa         37 (4-19)**Rochelle: 2nd win ...read more
For the 6th year in a row, the Byron High School Cheerleading Team has qualified for the State Finals in Bloomington. The girls finished in 2nd place in the Small Division Saturday at the DeKalb Sect...read more
Friday  (Boys High School Basketball) Sterling 49 Geneseo 44DeKalb 51 Sycamore 33Kaneland 59 Morris 51Byron 70 Stillman Valley 53    **Drew Franklin (Byron): 20 pts  &nb...read more
Tuesday (At Rochelle)  (Boys High School Basketball) Yorkville              51 (10-11), (2-5)Rochelle        ...read more
2 students from the Meridian School District have received the Ogle County 9-1-1 Hero Award after they helped a woman in Davis Junction last December during a mobile home fire. Freshman Megan Grimes ...read more
In area news, Winnebago County Sheriff's Police are investigating a home invasion incident that  took place near Rockford on Saturday which left  1 person dead and another injured from a gun...read more
Thursday (At RTHS) Rochelle              42 (21-2)Princeton             27**Rochelle: 21 wins ties a school record for 1 season &...read more
President Obama will return next month to the city where he formally announced his bid for the presidency nine years ago to deliver an address to the Illinois General Assembly. In the Capitol where Ob...read more
Thursday  (Girls High School Basketball) Stillman Valley 59 Mendota 33**Stillman Valley: Led 34-17 at Half Time**Macy Weaver (SV): 21 ptsByron 57 Rock Falls 35**Lady Tigers: Led 31-7 at Half Tim...read more
Jimmy Butler put up 26 points and 10 assists as the Bulls dominated the Lakers, 114-91, at STAPLES Center. Pau Gasol added 21, 12 rebounds and seven helpers against his former team. Chicago improved t...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $50,000 Friday for a Polo man in connection with an armed robbery that took place at a gas station in the village Thursday night. 21-year old Damian Wilson has been a...read more
A Rockford teen received a sentenced of 6 years in the Department of Corrections yesterday after he pled guilty to an armed robbery that took place last October at a liquor store in Davis Junction. 1...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) LaSalle-Peru 67 Peru St. Bede 47Rockford Auburn 83 Rockford East 58Belvidere 61 Harlem 57Hononegah 63 Rockford Guilford 50Sterling Newman 75 Fulton 65 G...read more
Police have recovered over 90-thousand dollars worth of stolen cheese in Wisconsin. A semi loaded with 41-thousand pounds of cheese from a Marshfield facility was reported stolen on January 15th after...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $100,000 for a Rochelle man after being arrested on the felony offense of residential burglary and obstructing justice. 32-year old Jorge Alejandro Delgado was arrest...read more
The Chicago Bulls' longest road trip of the season is starting at abad time considering their recent struggles, but they're at leastkicking it off with a favorable matchup. The Los Angeles Lakers cou...read more
A Polo man has been arrested following an armed robbery that took place at a gas station in the village last night.21-year old Damian Wilson was arrested on the felony offense of aggravated robbery.Po...read more
Illinois is at home tonight hosting Ohio State. The Fighting Illini picked up a 76-71 overtime win at Minnesota on Saturday. Illinois had lost two straight and five of its previous six games. The Ill...read more
Tuesday Night (Musgrove Fieldhouse in Sterling) Sterling                54 (11-13), (5-2)Rochelle               38 (2-21), (...read more
(At Byron)  (Boys High School Basketball) #1 Winnebago         73 (17-1), (7-0)Byron                    ...read more
AKRON, Ohio – Akron knocked down 12 three-pointers as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team fell, 76-66, to the Zips on Tuesday night at Rhodes Arena. Freshman Marshawn Wi...read more
A Rochelle man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after being wanted for several days by Ogle County Sheriff's Police. 3 warrants were issued in the arrest of 32-year old Jorge Alejandro Delgado.During ...read more
Riley Nash scored twice and Eddie Lack made 26 saves as the Hurricanes steamrolled the Blackhawks, 5-0. Jeff Skinner, John-Michael Liles and Joakim Nordstrom all lit the lamp in Carolina's seventh win...read more
Monday  (Girls High School Basketball) Polo 50 West Carroll 34    **Paige Peterson (Polo): 22 ptsMorrison 44 Dixon 36Minooka 44 Ottawa 32Amboy 39 Fulton 23Orion 53 Sterling Newman...read more
The next major project Rochelle officials are looking at deals with the expansion of the city's railroad. During yesterday's program "Let The People Know", Gredco Director Jason Anderson talked about...read more
Congratulations goes out to Stillman Valley Junior Macy Weaver as she has verbally committed to played college basketball at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The 6-3 center is averaging 18 poi...read more
The Heat outscored the Bulls 28-16 in the fourth quarter to pull out an 89-84 win. Dwyane Wade collected 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists to help Miami stop a four-game losing streak. Chris ...read more
Rochelle police are investigating their second robbery this month at a business as the incident took place last night at a gas station. A male subject stole an undisclosed amount of money from the th...read more
The Blackhawks are on the road to clash with the Hurricanes tonight. Chicago stopped a two-game skid with a 2-0 win over the Blues Sunday. The 'Hawks also upped their record to 33-15-and-4 with the vi...read more
The Rochelle Elementary School District has received a grant that totals $100,000 that will go for the before and after school Hub program. The money was donated by the Community Foundation of Northe...read more
With a daunting road stretch having tripped up the Miami Heat, theChicago Bulls have a good opportunity to build momentum prior totheir longest trip of the season.The Bulls will try to win consecutive...read more
A string of armed robberies continues to plague the City of Rockford. Police say another incident took place Monday in the 18-hundred-block of 16th Avenue. A suspect jumped out of a vehicle armed with...read more
Saturday (at Maple Park) Kaneland       64 (10-5), (4-1)Rochelle        48 (4-13), (0-7)**Rochelle: 6th straight loss**Kaneland: Out scored Rochelle 39-26 in the 2n...read more
Saturday   (Boys High School Basketball) Sterling 67 Morris 33Sycamore 67 Geneseo 40Oregon 57 Stillman Valley 54   **Oregon: 24-16 4th Quarter for the win   **Stillman V...read more
City officials in Rochelle approved a resolution last night in adopting a Brand Style Guide for the community. This would include information from city services, the Chamber of Commerce, Gredco, along...read more
The Bulls held the Cavaliers to 14 first quarter points and kept their foot on the gas in a 96-83 win at Quicken Loans Arena. Pau Gasol led Chicago with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. Jimmy ...read more
For three weeks the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't lose. Followingback-to-back defeats, they must find a way to win again.The Blackhawks have been able to do so regularly at United Center,where they'll t...read more
A Henry couple suffered injuries yesterday afternoon following a single vehicle crash on I-39 in rural Rochelle. Reports indicate that the car was traveling southbound when it left the highway a shor...read more
Friday (At RTHS) Geneseo                80 (7-10), (2-4)Rochelle          ...read more
During last night's Rochelle City Council meeting, the police department received a certificate for rail safety week which was held last September. There are currently 11 rail crossings in Rochelle b...read more
Friday  (Boys High School Basketball) Dixon 47 Byron 43    **Dixon: 13-7 4th Quarter    **Isaiah Roby (Dixon): 17 pts, 12 rebounds    **Dillon VanLan...read more
DEKALB, Ill. -- Senior Travon Baker  scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed a team-best nine rebounds as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team defeated Toledo, 58-49, on ...read more
The Panthers racked up three goals in the first period of a 4-0 win over the Blackhawks at the BB&T Center. Reilly Smith, Brian Campbell, and Quinton Howden lit the lamp in the first period to put...read more
Thursday (At RTHS) DeKalb          58 (6-15), (3-5)Rochelle        49 (2-19), (1-8)**Rochelle: 14th straight loss**DeKalb: Out scored ...read more
Illinois is one of 21 states that had more gun deaths in 2014 than motor vehicle deaths, according to a new report from the Violence Policy Center. The Washington, DC-based non-profit group says there...read more
Thursday  (Boys High School Basketball) AFC 67 (13-8) Polo 61 (12-8)    **James Talley (AFC): 18 pts    **Wyatt Patterson (Polo): 25 pts    **Richie ...read more
A Style Guide for the city, an engineering agreement for construction work on South Main Street, along with sanitary sewer work for Rochelle Community Hospital tops the agenda tonight for council memb...read more
The Lightning picked up their seventh straight win while ending the Blackhawks' franchise-record 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory at Amalie Arena. Anton Stralman and Nikita Kucherov scored fo...read more
Illinois' unemployment rate is up slightly. The latest numbers released from the Illinois Department of Employment security indicate the state's non-farm payroll employment lost 16-thousand-300 jobs, ...read more
The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics have learned this month thatthey have a long way to go to be true contenders in the EasternConference, but both have diagnosed what they need to do to getthere.For...read more
Rockford police are investigating a shooting that took place last night which left 1 person dead in a car. Police received word of shots being fired at around 7:30 in the 13 hundred block of Wagner S...read more
Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and the Golden StateWarriors made it look easy again, beating the Chicago Bulls 125-94on Wednesday night.Curry tied a season high with 11 assists and grabbed seven rebo...read more
The Ogle County Sheriff's Deparrtment did not see a sharp increase in any areas for 2015 when it comes to crime in the area. This includes felony cases. There was less than a 2 percent increase in th...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Byron 72 Rock Falls 49    **Dillon VanLankvelt (Byron): 18 pts, 10 rebounds    **Payton Janssen (Byron): 13 ptsGeneseo 61 A...read more
In area news, Rockford police have arrested 4 teens following an attempted armed robbery Saturday morning on the southwest side of the city. 1 of the teens arrested was a 14-year old who was also cha...read more
The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the verge of their longest winningstreak in 12 years, though they've once again been outdone by theChicago Blackhawks.Last season's Stanley Cup Final participants stand ...read more
Yet another teacher in northern Iowa is heading to prison for possession of child porn. Adam Haacke of Riceville was sentenced to eleven-years in federal prison this week. Haacke was a music teacher a...read more
A Polo teen suffered a leg injury yesterday afternoon following a single vehicle crash in Ogle County. The accident took place a short time after 2 in the 5,000 block of South Route 26 in rural Polo. ...read more
Tuesday (At Freeport)   (Wrestling) Rochelle          48 (20-2)Freeport          18**Rochelle Winne...read more
The chairmen of seven county boards near the Chicago Rockford International Airport want to formalize their joint appeal to bring a freight terminal to the region. The chairmen plan to seek the approv...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball Galena 58 Forreston 48Kaneland 57 St. Charles North 42North Boone 68 Harvard 38Princeton 77 Mendota 62LaSalle-Peru 48 Morris 34West Carroll 70 Milledgeville...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – Trailing by seven at the intermission, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team rallied for a 75-70 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday night at the NIU C...read more
The City of Rochelle has named Dave Sawlsville as their new Fire Chief. He replaces Brian Johnson who retired last September following 34 years with the department. Johnson was named chief in 2009....read more
The Blackhawks captured a franchise-record 12th straight win with a 4-1 victory over the Predators. Artem Anisimov, Richard Panik, Patrick Kane and Andrew Desjardins all scored to help Chicago eclipse...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $50,000 for a Rochelle man yesterday following a burglary to a home last Monday night. 26-year old Zachary Farve has been charged with the Class 1 felony offense of r...read more
Monday  (Boys High School Basketball) South Beloit MLK Tournament: Byron 71 Mooseheart 43                 &nb...read more
Rochelle police arrested a local man yesterday afternoon following an alcohol related single vehicle crash in the Hub City. Reports indicate the 28-year old Elias Xelhua was traveling in the 1200 blo...read more
RTHS is bringing back a familiar face for their girls track program this Spring. Bruce Anderson has been named an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Anderson was Head Coach in the girls track ...read more
Pau Gasol  dominated in the middle to the tune of 31 points and 12 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Pistons 111-101 at The Palace. Derrick Rose contributed 20 points, and Jimmy Butler added 16 poin...read more
Angela Mahoney of Oregon has been named the new Elementary Principal in the Eastland School District. She replaces Darcie Feltmeyer who is completing her 35th year with the district and then retiring....read more
The Blackhawks look to make history when they face the Predators tonight in Nashville. The Blackhawks have matched their franchise record with 11 straight wins. However, the Predators have beaten the...read more
Rockford police are on high alert following a string of armed robberies. Authorities say there have been at least 14 incidents reported since Sunday. Investigators believe some the crimes appear to be...read more
The Blackhawks ran their winning streak to 11 games with a 5-2 victory over the Canadiens. Jonathan Toews scored twice to help Chicago match its longest winning streak in franchise history. Patrick Ka...read more
The Ogle County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate Jorge Alejandro Delgado, aka George Delgado, aka Rafael Delgado. Delgado is 32 years old and was last seen wearing baggy blue jeans and brown...read more
The Bulls face the Pistons in an MLK Day matinée today at The Palace. Chicago has been off since Friday's 83-77 home loss to the Mavericks. The Bulls enter today's tilt 23-and-16 on the season...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested a Rochelle man on the charge of burglary following an incident at a home last Monday. 26-year old Zachary Farve has been charged with the Class 1 felony off...read more
Saturday (Bader Gymnasium in Ottawa)  (Boys High School Basketball) Ottawa Marquette       67 (10-6)Rochelle                ...read more
No one suffered any injuries last night following a house fire in Hillcrest. The flames were noticed at around 8:30 at 226 Jeffrey Avenue at the 1-story home. Rochelle and Ogle-Lee  Fire Chie...read more
Saturday  (Boys High School Basketball) South Beloit MLK Tournament: Stockton 66 AFC 60                  ...read more
The City of Rochelle is offering residents the ability to receive a text alert in the event of a local emergency through the Nixle alert system. To register, simply text our zip code, 61068, to 88877...read more
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Western Michigan knocked down 12 three-pointers as the NIU men’s basketball team fell to the Broncos, 83-69, on Saturday night at University Arena. The loss snapped NIU&rsquo...read more
A controversial issue dealing with a outdoor shooting range was settled last night by Ogle County officials. In an 11-11 vote, the proposal was denied for a special use permit for the Byron-Oregon Sp...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks survived a challenge to their lengthy winstreak when Corey Crawford shined again this past week versus hishometown Montreal Canadiens. The Blackhawks will try to match a franch...read more
Friday (At RTHS) Sycamore             69 (8-8), (3-2)Rochelle                51 (4-10), (0-5)**Sycamore: Led 34-21 at Half Time a...read more
Friday  (Boys High School Basketball) Polo 70 Forreston 33    **Marcos: Led 34-19 at Half and 54-26 after 3 Quarters    **Tristin Woodin (Polo): 17 ptsOttawa 51 Gen...read more
A Rock Falls woman suffered serious injuries yesterday afternoon following a single vehicle crash near Amboy. The accident took place a short time after 12 noon on Sterling Road near Hoyle Road in Le...read more
Patrick Kane notched the first regular season hat trick of his career as the Blackhawks downed the Maple Leafs, 4-1 at the Air Canada Centre. Kane scored twice in the second period and added his NHL-l...read more
Dirk Nowitzki  scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the Mavericks bounce the Bulls 83-77 at the United Center. Deron [[ DARE-in ]] Williams added 18 points and dished out six assis...read more
Park officials in Rochelle have rejected the first 10-year license agreeement proposal dealing with a Dekhockey program for area residents. The vote was 6-0 as Michael Cruz was absent from the meeting...read more
Thursday  (Boys High School Basketball) LaSalle-Peru 76 Princeton 43Dakota 55 Pecatonica 46 Girls High School Basketball Stillman Valley        55   &nb...read more
In a 4-2 vote last night, the Rochelle Township High School board approved a proposal dealing with a consolidation feasibility study. The Rochelle elementary board along with  officials in the E...read more
Jonathan Toews  and Ryan Garbutt scored first-period goals as the Blackhawks clipped the Canadiens, 2-1, at the Bell Centre. Corey Crawford made 39 saves in Chicago's ninth straight win. Head coa...read more
Progress may be slow, but construction has begun on the new Grubsteakers Restaurant in rural Rochelle. The business was destroyed at the intersection of Illinois 251 and Route 64 on April 9th of la...read more
Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 53 points to help the Bulls outlast the 76ers in overtime, 115-111. Butler also had 10 rebounds and six assists as Chicago stopped its three-game skid. He's the first...read more
The Ogle County board will meet in monthly session this evening in Oregon with several items on the agenda. The gathering begins at 5:30 at the Courthouse. The discussion will include a special use ...read more
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-yearcontracts with infielder Brett Lawrie and reliever Dan Jennings,avoiding arbitration.Lawrie's deal is for $4,125,000, more than double his $1,925,000salary...read more
The cost of gas is still dropping in Illinois. Triple-A reports the average price for a gallon of regular gas is nearly one-dollar-86-cents. That is just over 15-cents less than a month ago. The pric...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Oregon                60   (12-6), (2-3)Byron        ...read more
Bitterly cold temperatures remain in the area for a 2nd straight day as the wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon.The high today is expected to be around 5 above zero. The wind chills will ...read more
The Bulls are in Philadelphia to face the 76ers tonight. Chicago is coming off Tuesday's 106-101 road loss to the Bucks. The 22-and-15 Bulls have dropped three in-a-row on the heels of a six-game win...read more
Park officials in Rochelle may make a decision this evening involving a license agreement for operation of a Dekhockey program. The facility would be located at Cooper Park. The outdoor rink along wi...read more
Tuesday (At RTHS)  (Wrestling) Rochelle                    45 (19-2)LaSalle-Peru   &...read more
About 349-thousand Illinoisans are signed up for health insurance through the federal insurance marketplace, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The rep...read more
Tuesday Night  (Bosy High School Basketball AFC 69 Forreston 48   (James Talley (AFC): 22 pts)Winnebago 56 Stillman Valley 30Rock Falls 64 Mendota 50Indian Creek 57 Polo 41Sterling 65 ...read more
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory in effect until noon on Monday. Area residents can expect cold temperatures today with the high about 5 above zero. The wind chill will r...read more
TOLEDO, Ohio – Tied with just under four minutes to play, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team used a 12-5 run to pull away for a 71-66 win at Toledo on Tuesday night at ...read more
A Polo man remains in critical condition today at a Rockford hospital following a single vehicle crash Thursday night in Ogle County. Sheriff's police say that 26-year old Scott Powell lost control o...read more
The red-hot Blackhawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on for the 3-2 win over the Predators. Andrew Shaw scored twice to help Chicago extend its winning streak to eight games. Brent Seabrook also s...read more
Several public and community service organizational meetings have been scheduled over the next 2 months in Lee County dealing with information on the detention facility referendum. Voters will decide...read more
Monday  (Girls High School Basketball) Byron 64 Winnebago 53    **Lexi DeVries (Byron): 32 pts (Career High )Pecatonica 65 Polo 36Streator 33 Ottawa 32Sterling Newman 58 Fulton 49...read more
Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller has received a sentence of 2 years probation and a fine of $2,417 after being arrested on the charge of DUI following an accident on November 15th of last...read more
John Wall had 17 points and 10 assists as the Wizards blasted the Bulls, 114-100. Nene, Otto Porter Jr. and Garrett Temple scored 14 points apiece in Washington's second straight win. Derrick Rose ha...read more
Rochelle Mayor Chet Olson has a couple of goals he wants to accomplish over the next 12 months which will benefit residents in the Hub City. During this week's program "Let The People Know", he said ...read more
A Polo man is in critical condition today at a Rockford hospital following a single vehicle crash last night in Ogle County. Sheriff's police say that 26-year old Scott Powell lost control of his car...read more
The family of five who perished in a Rock Falls house fire will be laid to rest next week. Funeral services for the Hopkins family will be held next Saturday, the visitation will be the day before. Se...read more
Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and KendrickNunn added 22 to lead Illinois past Purdue 84-70 on Sunday. Nunn returned after missing Thursday's loss at Michigan State forthe birth of his son. He started...read more
The Chicago Bulls are having some trouble defending in the paintand hope to have a key player back who could help in thatdepartment. Joakim Noah may return from a nine-game absence due to a shoulderi...read more
A number of people in Illinois are bringing home a great deal of money following Wednesday night's historic Powerball drawing. State lottery officials say there were two one-million-dollar winning tic...read more
Saturday (At Morris)   (Boys High School Basketball) Morris                 60 (8-8), (1-4)Rochelle        &n...read more
Five family members are dead following a house fire in Rock Falls. Officials say the blaze broke out yesterday morning inside a home on Second Avenue. The victims have been identified as Patrick and M...read more
Saturday  (Boys High School Basketball) Mendota 61 Stillman Valley 55    **Ethan Roberts (SV): 14 ptsFreeport Aquin 69 AFC 58    **Kaywan Palmer (AFC): 18 ptsDeKalb...read more
The Powerball jackpot will go to winners in three states. Tickets with all five numbers plus the Powerball were sold in California, Florida and in Munford, Tennessee. Lottery officials in the Golden S...read more
Al Horford's 33-point, 10-rebound double-double powered the Hawks past the Bulls, 120-105 at Phillips Arena. Horford was 15-of-21 from the field, and added six assists and four blocks in Atlanta's sec...read more
Village officials in Hillcrest approved a new 7-year garbage contract last night with Northern Illinois Disposal. It's the first new agreement between the village and company in 28 years. Residents w...read more
Senior Travon Baker  tied a career-high with 25 points, including seven three-pointers, and sophomore Marin Maric recorded his sixth double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Northern I...read more
Friday (At RTHS) LaSalle-Peru              82 (11-0), (3-0) (Ranked 10th in Class 3A Associated Press Poll)Rochelle              ...read more
Friday  (Boys High School Basketball) Geneseo 44 Morris 39Ottawa 59 Sterling 56DeKalb 41 Kaneland 32Sycamore 52 Yorkville 39Burlington Central 61 Marengo 50Christian Life 58 Harvest Christian 30...read more
2 million dollars of working cash bonds along with a dual language program topped the discussion last night by the Rochelle elementary board. School officials held a public hearing dealing with the w...read more
Phillip Danault scored his first career NHL goal late in the third period to lead the Blackhawks over the Sabres 3-1 at the United Center. Niklas Hjalmarsson  opened the scoring in the first peri...read more
Time is running out to get your hands on a Powerball ticket ahead of tonight's drawing. The record-setting jackpot now sits at one-point-five-billion dollars. It's the largest lottery prize in history...read more
The Bulls rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Atlanta 91-85 onApril 15 in their regular-season finale, avoiding a sweep in thethree-game series.The inconsistent Hawks haven't been able to attain ...read more
Thursday (At Ottawa) Rochelle                 39 (16-2)Ottawa                &n...read more
A new contract with Northern Illinois Disposal, an update report on the sanitary sewer project, and insurance coverage for the village tops the agenda tonight for officials in Hillcrest. The board me...read more
Thursday  (Blackhawk Center in Oregon)  (Boys High School Basketball)Winnebago        47   (12-1), (3-0)Oregon        &n...read more
A lockdown is no longer in effect at Cook County Jail. The order was imposed yesterday when 142 of the facility's staff called in sick. That action caused a safety problem. Jail officials say this si...read more
The Bulls ran their winning streak to six games with a 101-92 victory over the Celtics. Jimmy Butler had 19 points and 10 assists, while Pau Gasol added 17 points and 18 rebounds. Derrick Rose scored ...read more
(Tricia Wagner and Dave Tess from Brand Leadership Team) City officials in Rochelle approved funds last night to hire an architectural firm involving the Branding Project for the downtown area.The B...read more
The Blackhawks look to extend their winning streak to six when they host the Sabres tonight. Chicago completed a home-and-home sweep of the Penguins with a 3-1 win Wednesday night. The 'Hawks upped t...read more
DEKALB, Ill. -- Senior Travon Baker  scored a career-high 25 points, including 13 in the final three minutes, as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team defeated Ohio, 80-69,...read more
The City of Rochelle is moving forward in having a tax increment financing district for the downtown area along with the south side of the community. Ordinances were approved last night in a 5-0 vote...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Rockford Boylan 90 (15-1)             Rockford East 52Rockford Auburn 89   &nb...read more
The selling of 2 million dollars in working cash bonds along with the Fiscal Year 2017 budget tops the agenda tonight for the Rochelle elementary board. The meeting begins at 7 in the Middle School m...read more
Artemi Panarin scored twice, including the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, as the Blackhawks beat the Penguins 3-1 to sweep the home-and-home series. Teuvo Teravainen [added an empty-ne...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $25,000 for an Esmond woman yesterday after she allegedly fired a 12 gauge shot gun in a home early Monday morning. No one suffered any injuries. 53-year old Jacqueli...read more
The red-hot Bulls clash with the Celtics tonight at the United Center. Chicago ran its winning streak to five games with a 117-106 victory over the Bucks Tuesday. The Bulls also upped the record to 2...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested an Esmond woman early this morning after she allegedly discharged a 12 gauge shot gun in a home. No one suffered any injuries. 53-year old Jacqueline D'Onofrio h...read more
Tuesday (At Geneseo) Geneseo             49Rochelle              35 (2-14)...read more
No winner in the past 20 Powerball drawings, including Saturday night's, has propelled this Wednesday's jackpot to at least one-point-three-billion-dollars. Powerball officials say that's a record for...read more
Tuesday   (Boys High School Basketball) AFC 68 LaMoille-Ohio 42    **Joe Uphoff (AFC): 15 ptsErie 64 Amboy 37Lena-Winslow 36 Warren 35Dakota 44 Pearl City 41East Dubuque 64 O...read more
Jimmy Butler had 32 points and 10 assists as the Bulls outlasted the Bucks, 117-106. Pau Gasol added 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who shot 55 percent from the floor en route to their fifth...read more
Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting that took place in Rock Falls which left 1 person dead. Reports indicate that a short time after 2 Saturday afternoon, the state trooper stopped a v...read more
Funds for the Branding project, a TIF District in the downtown and southern gateway areas, and a water main extension tops the agenda tonight for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting begins...read more
Monday (At Stillman Valley)  (Boys High School Basketball) Dixon                  64 (9-2), (3-0)Stillman Val...read more
You didn't win Saturday's record-setting Powerball jackpot, but you'll have another chance. Lottery officials say the estimated 950-million dollar prize went unclaimed after no one matched all of the ...read more
The Bulls battle the Bucks tonight at the United Center. Chicago ran its winning streak to four games with a 115-113 victory over the Raptors on Sunday. The Bulls upped their record to 20-and-12 with...read more
Ogle County officials are looking at expanding a successful program that started several years ago. State's Attorney Eric Morrow said that they want to get more people involved with the drug court pr...read more
The Bears are standing behind quarterback Jay Cutler. General manager Ryan Pace said yesterday the team has "extreme confidence in him" and they will continue to "build the offense around him." The 3...read more
Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes to lead the Lions to a 24-20 win over the Bears in the season finale at Soldier Field. Stafford connected with Eric Ebron for a one-yard TD midway through...read more
DeKalb County Sheriff's Police have arrested a Cortland woman following an alleged incident that took place at an in-home daycare facility.33-year old Katie Petrie has been charged with 2 counts of th...read more
Jimmy Butler scored 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls over the Raptors 115-113 at the Air Canada Center. Butler's second half point total broke a team record held by Michael Jor...read more
An Indiana man was back in Ogle County court Friday for a pre-trial conference after he allegedly stole money from a business the evening the tornado hit the Rochelle area last April. 67-year old Mic...read more
Boys Basketball: Dixon (8-2) at Stillman Valley (7-5)                        &nb...read more
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Shirley Pumfrey is a Chana resident and 3-times published author. Her latest book is 'From One Gramma to Another Gramma' and shares home-spun wisdom gained from her grandmother. In the attached audio,...read more
DEKALB, Ill. -- Freshman Levi Bradley recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 19 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team...read more
Saturday (At Harvard)  (Wrestling) Rochelle     39Harvard      31 Rochelle               63 (15-2)Round Lake ...read more
It's the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history and you still have time to get your tickets. The Powerball grand prize is now at an estimated 800 million dollars. No one had the winning numbers in We...read more
The Detroit Lions finish up on the road as they battle the Chicago Bears today at Soldier Field. The Lions are looking to finish strong, having won their last two games over the Saints and 49ers to ge...read more
Governor Bruce Rauner's budget office is painting a grim picture for the next three years. In its annual three-year forecast, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget projects a four-point-six-b...read more
The Chicago Bulls return to action this afternoon on the road against Toronto. The Bulls have won 3 straight games following last Friday's victory over the New York Knicks 108-81. They outscored New ...read more
A state appellate court has struck down a portion of a 2012 law that allowed hospitals to avoid paying property taxes. The ruling reopens the issue of hospital tax exemptions and leaves five hospitals...read more
Christian McCaffrey closed out a phenomenal season with a game-record 368 all-purpose yards plus two touchdowns in number-six Stanford's 45-16 blowout win over fifth-ranked Iowa at the Rose Bowl in Pa...read more
Jimmy Butler had 23 points and six assists to help the Bulls blow out the Knicks 108-81 at the United Center. Pau Gasol  and Nikola Mirotic  each scored 17 points for Chicago, which has won ...read more
A drug that remains a major concern with Ogle County officials deals with the usage of heroin by teens and adults. The number of cases and arrests have increased by area police agencies that have gon...read more
  Thursday KSB Dixon Holiday Classic Freeport Aquin         39Rochelle             &nbs...read more
Thursday  (Boys High School Basketball) Eastland Tournament: South Beloit 52 Stillman Valley 42                &nb...read more
A rural Rochelle man was back in Ogle County court yesterday for an araignment after he allegedly violated his probation in connection with the felony offense of aggravated battery. 52-year old Lyndo...read more
Jonathan Toews  scored the winning goal with 1:31 left in overtime as the Blackhawks edged the Avalanche 4-3 at the Pepsi Center. Artem Anisimov, Andrew Desjardins  and Patrick Kane lit the ...read more
The Stephenson County Coroner says a Rockford teen whose charred body was found last fall died of a drug overdose. Toxicology reports show Andreayah McBain had morphine, Xanaz and an antidepressant in...read more
The Bulls wrap up their three-game homestand tonight against the Knicks at the United Center. Chicago has won the first two over Toronto and Indiana to improve to 18-and-12 overall. New York is 15-an...read more
Wednesday (At LaSalle-Peru High School)  (wRESTLING) Rochelle       38East Peoria   30 Rochelle                 59Rock...read more
(Tom Winebaugh gives audit presentation to Creston board) Residents in Creston can expect to see a change in their water bill in a couple of months. The board plans to approve a water ordinance in...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament: DeKalb 41 (10-3) Geneva 39(DeKalb)              &n...read more
A Rochelle teen was back in Ogle County court yesterday for a status hearing after being charged with the Class 4 felony of aggravated reckless driving. The arrest stems from a crash last summer that...read more
Jimmy Butler's bucket with 1.2 seconds left in overtime lifted the Bulls to a 102-100 win over the Pacers. Butler scored seven of his 28 points in the final minute of regulation to force OT. Aaron Bro...read more
Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle says that the emergency siren system is back working again at the Telecommunication Center in Oregon.It was shutdown at the center early Sunday morning when it went...read more
The Blackhawks wrap up their two-game road trip tonight against the Avalanche. Chicago opened the brief trek with a 7-5 win over Arizona Tuesday. The 'Hawks upped their record to 21-13-and-4 with the...read more
Tuesday KSB Dixon Holiday Classic Sterling Newman              49 (5-6)Rochelle             &nbs...read more
Governor Bruce Rauner has added 11 counties to the disaster declaration list because of flood damage, bringing the total to 23. Among the newly added counties are Sangamon, Menard and Cass, where resi...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball)Chuck Dayton Tournament (DeKalb):    DeKalb        61   (9-3)    West Chicago &nbs...read more
No arrest has been made at this time following a robbery which took place Sunday evening at a grocery store in downtown Rochelle. No one suffered any injuries. Reports indicate that a short time afte...read more
CHICAGO – Senior Travon Baker  scored a team-high 20 points and sophomore Marin Maric  posted his fourth double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds as the Northern Illinois Universit...read more
Andrew Desjardins lit the lamp twice in the Blackhawks' wild 7-5 win over the Coyotes. Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith had a goal and two assists apiece to help Chicago stop a two-game skid. Corey Crawf...read more
Bond remains at $100,000 for a rural Rochelle man after he was arrested last week for violating his probation in connection with the felony offense of aggravated battery. 52-year old Lyndon Farm rema...read more
Monday  (Boys High School Basketball) 88th Annual Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament Winnebago (9-1) forfeits game with West Chicago due to the weatherDeKalb 61 Belvidere 46Sterling 66 Hampshire 5...read more
Illinois taxpayers will have to wait until after March 1st to get income tax refunds, but the Department of Revenue says the state budget impasse has nothing to do with it. The department says the del...read more
Monday  (Boys High School Basketball) 88th Annual Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament Winnebago (9-1) forfeits game with West Chicago due to the weatherDeKalb 61 Belvidere 46Sterling 66 Hampshire 5...read more
A Rochelle teen returns to 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 last summer w...read more
Pau Gasol and Tony Snell had 22 points and seven rebounds apiece as the Bulls turned back the Raptors, 104-97.  Derrick Rose drained 20 as Chicago won for the sixth time in its last 10 games. The...read more
Rochelle police are investigating a robbery which took place yesterday evening at a grocery store in the downtown area. No one suffered any injuries A short time after 6, a white male subject entered...read more
The Blackhawks begin a quick two-game road trip tonight against the Coyotes in Arizona. Chicago will also visit Colorado on Thursday. The 'Hawks have dropped two straight following Sunday's 2-1 loss ...read more
Residents in Ogle County and a portion of Lee County were awaken early yesterday morning when the emergency siren went off. The siren, which is used in case there is severe weather in the area or a p...read more
The Bears put up 13 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull out a 26-21 win over the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Jay Cutler was 20-of-27 for 156 yards and a touchdown for Chicago, which...read more
A rural Rochelle man returns to Ogle County court today after he was arrested last Thursday for violating his probation in connection with the felony offense of aggravated battery. Authorities execut...read more
Eddie Lack came within 3.6 seconds of a shutout in Carolina's 2-1 win over Chicago. Lack ended with 35 saves. Justin Faulk and Victor Rask had the goals for the Hurricanes in their second straight win...read more
The Bulls open a three-game homestand tonight against the Raptors. Chicago will also host Indiana and the Knicks during the stay. The Bulls suffered a 118-111 loss to the Mavericks their last time out...read more
Drivers' wallets will continue to get a break in 2016. The American Automobile Association says the global crude-oil glut is expected to ease only a little, keeping gas prices low. The Triple-A says ...read more
Saturday  (Boys High School Basketball) 88th Annual Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament Winnebago 62 (9-0) Chicago Schurz 47     **Winnebago: 34-17 2nd Half (Down 30-28 at Half ...read more
J.J. Barea hit a career-high seven three pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Mavericks over the Bulls 118-111 at the American Airlines Center. All five starters scored in double figures and Chan...read more
NCAA Football Marshall Thundering Herd 16, Connecticut Huskies 10(St. Petersburg Bowl at St. Petersburg, FL) Washington State Cougars 20, Miami (FL) Hurricanes 14(Sun Bowl at El Paso, TX) Washingto...read more
Members from the Rochelle Brand Leadership Team remain very optimistc that a new image for the community is coming in the near future. They have been working with Roger Brooks International for sever...read more
Jimmy Butler poured in 23 points and the Chicago Bulls took out the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-96 in a Christmas matinée from Chesapeake Energy Arena. Pau [[ pow ]] Gasol filled up the stat shee...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a rural Rochelle man Thursday after he violated his probation in connection with the felony offense of aggravated battery. Authorities executed a search warrant ...read more
For the top local News and Sports stories along with Agricultural events in 2015, keep your dial set on Newstalk 1060 this afternoon. The News and Sports year in review show can be heard this afterno...read more
10:00 a.m. - Connecticut Huskies vs. Marshall Thundering Herd(St. Petersburg Bowl at St. Petersburg, FL) 1:00 p.m. - Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Washington State Cougars(Sun Bowl at El Paso, TX) 1:20 ...read more
Five more counties are being declared disaster areas following flooding in Illinois. Governor Rauner has now issued disaster declarations for 12 counties total in the central and southern portions of ...read more
SAN DIEGO – The Northern Illinois University Huskies struck out on its third swing at a San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl victory Wednesday, falling to Boise State 55-7 in the 11th e...read more
NIU police continue to investigate the body of a man found near the main campus on Tuesday morning. 25-year old Hasan Gill was found in the 800 block of North 1st Street. The charred remains were aut...read more
Wednesday 66th Annual EC Nichols Holiday Classic (Marengo High School) 7th Place Game Rochelle                 &...read more
Over 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois today. Individuals with two or more DUI convictions will be required to install a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device as a condition of a Restri...read more
66th Annual EC Nichols Holiday Classic (Marengo High School) Championship Game: Elgin 64 Rockford Christian 583rd Place Game: Woodstock 71 North Boone 665th Place Game: Marengo 66 Sycamore 659th Plac...read more
Lee County officials continue to release little information in the arrest of 2 Chillicothe brothers involving the murder of a Peoria man in the summer of 1983. 68-year old Terry Bobell along with his...read more
The Bulls will take on the Thunder in a Christmas Day affair in Oklahoma City. Chicago has dropped three in-a-row following Monday's 105-102 home loss to the Nets. The Bulls dipped to 15-and-11 on th...read more
Residents in Rochelle will see additional information in the next several months dealing with the branding proposal for the community. The Brand Leadership Team plans to hire an engineering firm in t...read more
Tuesday 66th Annual EC Nichols Holiday Classic (Marengo High School) Marengo                  71 (6-4)Rochelle       &...read more
A truck driver from Canada escaped serious injuries last night after he rolled over his trailer on the south side of Rochelle which resulted in frozen french fries on the road. The accident took plac...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball) 66th Annual EC Bichols Holiday Classic (Marengo High School) Semi-Finals: Rockford Christian 66 Woodstock 55       &nbs...read more
Lee County Sheriff's Police have arrested 2 Chillicothe brothers in connection with a murder that took place in the summer of 1983. 68-year old Terry Bobell along with 65-year old Gordon Bobell have ...read more
Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, California) NIU Huskies (8-5) vs Boise State Broncos (8-4) **1st meeting between the 2 teams**NIU: 8th consecutive bowl game      **Have lost the...read more
The naming of a new fire chief in Rochelle will not be done until 2016. City Manager David Plyman says that he will not conduct any interviews until the first part of next month. 7 people applied for...read more
Antti Niemi  stopped all 20 shots he faced and the Stars scored three goals in the third period to blow by the Blackhawks, 4-0, at the American Airlines Center. Patrick Sharp had a goal and an as...read more
A Forreston man was arrested on drug charges last night following a traffic stop in the 15,000 block of West Coffman Road. 36-year old Terry Shea has been arrested on the charge of driving while unde...read more
66th Annual EC Nichol Holiday Classic (Marengo High School) Quarterfinals Elgin                   66 (8-4)Rochelle      &nb...read more
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is pleading not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke made the plea during his arraignment yesterday. He's facing six counts of f...read more
Monday  (Boys High School Basketball) 66th Annual EC Nichols Holiday Classic (At Marengo) Woodstock 60 Sycamore 59Rockford Christian 66 Crystal Lake Central 47Richmond-Burton 68 Harvest Christi...read more
Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller has announced that she plans to complete her term in office despite a DUI arrest last November. Sacco-Miller has decided not to run for re-election in 20...read more
Brook Lopez led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Nets knocked off the Bulls, 105-102. Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 13 boards to help Brooklyn stop a five-game losing streak. Jimmy Bu...read more
College Football Bowl Games Monday Navy Midshipmen 44, Pittsburgh Panthers 28(Military Bowl at Annapolis, MD) Minnesota Golden Gophers 21, Central Michigan Chippewas 14(Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit, ...read more
The Blackhawks are in Dallas to do battle with the Stars tonight. Chicago extended its winning streak to three games with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Sharks on Sunday. The 'Hawks also upped their...read more
The Sublette Fire Station, 201 N. Richmond Street, Sublette, has been opened as a warming shelter for those without power. Residents without power are encouraged to go the Sublette Fire Station. As o...read more
Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and ran in for another as the Vikings bashed the Bears 38-17 at TCF Bank Stadium. Bridgewater finished 17-of-20 for 231 yards for a quarterback rating of ...read more
Jonathan Toews scored 2:21 into overtime to send the Blackhawks to a 4-3 win over the Sharks. Artem Anisimov, Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw all lit the lamp to help Chicago capture its third straight w...read more
Saturday 66th Annual EC Nichols Holiday Classic (Homer "Bill" Barry Gymnasium)  (Marengo High School) Rochelle                       78&nb...read more
The Ogle County Health Department would like to announce a new Wellness Lab Draw Program service being offered to the community beginning in January. The purpose of the Wellness Lab Draw Program is to...read more
66th Annual EC Nichols Holiday Classic in MarengoRochelle        78        Chicago Carver        77  (OT)...read more
The Minnesota Vikings are still in good shape for a playoff berthand the NFC North crown remains well within reach. A short-handed defense, however, could make it difficult for themto earn a key vict...read more
Patrick Kane connected on a late game-tying goal, and the game-winner in the shootout to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres from the First Niagara Center. Kane tied the c...read more
56th Annual Forreston Holiday Tournament Championship Game: Winnebago 54 (8-0) Oregon 34 (8-3)                 &nb...read more
If you're heading back to work from the holiday today, gas across Illinois is going to cost you much less than last year's holiday season. Triple-A's Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows the average price of...read more
Friday Night  Boys High School Basketball) Dixon 66 Rock Falls 47    **Isaiah Roby (Dixon): 34 pts, 11 rebounds (Career High in Points)Sterling 61 Kewanee 50Rockford Lutheran 71 R...read more
The Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. There were no agenda items that needed to be voted on during this holiday season. City officials will meet on Monday, Janu...read more
  The Pistons scored the first seven points of overtime number four and hung on to outlast the Bulls 147-144 at the United Center. Andre Drummond piled up 33 points and 21 rebounds while Reggie ...read more
Chicago police are admitting that a 55-year-old mother of five was accidentally struck and killed in a police-involved shooting that left two people dead which included a college student from NIU. Au...read more
Thursday (At RTHS) #19 Rochelle        36 (10-2)#8 Geneseo         31**Rochelle: Jacob Fore (120) pin in the final match clinched the win f...read more
Thursday  Boys Basketball) 56th Annual Forreston Holiday Basketball Tournament Semi-Finals Winnebago 56 Byron 54             &nb...read more
Illinois is seeing more people leave than any other state in the country. Data for the U.S. Census bureau shows over 105-thousand-people moved out over the past year. The overall population dropped b...read more
The Bulls aim for a perfect five-game homestand when they host the Pistons tonight. Chicago improved to 4-and-0 on the stay with a 98-85 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday. The Bulls upped their ove...read more
For many in the Midwest and Eastern United States, Christmas Day of 2015 will be remembered for being unseasonably warm. The National Weather Service says high temperature records were either set or ...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) 56th Annual Forreston Holiday Tournament Pearl City 60 Stillman Valley 56    **Kane VanBriesen (SV): 25 ptsPecatonica 43 Forreston 40Polo...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue to investigate several items taken from a home in rural Polo earlier this month. The theft took place on December 16th while the homeowners were on vacation. Pol...read more
The Bulls held the Grizzlies to 32 second-half points as they rolled to a 98-85 win at the United Center. Jimmy Butler led the way with 24 points for Chicago. Pau Gasol recorded 10 points and 14 rebou...read more
The Blackhawks wrap up their four-game homestand tonight against the Oilers. Chicago dropped to 2-and-1 on the stay with a 3-0 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday. Patrick Kane's franchise-record 26-gam...read more
An elderly Oregon man went missing for around 2 hours last night before being found with non-life threatening injuries. Ogle County Sheriff's Police received word at around 9:15 that 77-year old Jame...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball) 56th Annual Forreston Holiday Tournament Quarterfinals: Oregon 49 River Ridge 41            &n...read more
The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day programming schedules for Newstalk 1060 have been announced. Christmas Eve Thursday December 24th11:00am-11:30am Christmas On The Farm1:06pm-2pm Frank Sinatra Radi...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball) 56th Annual Forreston Holiday Tournament Quarterfinals: Oregon 49 River Ridge 41            &n...read more
The murder of an Oregon woman and Rockford man while on a date in 1948 is back in the news again. On May 28th, the body of 28-year old Stanley Skridla of Rockford was exhumed from a cemetery. Followi...read more
The Bulls continue their five-game homestand tonight against the Grizzlies. Chicago improved to 3-and-0 on the stay with a 115-96 win over the 76ers on Monday. The Bulls upped their overall record to...read more
One-third of all Americans will travel over the holidays. Triple-A is making that prediction, calling it a record level of holiday travelers. A new report by the American Automobile Association says o...read more
The Chicago Cubs are showing off new outfielder Jason Heyward. The 26-year-old was formally introduced Tuesday after agreeing to an eight-year, 184-million-dollar contract last week. Heyward says he's...read more
Monday (At RTHS)  (Wrestling) Rochelle 51                      Oregon 21Rochelle 55         &n...read more
A new alert system is coming to Illinois at the start of the new year. The Silver Alert helps find Alzheimer's patients who have wandered off from their homes and care facilities. It is similar to AM...read more
56th Annual Forreston Holiday Tournament  Boys High School Basketball) Quarterfinals: Winnebago 81 Pearl City 40             &nbs...read more
Rochelle park officials made no final decisions last night on a possible Dekhockey program for area residents along with a management agreement involving the "Fairways" golf course. The Dekhockey fac...read more
The Bulls outscored the 76ers by 22 in the third quarter en route to a 115-96 win at the United Center. Chicago trailed by five at halftime, but used a 34-12 third quarter to pull out their third stra...read more
The Rochelle Township High School board heard an update report last night on the possibility of a consolidation feasibility study dealing with both local districts along with Eswood and Kings schools....read more
The Blackhawks resume their four-game homestand tonight against the Colorado Avalanche at the United Center. The 'Hawks have posted back-to-back shutouts to open the stand following Sunday's 4-0 victo...read more
A special prosecutor has been assigned to represent the state in the case involving Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow will be handling the case...read more
The Redskins picked up their first road win on a late Dustin Hopkins field goal to knock off the Bears, 24-21, at Soldier Field. Kirk Cousins and Alfred Morris ran for early touchdowns to give Washing...read more
Federal prosecutors are seeking approval of a settlement agreement in the case of Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller and treasurer in Dixon who was convicted of embezzling over 53-million dollars....read more
Saturday (At RTHS) Sterling              73 (5-0), (2-0)Rochelle             69 (2-5), (0-2)**Rochelle: 3rd straig...read more
56th Annual Forreston Holiday Tournament  (Boys Basketball) Oregon 58 Pecatonica 28    **Trevor Otten (Oregon:): 20 ptsByron 56 Dakota 51    **Dillon VanLankvelt (B...read more
The possibility of a Dekhockey program, the union contract for employees, along with a management agreement for the golf course tops the agenda this evening for park officials in Rochelle. The meeting...read more
The Washington Redskins head to the Windy City this Sunday to battle the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Redskins are working on a short week after a 19-16 loss to the Cowboys on "Monday Night Foo...read more
Almost half of students graduating high school in Illinois are in need of remedial classes in community college, according to a new report from the Illinois State Board of Education. The report uses ...read more
Pau Gasol scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help the Bulls slip past the Pelicans 98-94 at the United Center. Jimmy Butler added 15 points for Chicago, which won its second straight game...read more
Police say they have no suspect in custody following a shooting that left one person injured at a Wisconsin mall. The shooting took place inside the East Towne Mall in Madison. Police say the shootin...read more
Friday (At RTHS) LaSalle-Peru                      68 (3-4), (2-1)Rochelle           &nbs...read more
Friday  (Boys Basketball) Big Northern Conference Winnebago 76 (4-0), (2-0) Byron 51 (3-4), (1-1)    **Winnebago: 5 Players in Double Figures    **Andrew Morrissey...read more
The Rochelle Brand Leadership Team is scheduled to come to a council meeting next month as they request funds for future changes in the downtown area. The proposal announced last May included a downt...read more
Patrick Kane extended his franchise-record point streak to 25 games with a power play goal in the second period to help the Blackhawks shutout the Jets 2-0 at the United Center. Corey Crawford stopped...read more
Governor Rauner says his Thursday budget meeting with three of the four legislative leaders was productive, but says he doesn't expect to have another meeting until early January. Rauner didn't offer...read more
Free-agent outfielder Jason Heyward will be playing in the Windy City. Heyward has agreed to an eight-year, 184-million-dollar contract with the Chicago Cubs. The 26-year-old was considered the top a...read more
Thursday  Boys High School Basketball) Eastland 62 Galena 57Milledgeville 71 Durand 35Freeport Aquin 67 Orangeville 53Scales Mound 50 Stockton 43Pearl City 46 Warren 44 Girls Basketball Bureau...read more
 It looks like Illinois could enter 2016 without approving a spending plan. The state's highest officials came together for a third special meeting yesterday without resolving the budget crisis. ...read more
Friday  (Boys High School Basketball) Radio Broadcast Byron (3-3), (1-0) at Winnebago (3-0), (1-0)     **Pre-Game Show at 7pm on "The Coyote" and 1023thecoyote.com Big Nort...read more
Pau Gasol poured in 24 points as the Bulls edged the Clippers, 83-80. Jimmy Butler had 14 points to help Chicago end a three-game skid. Derrick Rose ended with 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Blake Gri...read more
(Rockford, IL) -- They've wanted us to want them since the 70s, and now the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wants Cheap Trick too. Rockford's Rick Nielsen, the band's guitarist and frontman, says that "It...read more
James Neal scored in both the first and the third period to help the Predators blow out the Blackhawks 5-1 at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville jumped out to a three-nothing lead behind goals from Neal, Cr...read more
Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points as the Celtics outlasted the Bulls, 105-100, in a tight one in Boston. Jared Sullinger had 10 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks as the Celtics won for the sixth time ...read more
One of many protests planned today is expected to take place at Midway Airport. Demonstrators are looking to make travel a headache this morning, which is the start of the Christmas holiday season. A...read more
Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points as the Celtics outlasted the Bulls, 105-100, in a tight one in Boston. Jared Sullinger had 10 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks as the Celtics won for the sixth time ...read more
Voters in the Village of Hillcrest will decide during the March 15th Primary Election if they want to see their sales tax increase. During a special meeting last night, village officials approved a mo...read more
The Athletics have traded third baseman BrettLawrie, as the club had been expected to try to do duringbaseball's winter meetings, sending him to the Chicago White Soxfor right-hander J.B. Wendelken an...read more
City officials in Rochelle are preparing for less money from the state if a budget is finalized in the near future by lawmakers and the Governor. The state's 4 legislative leaders along with Governor...read more
The Blackhawks and Predators wrap up their home-and-home series tonight in Nashville. Chicago opened the set with a 4-1 win Tuesday night. Patrick Kane enters tonight's game riding a franchise-record...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Polo 66 South Beloit 55     **Marcos: (6-1)     **Wyatt Patterson (Polo): 17 ptsForreston 51 (2-1) Pecatonica 34&...read more
The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees approved the contract this week during a special meeting in the hiring of Dr. Laurie Borowicz as their 5th President. Dr. Borowicz replaces Dr. Tom Choice who...read more
Tuesday (At RTHS) Sterling                53 (4-3), (2-0)Rochelle               40 (2-6),...read more
Tuesday  Boys High School Basketball) Byron 54 Stillman Valley 39    **Dillon VanLankvelt (Byron): 19 pts    **Pauly Rico (Byron): 17 pts    **Ethan ...read more
The Ogle County board heard a presentation last night dealing with the possibility of constructing a new jail in the near future. At the present time, information is being gathered on the size and co...read more
Corey Crawford turned away 36 shots to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Predators in the opener of a home-and-home set in Chicago. Patrick Kane extended his franchise-record points streak to ...read more
In another move to get younger and balancetheir batting order, the New York Yankees acquired infielderStarlin Castro from the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night for pitcherAdam Warren and a player to be na...read more
Monday  (Boys High School Basketball) AFC 61 (4-2) Milledgeville 55     **Jacob Hilliker (AFC): 24 pts     **Kaywan Palmer (AFC): 16 pts Girls High Schoo...read more
Rochelle Community Hospital representatives have named of their new medical office building Rochelle Community Hospital Health and Wellness Center.  The 26,000 square foot building project is sch...read more
Tuesday  Boys High School Basketball) Stillman Valley at Byron     **Pre-Game Show at 7pm on "The Coyote" and 1023thecoyote.com Oregon at Rock FallsRockford Lutheran at Winn...read more
The Rockford School Board is moving forward with plans to build two new elementary schools. The board voted to spend 43-million dollars on construction of the schools. The project is part of a ten-ye...read more
Mirza Teletovic's  putback with 0.3-seconds left lifted the Suns to a 103-101 win over the Bulls at the United Center. Teletovic ended with 20 points and Brandon Knight netted 21 for Phoenix, whi...read more
Director of Theater Operations Dan Schlaack     Progress continues to be made in the renovation project at the Hub Theater in downtown Rochelle . City officials heard a presentation tonig...read more
Gredco Director Jason Anderson City officials in Rochelle approved an agreement tonight for a Lee Ogle enterprise zone involving the area. The vote was 6-0 as Councilman Don Burke was absent from th...read more
Blaine Gabbert connected with Torrey Smith for a 71-yard touchdown in overtime, as the 49ers beat the Bears 26-20 at Soldier Field. It's San Francisco's first regular season win in Chicago since 1974....read more
Teuvo Teravainen scored 21 seconds into the third period as the Blackhawks finished off the Jets 3-1 at the United Center.  Marian Hossa got the scoring started in the first period and Artemi Pan...read more
The Board of Trustees at Kishwaukee College is scheduled to meet in special session this afternoon as they plan to approve the contract for their new president. An agreement has been reached to have ...read more
DeKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University Huskies, champions of the Mid-American Conference West Division and winners of 65 games over the last six seasons, will meet Boise State of the Mo...read more
Saturday  (Boys High School Basketball) Dakota        65        Polo            54Stillma...read more
RTHS Baseball Coaches David Cartwright and Jarrod Reynolds were grinning like kids on Christmas morning when Ted Wilkinson dropped off the HUB Strong T-shirt MLB Standout Derek Jeter autographed to su...read more
The Hornets used an 8-2 run in the final minute to slip by the Bulls, 102-96 at the United Center. Nicolas Batum had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Charlotte, which has won six of its past eight games....read more
L.J. Scott powered through a pile of Hawkeyes to score the game-winning touchdown in the final minute as fifth-ranked Michigan State took down number-four Iowa, 16-13 in the Big Ten Championship Game ...read more
Chicago police detectives are investigating the weekend murder of a Northern Illinois University student who was home on winter break. Joseph Graves was gunned down Friday night while in his car in th...read more
DETROIT – While Northern Illinois University’s appearance in the 2015 Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship game was its sixth straight as MAC West Champions, NIU had never before ...read more
Donations for the  Needy Families Food and Toy drive in Rochelle ends today.Chairperson Jean Tess said they are accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items.They will also ta...read more
Friday (At RTHS)  (Boys Basketball) Ottawa               69 (4-1), (1-0)Rochelle             55 (2-4), (0-1)**Ottawa: Led 31-16 a...read more
Gas prices are up a bit across Illinois as Christmas nears. Triple-A's Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Illinois is a buck-99 this morning. That's about t...read more
Friday  (Boys High School Basketball) Radio Broadcast Games Ottawa 69 Rochelle 55Dixon 46 (3-1) Oregon 33 (4-1)    **Isaiah Roby (Dixon): 23 pts Northern Illinois Big 12 Confere...read more
The reeling San Francisco 49ers head to the Windy City on Sunday to battle the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Niners have lost two in-a-row to division rivals Seattle and Arizona to dip to 3-and-...read more
Friday Radio Broadcast Games Ottawa (3-1) at Rochelle (2-3)**Pre-Game Show at 6:45pm on Newstalk 1060 & wrhl.netDixon (2-1) at Oregon (4-0)**Pre-Game Show at 7pm on "The Coyote" and 1023thecoyot...read more
New state numbers confirm that Illinois has the worst-funded pension systems of all 50 states, with just 41-point-nine-percent of its liability covered. A state legislative report says Illinois added ...read more
Thursday  (Boys High School Basketball( North Boone 58 Stillman Valley 45 Girls High School Basketball Stillman Valley        62       &n...read more
Chicago is among the cities where commercial aircraft pilots have reported close encounters with drones. A study by Bard College records 241 instances nationwide in which a drone came within 500-feet ...read more
Marathon MAC Championship Game (Ford Field in Detroit) **NIU "Huskies" (8-4) vs Bowling Green "Falcons" (9-3) **2nd year in a row both teams have met in the Championship Game    ...read more
The Board of Trustees at Kishwaukee College in Malta expects to approve a contract next Tuesday during a special meeting for Dr. Laurie Borowicz as their new president. Dr. Borowicz is currently the ...read more
Mike Hoffman scored the winning goal just 30 seconds into overtime, as the Senators edged the Blackhawks 4-3 in Ottawa. Hoffman finished with two goals and an assist, while Bobby Ryan had a goal and t...read more
A Mt. Morris man was back in Ogle County court Friday for an araignment after being arrested for the sale of cocaine. 25-year old Ryan Rosenbalm was charged with 4 counts of the felony offense of unl...read more
Wednesday (At RTHS) Rochelle 58     Rock Falls       18             Erie-Prophetstown 42       Rochelle&...read more
Officials at Kishwaukee College in Malta have announced that Dr. Laurie Borowicz will be their new President. Dr. Borowicz is currently the Vice President of Student Services for Northcentral Technic...read more
Wednesday  (Wrestling) At Polo Freeport 64             Polo 12Dakota 30               Polo 15 Girls High School Bsketball AFC&...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested 2 area residents last night on drug charges following a traffic stop a short time before midnight at Walnut and Logan Streets in Forreston. Following a short inv...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – Sophomore Marin Maric  recorded his second-straight double-double with 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, to go along with a career-best five blocks, as the Northern Il...read more
The Bulls outscored the Nuggets by 13 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 99-90 win. Pau Gasol had 26 points and 19 rebounds as Chicago won for the seventh time in nine tries. Jimmy Butler netted...read more
Protest over police abuse continues in Chicago. Yesterday, close to 100 medical students held a die-in demonstration outside Chicago City Hall. The group laid on the ground in silence for 16 minutes. ...read more
Tuesday (RTHS) Genoa-Kingston            70 (1-4)Rochelle                       54 (2-3)*...read more
For the first time in 28 years, residents in Hillcrest will see an increase on the garbage bill they receive each month. The village's board looked over the draft of a 7-year contract last night from...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Burlington Central 72 Byron 53     **Brenden Reeverts (Byron): 16 pts (4 3-pointers)Sterling 60 Rock Falls 47Stockton 35 Dakota 29Mille...read more
A Rochelle woman pled not guilty in Ogle County court yesterday following a stabbing incident that took place on November 20th in the Hub City. 36-year old Candice Hendrickson has been arrested on th...read more
Ryan Suter's goal with just under eight minutes left in the third lifted the Wild to a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks. Jason Pominville scored 4:09 into the game and Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves to help Mi...read more
The lack of a state budget in Illinois continues to have a strong impact at universities and community colleges in the state. The reduction of state fuding has forced several schools to cut staff and...read more
The Bulls do battle with the Nuggets tonight at the United Center. Chicago opened its four-game homestand with a 92-89 win over the Spurs on Monday. The Bulls upped their record to 10-and-5 with the ...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Genoa-Kingston  (0-4) at Rochelle (2-2)      **Pre-Game Show at 6:45pm on Newstalk 1060 & wrhl.net Sterling at Rock Fall...read more
Tensions are high in Chicago today amid growing calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation. Protesters are upset over the city's handling of deadly police shootings, especially the case of 17-year-old...read more
Monday  (Boys High School Basketball) Pecatonica Tournament: North Boone 55 South Beloit 44                 &...read more
The Rochelle elementary board began the process last night of possibly issuing 2 million dollars in working cash bonds in the future for the district.Superintendent Todd Prusator said that they are co...read more
Pau Gasol poured in 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Bulls slipped past the Spurs, 92-89. Jimmy Butler netted 14 as Chicago ran its record to 10-and-5. Derrick Rose donated 11 points and s...read more
The Blackhawks are back on home ice tonight against the Wild. Chicago wrapped up its six-game road trip with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings on Saturday. The 'Hawks went 3-1-and-2 on the trek and ar...read more
Co-workers along with friends and family attended an open house yesterday for Kishwaukee College President Dr. Tom Choice who plans to retire at the end of the month. Dr. Choice has been at Kish fo...read more
The Bulls square off the Spurs tonight at the United Center. Chicago concluded its four-game road trip with a 104-92 loss to the Pacers on Friday. The Bulls went 2-and-2 on the trip and are 9-and-5 o...read more
The Rochelle Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a $10,000.00 contribution toward Disaster Relief and Recovery efforts following the devastating April 9th tornados. Maplehu...read more
The Blackhawks will be back on home ice tomorrow night against the Wild. Chicago wrapped up its six-game road trip with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings on Saturday. The 'Hawks went 2-1-and-2 on the ...read more
Rochelle Community Hospital is advising patients to evaluate their individual insurance plans to make sure their local physician and hospital will remain in their provider network after January 1, 201...read more
Leland G. Strombom Tournament  (Spartan Gymnasium at Sycamore High School)5th Place GameRochelle             59   (2-2)Sandwich   ...read more
Certain programs around the state are set to receive funding as part of a measure signed by Governor Rauner. The legislation releases more than three-billion-dollars to pay state lottery winners, oper...read more
Saturday  (High School Basketball) AFC Thanksgiving Tournament Polo              61 (4-0)AFC      ...read more
Rock Valley College in Rockford is making cuts as the school deals with the state budget crisis. The board of trustees voted to lay off 30- employees and eliminate 14 vacant positions by the end of th...read more
Illinois interim head coach Bill Cubit is sticking around. The school announced a two-year extension for Cubit to remain the team's head coach. Cubit served as the interim coach after Tim Beckman was ...read more
2 million dollars in working cash bonds, the 2015 tax levy for the district, along with the possibility of a consolidation feasibiity study tops the discussion tonight for the Rochelle elementary boar...read more
Marian Gaborik scored to tie the game late in the third period and again in overtime to lift the Kings over the Blackhawks 3-2 at the STAPLES Center. Jeff Carter scored his tenth goal of the season fo...read more
A lottery was held Monday morning in Ogle County to determine a ballot position for the March 15th Primary Election. The race is for Ogle County Clerk and Recorder as Laura Cook and Tiffany O'Brien f...read more
Friday Leland G. Strombom Tournament (Spartan Gymnasium, Sycamore High School) Newark             72 (2-1)Rochelle    ...read more
A Rochelle man escaped serious injuries yesterday afternoon after being struck by a semi-truck while riding his bike. The accident took place a short time before 2 in the 11 hundred block of Lincoln ...read more
Friday  (High School Basketball) AFC Thanksgiving Tournament Amboy 53 (1-2)Kirkland-HIawatha 45 (0-4)**Cole Olson (Amboy) 18 pts LaMoille-Ohio 80 (2-1)AFC 67 (2-1)**Kaywan Palmer (AFC): 19 pts...read more
For the 6th year in a row, the NIU Huskies will play for the Mid-American Conference football championship. The Huskies got into the title game after Western Michigan beat Toledo on Friday 35-30. NI...read more
In area news, a Freeport man has been arrested on the charge of first degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in Lanark on Saturday. 49-year old Morgan Hake was arrested in Freeport on the fe...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks erased a two-goal deficit in the final minutes and surged past the Ducks in overtime, 3-2 at the Honda Center. Marian Hossa scored on a power play with less than two minutes lef...read more
The Needy Families Food and Toy drive has started in Rochelle for this holiday season. Chairperson Jean Tess said they are accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items from now t...read more
GREEN BAY, Wis. Drenched from a soaking rain, Jay Cutlerfinally walked out of Lambeau Field with a win. The defense helped make Thursday night a Thanksgiving to rememberfor the Chicago Bears. Cutler...read more
The Bulls wrap up their four-game road trip tonight against the Pacers. Chicago improved to 2-and-1 on the trek with a 93-88 win over Portland on Tuesday. The Bulls have won five of their last six to...read more
It was another successful year for the Rochelle Christmas Tree Festival as the 10th annual event raised $1,217 for the Community Action Network. 24 decorated tabletop trees, wreaths, centerpieces, an...read more
The Blackhawks are in Anaheim to do battle with the Ducks tonight. Chicago collected a 5-2 win over the Sharks on Wednesday. The 'Hawks upped their record to 12-8-and-2 with the victory....read more
Protests over the police shooting of a Chicago teen continue. Reverend Jesse Jackson is planning another march today. Jackson and a group of elected officials and protesters marched around City Hall 1...read more
Friday Strombom Tournament (Sycamore): Sandwich vs Dundee-Crown 3pm                      ...read more
  Thanks to the support of area residents in online voting last October, Rochelle Middle School teacher Vic Worthington is 1 of 6 winners of $100,000 in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge sponsored...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Leland G. Strombom Tournament (Spartan Gymnasium at Sycamore High School) Rockford Jefferson     73 (2-0)Rochelle   &...read more
City officials in Rochelle have yet to make a final decision on the future of the "Fairways" golf course in the Hub City. Last month, The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District board approved to keep...read more
Wednesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Strombom Tournament (Sycamore): Burlington Central 71 Dundee-Crown 50              ...read more
A prime-time game between the longtime NFCNorth rivals Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers is usually enoughto make for must-watch viewing on Thanksgiving.It will have to compete  with Brett Favr...read more
Officials at Nippon Sharyo in Rochelle have announced a 3rd layoff this year at their plant. The train car manufacturer will have 50 employees laid off effective February 5th of next year. Nippon Sh...read more
Contruction has begun in the rebuilding of Grubsteakers Restaurant at Illinois 251 and Route 64 in rural Rochelle.The restaurant was destroyed when a tornado traveled through the area on April 9th. 1...read more
Tuesday Leland G. Strombom Tournament (Sycamore High School, Spartan Gymnasium) Rochelle                    58 (1...read more
Tuesday  (Boys High School Basketball) Strombom Tournament (Sycamore): Rochelle 58 Hampshire 56                &nb...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – Despite a valiant effort by the Northern Illinois University defense, the NIU Huskies were unable to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit and dropped 26-21 decision to Ohio on Tue...read more
The Byron Chamber of Commerce will hold their 19th Annual Miracle on 2nd Street tonight to kick-off the holiday season. Hundreds of area residents plan to visit 2nd Street in Byron as activities begi...read more
Jimmy Butler scored 22 points to lead the Bulls to a 93-88 win over the Trail Blazers. Derrick Rose returned from a two-game absence and had 17 points and six assists. The Bulls have won five of thei...read more
Rochelle City Manager David Plyman hopes to name a new Fire Chief for the community by the end of the month. Plyman mentioned during yesterday's program "Let The People Know" that he plans to complet...read more
Monday  (High School Basketball) AFC Thanksgiving Tournament Polo                     65 (1-0...read more
Village officials in Hillcrest met in special session last night as the discussion centered around the comprehensive plan dealing with future growth for the community. The board talked about the curr...read more
Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Ohio "Bobcats" (7-4), (4-3) vs NIU " Huskie" (8-3), (6-1) **Kick-Off set at 6:30pm       **Senior Night for the NIU Football Program     &...read more
The deal has been finalized for Rochelle Community Hospital to sell their building at 510 Lincoln Highway to Ogle County. The sale price was at $190,000. Providers at the Rochelle Medical Clinic will...read more
The Bulls are in Portland to take on the Trail Blazers tonight. Chicago is 1-and-1 on its four-game road swing after falling to the Warriors, 106-94, last Friday. Derrick Rose practiced yesterday and ...read more
Following several months of negotiations, village officials in Creston have sold the 9,670 square feet of property along Depot Street to Hueber LLC. The board last night approved the price of $4,000 ...read more
The Bears are cutting ties with backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen. The Bears have waived Clausen and are replacing him on the active roster with quarterback David Fales. Head coach John Fox says Clause...read more
Brock Osweiler finished 20-of-27 for 250 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start, as the Broncos beat the Bears 17-15 at Soldier Field. Osweiler got the start in place of Peyton Manning, wh...read more
Monday  (Boys Basketball) AFC Thanksgiving Tournament: Polo vs Kirkland-Hiawatha 6pmAmboy vs AFC 7:30pm         **Pre-Game Show at 5:45pm on "The Coyote"&...read more
Saturday (Semi-Final Playoff Games) Class 1A: Stark County 10 Ottawa Marquette 7                **Postponed until Sunday due...read more
The 10th Annual Rochelle Christmas Tree Festival continues today as all proceeds this year will benefit the Community Action Network also known as "C.A.N." The Christmas Tree Festival is a silent auc...read more
The Bulls continue their four-game road trip tomorrow night against the Trail Blazers. Chicago dropped to 1-and-1 on the trek with a 106-94 loss to the Warriors on Friday. Derrick Rose may return to a...read more
The ballot is set for the March 15th, 2016 Primary Election for area voters as Monday was the last day individuals could file their petitions.The following candidates filed petitions on the Republican...read more
Saturday Forreston Thanksgiving Tournament Stockton                44Rochelle               &nbs...read more
The Rochelle Township High School board met in special session yesterday evening as the discussion centered around the new fiscal year tax levy for the district. The county's projections are for the ...read more
Saturday  (Girls Basketball) Forreston Thanksgiving Tournament: Stockton 47 Christian Life 28                 ...read more
The sale of property, approval of the tax levy ordinance, and insurance for the village tops the agenda tonight for Creston officials. The board meeting begins at 7 at the Village Hall building. Cre...read more
The Denver Broncos head to the Windy City today to square off with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Broncos have lost two in a row since a 7-and-0 start. Peyton Manning will be on the pine with...read more
Illinois lawmakers will meet in the state capitol today for a long-awaited budget summit. Those expected to be in attendance include Governor Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan. Leaders will mak...read more
The Sedin  brothers were all business as the Canucks dropped the Blackhawks 6-3 from north of the border. Daniel Sedin finished with a hat trick and an assist to his brother Henrik, who dished ou...read more
A University of Illinois at Chicago student is accused of making a threat of gun violence that caused officials to cancel classes yesterday at the University of Chicago campus. Jabari Dean has been ch...read more
Golden State stayed perfect and moved to 14-and-0 with a 106-94 victory over the Bulls at ORACLE Arena. Steph Curry went for 27 points with four steals but also turned the ball over six times in the w...read more
The Chicago police officer charged in the killing of Laquan McDonald is a free man for now. Officer Jason Van Dyke was released last night from the Cook County Jail after his family posted 150-thousan...read more
Johnny Gaudreau  lit the lamp in overtime to lift Calgary to a 2-1 victory over Chicago north of the border. Sean Monahan added a first period goal off assists from Gaudreau and Kris Russell. Kar...read more
A Belvidere man suffered fatal injuries after the 2007 Chevy pick-up truck he was driving struck a utility pole early yesterday morning near Creston.Pronounced dead at the scene was 35-year old Chance...read more
Friday  (Girls High School Basketball) Forreston Thanksgiving Tournament (Postponed due to the weather)               &...read more
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 today until 5. The following candidates filed petitio...read more
Semi-Final Games in the Illinois High School Football PlayoffsClass 1A:    Ottawa Marquette  (12-0)  at  Stark County  (12-0)   Saturday at 1pm  ...read more
The 10th Annual Rochelle Christmas Tree Festival begins today as all proceeds this year will benefit the Community Action Network also known as "C.A.N." The Christmas Tree Festival is a silent auctio...read more
The Bulls get a chance to hand the Warriors their first loss of the season tonight at ORACLE Arena. Golden State got to 13-and-0 last night with a grueling win over the Clippers. Chicago is 8-and-3 a...read more
The Blackhawks make the second stop of their six-game road trip tonight taking on the Flames. Chicago got things started with a 4-2 overtime win against the Oilers putting them at 11-7-and-1. The Haw...read more
The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day programming schedules for Newstalk 1060 have been announced. Christmas Eve Thursday December 24th 11:00am-11:30am Christmas On The Farm 1:06pm-2pm Frank Sinatra Ra...read more
Thursday  (Girls High School Basketball) Oregon Tipoff Classic: Hall 38 Harvard 3                   ...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a Stillman Valley man on Saturday after they responded to a report of a person who had attempted to commit suicide with a firearm. When officers arrived on the s...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – The NIU Huskies scored 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to earn a 27-19 victory over Western Michigan on Wednesday night at Huskie Stadium. Sophomore Jordan Huff rushed ...read more
The top 4 candidates for president at Kishwaukee Community College will be in Malta this week as they will be part of a community forum. The public event will take place on Monday through Thursday be...read more
Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta won the NL Cy Young Award and Astrosleft-hander Dallas Keuchel took the honor in the AL. Arrieta got 17of 30 first-place votes in a tight vote with Dodgers stars ZachGre...read more
The streets of Chicago were full of people yesterday as they protested the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer. Reverend Jesse Jackson says the march along Chicago's Magnificent Mile ...read more
Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to give the Bulls a 103-97 win over the Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Kirk Hinrich added 14 points and six assists in place of the i...read more
Wednesday  (Girls Basketball) Oregon Tipoff Classic: Fulton 55 Oregon 50                    &n...read more
A huge Black Friday demonstration is planned today in downtown Chicago. It will consist of those protesting the deadly police shooting of Laquan McDonald. A video was released on Tuesday showing Offic...read more
Tuesaday (In Rockford) Rockford Guilford                49Rochelle         &nbs...read more
Tonight Western Michigan "Broncos" (6-4), (5-1) at NIU Huskies (7-3), (5-1) Huskie Stadium in DeKalb (7pm) **NIU: Goes for their 6th straight win     **Have won 21 straight game...read more
An outbreak of E. coli in Costco chicken salad has been linked to 19 illnesses in seven states, but so far Illinois hasn't been affected. Costco officials say testing shows a vegetable mix from a Cali...read more
Joe Maddon has won his third Manager of the Yearaward, earning his first in the NL after guiding the Chicago Cubsto their first postseason berth since 2008. Maddon got nine first-place votes for 124 ...read more
The Rockford metropolitan area continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. The area's unemployment rate increased to almost seven-percent in October after being just over six...read more
The Bulls begin a four-game road trip against the Suns tonight in Phoenix. Chicago will also visit Golden State, Portland and Indiana on the trek. The Bulls come into tonight's affair 7-and-3 on the y...read more
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...read more
Jimmy Butler blocked Paul George's floating jumper on the final play to preserve Chicago's 96-95 win over Indiana. Butler scored 17 points while Derrick Rose netted 23 on 9-of-18 shooting for the Bull...read more
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 fina...read more
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was the unanimous pick as NL Rookieof the Year, while Astros shortstop Carlos Correa won the honor inthe AL. Bryant hit .275 and led all rookies with 26 homers, ...read more
Peyton Manning won't suit up Sunday against the Bears, yielding thestarting job to Brock Osweiler as the 39-year-old quarterback triesto get healthy. Manning is dealing with a variety of ailments,incl...read more
Monday  (Girls Basketball) Morrison Tournament: AFC 50 Galva 29                      ...read more
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 winni...read more
The Bears ripped off two scoring plays of 80-plus yards as they knocked off the Rams, 37-13, at the Edward Jones Dome. Jay Cutler tossed an 87-yard touchdown pass to Zach Miller and an 83-yarder to ru...read more
The Blackhawks scored three times in less than two minutes in the second period of a 4-1 win over the Flames. Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Artemi Panarin all lit the lamp in the big frame for Chicag...read more
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 su...read more
The Bulls will clash with the Pacers tonight at the United Center. Chicago captured a 102-97 win over the Hornets its last time out on Friday. The Bulls have won their last two games to enter tonight'...read more
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 M...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – Junior guard Aaric Armstead  scored 18 points to lead the way as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defe...read more
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 t...read more
Saturday  (Memorial Field at Kankakee Bishop McNamara High School)Kankakee Bishop McNamara        53   (11-1)Byron        &nb...read more
Saturday (Redbird Arena in Normal (Illinois State University) Class 1A Championship Match: Eastland 25-16, 25-16 Cissna Park            &n...read more
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 ...read more
Jeremy Langford relished his first chance to be the Chicago Bears'feature back while excelling in the running and passing games,something Matt Forte has done so often throughout his career. With Fort...read more
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 ...read more
Patrick Kane's power play goal in the second period gave the Blackhawks the lead and eventual 4-2 victory over the Blues at the Scottrade Center. Artem Anisimov  scored in the third while Andrew ...read more
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 Scho...read more
Quarterfinals Class 1A: Polo (11-0) at Stark County (11-0) Saturday at 2pmOrion (10-1) at Ottawa-Marquette (11-0) Saturday at 3:30pm Class 2A: Kewanee Wethersfield (10-1) at Hall (9-2) Saturday at 2...read more
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 patr...read more
The Hornets threatened late, but Jimmy Butler's 27 points helped the Bulls pull away from Charlotte, 102-97 at the United Center. Pau Gasol scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Chicago, which ...read more
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 ...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team opened the season with an 83-71 victory over Cal State Northridge on Friday night in the NIU Showcase at the NIU Convo...read more
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 ...read more
Sergey Kalinin's power-play goal with 2:27 to go gave the Devils a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri each scored in the second for New Jersey, which has won nine of its last...read more
The Bulls will clash with the Hornets tonight at the United Center. Chicago upped its record to 5-and-3 with a 111-88 win over the 76ers its last time out on Monday. One of Chicago's losses was a 25-p...read more
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 Wednesd...read more
Thursday (At Sycamore)  (Boys Bowling) Varsity Sycamore       3,612Rochelle          2,840    (0-2) **R...read more
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 arrest...read more
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Northern Illinois University Huskies turned a 28-3 halftime lead into a 41-30 Mid-American Conference win over the University at Buffalo Wednesday night. NIU won its fifth st...read more
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...read more
The Bears are back to work preparing for Sunday's game against the Rams. Matt Forte practiced on a limited basis after missing Monday's win over the Chargers with a knee injury. Head coach John Fox sa...read more
Area residents are waking up to frigid temperatures today following the first snow storm of the season that hit Friday night and Saturday morning. Between 5 to 9 inches of snow totaled the area. Many...read more
The Blackhawks wrap up their two-game homestand when the Devils come to town tonight. Chicago opened the short stay with a 4-2 victory over the Oilers on Sunday. The 'Hawks improved to 8-6-and-1 on t...read more
Area residents are feeling the impact of the first winter snow storm of the season. Most roadways have some snow on them as the plows have been out since early this morning. The National Weather Ser...read more
NIU "Huskies" (6-3), (4-1) at Buffalo "Bulls" (5-4), (3-2) **UB Stadium in Buffalo, New York**NIU: 6th and final road game for the regular season        **Final 2 g...read more
Tuesday (At Ottawa)  (Boys Bowling) Varsity Ottawa                3,391Rochelle      &nb...read more
The Rochelle Christian Food Pantry will be distributing items this morning from 9 until 11 at Anderson Plumbing and Heating on 1st Avenue. The food was donated on Thursday by area residents and busin...read more
A trio of Cubs are finalists for National League awards by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Pitcher Jake Arrieta is up for the Cy Young Award, Kris Bryant is the heavy favorite for Rookie ...read more
Local police arrested a Rochelle woman last night after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the arm.36-year old Candice Hendrickson has been arrested on the felony offense of aggravated domestic ba...read more
The majority work for the quiet zone project in Rochelle dealing with the train horn issue will be completed next year. The project started in September, but was delayed several times due to the rail...read more
Jay Cutler's 25-yard touchdown pass to Zach Miller with just over three minutes left gave the Bears a 22-19 win over the Chargers on "Monday Night Football". Cutler had a pair of scoring tosses to mov...read more
The first winter snow storm is expected to hit the area late tonight and Saturday morning which will make travel a problem for motorists. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warnin...read more
Nikola Mirotic  led six in double-figures with 20 points as the Bulls blasted the 76ers, 111-88, in Philadelphia. Doug McDermott dropped in 18 points for Chicago, which improved to 5-and-3. Derri...read more
It was another successful year for the Two Ton Thanksgiving Food Drive in Rochelle as the 10th annual event was held yesterday. Newstalk 1060, The Coyote, along with Anderson Plumbing and Heating and...read more
QuarterfinalsClass 1A:        Polo  (11-0)  at  Stark County  (11-0)   Saturday at 2pm           &nb...read more
Illinois fired athletic director Mike Thomastoday as it released the final report from its investigationinto mistreatment of football and women's basketball players. The report found no wrongdoing by...read more
The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees has announced that the Presidential Search Committee has narrowed the list down to 4 candidates for the position of President. Dr. Tom Choice plans to retire ...read more
A pair of struggling teams meet up on "Monday Night Football" as the Chicago Bears face the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Bears have lost back-to-back NFC North games to the Lions and Vi...read more
The Bulls are in Philadelphia to battle the 76ers tonight. Chicago suffered a 102-93 overtime loss to the Timberwolves on Saturday. The Bulls dipped to 4-and-3 on the year with the setback. Tip-off t...read more
Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller anounced yesterday that she will not seek re-election in 2016 following a DUI arrest last Sunday morning following a 2-car crash.During a press conference...read more
An Indiana man pled not guilty in Ogle County court yesterday after money was stolen from a business the evening the tornado hit the Rochelle area last April. 67-year old Michael McDonald has been ch...read more
Saturday (Becker Field in Wilmington)  (High School Football) Byron                      42 (9-2)Wilmington     &n...read more
Newstalk 1060, The Coyote, along with Anderson Plumbing and Heating and other area businesses in Rochelle will be hosting the 10th Annual Two Ton Thanksgiving Food Drive today until 5pm. The event wi...read more
Saturday  (Boys Soccer) Class 2A State Boys Soccer Tournament (Hoffman Estates High School) Championship Match: Waterloo 4                Peoria Notre Da...read more
Don't expect any work on Illinois 251 in Rochelle in the near future. IDOT officials have talked for several years of expanding the highway between Route 38 and Fairview Drive. During yesterday's pro...read more
The Minnesota Timberwolves allowed zero points in overtime as they topped the Chicago Bulls, 102-93 at the United Center. Andrew Wiggins dropped 31 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points, 13 bo...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks return home tonight at the United Center when they take on the Edmonton Oilers. Chicago is trying to bounce back after a 4-2 loss on Friday in New Jersey. The Blackhawks are ...read more
The Ogle County board approved the new fiscal year budget and appropriation last night during their monthly meeting in Oregon. The county will have a General Fund with revenue and expenditures at 14....read more
2nd Round Area Playoff Games Class 1A: Stark County at Forreston Saturday at 6pmPolo at Warren Saturday at 3pmOttawa-Marquette at Stockton Saturday at 2pmOrion at Lena-Winslow Saturday at 1pm Class ...read more
Friday Lutheran Sports Association State Volleyball Tournament (Springfield) Pool Play Peoria Christ                &...read more
Friday (2nd Round Football Playoff Games) Class 3A: Princeton 43 (11-0)      Chicago Raby 8 Class 6A: Prairie Ridge 40           Lake Forest 13 ...read more
Park officials in Rochelle last night voted in favor of keeping the "Fairways" golf course open during the next 10 years. The board approved a proposal in which they would spend $75,000 each year dur...read more
The Devils lit the lamp three times in the first period and held on for a 4-2 victory over the Blackhawks at the Prudential Center. Lee Stempniak  scored first with Kyle Palmieri  and Travis...read more
Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller says she's sorry. Sacco-Miller is apologizing for a weekend DUI arrest. The State Police says she was drunk when she hit a parked car. Sacco-Miller says s...read more
Derrick Rose's 29 points, five rebounds and seven assists led the Bulls to a 104-98 win over the Thunder in Chicago. Jimmy Butler added 26 points for the Bulls, who improved to 4-and-2. Pau Gasol coll...read more
The Rochelle Township High School board suspended discussions last night as they made no decision on the possibility of a consolidation feasibility study involving area school districts. The cost of ...read more
The Blackhawks will do battle with the Devils tonight in New Jersey. Chicago is looking to bounce back from Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Blues. The 'Hawks dropped to 7-5-and-1 on the year with...read more
The Ogle County board plans to approve the new fiscal year budget and appropriation this evening. The meeting begins at 5:30 at the courthouse in Oregon. The county is looking at General Fund revenu...read more
Thursday (Sectional Championship Matches)  (Girls High School Volleyball) Class 3A At Sycamore: LaSalle-Peru 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 SterlingAt New Lenox: Joliet Catholic 25-23, 27-25 MorrisAt Wood...read more
Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller was arrested Sunday morning on the charge of driving while under the influence following a 2-vehicle crash in Dixon. Illinois State Police say that the 4...read more
The NIU Huskies will play the remainder of the season without starting quarterback Drew Hare. The junior ruptured his achilles in Tuesday's game against Toledo. He had surgery on his leg today in DeK...read more
Lee County Sheriff's Police continue to investigate a single vehicle crash that took place early Saturday morning that killed a Rochelle man just south of the Hub City. Pronounced dead at the scene w...read more
Vladamir Tarasenko  scored the winning goal in overtime as the Blues scored four unanswered goals to shock the Blackhawks, 6-5, at the United Center. The Blues trailed 5-2 after the first period,...read more
The possibility of a consolidation feasibility study, new lunch room tables and chairs, along with the tax levy for the district tops the agenda tonight for the Rochelle Township High School board. T...read more
Vladamir Tarasenko  scored the winning goal in overtime as the Blues scored four unanswered goals to shock the Blackhawks, 6-5, at the United Center. The Blues trailed 5-2 after the first period,...read more
The Bulls will take on the Thunder tonight at the United Center. Chicago is looking to bounce back from Tuesday's 130-105 road loss to the Hornets. The Bulls dropped to 3-and-2 on the year with the s...read more
The White Sox have declined a $10 million option onshortstop Alexei Ramirez and owe the former All-Star a $1 millionbuyout. The 34-year-old Ramirez has played his entire career with Chicagoafter leav...read more
A Stillman Valley teen is back on the streets today following an arrest on Saturday involving a drug offense during a traffic stop.18-year old Jacob Pfab was charged with the felony offense of unlawfu...read more
Thursday (Sectional Championship Matches)  (Girls Volleyball) Class 3A At Sycamore: LaSalle-Peru vs SterlingAt New Lenox: Morris vs Joliet CatholicAt Woodstock: Marian Central (Woodstock) vs St...read more
A Rochelle man suffered fatal injuries early Saturday morning following a single vehicle crash just south of the Hub City. Pronounced dead at the scene was 29-year old Christopher Powell. Lee County...read more
TOLEDO, Ohio – When the call came – in the second quarter of Tuesday’s match-up with No. 20 Toledo - Northern Illinois University redshirt freshman back-up quarterback Ryan Graham wa...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's police arrested a Rockford man on drug and alcohol charges this morning after they found him asleep in his car and stopped in the wrong lane of traffic in the 13 thousand block o...read more
TOLEDO, Ohio – When the call came – in the second quarter of Tuesday’s match-up with No. 20 Toledo - Northern Illinois University redshirt freshman back-up quarterback Ryan Graham wa...read more
1 person is dead following a single vehicle crash south of Rochelle this morning. The accident took place a short time before 5:30 on Illinois 251 South, just south of the Rochelle Municipal Airport....read more
The Hornets notched their first win of the year with a 130-105 blasting of the Bulls in Charlotte. Fresh off signing a three-year extension, Jeremy Lamb netted 20 points off the bench for Charlotte. N...read more
Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Randall Blankenhorn Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Randall Blakenhorn brought good news for city officials in Rochelle on Friday. The...read more
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti made a stop in Rochelle yesterday as she talked about the lack of a state budget along with a visit to ...read more
Tuesday (Girls Volleyball Sectionals) Class 3A At Sycamore: LaSalle-Peru 25 24 25                   &nb...read more
Hope of Ogle County held an awareness event yesterday in Rochelle informing area residents that their domestic violence services may be cut soon due to the lack of a state budget. 538 individual shoe...read more
Every one of TOLEDO's season goals is still therefor the taking. On Tuesday night, the No. 20 Rockets begin ahigh-profile stretch of games starting with an opponent that hascontinually shattered their...read more
An Ogle County grand jury has indicted an Oregon man after he was arrested this week on 2 counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine. 36-year old Graham Flinchum was charged with ...read more
Class 1A:    Stark County at Forreston     Saturday at 6pm                  Polo at Warren   &n...read more
Progress continues to be made in the construction of the medical marijuana cultivation facility in Hillcrest. The building for PharmaCann will be located at the corner of Twombly and Dement Roads. H...read more
The Ogle County Long Term Recovery is pleased to announce the fifth distribution of tornado relief grants. In this session of funding, over $32,000 has been approved to be distributed to local famili...read more
The Bulls are on the road to clash with the Hornets tonight in Charlotte. Chicago ran its record to 3-and-1 with a 92-87 win over the Magic on Sunday. Tonight's game is at 6:00. The Pre-Game Show beg...read more
Blair Walsh nailed a game-winning 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Vikings past the Bears 23-20 in Chicago. Stefon Diggs had a 40-yard touchdown catch with 1:49 to go that tied the game ...read more
Windy conditions has caused problems for area residents today. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 6 this evening. Winds will be coming out of the west today at 25 to 35 mi...read more
The Bulls eked out a 92-87 win over the Magic at the United Center behind 16 points apiece from Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. Jimmy Butler added 14 points, five assists and four rebounds for Chicago, ...read more
Rochelle Middel School Several Veterans Day ceremonies were held yesterday in the area as we thanked those individuals who have helped protect this country.Newstalk 1060 broadcasted the program at th...read more
HOPE of Ogle County will hold a fund raising event this afternoon starting at 4 at the Rochelle City Hall. Due to the lack of a state budget, their domestic violence services may be cut in the future....read more
NFC North rivals meet today in the Windy City as the Minnesota Vikings play the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Vikings completed a season sweep of the Lions last Sunday with a 29-19 win at Detroi...read more
The sanitary sewer project, the approval of the tax levy for fiscal year 2016, and the purchase of a snow plow for a truck tops the discussion tonight for village officials in Hillcrest. The board me...read more
Saturday (1st Round Games) Class 1A Forreston 8 (8-2) Dakota 0Warren 26 Chicago Hope 20 (Overtime)Otawa-Marquette 14 (10-0) Hebron 7Stockton 34 Galena 2Lena-Winslow 55 (10-0) Princeville 14 Class 2...read more
Saturday  (Boys Corss Country) Woodstock North Class 2A Sectional Teams that qualified for the State meet (Detweiller Park in Peoria) 1) Grayslake Central: 53 pts2) Belvidere North: 123 pts3) ...read more
The possibility of a consolidation feasibility study being completed dealing with school districts in the Rochelle area remains unknown at this time. The Rochelle elementary district along with the E...read more
The Chicago Bulls return to action tonight at the United Center when they play the Orlando Magic. The Bulls are off to a (2-1) start. They lost last Friday night in Detroit. Chicago also plays Charl...read more
Friday  (High School Football) Class 3A Playoffs (1st Round) (Everett Stine Stadium) Byron        42 (8-2)Lisle            7 (7-3)**Byron: Play...read more
Andre Drummond had 20 points and 20 rebounds to help the Pistons outlast the Bulls in overtime 98-94 at the Palace. Detroit scored the first seven points of overtime to improve to 3-0 for the first ti...read more
City officials in Rochelle last night approved a resolution urging Illinois lawmakers to release non-general fund revenues payable to local governments. This issue deals with the lack of a current sta...read more
Nino Niederreiter  netted the game winning goal early in the third to lead the Wild to a 5-4 victory over the Blackhawks at the Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu  dished out three assists with...read more
Rochelle City Engineer Sam Tesreau The quiet zone project dealing with the train horn issue in Rochelle has been delayed and will not be completed prior to winter. Work has been going on over the pa...read more
Friday Radio Games Class 3A Playoffs Lisle (7-2) at Byron (7-2) 7pm     **Pre-Game Show at 6:30pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.net     **Winner Plays: Peoria He...read more
Andrew Ladd scored the go-ahead power-play goal in the second period to lift the Jets past the Blackhawks, 3-1, at the MTS Centre. Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler added goals for Winnipeg, which impr...read more
The Bulls are in action tonight against the Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Chicago ran its record to 2-and-0 with a 115-110 win over the Nets on Wednesday. Tonight's game is at 7:30....read more
No charges will be filed after Rochelle police received word of a robbery early yesterday morning. The victim told police that 2 male subjects forced him to given them around $100 in cash. No weapons...read more
Thursday (Volleyball Regional Championship Matches) Class 3A Regionals At Dixon: LaSalle-Peru 25-21, 25-11 Rock FallsAt Plano: Sterling 25-13, 25-19 KanelandAt Rockford Boylan: Rockford Boylan 25-16...read more
An Indiana man made his 1st appearance in Ogle County court on Friday after money was taken from a business the evening the tornado hit the Rochelle area last April. 67-year old Michael McDonald has ...read more
The Chicago Bulls pulled away from the Brooklyn Nets in the second half for a 115-100 win at the Barclays Center. Jimmy Butler led the way with 24 points as the Bulls entered the fourth with a 15-poin...read more
3 men have been arrested in connection with the death of an NIU student last month after he fell from a dormitory window.19-year "Timi" Okedina of Des Plaines suffered fatal injuries from the incident...read more
The Blackhawks are in Winnipeg to take on the Jets tonight. Chicago ran its winning streak to four games with a 1-0 overtime victory over the Ducks on Monday. The 'Hawks are 6-3-and-0 overall. The pu...read more
Former NIU and SIU head football coach Jerry Kill is stepping down. The current Minnesota coach announced yesterday that he is retiring due to health concerns. The 54-year-old has epilepsy and says h...read more
Rochelle police are investigating a robbery that took place early this morning in a parking lot off Illinois 251 near Route 38. The victim told police that 2 male subjects forced him to given them ar...read more
High School Football Playoffs (1st Round) Class 3A Lisle (7-2) at Byron (7-2) Friday at 7pm**Pre-Game Show at 6:30pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netWinnebago (5-4) at Imaculate Conception (Elmhurst) (...read more
The Rochelle elementary school district received a grant Friday of $25,000 to help students learn more in the area of agriculture, engineering, along with science, and math. The money came from the A...read more
Derrick Rose recorded 18 points and five assists as the Bulls clipped the Cavaliers 97-95 in the season opener at the United Center. Chicago gave new head coach Fred Hoiberg a win in his NBA debut. Ni...read more
Rochelle City Engineer Sam Tesreau has announced that 10th Ave, from 2nd Street to 3rd Street including the 2nd Street and 3rd Street intersections will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday ...read more
The Blackhawks begin a brief two-game road trip against the Jets tomorrow night in Winnipeg. Chicago will also visit Minnesota on the trek. The 'Hawks ran their winning streak to four with a 1-0 over...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Soccer) Class 1A Super-Sectional Keith School 3 Peoria Christian 2      **Keith School: Plays Anna-Jonesboro Friday at 5pm in the Class 1A Semi-Finals&nb...read more
Park officials in Rochelle will have to make a decision in the next few months on the future use of the Helms Athletic Complex located near 9th street. The AYSO program has decided to move their game...read more
Jonathan Toews  scored 51 seconds into overtime to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 win over the Ducks in Chicago. Corey Crawford denied all 39 shots he faced for the Blackhawks, who have won four strai...read more
The Bulls raise the curtain on the new season against the rival Cavaliers tonight at the United Center. Cleveland eliminated Chicago in six games in last year's East semifinals. Tonight's game marks t...read more
Monday  (Girls Volleyball) Rockford Boylan Class 3A Regional Freeport      25 25Rochelle       22 23 (6-26-1)**Freeport: Plays Burlington Central on...read more
New evidence is pointing to Fox Lake Officer Joe Gliniewicz considered putting a hit on the village administrator who threatened to expose his embezzlement. Deleted text messages from the officer's ph...read more
The Blackhawks do battle with the Ducks tonight at the United Center. Chicago ran its winning streak to three with a 1-0 overtime victory over the Lightning on Saturday. The 'Hawks also improved to 5...read more
Derrick Rose will be on the floor when the Bulls open the season tomorrow against the Cavaliers. Rose played for the first time last Friday since fracturing his left eye socket in September. Head coac...read more
High School Football Playoffs (1st Round) Class 3A Lisle (7-2) at Byron (7-2)   Friday at 7pm    **Pre-Game Show at 6:30pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netWinnebago (5-4) at Imacul...read more
Saturday  (boys Soccer) Aurora Class 1A Sectional Championship Match Keith School 2 Oregon 1 (Overtime)        **Oregon goal: Isidora Marcos with 1:46 left in...read more
Two months after his death sent a shudder through Fox Lake, investigators say one-time hero cop Joe Gliniewicz killed himself and tried to make it look like murder to cover up years of embezzlement. ...read more
DeKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University Huskies piled up 374 yards of total offense and 35 points in the first half en route to a 49-21 Mid-American Conference victory over Eastern Michi...read more
Jonathan Toews' first goal of the year was a game-winner 17 seconds into overtime as the Blackhawks dropped the Lightning 1-0 at the United Center. Corey Crawford saved all 21 shots sent his way in a ...read more
Friday (Doug Creason Athletic Center) Kaneland             41 (6-3)Rochelle                7 (3-6)*...read more
An Oregon man suffered serious injuries last night following a 2-vehicle alcohol related crash in Ogle County. The accident took place a short time after 6:30 in the 19 hundred block of South Daysvil...read more
FridayRadio Broadcast GamesKaneland         41                   Rochelle          &n...read more
Friday  (Boys Soccer) Class 2A Regionals (Championship Matches) At Belvidere: Sterling 4 Belvidere 3At Hampshire: Fenton 1 Burlington Central 0At Rockford: Rockford Boylan 4 Crystal Lake Centra...read more
Village officials in Creston are working out a few problems with the water meter program at homes before residents are charge by the usage per month.Over 200 bills were sent out to homes, duplexes, an...read more
It looks like Derrick Rose will be in theChicago Bulls' starting lineup on Tuesday in the season openeragainst the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose made his first appearance of the preseason on Friday night...read more
Friday High School Football Radio Broadcast Games Kaneland (5-3) at Rochelle (3-5)     **Pre-Game Show at 7pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netStillman Valley (3-5), (3-3) at Oregon ...read more
Thursday  (Girls Volleyball) Stillman Valley 25-18, 25-21 OregonByron 25-21, 25-19 DixonMendota 25-21, 25-11 WinnebagoRockford Lutheran 26-28, 25-18, 25-14 Rock FallsMarengo 25-19, 25-18 Rockfor...read more
Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane each had a goal and two assists apiece to lead the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Panthers in Chicago. Artem Anisimov also lit the lamp for the 'Hawks, who improved t...read more
The Bulls will wrap up preseason play against the Mavericks tonight in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chicago moved to 3-and-4 in exhibition play with a 103-94 win over the Pacers on Tuesday. The Bulls open the r...read more
The Blackhawks are back in action against the Panthers tonight at the United Center. The 'Hawks have been off since capturing a 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Chicago enters tonight's til...read more
Officials in Dixon have named Cole O'Donnell as their 1st City Manager. He is currently an administrator in the city of East Moline. The council and managerial form of government was voted in by resi...read more
The Bulls will wrap up preseason play against the Mavericks tomorrow night in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chicago improve to 3-and-4 in exhibition play with a 103-94 win over the Pacers on Tuesday. The Bulls ...read more
The latest information Rochelle Middle School teacher and RTHS coach Vic Worthington has is that he is in 2nd place for his region involving the $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance.The top 2 school ...read more
Wednesday  (Boys Soccer) Class 3A Regionals At DeKalb: Crystal Lake South 3 DeKalb 2                  &...read more
Illinois is in its fifth month without an operating budget. State lawmakers haven't been able to approve a spending plan since the current fiscal year began July 1st. Legislators aren't due back in S...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Soccer) Class 1A Sectionals At Aurora: Oregon 5 Hinckley-Big Rock 0                  &nb...read more
Rochelle City Engineer Sam Tesreau has announced that 2nd Street, from 8th Ave north to the Countryside Village entrance, will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday morning at 7. In addition,...read more
Aaron Brooks scored 22 points as the Bulls bounced the Pacers, 103-94, in preseason action at the United Center. Jimmy Butler had 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting for the Bulls, who improved to 3-and-4 i...read more
Rockford police continue to investigate the shooting death of a 31-year old cab driver. Authorities received word at around 2 Saturday morning of a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of North Avon S...read more
The Blackhawks will be without star defenseman Duncan Keith for at least a month. Keith had surgery on his right knee yesterday and may be sidelined for up to six weeks. Keith has two assists in six g...read more
The National League Championship Series resumes tonight in the Windy City. After the Mets won the first two games in New York, the series now shifts to Chicago where the Cubs will host Game Three of t...read more
Rockford police have arrested a 15-year girl in connection with the homicide of a teen whose badly burned body was found this week in Stephenson County. 15-year old Andreaya "Drea" McBain was found d...read more
 Kemba Walker scored 22 points, Jeremy Linadded 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornetsdefeated the Chicago Bulls 94-86 on Monday night to remainundefeated in the preseason. The ...read more
A 47-year old woman from Rochelle suffered injuries yesterday evening after being struck by a car while sitting in a pizza business in the Hub City. The incident took place a short time after 6 at Li...read more
The Blackhawks will be back in action on Thursday when they host the Panthers. Chicago skated to a 4-1 win over Columbus its last time out on Saturday. The 'Hawks improved to 3-3-and-0 on the year wi...read more
Today is the final day you can vote online for Rochelle Middle School teacher and RTHS coach Vic Worthington involving the $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance.Vic is 1 of 15 finalists for the Dream ...read more
Illinois is back on its home field this Saturday hosting Wisconsin. The Fighting Illini lost 29-20 at 18th-ranked Iowa this past Saturday to drop to 4-and-2 overall and 1-and-1 in the Big Ten. The Ba...read more
Hope of Ogle County has seen an increase in the number of domestic violent cases this fiscal year compared to numbers a year ago. The organization has offices in both Rochelle and Oregon. They also h...read more
Daniel Murphy hit his fifth homer of the postseason to power the Mets to a 4-1 over the Cubs in Game Two of the NLCS. Murphy launched a two-run homer during a three-run first for New York, which grabb...read more
It's almost time to turn back the clocks. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday morning, meaning most of the country will have to set their clocks an hour back at 2:00 am. The jump back will actually me...read more
Matt Prater connected for a game-winning 27-yard field goal with 2:29 left in overtime that lifted the Lions to a 37-34 win over the Bears at Ford Field. Matthew Stafford found Calvin Johnson for a 57...read more
The newly formed Rochelle Brand Leadership Team met for the 1st time yesterday at RTHS. The formation of the group is the next step in reaching the goals of the 13-step branding process put together b...read more
The Bulls will clash with the Hornets in a preseason affair tonight in Charlotte. Chicago has been off since suffering a 114-91 loss to the Pistons last Wednesday. The Bulls are 2-and-3 in exhibition...read more
Authorities say the charred body found in rural Stephenson County is that of a missing Rockford teen. County Coroner Tom Leamon says a family member identified the body of 15-year-old Andreayah McBain...read more
Saturday Boys Class 1A State Golf Tournament (Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington) Final Standings 1) Byron: 645 (321-324)        **2nd State Championship in...read more
Saturday  (Boys Soccer) Freeport Class 2A Regional (Pretzel Field) Freeport      2 (8-13)Rochelle      0 (5-12-3)**Freeport: Goal in each half &nb...read more
Daniel Murphy and Travis d'Arnaud  homered as the Mets doubled up the Cubs 4-2 in Game One of the National League Championship Series at Citi Field.  Curtis Granderson's RBI single snapped a...read more
2 Rockford men were back in Ogle County court yesterday for preiliminary hearings following an armed robbery that took place the night of October 12th at Junction Liquors in Davis Junction. 19-year o...read more
OXFORD, Ohio – The Northern Illinois University Huskies used a quick-strike offense and a solid all-around defensive performance to claim a 45-12 Mid-American Conference win over Miami Saturday ...read more
Due to the lack of a state budget, many orgnaizations in Illinois that provide services are looking at cuts in the near future. During yesterday's program "Let The People Know", we talked about the p...read more
Friday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex) Sterling     35 (7-1), (4-0)Rochelle      0 (3-5), (1-3)**Rochelle: 2nd year in a row will not be in the Playoffs   &nbs...read more
Friday  (Boys Golf) Boys Class 1A State Golf Tournament (Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington) After 18 holes 1) Byron: 3212) Quincy Notre Dame: 3243) Rock Island Alleman: 330 **Byron:&nb...read more
2 Rockford men pled not guilty in Ogle County court yesterday following a fight that took place in Rochelle earlier this month. 18-year old Devin Griffith has been charged with the felony offense of ...read more
The National League Championship Series gets underway Saturday with Game One as the New York Mets host the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Jon Lester takes the mound for the Cubs in the opener of the best...read more
Thursday  (Boys Soccer) At Dixon Varsity Dixon 6 (11-7-1)Rochelle 1 (5-11-3)**Dixon: Led 3-0 at Half Time      **Out shot Rochelle 12-2 in the match**Rochelle's Goal: ...read more
The death of a Northern Illinois University student who fell from a residence hall is being ruled an accident. Oluwarotimi Okedina  died at the hospital after dropping out of an eleventh-floor wi...read more
Radio Broadcast Games Sterling (6-1), (3-0) at Rochelle (3-4), (1-2)**Pre-Game Show being at 7pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.net Winnebago (4-3), (3-2) at Byron (5-2), (4-1)**Pre-Game Show begins at 7...read more
A man serving a life sentence for the 1957 murder of a seven-year-old Sycamore girl is continuing to push to have his 2012 conviction overturned. Jack McCullough says new evidence could prove he's in...read more
The Mets are moving on to the National League Championship Series after defeating the Dodgers, 3-2, in the decisive Game Five of their Division Series in Los Angeles. Daniel Murphy snapped a 2-all tie...read more
It was another successful year as the 9th Annual Trick or Treat "Safe House" was held in Rochelle yesterday evening. 1,050 children 5th grade and under along with those with special needs celebrated ...read more
 Braden Holtby stopped all but one of the 27 shots he faced to lead the Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks in Washington. T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and Alex Ovechkin had the ...read more
It's do or die tonight for the Mets and Dodgers in Game Five of their National League Division Series in Los Angeles. The best-of-five matchup is tied at two games apiece after the Dodgers beat the Me...read more
This is the final week involving online voting for Rochelle Middle School teacher and RTHS coach Vic Worthington for the $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance. Vic is 1 of 15 finalists for the Dream ...read more
A Rochelle man has been arrested after money was taken from a business the evening the tornado hit the area last spring.67-year old Michael McDonald  has been charged with the Class 3 felony offe...read more
The Bulls were outscored 38-16 in the fourth quarter of a 114-91 loss to the Pistons in a preseason affair at the United Center. E'Twaun Moore netted a team-high 16 points for Chicago, which dropped t...read more
The Rochelle City Council met for a short period of time last night with only a couple of items on the agenda. In a 7-0 vote, they approved the purchase of 6 skid load generators at a cost of 3.3 mil...read more
Wednesday  (Boys Soccer) Oregon Class 1A Regional:  Stillman valley   2            Rockford Christian    ...read more
Newstalk 1060 WRHL and 102.3 The Coyote invites families with small children and kids with special needs to the Trick or Treat “Safe House” today at the Comfort Inn and Suites of Rochelle....read more
Ogle County officials met in special session yesterday evening as the discussion centered around the new fiscal year budget. The county is looking at General Fund revenue and expenditures at 14.1 mill...read more
An Ogle County judge had set bond at $30,000 for a Rockford woman after she allegedly set a car on fire near Byron on Sunday. 29-year old Hawwa Abdullah has been charged with the Class 2 felony of ar...read more
The Blackhawks are in Philadelphia to face the Flyers tonight. Chicago is 2-and-1 on the year after sweeping a home-and-home set with the Islanders last weekend. Tonight's game is at 7:00....read more
The Ogle County board will gather in special session this evening at 5:30 for a budget hearing dealing with the new fiscal year. The meeting takes place at the courthouse in Oregon. The general fund...read more
Tuesday (At LaSalle)  (Girls Volleyball) Varsity LaSalle-Peru        25 25Rochelle            &nbs...read more
Rochelle City Engineer Sam Tesreau has announced that N. Main Street, from 1st Avenue north to Cherry Avenue, will be closed to through traffic today. The closure is necessary to construct new supplem...read more
The Cubs crushed a postseason record six home runs in an 8-6 win over the Cardinals in Game Three of their National League Division Series at Wrigley Field. Dexter Fowler, Kyle Schwarber, Starlin Cast...read more
Skid load generators for Rochelle Municipal Utilities along with the lease of property near the Municipal Airport tops the agenda tonight for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting begins at...read more
Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says star Derrick Rose may be cleared for practice this week. Rose has been sidelined since fracturing his left orbital in the first practice of training camp last month....read more
A Rochelle teen pled not guilty in Ogle County court on Friday after being charged with the Class 4 felony offense of aggravated reckless driving. The arrest stems from a crash this past summer that ...read more
Monday  (Boys Golf) 2015 BYRON BOYS GOLF TEAM Byron Class 1A Sectional (Prairie View Golf Course) Top 3 teams that qualified for the Boys Class 1A State Golf Tournament atPrairie Vista Golf C...read more
Monday (Boys Cross Country) Amboy Invitational Team Standings 1) Monticello: 105 pts2) Elmwood/Brimfield: 115 pts 13) Winnebago: 342 pts **Byron and Oregon: Each had only 3 runners **Byron: 24) ...read more
Money continues to be distributed from the Ogle County Long Term Recovery Committee for families who had damage done to their home or property from last April's tornado. Many homes were completed des...read more
Jay Cutler threw a pair of touchdown passes late in the fourth quarter as the Bears rallied past the Chiefs, 18-17, at Arrowhead Stadium. Cutler found Marquess Wilson for a 22-yard score with 3:05 lef...read more
Illinois's credit rating is taking another hit this week. Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the state's nearly 27-billion dollars of general obligation bonds to B-A-A-1 from A-3. The agency say...read more
Wearing a sleeveless T-shirt with ''WE ARE GOOD'' inbig block lettering across the front, Jake Arrieta looked at easewhile he made himself a sandwich and mingled with the rest of histeammates on Sunda...read more
The Bulls continue preseason play tonight against the Pelicans at the United Center. Chicago is 2-and-1 in exhibition play after notching a 114-105 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday. Tonight's gam...read more
Rochelle City Engineer Sam Tesreau has announced that N. Main Street, from 1st Avenue north to Cherry Avenue, will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday morning at 6. The closure is necessary ...read more
Big 14 Junior Tackle Football ConferenceChampionship Games  (At Davis Junction)  8th Grade:    Stillman Valley        24     ...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois University quarterback Drew Hare completed 90 percent of his passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns and running back Joel Bouagnon recorded his third 100-yard r...read more
A Rochelle teen makes her 1st court appearance today in Oregon following a single vehicle crash this past summer that claimed the life of a college student. 19-year old Anna Speed of Kings suffered f...read more
The recovery process continues for families that suffered damage to their homes or property from the April 9th tornado that hit rural Rochelle. The Ogle County Long Term Recovery Committee continues ...read more
The Blackhawks were all business in a 4-1 shutout of the Islanders at the United Center. Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin each finished with a goal and two assists as Chicago moved to 2-1-and-0. Trevor...read more
A federal grand jury has indicted a Polo woman who allegedly embezzled money from the First State Bank who has 2 area branches. 46-year old Kayla Bergstrom was the First Vice-President at the financi...read more
Friday (At DeKalb) DeKalb            43 (6-1)Rochelle           22 (3-4)**DeKalb: Qualifies for the playoffs with their...read more
Friday Radio Broadcast Games DeKalb 43 (5-1) Rochelle 22 (3-4)Winnebago 27 (4-3) Oregon 23 (2-5)       **Winnebago: Jess Smith 11-yard TD pass to Justin Spickler with :...read more
John Lackey hurled seven-and-a-third frames of shutout ball to lift the Cardinals past the Cubs, 4-0, in Game One of their National League Division Series at Busch Stadium. Lackey struck out five batt...read more
102.3 The Coyote (WYOT-FM)-Newstalk 1060 (WRHL-AM) along with The Comfort Inn & Suites in Rochelle will again host the annual Trick or Treat Safe House in Rochelle, Tuesday October 27th from 5pm-7...read more
Division rivals square off in the National League Division Series as the Chicago Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Game One of the best-of-five series is tonight at Busch Stadium, with Jon Lester ...read more
A feasibility study is scheduled to be done in the near future for a new detention facility in Ogle County. The cost will not exceed $10,000. The study will include needs for the county along with st...read more
Thursday (At RTHS)  (Girls Volleyball) Varsity Ottawa     25 25Rochelle     18 20      (6-19-1), (1-4)**Rochelle: Emma Mehrings 10 digs, 7...read more
Friday Radio Broadcast Games Rochelle (3-3) at DeKalb (5-1)    **Pre-Game Show at 7pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netOregon (2-4), (1-3) at Winnebago (3-3), (2-2)    **Pr...read more
Online voting continues for Rochelle Middle School teacher and RTHS coach Vic Worthington for the $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance. Vic is 1 of 15 finalists for the Dream Big Teacher Challenge g...read more
The Bulls suffered a 112-94 loss to the Nuggets in preseason play last night. Nikola Mirotic [[ MEER-oh-titch ]] scored 18 points for Chicago, which is 1-and-1 in exhibition play. The Bulls will take ...read more
Illinois lawmakers are pushing forward a partial spending plan. The House Executive Committee approved a bill yesterday that would provide nearly two-billion-dollars to fund lottery winners and local ...read more
Jake Arrieta  tossed a four-hitter to lead the Cubs to a 4-0 win over the Pirates in the NL Wild Card game in Pittsburgh. In his first playoff start, Arrieta matched Kerry Wood's team postseason ...read more
Ogle County is looking at possibly having their own enterprise zone in the future. This would be for new industries and commercial businesses in the area. The board heard a presentation last night f...read more
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The Vince Carney Community Theatre production of 'Escanaba' is running this weekend and next at Paddock Hall in Rochelle. Take a listen for more!.....   [audio:102015114914-VCCT.mp3]VCCT[/audio]...read more
The Bulls continue preseason play tonight against the Nuggets in Colorado. Chicago opened the exhibition season with a 105-95 win over the Bucks on Tuesday. Tonight's game is at 8:00....read more
Park officials in Rochelle tabled a vote last night dealing with the union contract and pay raises for non-union employees. A total of 4 workers belong to the union who have been working without a con...read more
Wednesday  (Girls Golf) Oregon Class 1A Regional (Silver Ridge Golf Course) Top 3 Teams that qualified for the Peru St. Bede Class 1A Sectional on Monday(Spring Creek Golf Course in Spring Vall...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police have made a 3rd arrest in connection with an armed robbery that took place the night of October 12th at Junction Liquors in Davis Junction. A 16-year old boy from Rockfor...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Golf) Sterling Class 2A Regional (Emerald Hill Golf Course in Sterling) **Rochelle had 1 golfer qualify for the Freeport Class 2A Sectional next Monday at Park Hills Golf Course&...read more
The Rochelle Township High School board took no action last night on the possibility of a consolidation feasibility study dealing with area school districts. Last week, the Rochelle elementary board ...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Golf) Westminster Class 1A Regional (Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin) Team Standings (Top 3 teams qualify for the Byron Class 1A Sectional next Monday at Prairie View Golf Cou...read more
Illinois's credit rating is taking a hit as the state continues to deal with a budget crisis. Fitch Ratings has downgraded nearly 27-billion-dollars of general-obligation bonds from A-minus to triple-...read more
The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago Cubs in the National League Wild Card Game tonight at PNC Park. The winner will advance to play the St. Louis Cardinals in the best-of-five NL Division Series s...read more
Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott scored 23 points eachto lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-95 victory over the MilwaukeeBucks on Tuesday night, making new coach Fred Hoiberg a winner inhis preseason debu...read more
2 Rockford men will make their 2nd court appearance today in connection with an armed robbery that took place last Monday night at Junction Liquors in Davis Junction. 19-year old Saul Lara and 24-yea...read more
Varsity (At Belvidere) Rochelle                  3 (4-8-3)Belvidere North       ...read more
Varsity (At Belvidere) Rochelle                  3 (4-8-3)Belvidere North       ...read more
Illinois' unemployment rate is staying low. The latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows it's at five-point-four-percent. However, IDES officials add in the monthly repo...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested 2 Rockford men in connection with an armed robbery that took place last Monday night at Junction Liquors in Davis Junction. 19-year old Saul Lara and 24-yea...read more
Robbie Gould's 49-yard field goal with two-seconds left lifted the Bears to a 22-20 win over the Raiders at Soldier Field. Sebastian Janikowski had given Oakland a 20-19 lead with 2:05 to play, but Ch...read more
Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that the 3rd Street and 10th Ave intersection, closed for traffic yesterday. The closure is necessary to repair watermain within the intersection alo...read more
Dan Haren allowed one run in six innings of work as the Cubs topped the Brewers 3-1 from Miller Park. Haren improved to 11-and-9 with Travis Wood notching his fourth save. Anthony Rizzo plated two run...read more
2 Mt. Morris men appeared in Ogle County court Friday for the first time after being arrested for the sale of cocaine. Charged with 4 counts of the felony offense of unlawful delivery of a controlled...read more
Daniel Norris allowed only one hit in five innings as the Tigers downed the White Sox 6-0 in the season finale for both teams in Chicago. Norris improved to 3-and-2 as Detroit finishes 2015 at 74-and-...read more
An arraignment date has been set for next Friday for a Rochelle teen following the death of 19-year old Anna Speed of Kings this past June. An Ogle County grand jury indicated 19-year old Emily Jahnk...read more
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan took advantage of four Northern Illinois University turnovers, including three in the third quarter, to score 26 second-half points en route to a 29-19 Mid...read more
Saturday (Helms Athletic Complex)  (Rochelle Junior Tackle Football) 8th Grade Game Rochelle      44 (7-1)Dixon          14**Rochelle: Will pla...read more
2 Mt. Morris men have been arrested following an investigation that lasted several months dealing with cocaine being sold in Ogle County. Charged with 4 counts of the felony offense of unlawful deliv...read more
The Oakland Raiders are back in the midwest looking for another win as they face the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field today. Oakland, who is (2-1), held on for a 27-20 win over the Browns in Clev...read more
Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that the 3rd Street and 10th Ave intersection, will be closed for traffic starting Saturday morning at 7. The closure is necessary to repair watermai...read more
Kyle Hendricks logged six shutout innings as the Cubs blanked the Brewers 1-0 from Miller Park. Hendricks allowed one hit and struck out eight to improve to 8-and-7. Hector Rondon notched his 30th sav...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue their investigation of an armed robbery at a Davis Junction business this week. No one suffered any injuries. The hold-up took place at Junction Liquor at aroun...read more
Friday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex) Rochelle                 40 (3-3), (1-2)LaSalle-Peru           20 (2-4), (0-3)**Rochelle: Snapp...read more
Friday night Radio Broadcast Games Rochelle 40 LaSalle-Peru 20Byron 38 Oregon 14    **Byron: 5th straight win (5-1)    **Tigers: 28-7 2nd Half    **Zack ...read more
Jake Arrieta continued his season-long dominance with six shutout innings as the Cubs dropped the Brewers, 6-1 at Miller Park. Arrieta secured his MLB-best 22nd win by striking out seven batters and g...read more
Chris Sale won the pitching duel over Detroit's Alfredo Simon as the White Sox slipped the Tigers, 2-1 at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale hurled seven-plus innings of one-run ball to secure his 13th win. He...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a business in Davis Junction this week. No one suffered any injuries. Police responded to the armed robbery Monday ...read more
Thursday  (Boys Golf) Big Northern Conference Tournament (Timber Pointe Golf Course in Poplar Grove) Team Standings 1) Genoa-Kingston: 3262) Burlington Central: 3373) Byron: 3394) Oregon: 341 ...read more
 Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson is stepping down. Epperson announced yesterday he will retire November 13th in order to take a position with the New Orleans Police Department. An interim chi...read more
Thursday  (Boys Golf) Big Northern Conference Tournament (Timber Pointe Golf Course in Poplar Grove) Team Standings 1) Genoa-Kingston: 3262) Burlington Central: 3373) Byron: 3394) Oregon: 341 ...read more
The sanitary sewer project along with a new garbage contract topped the discussion last night by village officials in Hillcrest. In a 5-0 vote, the board approved the engineering services with Baxter...read more
Friday night Radio Broadcast Games LaSalle-Peru (2-3), (0-2) at Rochelle (2-3), (0-2)    **Pre-Game Show at 7pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netOregon (2-3), (1-2) at Byron (4-1), (3-0)&...read more
Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer to back five shutout innings from Jason Hammel as the Cubs beat the Reds 5-3 at Great American Ball Park. Anthony Rizzo and Chris Denorfia also drove in runs as Ch...read more
The Chicago Bears hope to get quarterbackJay Cutler back for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders andare preparing to go with Jimmy Clausen again if he is not ready. Cutler practiced Thursday on...read more
The possibility of a consolidation feasibility study may take place in the future dealing with the 5 school districts in the Rochelle area.The Rochelle elementary board approved the proposal last nigh...read more
Wednesday  (Boys Golf) Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament (Senica Ridge Golf Course) Team Standings 1) DeKalb: 3232) Geneseo: 3393) Sterling: 345 10) Rochelle: 405 **Rochelle: Ga...read more
Austin Jackson plated five runs and Jon Lester hurled a gem as the Cubs rocked the Reds, 10-3, at Great American Ball Park. Jackson had two doubles and a single to go along with the career-high five R...read more
Eric Hosmer's two-run homer in the top of the 10th lifted the Royals to a 5-3 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Alex Gordon clubbed a solo homer in the third and Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot i...read more
The Rochelle City Council met for around 20 minutes last night as the majority of the discussion centered around RMU projects. Upgrades for the Scada system will cost $84,000. City Manager David Plym...read more
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose had surgery to repairhis left eye socket Wednesday, a day after being elbowed in theface. Coach Fred Hoiberg says the operation to repair a left orbitalfracture ''went...read more
Tuesday (At RTHS)   (Girls Volleyball) Varsity Sycamore                 23 25 25 (12-3)Rochelle               &...read more
Several projects involving RMU tops the discussion tonight for city officials in Rochelle. The Council meeting begins at 7. The city plans to upgrade the Scada System at a cost of just under $84,00...read more
Tuesday  (Girls Volleyball) Oregon 25-11, 25-16 Stillman ValleyAFC 25-16, 25-7 South Beloit    **Lady Raiders: (16-7)    **Emily Shrimplin: 12 assists for AFCLaSall...read more
The Rochelle elementary board will meet this evening at 7 in the Middle School Media Center with several items on the agenda. The discussion will include the tax levy for the district, the policy for...read more
 Four runs in the first inning was all the Cubs needed in their 4-1 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Miguel Montero's two-run double was the highlight of the frame. Dan Haren tossed...read more
A new NBA season is nearly upon us and Bulls guard Derrick Rose is dealing with another injury. Rose sustained a left orbital fracture after taking an elbow to the face in the first practice of traini...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's police arrested a Sterling man last night after a loaded handgun was found in the car he was driving. 28-year old Jesse Galvan was charged with unlawful use of a weapon. The tr...read more
Monday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex)  (Boys Soccer) Rochelle's Luis Marquez Varsity Rochelle       2 (3-7-2), (2-2-1)Ottawa         2 (3-8-2), (1-3-1)**O...read more
Monday  (Boys Soccer) Johnsburg 5 Rockford Christian 0Yorkville 3 East Aurora 3 Boys Golf Byron                      156Pu...read more
Chris Denorfia's pinch-hit solo homer in the bottom of the 11th gave the Cubs a 1-0 win over the Royals at Wrigley Field. Denorfia drilled the first pitch he saw from Miguel Almonte leading off the 11...read more
Rochelle police continue to receive reports of vehicle burglaries in the Hub City. 5 were reported yesterday.The break-ins took place in the 500 block of North 7th Street, 1,000 block of Lincoln Avenu...read more
Pass rusher Jared Allen is going from worst to first. The Bears have traded the veteran defensive end to the Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Allen has no sacks through three games t...read more
Rochelle police are looking for a 15-year old girl who ran away from home on September 29th. As of today, Haily Williams has not been located. Police say she has made telephone contact with her moth...read more
The Seahawks picked up their first win of the season, cruising to a 26-0 victory over the Bears in their home opener at CenturyLink Field. Tyler Lockett had 105-yard kick-off return for a touchdown, a...read more
Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning as the Cubs blanked the Pirates, 4-0, at Wrigley Field. Arrieta allowed only one hit while striking out nine over seven innings for his 21st wi...read more
Luis Severino tossed six shutout innings, helping the Yankees beat the White Sox, 6-1, to close out a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. Severino improved to 5-and-3 as New York took three-of-four. D...read more
A Grand Opening ceremony was held Friday at the new Mightyvine greenhouse which is located on the west side of Rochelle, just north of Route 38. The hydroponic farm is on 7.5 acres and has 30 employe...read more
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Facing a dominating defense on the road for the second straight week, the Northern Illinois University Huskies could not get untracked offensively and dropped a 17-14 deci...read more
Bond remains at $50,000 for a Rockford teen following a fight last Sunday morning in Rochelle. 18-year old Devin Joseph Griffith has been arrested on the felony offense of aggravated battery and the ...read more
Saturday  (High School Football) Sterling Newman 26             Erie-Prophetstown 20 Rochelle Junior Tackle Football (At Winnebago)8th Grade GameRochelle &nb...read more
The Rochelle Area Community Foundation has announced  the receipt of $150,000 through the Illinois Tornado Relief Effort, a McCormick Foundation fund. These funds will be used to continue the lon...read more
The Seattle Seahawks find themselves in a position they haven'tbeen in four years, but they're not overreacting after twodisappointing losses. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, would seem to have plenty ...read more
Jordy Mercer belted a three-run homer as the red-hot Pirates blanked the Cubs, 4-0, at Wrigley Field. Sean Rodriguez added an RBI double for Pittsburgh, which has won eight in-a-row. Francisco Liriano...read more
DeKalb County officials have dropped 1 murder charge following the death of a Dekalb man this week during a drug deal. 23-year old Matthew Clark died from a gunshot wound to the chest. 25-year old T...read more
Friday (Bob Reade Field) Geneseo                26 (5-0), (2-0)Rochelle              &nbs...read more
Even more items that belonged to former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell will be auctioned. Crundwell is currently serving nearly 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2012 to stealing almost 54...read more
Friday Radio Broadcast Games Geneseo 26 Rochelle 0 Byron 41 (4-1) Stillman Valley 40 (2-3)**Zack Cogswell (Byron): 160 yards and 2 TD's**Connor Lewin (SV): 144 yards and 4 TD's**1 yard TD run with ...read more
The state department of public health is slowly adding to the number of Illinoisans whose medical conditions qualify them to use medical marijuana. Another one-hundred people were notified in Septembe...read more
The Chicago Cubs are back in the postseason. Following a 3-2 loss to the Pirates on Friday, the Cubs punched their ticket to the postseason for the first time since 2008 after the Giants fell 5-4 to t...read more
A Rochelle man is dead following a semi truck vs car head on collision just east of Rochelle yesterday afternoon.49-year old Bryan Walsh suffered fatal injuries in the crash as he was pronounced dead ...read more
Mike Olt clubbed the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning as the White Sox rolled the Yankees, 5-2 in the Bronx. Gordon Beckham added a solo shot of his own in the seventh to increases Chicago's le...read more
Thursday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex)   (Boys Soccer) Varsity Sycamore     3 (11-3-1)Rochelle        2 (3-7-1)**Sycamore: Scored the winning go...read more
Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that 1st Avenue, from the BNSF Railroad crossing west to Poplar Street and including the entire section of Poplar Street to Ave E, will be closed to ...read more
Friday Radio Broadcast Games Rochelle (2-2), (0-1) at Geneseo (4-0), (1-0)     **Pre-Game Show at 7pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netStillman Valley (2-2) at Byron (3-1)  ...read more
The Cubs open a huge three-game series with the Pirates today at Wrigley Field.  Chicago enters the set three-and-a-half games behind Pittsburgh for the top NL Wild Card spot.  Chicago's mag...read more
Carlos Beltran's three-run homer in the third inning was all the offense the Yankees would need in their 3-2 win over the White Sox at Yankee Stadium. New York took the opener of the four-game set to ...read more
Park officials in Rochelle met in special session yesterday evening as they again talked about the deer population at Skare Park. Several area residents who live near the park believe the population ...read more
Zach Davies tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Davies scattered two hits and two walks while striking out four to earn his second win. Franci...read more
The approval of the bid for the farm property along with the sale of land to a local business topped the discussion last night for village officials in Creston. The board approved the bid from Petry ...read more
The Blackhawks suffered a 4-1 loss to the Red Wings in preseason play last night in Detroit. Andrew Shaw had the only goal of the night for Chicago, which beat Detroit in its preseason opener on Tuesd...read more
Illinois business owners are being warned about a possible scam. Secretary of State Jesse White says a firm called the Illinois Council for Corporations is contacting businesses in order to collect a ...read more
Wednesday  (Girls Volleyball) Varsity (At RTHS) Rochelle     25 22 28 (4-12-1), (1-3)Geneseo     19 25 26**Rochelle: Jacie Wyatt 33 assists  ...read more
The Rochelle City Council along with department heads met for nearly 2 1/2 hours last night as they held a strategic planning exercise. The event was put together by Dr. Alicia Schatteman from NIU in...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Golf) Varsity Sterling     167Rochelle    206 (3-12) (Emerald Hill Golf Course)**Rochelle: Alec Beach 45Noah Griffith 48 Soph-Frosh Sterling  ...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $50,000 yesterday for a Rockford teen following a fight that took place early Sunday morning in the 11 hundred block of Avenue "B" in Rochelle. 18-year old Devin Jose...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Golf)Byron             159Rock Falls        169  (Rock River Golf and Pool)**Byron:   ...read more
Jake Arrieta fired a complete game shutout for his Major League-leading 20th win of the season, as the Cubs blanked the Brewers 4-0 at Wrigley Field. Arrieta struck out 11 while giving up just three h...read more
Rajai Davis laced a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the 10th to give the Tigers a 2-1 win over the White Sox in Detroit. The Tigers took a combined no-hitter into the ninth, but Tyler Saladino tri...read more
Water rates in the village, the bid for the farm property, and the sale of land to a local business tops the agenda tonight for Creston officials. The board meeting begins at 7 at the village hall bu...read more
Jorge Soler smacked a pinch-hit three-run homer as the Cubs bashed the Brewers 9-5 in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Starlin Castro drove in two, while Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-3 ...read more
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A Princeton veteran recently shared his story of life aboard an aircraft carrier during WWII.  88 year old Gilbert “Gib” Martin was interviewed at Unity Hospice in Rochelle as part of...read more
Jeff Samardzija fired a complete-game one-hitter as the White Sox shut out the Tigers 2-0 in the first of a day-night doubleheader in Detroit. The right-hander struck out six without a walk, allowing ...read more
Rochelle police arrested a Rockford teen yesterday following a fight that took place in the 11 hundred block of Avenue "B" which left 1 person in the hospital. 18-year old Devin Joseph Griffith has b...read more
Monday (At Streator)  (Girls Tennis) Varsity Rochelle         3 (1-8)Streator         2**Rochelle: #1 Singles: Rachel Goffinet lost 6...read more
Rochelle police received word of 6 vehicle burglaries reported to them yesterday. The break-ins occurred on North 14th Street, Woolf Court, Tilton Park Drive, and Lakeview Drive. They all remain und...read more
Carson Palmer had four touchdown passes including three to Larry Fitzgerald, as the Cardinals blasted the Bears 48-23 at Soldier Field. Palmer finished 17-of-24 for 185 yards and an interception. Fitz...read more
Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty homered in a three-run first inning and the Cardinals held on for a 4-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Jhonny Peralta added an RBI single in the third to stake St....read more
It was a dominating performance for PGA Champion Justin Day as he won by 6 shots at the BMW Golf Championship held at Conway Farms in Lake Forest. Day shot a final round of 2 under par 69 and finishe...read more
2 motorists escaped serious injuries yesterday afternoon following an accident in Ogle County. The collision took place at around 2:30 in the 11,000 block of East Route 64. A car driven by 20-year o...read more
Saturday (King Field in Ottawa) Ottawa                       35 (4-0), (1-0)Rochelle &nbs...read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Northern Illinois University Huskies forced five turnovers, including three interceptions, and battled No. 1 Ohio State to the end, before coming up a touchdown short and fa...read more
One of the top fall festivals in Northern Illinois will take place today and Sunday in Ogle County. The 45th Annual Autumn on Parade will be held in Oregon for all ages to enjoy. Today's events inc...read more
It's been a long time since the Arizona Cardinals have had aconsistent running game, and though feature back Andre Ellingtonmay not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, coach Bruce Ariansis confiden...read more
Rochelle Police continue to investigate an armed robbery reported to them Thursday night in the Hub City. No one suffered any injuries. The incident took place a short time after 9 near Sunnymead Dr...read more
Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler left the yard as the Cubs clipped the Cardinals, 5-4 at Wrigley Field. Bryant added an RBI-double for the Cubs. The North Siders needed eight pitchers to get through the ga...read more
A Rochelle man was back in Ogle County court Friday for an arraignment after shots were fired from a handgun last Sunday morning in the Hub City. No one suffered any injuries. 21-year old Mario Pined...read more
Friday Radio Broadcast Games Rochelle (2-1) at Ottawa (3-0) (Postponed)      **Will play Saturday with the Sophomore game at 3pm and the Varsity game at 5pm   ...read more
Rochelle police are investigating an armed robbery reported to them last night in the Hub City.No one suffered an injuries.The incident took place a short time after 9 near Sunnymeade Drive and Short ...read more
Carlos Santana hit a grand slam during a six-run third inning and the Indians went on to clobber the White Sox, 12-1, in Cleveland. The Tribe went on to score five more in the eighth en route to impro...read more
Homecoming activities continued last night for students and staff at Rochelle Township High School as the annual parade was held along with the coronation ceremony. This year's Homecoming Queen from ...read more
Jason Day is taking no prisoners at the BMW Championship. Day nailed a 42-foot eagle putt on the final hole on Friday to finish the day eight-under at Conway Farms Golf Club. Day shot a 61 on Friday m...read more
The City of Rochelle has been notified that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad that they will be performing railroad crossing improvements at the 1st Ave crossing immediately east of Poplar Str...read more
Tonight's Rochelle football game at Ottawa has been postponed until Saturday. The Sophomore game will be played at 3pm and the Varsity game at 5pm. The Pre-Game Show on Newstalk 1060 will begin at 4:3...read more
Thursday (Skare Park in Rochelle) Rochelle Cross Country Invitational Boys 1) DeKalb: 22 pts2) Clinton, Iowa: 47 pts3) Rochelle: 69 pts4) Oregon: 120 pts**Rochelle: Julian Hernandez 6th Place ...read more
A Rochelle couple pled guilty in Ogle County court yesterday following a drug arrest at a local business in June of 2013. The drug bust took place at the Clark Gas Station at Illinois 251 and Carrie ...read more
Thursday  (Boys Golf) Polo               169 (10-3)East Dubuque 169 (Lacoma Golf Course)**East Dubuque: Won the meet on the ...read more
Friday Radio Broadcast Games Rochelle (2-1) at Ottawa (3-0)    **Postponed until Saturday (Sophomore at 3pm, Varsity at 5pm)     **Pre-Game Show at 4:30pm on Newstalk ...read more
Recently retired Rochelle Fire Chief Brian Johnson would like the see some new facilities in the future for the city. The fire department is currently located in the downtown area across the street f...read more
Anthony Rizzo's go-ahead, two-run homer ignited a six-run fifth inning as the Cubs outslugged the Pirates 9-6 at PNC Park. Reliever Clayton Richard added a two-run double in the frame and also got cre...read more
Anthony Rizzo's sac-fly RBI in the 12th inning lifted the Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Pirates at PNC Park. Kris Bryant doubled in a run in the sixth and then scored on Starlin Castro's sacrifice later ...read more
The "Vote for Vic" campaign starts today as the Rochelle elementary school district tries to become 1 of 6 winners of an educational grant of $100,000 from Farmers Insurance. Rochelle Middle School t...read more
The White Sox scored six runs in the fourth inning and went on to notch a 9-4 win over the A's in Chicago. Mike Olt and Carlos Sanchez hit two-run homers, while Jose Abreu added a solo shot to help th...read more
For the 2nd time this month, officials at Nippon Sharyo in Rochelle have announced a temporary layoff of workers at their facility. Last week, 60 employees were informed that they would be laid off f...read more
Wednesday  (Boys Golf) Byron             154Stillman Valley 189 (Prairie View Golf Course)**Byron: Trent Snodgrass 33 (3 under par)**S...read more
A Winnebago County judge set bond at $100,000 for a Rochelle man after shots were fired Monday afternoon at the Crusader Community Health faciity in Rockford. No one suffered any injuries. 36-year o...read more
The best remaining players on the PGA Tourare north of Chicago for the third straight tournament thatfeatures an $8.25 million purse and a chance to claim the $10million bonus for winning the FedEx Cu...read more
DeKalb County officials say that an NIU student died from closed injuries after he fell from a residence hall window last Saturday night. 19-year old Oluwarotimi Okedina from Des Plaines suffered fat...read more
Tuesday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex)  (Boys Soccer) Varsity Sterling        4Rochelle       1 (3-4), (2-1)**Sterling: Led 2-0...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Soccer) Oregon 6 Rockford Lutheran 1     **Oregon: 2 goals each by Konner Wilson and Austin MilanDixon 8 Byron 0Sycamore 4 Yorkville 3Aurora Marmion 3 DeKalb 0...read more
Jon Lester fired a complete game as the Cubs clipped the Pirates 2-1 and earned a split of the doubleheader at PNC Park. Lester struck out nine while allowing one run as he evened his record at 10-and...read more
Rockford Police have arrested a Rochelle man after shots were fired yesterday afternoon at the Crusader Community Health facility. No one suffered any injuries. 36-year old Steven Dummer has been cha...read more
The A's put up five runs in the first inning and 10 more in the fourth in a 17-6 dismantling of the White Sox in Chicago.  Josh Reddick homered, drove in four and scored three times to help Oakla...read more
A Rochelle man made his 1st court appearance yesterday after shots were fired from a handgun early Sunday morning in the Hub City. No one suffered any injuries. 21-year old Mario Pineda has been arre...read more
Melky Cabrera's RBI single in the bottom of the 14th gave the White Sox an 8-7 win over the A's in Chicago. Jose Abreu went deep and drove in four runs for the Sox in the opener of the four-game set. ...read more
The approval of a sanitary sewer project and the renaming of Railroad Park after a former city employee topped the discussion last night for Rochelle officials. The council first approve sanitary sew...read more
The Cubs and Pirates begin a four-game series with a doubleheader today in Pittsburgh.  Chicago's Jason Hammel will oppose Gerrit Cole in the opener at 12:35.  Jon Lester will face J.A. ...read more
Monday  (Boys Golf) Genoa-Kingston     165Oregon                 169 (7-2) (Oak Club in Genoa)...read more
The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Sam Achoon Monday after releasing him last week and placed defensivelineman Cornelius Washington on season-ending injured reservebecause of a quad injury. The Bear...read more
A Rochelle man has been arrested after shots were fired from a handgun early yesterday morning. No one suffered any injuries. 21-year old Mario Pineda has been arrested on the charge of reckless disc...read more
Aaron Rodgers continued his dominance against the rival Bears as the Packers rolled to a 31-23 opening-day victory at Soldier Field. Rodgers finished 18-of-23 for 189 yards and three touchdowns as he ...read more
A sanitary sewer project along with the renaming of Rochelle Railroad Park tops the agenda tonight for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting begins at 7. The sanitary sewer work starts on ...read more
Aaron Altherr scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning as the Phillies took down the Cubs, 7-4, at Citizens Bank Park. Freddy Galvis padded the lead in the eighth inning with a tw...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue to investigate a single vehicle crash Friday evening that killed a 22-year old Belvidere man. The accident took place in the 5,000 block of South Route 2 in rura...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – Junior Drew Hare  threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns as Northern Illinois University defeated Murray State, 57-26, on Saturday afternoon at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies r...read more
Saturday  (High School Football) Westminster       14Christian Life        7 Ottawa-Marquette 42Lutheran North     &nb...read more
Northern Illinois University is mourning the death of a student that fell from a residence hall. Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Eric Weldy announced last night that a stu...read more
NFC North rivals square off to start the season in Week One as the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. Chicago will wear its alternate "Monsters of the Midway" uniforms ...read more
Rochelle police are investigating a report of gun shots being fired this morning in the 600 block of South 2nd Street. There were no injuries from the incident. At around 5:45, police received word ...read more
Cody Asche  drilled the walk-off homer for the Phillies in a 7-5 win over the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies blew a four-run lead before Asche won it in the ninth. Cesar Hernandez had a...read more
Stargazers will want to check out a special event tonight. Not only will there be a "supermoon," but there will also be a lunar eclipse. It's the first time there has been a supermoon eclipse since 19...read more
Friday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex) Yorkville             37 (2-1)Rochelle          &n...read more
Murray State "Racers" (1-0) at NIU " Huskies" (1-0) **Saturday at 2:30 at Huskie Stadium**NIU: Won their opener against UNLV 38-30**Murray State: Won their opener vs Kentucky Wesleyan 52-12**NIU: Has...read more
Jake Arrieta won his eighth straight start as the Cubs dumped the Phillies, 5-1, in the first game of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. Arrieta tossed eight frames of one-run ball to earn his MLB-...read more
Lee County Sheriff's Police have made a 2nd arrest in connection with marijuana being grown in a field and at a home in the village of Steward. 50-year old Shelley Ann Creel has been charged with the...read more
Thursday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex)  (Boys Soccer) Rochelle                    5 (3-3), (2-0)LaSalle-Peru     &nbs...read more
Thursday  (Boys Soccer) Sterling 3 Geneseo 3Oregon 4 Hinckley-Big Rock 0Dixon 10 Winnebago 1Rockford Lutheran 3 Byron 2 (Penalty KIcks)Burlington Central 2 Genoa-Kingston 0Rockford Christian 4 M...read more
Unemployment rates around the state are still dropping. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says August was the 18th month in a row that the jobless rates fell in every metro area. Despite...read more
Friday Broadcast Games Yorkville (1-1) at Rochelle (2-0)**Pre-Game Show at 7pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netStillman Valley (0-2) at Winnebago (1-1)**Pre-Game Show at 7pm on "The Coyote" and 1023thec...read more
Last night's game between the Cubs and Phillies was postponed due to rain in Philadelphia. The opener of the four-game series will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. Game one of the double di...read more
Lee County Sheriff's Police arrested a Steward man yesterday after they found more than 70 marijuana plants growing in his basement and in a nearby field. 23-year old Taylor Myler has been arrested o...read more
Murray State "Racers" (1-0) at NIU " Huskies" (1-0) **Saturday at 2:30 at Huskie Stadium**NIU: Won their opener against UNLV 38-30**Murray State: Won their opener vs Kentucky Wesleyan 52-12**NIU: Has...read more
Unity Hospice of Western Illinois is inviting Ogle County and surrounding area veterans to share their stories of wartime for inclusion in the U.S. Library of Congress through a nationally-recognized ...read more
A Rochelle teen has been indicted by an Ogle County grand jury following the death of 19-year old Anna Speed of Kings. 19-year old Emily Jahnke has been charged with the Class 4 felony of aggravated ...read more
Francisco Lindor was 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored as the Indians got past the White Sox, 6-4, at U.S. Cellular Field. Jose Ramirez also hit a solo shot for Cleveland, which took two of ...read more
The Bears had a welcome sight at practice on Wednesday. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was on the field for the first time in almost a month. Jeffery has been battling a calf injury and it's unclear if ...read more
Tuesday (At Ottawa)  (Boys Soccer) Rochelle                6 (2-3), (1-0)Ottawa                  0**Rochelle:...read more
A Davis Junction man has pled not guilty to a burglary that took place at a bank earlier this summer. 22-year old Jonathan Early has been arrested for the felony offense. The incident occurred on Au...read more
Starlin Castro homered, drove in four runs and scored three times as the Cubs cut down the Cardinals, 8-5, in St. Louis. Anthony Rizzo went deep and plated three for Chicago, which has won five in-a-r...read more
RMU has announced that wireless internet service is currently not functioning for customers located east of the water tower near Rochelle Township High School. The equipment in that area has failed a...read more
Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored, leading the White Sox to a 7-4 win over the Indians in the second of three at U.S. Cellular Field. Rob Brantly added a three-run s...read more
The Chicago Bears are hopeful top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will be ready for the season opener Sunday against Green Bay. NFL Network reports Jeffery is "progressing well" from a calf injury. He s...read more
A 36-year-old Dixon man is facing 25 counts of sexual abuse. Investigators in Lee County aren't offering many details, but say the man is accused of a string of crimes between 2008 and 2009. It took ...read more
Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff home run and the Chicago Cubs never looked back dominating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 from Busch Stadium. Fowler added a double and two more RBI, while Addison Russell con...read more
The Board of Trustees at Rock Valley College in Rockford ratified the new 5-year contract with the teachers last night. The staff returned to their classrooms on Tuesday following a 6-day strike. The...read more
Ryan Raburn clubbed his second solo home run in the sixth inning to give the Indians the lead and eventual 3-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Mike Aviles belted a solo shot of his own ...read more
A Hillcrest man is back on the streets today after being arrested on Monday following damage done to a corn field last Wednesday in Ogle County with a 4-wheel ATV. 25-year old Andrew Dorwaldt has bee...read more
Number-one Ohio State got the revenge it was looking for, cruising to a 42-24 win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Hokies beat the Buckeyes in Columbus last season to give OSU its only loss. Ohio...read more
Jordan Mills is no longer a Chicago Bear. The team waived the right tackle yesterday just before they were set to begin regular season practice. Mills started 29 games over the past two seasons after ...read more
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I spoke with Jeni this morning about the upcoming Veterans History Project. . . Take a listen! [audio:92215100424-Unity.mp3]Jeni Hardin[/audio]...read more
The White Sox held off a late rally as they completed the three-game sweep with a 7-5 win at Kauffman Stadium. The Southsiders led 6-1 in the sixth inning before allowing the Royals within one. Avisai...read more
DEKALB, Ill. – Junior quarterback Drew Hare  threw for a career-high 360 yards on 21-of-26 passing and two touchdowns as NIU erased a 14-point second quarter deficit to defeat UNLV, 38-30, ...read more
The Rochelle Township High School board approved a new fiscal year budget last night as the district is looking at an operating figure of 13.4 million dollars. Superintendent Jamie Craven said that i...read more
Saturday  Helms Athletic Complex  (Rochelle Junior Tackle) 8th Grade:  Rochelle  (3-1) forfeit win over Rockton7th Grade: Rochelle  (2-2) forfeit win over Rockton**Rockton di...read more
In his first start since tossing a no-hitter Jake Arrieta  fired another gem to lead the Cubs past the Diamondbacks, 2-0, at Wrigley Field. Arrieta struck out seven and gave up just four hits in ...read more
The Chicago Bears are keeping outsidelinebacker Willie Young - at least for now.Young was not among the 20 players released as the Bears trimmedtheir roster to 53 before Saturday's deadline. Chicago ...read more
Friday (Roy Davis Field in Aurora) Rochelle                 16 (2-0)East Aurora              8 (1-1)**Rochelle scored 2 2nd ...read more
Friday Night Radio Broadcast Games Rochelle 16 (2-0) East Aurora 8Oregon 25 North Boone 7**John Ghibellini (Oregon): 30 carries for 193 yards and a TD**Brayton Finch (Oregon): 94 yards and 2 TD's N...read more
Adam Eaton and Tyler Flowers each belted a three-run home run as the White Sox stormed past the Royals, 12-1, at Kauffman Stadium. Jose Abreu clubbed a solo shot and Alexi Ramirez went 4-for-5 with tw...read more
Anthony Rizzo's grand slam highlighted an eight-run fifth inning as the Cubs crushed the Diamondbacks 14-5 at Wrigley Field. Addison Russell homered twice and Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with a homer and...read more
Thursday (At Earlville)  (Girls Volleyball) Rochelle                  24 25 25 (2-5-1)Leland-Earlville &...read more
The Rochelle Fire Department will have a new Chief by the end of the year.Brian Johnson has announced his retirement after 34 years with the department. His last day with the city will be next Friday....read more
Thursday  (Girls Volleyball) AFC                      25 25 (5-1)Hinckley-Big Rock  ...read more
Teachers at Rock Valley College in Rockford plan to vote on a proposal Sunday that may end their strike. This is the 4th day that the staff walked out of their classrooms. The Rock Valley College Bo...read more
Friday Night Radio Broadcast Games Rochelle (1-0) at East Aurora (1-0)    **Pre-Game Show at 6:45pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netNorth Boone (1-0) at Oregon (0-1)    **...read more
City officials in Rochelle were hoping that the quiet zone project would have started by now dealing with the train horn issue. A bid of just over $889,400 was approved by the council in July for the...read more
J.B. Shuck tripled in the go-ahead runs in a three-run seventh inning as the White Sox rallied to top the Twins 6-4 at Target Field. Adam Eaton added a sac-fly for insurance as Chicago salvaged the fi...read more
Saturday (Huskie Stadium in DeKalb) **UNLV "Rebels" (0-0) vs NIU "Huskies" (0-0)       **Season Opener**NIU: Coming off an (11-3) overall record and 7th straight bowl ga...read more
The Rochelle Elementary School District could be receiving a $100,000 grant in the future. Middle School teacher Vic Worthington was informed yesterday that he 1 of the 15 finalists for the Dream Big...read more
Wednesday  (Boys Golf) Oregon               152Rochelle             168 (2-7)North Boone  ...read more
Teachers at Rock Valley College in Rockford remain out of the classroom today. It's day 3 of the strike. Negotiating teams along with a federal mediator are scheduled to be back at the bargaining tab...read more
A two-out error by Kris Bryant led to a three-run homer by Joey Votto in the ninth inning as the Reds rallied for a 7-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Jason Bourgeois also homered and Brandon Phi...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police are looking for an individual who did damage to a corn field this week with a Yamaha 4-wheel ATV. The incident took place on Wednesday as the white male driver of the ATV...read more
The Bears wrap up preseason play tonight against the Browns at Soldier Field. Chicago fell to 2-and-1 in exhibition play with a 21-10 loss to the Bengals on Saturday. Tonight's tilt is at 7:00. The P...read more
Ogle County officials opened up the 4 bids yesterday for demolition work this fall on the former Sheriff's Administration building in Oregon. The low bid came in at $96,615 which is under budget from...read more
Tuesday (Fairways Golf Course)  (Boys Golf) Varsity Ottawa              177Rochelle            193 (1-6...read more
The deadline has gone by and still no proposals yet for anyone interested in operating and re-developing the restaurant, bar, or banquet facility located at Fairways Golf Course along Illinois 251 Sou...read more
Tuesday  (Girls Volleyball) AFC 25 27 (4-1)LaMoille-Ohio 23 25**AFC: Emily Shrimplin 20 service points               &n...read more
It's day 2 of the teacher's strike at Rock Valley College in Rockford. The staff walked off their jobs yesterday after negotiating teams could not reach an agreement on a new contract Tuesday night. ...read more
Kyle Schwarber's two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Cubs to a 5-4 win over the Reds at Wrigley Field. Schwarber scored three runs, two of which came on a pair of Kris Bryant singles...read more
The vast majority of Illinois students fail to reach the Common Core standards in reading and math. Preliminary results released today from last spring's PARCC exams show that between 26- and 36-perce...read more
Joe Mauer's RBI single during a three-run eighth inning helped the Twins rally past the White Sox, 8-6, in the first of three from Target Field. Miguel Sano smacked a solo homer in the seventh to tie ...read more
Laura Cook of rural Oregon has announced her candidacy for Ogle County Clerk and Recorder on the Republican ballot for the March 15th Primary Election. Cook has been the Chief Deputy Clerk for Ogle C...read more
Eugenio Suarez and Adam Duvall both drilled two-run homers as the Reds crushed the Cubs 13-6 in the opener of a three-game set at Wrigley Field. Jason Bourgeois, Brandon Phillips and Tucker Barnhart a...read more
A Forreston woman is back on the streets today after being arrested this week on the felony offense of financial exploitation of an elderly person. Charged with the Class 2 felony was 37-year old Les...read more
The White Sox open a three-game series with the Twins in Minnesota tonight. Chris Sale will be on the hill for the Sox. Minnesota will counter with Tyler Duffey. First-pitch is at 7:10. Pre-Game Show ...read more
The Rochelle elementary board approved the new fiscal year budget last night as the district is looking at a deficit of 3 million dollars. This includes nearly $800,000 in the education fund. Superin...read more
Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion during Saturday's preseason loss to the Bengals. Head coach John Fox says Clausen experienced delayed symptoms after the game. Third-stringer Dav...read more
Professors at Rock Valley College in Rockford are on strike today after an agreement could not be reached on a new contract on Tuesday. Negotiating teams from the teacher's union and the college alon...read more
Monday  (Boys Golf) Polo                   161 (3-1)Pecatonica          188 (Westlake Golf Course in Win...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police are waiting for results from the Illinois State Police before any tickets may be handed out following a car vs pick-up truck crash on September 4th that killed a Stillman ...read more
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta  has thrown the sixth no-hitter of the season. Arrieta kept the Dodgers hitless in Chicago's 2-0 win Sunday night in Los Angeles. Arrieta struck out 12, walked o...read more
Tyler Saladino hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the White Sox past the Mariners, 6-5, at U.S. Cellular Field. Trayce Thompson scored the tying run on a throwing error...read more
The Chicago Bears are cutting ties with veteran cornerback Tim Jennings.  The nine-year-veteran was released on Sunday after five seasons in Chicago.  Jennings has started 74 of 78 games for...read more
For the 1st time in 45 years, city officials in Rochelle approved a new roof at the fire station along with an upgrade in their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The bid for the roof work c...read more
Saturday (Robert Colburn Athletic Field in Winnebago)  (High School Football) St. Joseph-Ogden     36 (1-0)Winnebago         &nbs...read more
Andy Dalton sneaked in for a touchdown onCincinnati's opening drive, then came out of the game as aprecaution with a sore neck on Saturday night during a 21-10preseason victory over the Chicago Bears....read more
The Mariners held off a late rally by the White Sox in a 7-6 win at U.S. Cellular Field. Kyle Seager had a two-run homer for Seattle, while Robinson Cano finished with four hits. Seth Smith and Ketel ...read more
The Ogle County Long Term Recovery Committee held its third meeting of the Funders Forum earlier this month. The group, which includes representatives of the Rochelle Area Community Foundation’...read more
Andre Ethier delivered the go-ahead two-run single in the seventh to lead the Dodgers past the Cubs 5-2 from Chavez Ravine. Jose Peraza, Adrian Gonzalez and Enrique Hernandez all drove in a run as the...read more
Negotiations continue today between representatives of Rock Valley College in Rockford and the teacher's union dealing with a new contract. The agreement for the 160 union members expired in June. Sa...read more
Friday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex) Rochelle                    44 (1-0)Chicago Corliss          16 (...read more
A retired Chicago police officer is being accused of threatening those investigating the death of Fox Lake Police Officer Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says a person clai...read more
Broadcast Games Rochelle 44 Chicago Corliss 16Forreston 33 AFC 13**Cardinals: Led 26-7 at Half Time**AJ Christensen (Forreston): 101 yards and 2 TD's**Matt Akins (Forreeston): 97 yards and a TD**Loga...read more
Teachers at Rock Valley College in Rockford may be walking off their jobs this Wednesday if an agreement is not reached on a new contract. Bargaining teams from the union and college met for 5 1/2 ho...read more
One week before the season opener, the University of Illinois is parting ways with head football coach Tim Beckman. Athletic Director Mike Thomas announced Beckman has been fired amid allegations he i...read more
Taijuan Walker and two relievers combined for a four-hit shutout to lead the Mariners past the White Sox, 2-0, at U.S. Cellular Field. Walker fanned six in six-and-a-third innings of work to earn his ...read more
Work at the Rochelle Fire Department building, a switchgear project at the Caron Road Substation, and motor fuel tax money for the pedestrian signals and new sidewalks at Route 38 and Lincoln Highway ...read more
Thursday (Lancaster Gymnasium in Dixon)  (Girls Volleyball) Varsity Dixon          26 21 25 (1-0)Rochelle      24 25 8 (0-1)**Dixon: Led 9-2 an...read more
Thursday  (Girls Volleyball) Oregon 23 25 25Mendota 25 15 16**Oregon: Sommer Rhea 13 Kills                Gylian Finch ...read more
The Rock Valley College Faculty Association (RVCFA) has announced after a five-and-a-half hour negotiating session Friday with the Board of Trustees’, the union will go on strike on Wednesday if...read more
Broadcast Games Chicago Corliss at Rochelle**Pre-Game Show at 6:30pm on Newstalk 1060 and wrhl.netAFC at Forreston**Pre-Game Show at 7pm on "The Coyote" and 1023thecoyote.com Northern Illinois Big 1...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested a Rockford man in connection to a burglary at a business in Stillman Valley. 27-year old Joel Ford has been charged with the felony offense. The break-in t...read more
Adam Eaton was 3-for-3 with three runs for the White Sox in a 4-2 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. Avisail Garcia plated two runs and Trayce Thompson clubbed an RBI double for Chicago. Carlos Ro...read more
Exelon is backing away from threats to pull the plug on its nuclear plants in Byron and the Quad Cities .Company officials say it will wait a year or longer before deciding the fate of those nukes or ...read more
Wednesday  (Boys Golf) Pecatonica 173Forreston 174 (2-2) (Westlake Golf Course in Winnebago)**Forreston: Nolan Edler 39 (Co-Medalist)**Pecatonica: Cameron Hottman 39 (Co-Medalist) Kaneland 158D...read more
A Rock Falls teen was sentenced to 3 years probation yesterday by a Whiteside County judge after he accidently shot and killed his friend a year and a half ago. 17-year old Brady Osborne could have b...read more
Buster Posey doubled in a run and scored another in the sixth as the Giants cooled off the Cubs with a 4-2 win. Kelby Tomlinson doubled home Posey, while Nori Aoki hit a solo homer during a two-run fi...read more
The 9th annual "30 Men Who Cook" event will take place this evening at the Rochelle Municipal Airport. Activities begin at 6 with music from 8:30 until 11. The evening is sponsored by the Rochelle To...read more
Travis Shaw broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning with a two-run homer as the Red Sox blanked the White Sox, 3-0, at U.S. Cellular Field. Josh Rutledge added a sac-fly in the ninth to ice the cak...read more
Tuesday  (Boys Soccer) 34 on War Tournament (Earlville) Rochelle                     &nb...read more
Village officials in Hillcrest approved a 1.2 million dollar contract last night dealing with construction of a sanitary sewer system for the community. The 1st phase of the project will be done on Ri...read more
Kyle Schwarber slugged a three-run homer as the red-hot Cubs cut down the Giants, 8-5, in San Francisco. Miguel Montero mashed a two-run homer and Starlin Castro added a solo shot for Chicago, which h...read more
A Memorial Service will be held this evening at 6 at Stillman Valley High School for a 17-year old girl who was killed last Friday in a 2-vehicle crash. Emily Fleming will be remembered this evening ...read more
Trayce Thompson collected three hits and three RBI as the White Sox topped the Red Sox, 5-4, at U.S. Cellular. Thompson, who smacked a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh, finished a homer short of...read more
Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod had to leave practice early Tuesday due to a back issue. The 31-year-old Bushrod missed most of the team's offseason program with back issues. It's unclear if Bushrod...read more
Monday  (Boys Golf) Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Yorkville Varsity 1) Yorkville: 1772) Rochelle: 209 (1-4)3) Plano: 260 **Rochelle: Noah Griffith 48       ...read more
Kris Bryant belted his 20th home run of the season with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Cubs a 2-1 win over the Indians in a makeup game at Wrigley Field. Bryant connected for t...read more
Ogle County officials say that an Amboy man died from blunt force trauma following a 2-vehicle crash last Friday afternoon near Davis Junction. 64-year old Andy Conderman was pronounced dead at the s...read more
The Cubs built an 8-0 lead through four innings and cruised to a 9-3 victory over the Braves to complete the four-game sweep from Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant launched two home runs and totaled three RB...read more
The Mariners scored four runs in the third inning and three in the fifth to power their way to an 8-6 victory over the White Sox at Safeco Field. Robinson Cano launched a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz...read more
Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato has announced new charges against 26-year-old Luis Anaya for the 2011 shooting death of WIU student Brandon Wright. Anaya, from Rockford, is in a Houston...read more
The Bears scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to rally for a 23-11 preseason win over the Colts Saturday night. Jay Cutler was 8-of-9 for 69 yards for the Bears, who improved to 2-and-0 in ...read more
A Memorial Service has been scheduled for a 17-year old Stillman Valley High School girl after she was killed last Friday afternoon in a car vs pick-up truck crash just south of Davis Junction. The s...read more
Saturday  (Junior Tackle Football)Big 14 Conference 8th Grade GamesStillman Valley 30 (2-0) Rochelle 12 (1-1)Byron 42 (2-0) Oregon 0 (1-1) 7th Grade Games Stillman Valley 44 (2-0) Rochelle 0 (...read more
Jimmy Clausen's two second-half touchdowndrives trumped Jay Cutler's three first-half field-goal drives.Chicago's backup quarterback threw a 12-yard touchdown pass toJoshua Bellamy to give the Bears t...read more
The White Sox scored two in the ninth and three in the 10th to knock off the Mariners 6-3 from Safeco Field. Alexei Ramirez and Adam LaRoche drove in a run each in the ninth to force extras. Chicago t...read more
The Rochelle Township High School board will meet in special session this evening at 5:30 as the discussion will center around the new fiscal year budget. School officials plan to hold a workshop to ...read more
Miguel Montero and Jorge Soler each belted a solo home run in the eighth inning to lift the Cubs over the Braves, 9-7, at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell also left the yard and tallie...read more
Chris Sale racked up 14 strikeouts to help guide the White Sox to an 11-4 thumping of the Mariners at Safeco Field. Sale gave up three runs over seven innings of work to improve to 12-and-7. Carlos Sa...read more
Miguel Montero doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Cubs went on to beat the Braves 5-3 at Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant tied the game with an RBI double in the sixth and scored on Mon...read more
The Bears are set for their second preseason game tonight, taking on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Chicago opened up its exhibition slate with a 27-10 win over the Dolphins. The Bears wrap things u...read more
The Rochelle Township High School football program held their annual purple and white scrimmage yesterday evening at the Doug Creason Athletic Complex. The Hubs are preparing for the season opener ne...read more
The White Sox avoided a four-game sweep with an 8-2 win over the Angels in Anaheim. Jose Abreu drove in three runs and Adam LaRoche crushed a two-run homer for Chicago. Jose Quintana tossed six inning...read more
A community prayer vigil was held at a Stillman Valley church yesterday in the death of a 17-year old girl who was killed Friday afternoon in a car vs pick-up truck crash just south of Davis Junction....read more
Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings as the Cubs clobbered the Braves, 7-1, in the opener of a four-game set in Chicago. Arrieta scattered four hits and a walk while striking out seven to improv...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police have released the name of the 17-year old cheerleader from Stillman valley High School who suffered fatal injuries Friday afternoon in a car vs pick-up truck crash just so...read more
The Bears are set for their second preseason game tomorrow night, taking on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Chicago opened up its exhibition slate with a 27-10 win over the Dolphins. The Bears wrap t...read more
Thursday (Fairways Golf Course in Rochelle)  (Boys Golf) Varsity 1) Dixon: 1772) Freeport: 1813) Rochelle: 190 (0-3)**Rochelle: Alec Beach 43        &nbs...read more
Rochelle Community Hospital invites area residents to add their signature to a steel beam which will become a permanent part of their new medical office building. Stop by the hospital this Wednesday 9...read more
A solo homer by Carlos Perez was the difference as the Angels stopped the White Sox, 1-0, at Angel Stadium. Jered Weaver won the pitcher's duel, tossing six-and-a-third frames of scoreless ball to ear...read more
The Tigers teed off on Jon Lester and completed a two-game sweep of the Cubs with a 15-8 win at Wrigley Field. Nick Castellanos hit a solo homer in the first and clubbed a grand slam in the third for ...read more
Law enforcement will be out in force over the holiday weekend trying to crack down on impaired drivers. IDOT says the purpose of the campaign is to deter drunk drivers and prevent deadly accidents. L...read more
2 people are dead, which includes a 17-year old  cheerleader from Stillman Valley High School, following a car vs pick-up truck crash just south of Davis Junction yesterday afternoon. The man dri...read more
Wednesday (Fairways Golf Course in Rochelle)  (Boys Golf) Varsity Sycamore      170Rochelle         200 (0-1)**Rochelle: Alec Beach 47Bret...read more
Officials at Nippon Sharyo in Rochelle have announced a temporary layoff of around 100 workers at their plant. The jobs would be in the fabrication and welding shops. The layoffs were a result of co...read more
Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols each homered in the first inning and the Angels went on to beat the White Sox, 5-3, in Anaheim. Garrett Richards allowed only two earned runs in seven-plus innings to im...read more
Police investigating the death of Fox Lake police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz say video from a home security system could be significant. Police have not yet been able to view the enhanced version of th...read more
 Ian Kinsler went 5-for-5 with three runs and two RBI as the Tigers outslugged the Cubs, 10-8, at Wrigley Field. Kinsler, J.D. Martinez and Anthony Gose all went deep for Detroit in the opener of...read more
Ogle County property owners are reminded that the 2nd installment on their tax bill is due today Over 29,300 tax bills were mailed last April. The county expects to collect a little over 119 million ...read more
Tuesday  (Girls Golf) Rockford Boylan Invitational (Rockford Country Club) 1) Galesburg: 3542) Rockford Co-Op: 3683) Walter Payton: 379 8) Byron: 427 (11 Schools) Boys Golf At Timber Point G...read more
Ogle County officials expect to make a decision within the next 2 weeks on what charges will be filed in a vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Kings teen. 19-year old Anna Speed, a 2014 graduate...read more
C.J. Cron's solo homer in the seventh pushed the Angels to a 2-1 win over the White Sox in Anaheim. Albert Pujols launched a solo shot of his own in the second for the Halos, who are a half-game behin...read more
The search to find the three suspects believed to have shot and killed a Northern Illinois police officer continues but with a different approach. George Filenko of the Lake County Major Crimes Task F...read more
Monday  (Boys Golf) At Sunset Golf Course in Mt. Morris East Dubuque      185Forreston             187 (0-1)**Forresto...read more
The Rochelle Township High School board approved the hiring of several coaches last night for the current fiscal year. The list included: **Elizabeth Swinderman           &n...read more
Chris Sale matched a career-high with 15 strikeouts as the White Sox slowed down the red-hot Cubs with a 3-1 win at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale allowed just one hit and two walks over seven scoreless in...read more
Village officials in Creston approved a proposal last night to go out for bids for their farm property along Route 38. The land totals 144.6 acres near the water tower which is currently farmed by Tom...read more
Illinois is coming off one of the most rain-filled summers in history. State Climatologist Jim Angel says 2015 was the sixth-wettest summer on record with just over 17-inches of precipitation. That w...read more
Saturday Rochelle Junior Tackle Football (Season Opener at Helms Athletic Complex) 8th Grade Game Rochelle               &...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested 2 area teens following a burglary to a garage in rural Byron on Monday. 19-year old Jack Flegger along with a 16-year old boy, both from Byron, have been ar...read more
51-year old Brian Silvers of Byron was your winner yesterday at the Gold Medal Classic held at PrairieView Golf Course. Silvers shot a 2 over par 146 total at the Byron course which was good for a 4 ...read more
The Cubs scored three runs in the seventh inning to pull away from the White Sox, 6-3, at U.S. Cellular Field. Kyle Schwarber plated a run in the seventh, and Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler added RBI s...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police have arrested a Davis Junction man following a burglary that took place at a bank in the village. 22-year old Jonathon Early was arrested for the felony offense. The bre...read more
Chicago Bears' rookie receiver Kevin White will miss at least part of his rookie season. The 2015 first-round pick will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left shin and will start the ...read more
State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) today announced his intention to seek his third term in the Illinois House of Representatives. “I still believe our best days lie ahead,” said De...read more
John Lackey gave up two runs and pitched into the ninth inning to help the Cardinals beat the Marlins, 6-2, at Busch Stadium. Lackey struck out six and added an RBI-single as he improved to 10-and-7 o...read more
Chris Coghlan clubbed two homers as the Cubs took down the White Sox, 6-5 at U.S. Cellular Field.  Coghlan nailed a three-run dinger in the third inning, and added a solo shot in the fifth to lea...read more
Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that 10th Ave, from 2nd Street to 3rd Street and the 2nd Street/10th Avenue intersection will be closed to through traffic beginning today. The closu...read more
The Rochelle Junior Tackle Football program has their 1st games of the season today when they plan at home against Bureau Valley.All of the home games are played at the Helms Athletic Complex.Today's ...read more
The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers with a 9-2 rout of the Brewers.  Kyle Schwarber homered twice and plated four runs for Chicago, which has won seven straight and 13 of 14.&nbs...read more
A disaster preparedness Spanish workshop was held yesterday in Rochelle at Lincoln School as local residents received information from area emergency personnel. The event was sponsored by the Rochelle...read more
Aubrey Headon finished 6th in the 200 meter T-38 Division yesterday at the Parapan American Games in Toronto.  Her time was 40.23.  Headon also finished 6th in the 100 meters earlier this we...read more
The Bears opened preseason play with a 27-10 win over the Dolphins at Soldier Field.  Jay Cutler went 4-of-7 for 42 yards in limited action.  Senorise Perry had a 54-yard touchdown run in th...read more
Ogle County Clerk and Recorder, Becky Huntley, would like to remind area residents that petitions are available at her office in Oregon for the March 15th, 2016 Primary Election. County offices on th...read more
Avisail Garcia's RBI double in the bottom of the 13th lifted the White Sox to a 3-2 win over the Angels.  Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez drove in a run apiece to help Chicago sweep the three-g...read more
 Governor Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring school districts in Illinois to install carbon monoxide detectors. The legislation was proposed after 150 elementary school students and staff i...read more
Miguel Montero led off the bottom of the 10th with a homer to give the red-hot Cubs a 3-2 win over the Brewers.  Kris Bryant also slugged a solo shot for Chicago, which has won six straight and 1...read more
Local police arrested a Rochelle man early this morning at a local tavern after he was in possession of brass knuckles. 28-year old Joel Martinez was arrested on the charge of unlawful use of a weapo...read more
The Rochelle Junior Tackle Football program has their 1st games of the season on Saturday when they play at home against Bureau Valley.All of the home games are played at the Helms Athletic Complex.Sa...read more
It was a 6th place finish yesterday for 15-year old Aubrey Headon of Rochelle at the 2015 Parapan American Games being held in Toronto. Aubrey was 1 of 6 runners in the 100 meter T-38 Division. Her t...read more
Negotiations continue between city officials in Rochelle and Comcast dealing with a new franchise agreement. The 5-year original contract expired on March 23rd of this year, but both the city and Com...read more
The high school football season begins today in Illinois. It's the first official day teams in the state can practise as they prepare for the 2015 season.  The first games will be played on Frida...read more
 Thomas Brennan An even par 66 on his final 18 holes on Sunday gave Thomas Brennan a 1 shot win at the Fairways Golf Course Men's Open in Rochelle. Brennan along with Josh Johnson were tied goi...read more
RMU has kept busy during the past week as they have responded to 9 water main breaks in Rochelle. Adam Lanning, Superintendent of Water and Water Reclamation, said that the water main problems are no...read more
The Royals offense came alive in the middle innings to knock off the White Sox 7-6 at Kauffman Stadium. Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez each chipped in an RBI in a three-run fourth as ...read more
A Dixon man escaped serious injuries yesterday morning after he crashed the international boom truck he was driving in rural Polo. The accident took place a short time after 11:30 in the 16,000 block...read more
This fall, additional bricks will be engraved at the new Rochelle Veterans War Memorial at Lawnridge Cemetery. The deadline for bricks to be ordered is September 15th. The order forms are available ...read more
It's a 3-way tie for 1st place after the 1st day of play at the Fairways Golf Course Men's Open in Rochelle. Jared Johnson, Jon Woeppel and Thomas Brennan are at 7 over par after 27 holes of play. Jo...read more
City officials in Rochelle have had a few interested people looking at the restaurant at the Fairways Golf Course over the past few weeks. The "Beacon on the Green" closed their doors last March and ...read more
You can forget about buying semiautomatic weapons at any Illinois or nationwide Walmarts. The retail giant says it will stop selling the AR-15 and other semiautomatic guns because of a lack of demand....read more
Edinson Volquez allowed one run in seven innings to lead the Royals to a 3-2 victory over the White Sox from Kauffman Stadium. Volquez improved to 11-and-6 with Greg Holland earning his 24th save desp...read more
Tiffany O'Brien has announced her candidacy for the Ogle County Clerk and Recorder on the Republican ballot for the March 15th primary election. O'Brien, who lives in rural Chana, has worked in the C...read more
In a 3-2 vote this week, city officials in Oregon approved a change in the ordinance dealing with the hours liquor can be sold on Sunday. Package liquor can now be sold starting at 9 in the morning. ...read more
The 3rd Annual Fairways Golf Championship will be held today and Sunday in Rochelle. The Men's Championship flight will be 54 holes with 27 holes being played each day. The other flights for men and ...read more
Public health officials in and around the University of Illinois are trying everything they can to slow the spread of mumps on campus. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department says it gave out 22...read more
Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer as the Cubs clipped the Giants, 5-4, in the opener of a four-game set in Chicago. Jorge Soler laced a two-run single for the Cubs, who are now a half-game ahead of...read more
The White Sox will begin a three-game series with the Royals tonight in Kansas City. John Danks will get the ball for the Sox. Kansas City will send out Edinson Volquez. First-pitch is at 7:10. Toni...read more
The number of mumps reports continues to grow at the University of Illinois. In an attempt to combat the outbreak, health officials are offering two free vaccinations for students this week. The highl...read more
The opening ceremony will be held today in Toronto for the 2015 Parapan American Games. 15-year old Aubrey Headon of Rochelle will be part of the USA team in the event. Aubrey is 1 of 20 women to be ...read more
DeKALB, Ill. – The defending Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois University Huskies officially opened their 2015 preseason training camp Wednesday at Huskie Stadium. One month awa...read more
Fewer people are going to the Illinois State Fair. Fair organizers announced yesterday that only 412-thousand people attended the eleven-day event, which is less than half of fairgoers compared to 201...read more
 Avisail  Garcia walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the White Sox a 6-5 win over the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field. Garcia belted a three-run homer in a five...read more
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Jo Dee Messina is no stranger to being on The Coyote Morning Show, calling in on her Birthday yesterday. Jo Dee will be performing this Friday night at the Bureau County Fair in Princeton along with L...read more
City officials in Rochelle continue to move forward with the possibility of a tax increment financing district for the downtown and southern gateway areas. The proposal includes the Hub Theater along...read more
The Bears returned to training camp yesterday. After practice, quarterback Jay Cutler said he is happy with the progress the offense is making with new coordinator Adam Gase. The Bears will be back on...read more
A Rockford woman has received a sentence of 3 years in the Department of Corrections following a confrontation last November in Rochelle with a store employee along with local police. The incident to...read more
Family and friends came out to show their support yesterday evening for 15-year old Aubrey Headon of Rochelle who will leave tomorrow for Toronto to compete in the 2015 Parapan American Games.Aubrey i...read more
Jake Arrieta and two relievers combined for a four-hit shutout as the Cubs blanked the Pirates 5-0 at PNC Park. Arrieta gave up just two hits and three walks over seven scoreless innings to move to 12...read more
In a union meeting Monday, the Rock Valley College Faculty Association voted overwhelmingly to allow its bargaining team to call for a work stoppage in the case of an impasse in negotiations with the ...read more
Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer in the first and the Rays went on to rout Chris Sale and the White Sox, 11-3, in Chicago. Mikie Mahtook, Asdrubal Cabrera and Richie Shaffer also went deep for the R...read more
Kishwaukee College Director of Athletics, Craig Jackson, announced the hiring of two new coaches to take the reins of the Kishwaukee College volleyball program. Rodney Pritchett, former Head Coach of...read more
Mikie Mahtook singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as the Rays edged the White Sox 5-4 in the opener of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Grady Sizemore t...read more
A "TIF" district for the downtown and southern gateway areas, the Jack Dame Road overpass project, along with a C-DAP grant tops the discussion this evening for city officials in Rochelle. The counci...read more
Mikie Mahtook singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as the Rays edged the White Sox 5-4 in the opener of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Grady Sizemore t...read more
Rochelle  City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that  several streets will be closed or shutdown to one lane today for pavement sealing operations in the roadway maintenance project. Pav...read more
Monday's game between the Cubs and Pirates in Pittsburgh has been postponed by rain. The game was called after two rain delays totaled almost three-and-a-half hours. The teams were tied 1-1 in the mid...read more
Colleges and universities across Illinois have one year to get ready for new rules dealing with sex cases on campus. Governor Rauner signed a new law last week that creates a new set of standards for ...read more
No studnets suffered any injuries Friday afternoon following a car vs school bus crash in Ogle County. The collision took place a short time after 3:30 in the 5,000 block of North Blackwood Road. Re...read more
Illinois State Police arrested a Rochelle man yesterday morning on a weapon's charge following a traffic stop in the Hub City. The incident took place a short time after 9:15 on 9th Street, just sout...read more
Sunday9-10 year old State Baseball Tournament  (Keystone Park in River Forest)Olney            15        (1-1)Rochelle&n...read more
Progress is being made for residents in rural Rochelle after a tornado ripped through their subdivision last April. Many homes were damaged and even destroyed due to the winds that reached up to 200 ...read more
Stephen Drew drove in four runs and was a homer short of the cycle as the Yankees spanked the White Sox 12-3 at U.S. Cellular Field. Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira hit solo shots while Didi Gregori...read more
Two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls entered not guilty pleas Friday to attempted murder charges stemming from their suspected stabbing attack on a classmate in order to please a fictitious horror characte...read more
Kris Bryant's RBI single in the fifth inning held up as the Cubs clipped the Brewers, 4-3, and swept the four-game series at Miller Park. Addison Russell hit a solo homer for Chicago, which won its fi...read more
Brandon Moss belted a walk off RBI-single to give the Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Rockies at Busch Stadium. Randal Grichuk clubbed a two-run home run and Jason Heyward went 2-for-3 and scored twi...read more
Rochelle police detective Terry Inman has been named the new Emergency Management Coordinator for the city. He will continue his current job with the police department. Inman will be responsible for ...read more
Saturday9-10 year old State Baseball Tournamnent  (Keystone Park in River Forest)1st Round  (Double Elimination)Hinsdale        28      ...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested an Oregon woman last night after they found 2 loaded pistols in the car she was traveling in. 24-year old Chelsie Boyer was arrested on the charge of 2 counts of...read more
Melky Cabrera launched a three-run home run to help the White Sox roll to an 8-2 thumping of the Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field. Alexei Ramirez added a solo homer and two RBI while Jose Abreu and Tyle...read more
The state's unemployment rate continues to fall, dropping one-tenth of a point to five-point-eight-percent in July, the lowest rate since 2008. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports t...read more
Anthony Rizzo blasted a three-run homer to help push the Cubs past the Brewers, 4-2, at Miller Park. Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a solo shot and scored twice in Chicago's fourth straight win. Kyl...read more
RMU Electric Superintendent Jason Bird City employees along with area residents attended an open house yesterday afternoon for Jason Bird who was recently hired as the new Superintendent of the Elect...read more
Rochelle City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that beginning today and on Monday, several streets will be closed or shutdown to one lane for pavement sealing operations throughout the two day roa...read more
Saturday 9-10 year old State Baseball Tournament (Keystone Park in River Forest) Double Elimination Tournament Rochelle vs Hinsdale 9am**Rochelle: (5-1) in post season play Other 1st Round Games ...read more
Ogle County will have a new clerk and recorder next year. Becky Huntley has announced her retirement following 18 years in the position. She plans to leave office as clerk and recorder on March 18th ...read more
Mark Teixeira went deep twice to pace the Yankees to a 13-6 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Teixeira hit a right-handed grand slam in the second and a lefty two-run shot in the four...read more
When you talk about the crime rate for Ogle County, Sheriff Brian VanVickle said that the sale of drugs, especially heroin, remains a problem in the area. Since being sworn into office last December,...read more
Jason Hammel tossed five-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to help guide the Cubs past the Brewers, 4-1, at Miller Park. Hammel moved to 6-and-5 with the win and Hector Rondon closed it out for h...read more
The Allstate Foundation announced a donation Wednesday of $10,000 to the Rochelle Area Community Foundation to support ongoing recovery efforts stemming from the April 9th tornado.   "The All...read more
Matt Carpenter hit a lead-off home run and the Cardinals cruised to a 7-0 shutout of the Rockies at Busch Stadium. Jhonny Peralta added a two-run shot while Stephen Piscotty drove in two in the win. M...read more
Low-income college students will still have an opportunity to receive grant money from the state even without a budget in place. The Illinois Senate approved a bill yesterday that authorizes the stat...read more
The Red Sox avoided a four-game sweep with an 8-2 thumping of Chris Sale and the White Sox in Boston. David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with two RBI, while Rusney Castillo launched a solo homer and scored twic...read more
Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth as the Cubs cut down the Brewers, 5-2, in Milwaukee. Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber plated insurance runs in the ninth for the Cubs in the op...read more
In a 13-9 vote last night the Ogle County board rejected an ordinance dealing with tobacco licensing for businesses in the area. The proposal would involve a yearly $100 fee for businesses who sold c...read more
SILVIS, Illinois (July 30, 2015) – John Deere Classic officials have announced that the 2016 edition of the tournament has been scheduled for the week of Aug. 8-14 at TPC Deere Run, a one-time s...read more
Aubrey Headon and her mother Cass 15-year old Aubrey Headon of Rochelle received recognition yesterday evening from the Ogle County Board for her recent participation in the 2015 Parapan American Gam...read more
Adam Eaton led off the game with a homer and the surging White Sox went on to hammer the Red Sox, 9-2. Alexei Ramirez added a solo shot as the Southsiders ran their winning streak to seven games. Jose...read more
A Malta man is being held in custody after authorities say he tried to meet with a child for sex in Wisconsin. Ross Adee was arrested last Friday in Racine County. The Sheriff's Office says investiga...read more
DETROIT – The defending league champion Northern Illinois University Huskies, who return 15 starters for 2015, have been picked to finish third in the Mid-American Conference West Division by me...read more
Rochelle Township High School will have 2 new tennis coaches when the 2015-16 school year begins next month. As first reported, Katie Wessel resigned from the 2 coaching positions after 1 season with...read more
The Rochelle Township High School district is looking at a balanced budget when numbers are approved later this fall. There will be a deficit in 2 funds. Superintendent Jamie Craven said that the Edu...read more
Jon Lester struck out a season-high 14 batters over eight innings as the Cubs held on to beat the Rockies 3-2 at Wrigley Field. Lester allowed five hits and two runs while walking just one to up his r...read more
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I had a great conversation with Michael this morning about a number of things regarding retirement.. Take a listen! [audio:8191590627-MichaelCosentino.mp3]Michael Cosentino[/audio]...read more
Tuesday LaSalle 10-11 year old Sectional All-Star Baseball Tournament (Double Elimination) Streator       15 (2-0)Rochelle         6 (2-2)**Streator...read more
Rochelle police arrested 2 local men yesterday afternoon on drug charges following an incident in an alley in the 500 block of Illinois 251 North. 26-year old Kyle Lowe was arrested on the charge of ...read more
The White Sox put up five in the first inning and cruised to a 9-4 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto each went deep and plated three runs, while Miguel Cabrera went ...read more
Training camp kicks off for the Bears tomorrow. Chicago will hold its first practice of camp on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais tomorrow morning. The Bears open preseason play...read more
Park officials in Rochelle approved their new fiscal year appropriation last night that totaled 2.7 million dollars. The figure is 10 percent higher than the budget they will work with. The appropria...read more
Monday Sub-State 9-10 year old All-Star Baseball Tournament (Oglesby) Oglesby             11 (2-1)Rochelle     &n...read more
Rochelle Township High School Marching Band It was another successful year for the Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival as thousands of local and area residents attended the event this past weekend in d...read more
Monday LaSalle 10-11 year old Sectional All-Star Baseball Tournament (Double Elimination) Rochelle                &nbs...read more
Adam Eaton collected three hits and drove in two as the White Sox held on to beat the Red Sox 10-8 at Fenway Park. Melky Cabrera doubled twice and drove in one, while Jose Abreu finished 2-for-3 with ...read more
The new fiscal year budget, personnel, along with the Flagg-Township Museum contract tops the discussion this evening for park officials in Rochelle. The board will first gather at 5:45 in executive ...read more
Sunday State 10-11 year old All-Star Girls Softball Tournament (Double Elimination) East Side Little League in Chicago Norridge       20Rochelle      &n...read more
Sunday Sub-State 9-10 year old All-Star Baseball Tournament  (Oglesby)Rochelle                       5   (2-0)Tri-Citie...read more
Area residents have 1 more day to enjoy the 18th Annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival in downtown Rochelle.Numerous activities are scheduled for all ages to enjoy. Pancakes in the Park begins at ...read more
Carlos Rodon tossed six-and-two-thirds scoreless innings as the White Sox edged the Indians 2-1 at Progressive Field. Rodon struck out nine as he improved his record to 4-and-3. David Robertson closed...read more
Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard both hit two-run homers as the Phillies pounded the Cubs 11-5 and swept the three-game series at Wrigley Field. Domonic Brown finished a homer short of the cycle and drov...read more
A Leaf River man was arrested by Ogle County Deputies following a traffic stop Thursday night at Mt Morris Road and Illinois Route 72.  56 year old Keith Streeter of Leaf River was charged with D...read more
Saturday State 10-11 year old All-Star Girls Softball Tournament (Double Elimination) East Side Little League in Chicago LaGrange        18       &...read more
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival continues through Sunday in Rochelle.  There is fun for the entire family all day today and Sunday.  The Festival is in its 18th year, and it would not ...read more
Saturday Sub-State 9-10 year old All-Star Baseball Tournament (Oglesby) Rochelle                        14 (1-0)Bradley-Bourbonnais &...read more
Cole Hamels was lights-out, throwing a complete game no-hitter as the Phillies rolled the Cubs, 5-0 at Wrigley Field. Hamels racked up 13 strikeouts and two walks on 129 pitches for the third no-hitte...read more
The Little Miss Peanut Contest was held Friday evening during the opening night of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival.  The event is put on by the Rochelle Noon Kiwanis Club and the Rochelle G...read more
Chris Sale struck out seven and the White Sox put up 16 hits in a 10-3 victory over the Indians at Progressive Field. Sale allowed two runs in seven frames to improve to 9-and-5 as Chicago won its thi...read more
A Leaf River teen was arrested for Criminal Sexual Abuse by Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies Thursday.   18 year old Tyler Hodges of Leaf River faces the charge of Criminal Sexual Abuse ...read more
Sunday 93rd Men's Lincoln Highway Golf Tournament At Kishwaukee Country Club in DeKalb (Par 70) (35-35) Final Team Standings (54 Holes) 1) Prairie View Golf Course (Byron): 27 pts**Out scored Kish...read more
Even as crude oil prices continue to fall and as gas prices across the country hit their lowest levels in years, drivers in Illinois are seeing prices rise by as much as 50-cents.  The reason, ac...read more
Lorenzo Cain belted the go-ahead homer in the 13th inning as the Royals dumped the White Sox, 7-6, at U.S. Cellular Field. Mike Moustakas plated two runs for Kansas City and Brandon Finnegan earned th...read more
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival begins today continues through Sunday in Rochelle.  The Festival begins at 4 this afternoon with amusements, the food court, beer garden and more.  Then...read more
Jon Lester took a no-hitter into the eighth inning to lead the Cubs past the Braves, 4-0, at Turner Field. Lester fanned seven and gave up just two hits over seven-and-a-third innings to pick up his f...read more
Saturday 93rd Men's Lincoln Highway Golf Tournament At Kishwaukee Country Club in DeKalb (Par 70) (35-35) Teams Standings (After 27 Holes) 1) Kishwaukee Country Club #1 Team (DeKalb): 15 pts2) Pra...read more
Rochelle Little League All-Star games this week Sub-State 9-10 year old All-Star Baseball Tournament (Oglesby) Saturday (July 25th) Rochelle vs District 18 (Kankakee/Pontiac area) 6pm**Round Robin ...read more
The head football coach at Hononegah high school has been charged in a drug investigation.  The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office says Timothy Sughroue is being charged with illegal poss...read more
John Danks fired six-plus innings of shutout baseball as the White Sox salvaged a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 2-0 shutout of the Royals from U.S. Cellular Field. Kansas City won the opene...read more
Chicago White Sox Pitcher David Robertson will be visiting Rochelle, Fairdale and Esmond today.  The visit is through his High Sox For Hope Foundation.  Robertson has been very involved with...read more
Eury Perez hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to push the Braves past the Cubs, 4-2 at Turner Field. Nick Markakis added an RBI-double to help the Braves open the second half of the se...read more
The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees has begun the search process for the position of President of the college.  The college's current President, Dr. Tom Choice, announced his retirement in J...read more
The White Sox and Royals will play a doubleheader today at U.S. Cellular Field. Jeff Samardzija will oppose Edinson Volquez in the opener at 2:10. John Danks will square off with Chris Young at 7:10....read more
Photographs of Bill Crosby will no longer being hung at the Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University.  "The DeKalb Daily Chronicle" reports posters showing the comedian's performance op...read more
The Cubs will reportedly bring up catcher Kyle Schwarber from Triple-A Iowa. ESPN reports Schwarber will be with the team in Atlanta tonight. In a corresponding roster move, the Cubs will place catche...read more
A German Valley man was arrested following a traffic stop Tuesday night at 7:17 at the intersection of North River Drive and Route 2.   After investigation Ogle County Deputies placed 32 yea...read more
Rock Falls 9-10 year old District All-Star Tournament (Double Elimination) Rochelle            18             (3-0)Sterling  &nbs...read more
You could help save a life this weekend at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle.  It's the Be The Match Registration Drive to encourage others to be the cure for a patient in need.  ...read more
The Cubs will open the second half of the season in Atlanta Friday night against the Braves on Friday. At 47-and-40, the Cubs currently control the second Wild Card spot in the National League. Chicag...read more
A Freeport teen received minor injuries following a single vehicle accident Monday morning at 7:15 in the 2000 block of North Illinois Route 26.  The Ogle County Sheriffs Department reports that ...read more
The Bears aren't the most valuable franchise in Chicago. The team is valued at one-point-seven-billion-dollars which places them 20th on "Forbes'" "World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams" of 2015. The ...read more
  A Winnebago judge has denied bail for a 21-year-old man police say was involved in a deadly rollover crash last week on the Riverside Bridge.  Police say Michael Rankins was drunk behind t...read more
The Stars have signed free agent defenseman JohnnyOduya to a two-year, $7.5 million contract. The move announced Wednesday is the second time in less than a weekthat Dallas has added a player from Ch...read more
Gas prices in Illinois average a dollar per gallon less than they did a year ago at this time.  AAA Chicago's “Fuel Gauge Survey” shows an average price in the state of $2.60 for a ga...read more
The Chicago All-Stars came up empty in last night's Midsummer Classic. Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo started at DH and went 0-for-2. Kris Bryant flied out in a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth, while Wh...read more
Wednesday Rock Falls 9-10 year old District All-Star Baseball Tournament (Double Elimination) Rochelle (2-0) vs Sterling (2-1) 6pm**Rochelle beat Sterling on Monday 5-2**If Rochelle wins, they quali...read more
The Chicago Bulls say they have signed forward MikeDunleavy Jr. and backup guard Aaron Brooks.The deals were announced Tuesday. Both players reached agreementsbefore the league's signing moratorium en...read more
Quiet Zones to mitigate train noise in the city moved forward at last night’s Rochelle City Council meeting.  The Council approved a proposal from Fehr Graham for professional construction ...read more
Monday Rock Falls 9-10 year old District All-Star Baseball Tournament (Double Elimination) Rochelle              5 (2-0)Sterling      ...read more
A 6 under par 65 on Monday was good for a first place finish for Scott Langley at the Rockford Pro-Am golf event. Langley, who played his college golf at the University of Illinois, was 1 shot better...read more
Illinois is not taking part in a "sales tax holiday" for back-to-school shopping this year. While other states in the Midwest, including Missouri, have a break this time of year, Illinois' last summer...read more
Single game Bears tickets for the upcoming season will go on sale this week. The team announced that fans can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster for home games beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. The B...read more
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One of the top comedians in country Bill Engvall called into The Coyote Morning Show with Kris Wexell this morning, Bill is going to be filming a new special for Netflix at the Coronado Performing Art...read more
Sunday Freeport Junior League District All-Star Tournament (13-14 year olds) Double Elimination Rock Falls        2 (3-0)Rochelle     &nb...read more
The quiet zone project, a solar farm for the landfill, along with the purchase of a street sweeper tops the agenda Monday night for city officials in Rochelle. The council meeting begins at 7 at City...read more
John Deere Classic Champion Jordan Speith For the 2nd time in 3 years, Jordan Speith is you winner at the John Deere Classic in Silvis. The current Masters and U.S. Open champion defeated Tom Gillis...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a Freeport man on drug charges yesterday evening following a traffic stop in the 13,000 block of East Holcomb Road. 55-year old Kevin Moore was arrested on the f...read more
Jake Arrieta homered and tossed a complete game to lead the Cubs past the White Sox 3-1, avoiding a three-game sweep at Wrigley Field. Arrieta struck out nine while giving up just one run on two hits ...read more
Verizon is revamping its wireless payment plans and will end service contracts and cell phone subsidies. Verizon said its moves are intended to simplify options for its customers. The nation's largest...read more
Saturday Freeport Junior League District All-Star Baseball Tournament (13-14 year olds) Double Elimination Rochelle             15 (2-1)Freeport    ...read more
White Sox ace Chris Sale whiffed 10 batters as the Southsiders rolled the Cubs, 5-1 at Wrigley Field. Sale hurled seven-plus innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-4. Tyler Flowers notched a two-...read more
Andrew McCutchen launched a walk off two-run homer in the 14th inning to lift the Pirates over the Cardinals, 6-5, at PNC Park. A.J. Burnett also went deep while striking out six in six-and-a-third in...read more
Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight to Florida are resting a little easier after their plane struck birds on takeoff Friday morning. A TV reporter from southwest Florida was on the plane as it ...read more
A career low 10 under par 61 on Saturday as given Masters and U.S Open Champion Jordan Speith a 2 shot lead after 3 rounds of play at the John Deere Classic in Silvis. Speith, who had 2 eagles on his...read more
City officials in Rochelle have announced that they are accepting proposals from interested parties to operate and re-develop the restaurant, bar, or banquet facility located at Fairways Golf Course a...read more
Friday Rochelle 10-11 year old District All-Star Baseball Tournament Rochelle               12 (3-0)Sterling         &...read more
A ground breaking ceremony took take place yesterday in Rochelle for the 2nd hydroponic farm in the Hub City.Brightfarms Chicagoland Greenhouse will construct a 160,000 square foot building in the 16,...read more
Carlos Rodon  combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as the White Sox shut out the Cubs 1-0 in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Rodon walked six and struck out six whil...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks aren't resting easy after theirthird Stanley Cup championship in six seasons. The Blackhawks made their fourth trade in two weeks, this timesending forward Patrick Sharp - a ke...read more
Justin Thomas shot a 4-under 67 on Friday to take a 1-shot lead through two rounds at the John Deere Classic.Thomas, a 22-year-old seeking his first career win, is at 12-under 130 total. Johnson Wagne...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $100,000 yesterday for a Rockford man following a high speed vehicle chase that came to an end in Oregon Tuesday night.25-year old Aaron Watson was arrested on the cha...read more
Thursday Rock Falls 9-10 year old District All-Star Baseball Tournament (Double Elimination) Rochelle         8 (1-0)Rock Falls       2**Rochelle: P...read more
Rochelle City Manager David Plyman has announced the hiring of Jason Bird as the New Superintendent of the Electrical Department at RMU. He has been the Superintendent of Electric and Telecommunicati...read more
Jeff Samardzija  pitched a four-hitter as the White Sox shut out the Blue Jays 2-0 at U.S. Cellular Field. Samardzija walked one and struck out five to improve to 6-and-4 with his first complete ...read more
 An investigation continues after two teens were killed in a car crash in Rockford. The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says 17-year-old Devonte Boose and 18-year-old Kewan Nappier were riding ...read more
The rival Cubs and White Sox open a three-game series today at Wrigley Field. It's the first meeting of the season between teams. Kyle Hendricks will start on the mound for the Cubs. The Sox will coun...read more
Jimmy Butler envisions the Chicago Bulls contendingfor a championship next season and he and Derrick Rose forming oneof the NBA's best backcourts. Now all they have to do is make it happen. The Bull...read more
Following a high speed vehicle chase last night, Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a Rockford man along with a 15-year old boy, also from Rockford, following armed robberies that took place earlie...read more
Adam Eaton's walk-off homer in the 11th gave the White Sox a 7-6 win over the Blue Jays in Chicago. Eaton went deep on the second pitch of the inning to give Chicago the win in a back-and-forth affair...read more
Over 100 area and local school officials and residents heard a presentation last night from Ralph Martire who is the Executive Director of the Center of Tax and Budget Accountability. He talked about...read more
Residents in the Village of Creston can see some patch work being done on their streets later this month. The board talked about the project last night. Board President Tom Byro said that the work is...read more
The 1st round of the 2015 John Deere Classic takes place today in Silvis. Several of the top golfers in the world will play at the TPC Deere Run Golf Course prior to next week's British Open Golf Cham...read more
Two teens are dead and three others are hurt after a car believed to be stolen crashed in Rockford. Police say the vehicle was carrying five people yesterday morning when it lost control on West River...read more
Rochelle 10-11 year old All-Star Baseball District Tournament (Double Elimination) Rochelle        9 (2-0)Rock Falls      4 (1-1)**Rochelle: Play on Frida...read more
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Tonight at 6pm, people are welcome to come and show their support for 15 year old Aubrey Headon as she prepares to leave for Toronto for the Parapan games. The meeting will take place at the RTHS trac...read more
Felix Doubront turned in six-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to lead the Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Doubront improved to 1-and-0 and allowed six hits ...read more
Tuesday  (Little League Baseball) Rochelle 10-11 year old District All-Star Baseball Tournament Rochelle        10 (1-0)Freeport       &nb...read more
City officials in Rochelle are looking at the possibility of a 2nd solar plant in the near future. In a 7-0 vote last night, the Rochelle Planning and Zoning Commission recommended to the city counci...read more
Congratulations goes out to Aubrey Headon of Rochelle who has been named as 1 of the 60 U.S. track and field athletes and 4 guides for visually-impaired athletes to compete at the 2015 Parapan America...read more
Tuesday Baseball Rochelle 10-11 year old District All-Star Baseball Tournament Joe Donor Field Sterling vs Rock Falls 6pmRochelle vs Freeport 8pm   **Pre-Game Show at 7:55pm on Newstalk ...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $10,000 Monday for 2 DeKalb men who were arrested last Saturday night on drug charges in Rochelle following a traffic stop. 32-year old Vares Montana and 27-year old ...read more
Chris Sale outdueled Mark Buehrle as the White Sox downed the Blue Jays, 4-2, in Chicago. Sale came up short in his bid to set an MLB record with 10 strikeouts in nine straight starts. However, Sale w...read more
Caleb Joseph knocked in three runs to help the Orioles cruise to a 9-1 thumping of the White Sox and avoid a three-game sweep at U.S. Cellular Field. Jonathan Schoop belted a solo homer and tallied tw...read more
The annual sidewalk replacement project will begin in Rochelle today. The city plans to remove and replace around 16,400 square feet of sidewalk, 12 accessibility ramps along with curbs and gutters a...read more
Kyle Hendricks fanned six in seven-and-a-third scoreless innings to lead the Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Marlins in the rubber-match of their three-game set from Wrigley Field. Hendricks gave up fi...read more
The University of Illinois is celebrating after a former coach helped lead the USA Women's National Team to a World Cup title. Head Coach Jill Ellis was on the sideline yesterday when the USA routed J...read more
Two Illinois nuclear plants operated by Exelon, which includes 1 in Ogle County, could be spared from mothballs because of new federal power auction rules taking effect.Nukes have had a difficult time...read more
ROCHELLE ALL-STAR TEAMS (DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS)BASEBALL **9-10 year old team Play at Rock Falls    **Thursday vs Rock Falls (8pm) **10-11 year old team Play at Joe Donor Field in Roche...read more
Area residents have 1 more day to enjoy the 162nd Ogle County Fair in rural Oregon. 1 of the main events today is the youth team competition which begins at 11. There will also be carnival rides for...read more
J.B. Shuck notched the go-ahead pinch-hit double to push the White Sox past the Orioles, 3-2, in Chicago. Shuck scored Gordon Beckham in the bottom of the eighth to break a two all-tie. David Robertso...read more
Kris Bryant had a Fourth of July to remember as the Cubs cruised past the Marlins, 7-2, at Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant belted a two-run home run in the first inning and followed it up with his second c...read more
Some of country music's hottest rising stars will be performing today at the Summer Country Jam in Rochelle. The event will take place at the Municipal Airport as it is sponsored by the Rochelle Area ...read more
 The Cardinals ended their season-long losing streak at four games with a 2-1 win over the Padres at Busch Stadium. Matt Carpenter singled in the tying run in the sixth inning, and Jhonny Peralta...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue to look for a male suspect who allegedly impersonated an officer from the department this week. Reports indicate that at around 10 Monday night in rural Oregon, ...read more
ROCHELLE ALL-STAR TEAMS (DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS)BASEBALL **9-10 year old team Play at Rock Falls    **Thursday vs Rock Falls (8pm) **10-11 year old team Play at Joe Donor Field in Roche...read more
The 162nd Ogle County Fair continues today and runs through Sunday for all ages to enjoy. The fairgrounds are located in rural Oregon along North Limekiln Road. Today's main events includes the Kids ...read more
John Danks threw seven shutout innings to win the pitcher's duel as the White Sox downed the Orioles 1-0 in Chicago. Danks struck out five and walked two to pick up his fourth win. Jose Abreu went lon...read more
A giant flower, formed in the skies of Ottawa by one-hundred-64 skydivers Friday, is the new world record holder for largest vertical formation. The specially selected team of skydivers took off in se...read more
Tom Koehler  out dueled Jason Hammel and Justin Bour homered for the fourth straight game as the Miami Marlins defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-1 from Wrigley Field. Koehler improved to 7-and-4 after ...read more
The 162nd Ogle County Fair continues today and runs through Sunday for all ages to enjoy. The fairgrounds are located in rural Oregon along North Limekiln Road. Tonight's main attraction is the Big H...read more
 Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed asix-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus BlueJackets, on Friday. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will bew...read more
Northern Illinois University will join 159 colleges and universities across the country this fall when they open a dorm floor for LGBT students. Six other Illinois campuses already offer gender-inclus...read more
ROCHELLE ALL-STAR TEAMS (DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS)BASEBALL **9-10 year old team Play at Rock Falls     **Thursday vs Rock Falls (8pm) **10-11 year old team Play at Joe Donor Field in...read more
In area news, DeKalb County Sheriff's Police have arrested 27-year old Brandon Rupp of Cortland on the felony offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse along with the misdemeanor charge of battery. ...read more
A ceremony will be held on September 11th for the 2015 Rochelle Township High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class. A total of 7 former student-athletes will be the 12th induction class at RTHS. This ...read more
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 Co...read more
The White Sox will open up a three-game series with the Orioles tonight in Baltimore. John Danks will get the ball for the Sox. The O's will counter with Chris Tillman. First-pitch is at 7:10. Tonigh...read more
Jonathan Herrera and Miguel Montero homered to back eight solid innings from Jake Arrieta as the Cubs topped the Mets 6-1 at Citi Field. Arrieta struck out seven while allowing just five hits and one ...read more
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...read more
1 of the oldest boys high school Thanksgiving basketball tournaments has come to an end. Officials at Rockford Boylan High School will not hold the event in November after more than 30 years. The to...read more
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 scho...read more
Jimmy Butler bet on himself and won big.Butler agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year maximum contractthat could be worth $90 million and includes a player option forthe final year, a person with kn...read more
Melky Cabrera hit a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth and the White Sox went on to crush the Cardinals, 7-1, in St. Louis. Tyler Flowers launched a two-run shot during a five-run ninth for Chicago, whi...read more
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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]...read more
Starlin Castro and Miguel Montero singled in a run apiece in the 11th to lift the Cubs to a 2-0 win over the Mets in New York. Castro's two-out infield single broke the scoreless tie. Jon Lester struc...read more
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 ...read more
Wednesday City Championship Series (Game #2 of the Best of 3) (Joe Donor Field) Firemen      5 (14-5)VFW           4 (12-6)**Firemen:...read more
Tyler Flowers' solo homer in the top of the 11th lifted the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis. Chris Sale struck out 12 to join Pedro Martinez as the only pitchers to fan at least...read more
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. Ro...read more
Kyle Hendricks and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Cubs blanked the Mets, 1-0, in the opener of a three-game set in New York. Hendricks struck out six over six innings to improve to ...read more
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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...read more
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks worked amulti-player deal on Tuesday, whose centerpiece is restricted freeagent forward Brandon Saad. Saad is coming off a second Stanley Cupvictory wi...read more
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 ...read more
TuesdayCity Championship Series (Game #1 of the Best of 3) (Joe Donor Field) Fireman        15 (13-4)VFW            &nb...read more
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 120,00...read more
DEKALB, Ill. -- Lisa Carlsen, a highly-decorated head coach who spent the last eight seasons at Lewis University, was introduced as Northern Illinois University’s 10th women’s basketball h...read more
Monday Major League Tournament (Joe Donor Field) VFW (12-4) vs Firemen (12-4)Kiwanis Club (5-11) vs Rotary Club (7-8)**Games were postponed due to rain and wet field conditions Tuesday: Kiwanis Clu...read more
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 Parachu...read more
The Cubs will try to stop a five-game losing streak when they begin a three-game series with the Mets tonight in New York. Kyle Hendricks will get the ball for Chicago. The Mets will counter with Jon ...read more
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 Ai...read more
Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler may want to take his talents to the West Coast. The "LA Daily News" reports Butler wants to leave Chicago because the team fired coach Tom Thibodeau  and because of he...read more
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 tou...read more
Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya  will reportedly test the free-agent market. Reports say that the 33-year-old won't wait to see if Chicago can afford to re-sign him and will explore his option...read more
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. ...read more
The Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 4-1 win in St. Louis. Carlos Martinez fanned six over six innings of one-run ball to improve to 9-and-3. Trevor Rosenthal nailed down his ...read more
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 Pa...read more
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...read more
Monday Major League Playoff Tournament (Joe Donor Field) VFW (12-4) vs Firemen (12-4) 5:30pm**Winner plays in the City Championship Series Kiwanis Club (5-11) vs Rotary Club (7-8) 7:30pm**Eliminati...read more
The game between the Tigers and White Sox was postponed due to rain at Comerica Park. The two teams will make up the game on Monday, September 21st as part of a split-doubleheader. Game one will begin...read more
As questions continue to arise over her death, hundreds gathered yesterday for the funeral of the Illinois woman who died in a Texas jail cell. Sandra Bland was laid to rest in Illinois after being fo...read more
Xavier Scruggs turned in a 3-for-4 night and drove in two as the Cardinals bounced the Cubs 8-1 from Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong finished with two RBI and Matt Carpenter plated two-runs on a fourth-inn...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks tradedgoaltender Antti Raanta to the New York Rangers Saturday followingthe conclusion of the 2015 NHL Entry draft. The Blackhawks received forward Ryan Haggerty in exchange fo...read more
Illinois is ranked fourth in the nation for the number of tornadoes reported this year.  A total of 64 have been confirmed in the state so far in 2015.  And the worst day for tornadoes was t...read more
Monday Major League Playoff Tournament (Joe Donor Field) VFW (12-4) vs Firemen (12-4) 5:30pm**Winner plays in the City Championship Series Kiwanis Club (5-11) vs Rotary Club (7-8) 7:30pm**Eliminati...read more
Ogle County Deputies arrested a Rockford man in the 19,100 block of East Crill Road just after midnight this morning.  After investigation Deputies placed 26 year old Juan Arias of Rockford under...read more
J.D. Martinez clubbed the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning for the Tigers in a 5-4 win over the White Sox at Comerica Park. Rajai Davis tied the game on a solo shot in the seventh as Detroit tied t...read more
One person was killed and three others injured following a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 52 and Rockford Road in Lee County Thursday.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office reports ...read more
Jhonny Peralta's little dribbler scored Peter Bourjos in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cardinals a 3-2 walkoff win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium. It is the 17th walkoff win of the season ...read more
Two Rockford men were arrested following a traffic stop by Illinois State Police just after noon Thursday on I-39.  Police report that 21 year Pedro Acosta was charged with speeding and Driving W...read more
Friday Major League Playoff Tournament (Joe Donor Field) VFW (12-4) vs Firemen (12-4) 5:30pm**Winner plays in the City Championship Series Kiwanis Club (5-11) vs Rotary Club (7-8) 7:30pm**Eliminati...read more
The Lee County 4-H Fair and Junior Show is this week, today through Sunday.  Gates open to the public at noon on Thursday and at 7am Friday through Sunday.  The carnival takes place Friday a...read more
  The Bulls selected Arkansas 6-11 forward Bobby Portis with the 22nd overall pick in last night's NBA Draft in Brooklyn. The 20-year-old averaged 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game last sea...read more
A DeKalb man was arrested Tuesday on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault against a child.  29 year old Brennan Farris of DeKalb faces seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault ag...read more
Carlos Sanchez lined a three-run triple in the top of the 10th inning and the White Sox held on for an 8-7 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. Adam Eaton homered and Adam LaRoche had a two-run doubl...read more
A Byron man was arrested following a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 at the intersection of Mill Road and Route 72.  Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Byron F...read more
Thursday Major League Playoff Tournament (Joe Donor Field) Firemen                11           &nb...read more
This Saturday is Rochelle Community Swim Night, sponsored by the City of Rochelle.  Entrance to Spring Lake Pool is free Saturday from 5:30 until 9:30pm.  Children 3 and under must wear a sw...read more
NFL All-Pro quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks made a stop at NIU in DeKalb Thursday as he brought his passing academy to the area. Over 400 kids from High School to Grade School atte...read more
The Ogle County Board met Tuesday night.  The Board approved 5 new Ogle County Civic Center Authority appointments.  Those appointed are Mary Ellen Kenney, John Schindewolf, Naomi Baldwin, D...read more
Phil Hughes hurled eight innings of one-run ball to outduel Chris Sale as the Twins topped the White Sox 6-1 at Target Field. Hughes fanned five while allowing six hits and no walks to even his record...read more
Phil Hughes hurled eight innings of one-run ball to outduel Chris Sale as the Twins topped the White Sox 6-1 at Target Field. Hughes fanned five while allowing six hits and no walks to even his record...read more
Rockford Police are searching for the person who shot a teenage girl.  The 14-year-old was hit early yesterday morning while walking home with her mother near Woodlawn Avenue and Locust Street.&n...read more
Justin Turner launched a three-run homer as the Dodgers dropped the Cubs, 5-2, at Wrigley Field. Adrian Gonzalez added a solo shot for LA, which lost the first two in the four-game set. J.P. Howell go...read more
The Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks will help kick off the 2015-16 NHL regular season. The Blackhawks will play in one of four games on Opening Night as Chicago hosts the New York Rangers on Wednesday...read more
Wednesday Major League Playoff Tournament (Joe Donor Field) Firemen (11-4) vs Rotary Club (7-7) 5:30pmVFW (11-4) vs Lions Club (4-12) 7:30pm**Postponed due to the rain and wet field conditions**Game...read more
The Oregon School District Board met on Monday night.  It was reported that the District had an end of the year surplus of $2 million dollars.  That is because the county gave a payment for ...read more
Tuesday (Joe Donor Field) Major League Playoff Tournament Lions Club               14       &...read more
The Ogle County Health Department and the Ogle County Emergency Management Agency will be holding an informative meeting on Thursday to encourage residents to volunteer.  The meeting will be at t...read more
Geovany Soto drove in a pair of runs and Jose Abreu had four hits and scored twice as the White Sox topped the Twins 6-2 in the middle of a three-game set at Target Field. Adam Eaton went 3-for-5 with...read more
Chris Denorfia's sac-fly in the bottom of the 10th gave the Cubs a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Jason Hammel tossed seven-and-two-thirds of two-hit ball, while Jason Motte got his fifth ...read more
The NHL is raising its salary cap nearly two-million dollars next season. The cap is being set at 71.4-million, which is up from last year's 69-million-dollar ceiling. The least a team can spend in sa...read more
Kennys Vargas went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI as the Twins whipped the White Sox 13-2 in the opener of a three-game set at Target Field. Brian Dozier added a two-run blast and plated ...read more
A Rochelle man was arrested by local police following a traffic stop at 1st Avenue and Caron road on Monday.  21 year old Dwight Banks was wanted on Ogle County Warrants for having No Valid Drive...read more
After a lengthy discussion, The Flagg Rochelle Park District Board approved a $50,000 payment to GREDCO for the 2015 operation of the Fairways Golf Course.  The Board approved it on a 4-2 vote wi...read more
The Rochelle Township High School Board met last night.  The Board passed a resolution providing for the issue of not to exceed $15 million dollars in General Obligation School Bonds.  This ...read more
Monday Rochelle Major League Playoff Tournament Lions Club vs Kiwanis Club (Postponed due to wet field conditions)           **Will be played this e...read more
Two people were arrested following two disturbance complaints at 914 Carlisle Drive in Rochelle early Sunday morning.  Rochelle Police report that the first call came at 2:26 Sunday morning and r...read more
Gordon Beckham delivered a walk-off solo shot in the bottom of the 11th to give the White Sox a 3-2 win over the visiting Rangers. Chicago took two of three in the series. Melky Cabrera was a perfect ...read more
Ogle County Sherriff deputies arrested a Freeport man following a traffic stop at the intersection of Rt. 26 and Prairie Dell Rd. Sunday at around 6:30.  20 year old Quavion Scott of Freeport, wa...read more
Jake Arrieta scattered four hits and struck out seven in a complete-game shutout as the Cubs blanked the Twins 8-0 at Target Field. Dexter Fowler tagged a grand slam as part of a six-run eighth inning...read more
The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. The Bulls hold the 22nd-overall selection in round one. It's currently Chicago's only pick in this year's draft....read more
#44 Adam Ricketts of Rochelle Saturday 41st Annual Illinois High School Shrine Football Game Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington West All-Stars    ...read more
The White Sox stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Rangers in Chicago. The Sox scored all three of their runs in the third innings, two of which crossed the plate on an error by...read more
The Rochelle Township High School Board will meet in monthly session Monday night at 7 with a few items on the agenda. The discussion will include an update report on the transportation facility for ...read more
Starlin Castro singled in two runs in the 10th inning to lead the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Twins. Chris Denorfia added an RBI single later in the frame, while Anthony Rizzo collected an RBI doub...read more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says chicken products from Aspen Foods, based in Chicago, are being recalled because of salmonella contamination. Nearly two-million-pounds of raw, frozen chicken pr...read more
Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibsonunderwent an arthroscopy and repair of his left ankle on Tuesday,the team announced Friday. His estimated time to return to full basketball activity isapproximately fo...read more
Mitch Moreland's two-run, pinch-hit single in the top of the ninth gave the Rangers a 2-1 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Colby Lewis went eight innings to up his record to 7-and-3. Shawn Tolleson ...read more
Phil Hughes threw eight innings of one-run ball in Minnesota's 7-2 win over the Cubs at Target Field. Hughes gave up only two hits as he improved to 5-and-6. Trevor Plouffe had two doubles and four RB...read more
An Ogle County judge set bond at $100,000 yesterday for a Rochelle man following a fight on Thursday afternoon in the 1,000 block of Carrie Avenue in the Hub City. 35-year old Jeffery Green was arres...read more
Rochelle Little League (Major League) Playoff Tournament (Double Elimination) Monday (June 22nd): Game #1: Kiwanis Club vs Lions Club 5:30pmTuesday (June 23rd): Game #2: VFW vs Winner Game #1 5:30pm...read more
Rochelle police arrested a local man yesterday afternoon following an altercation in the 1,000 block of Carrie Avenue. 35-year old Jeffery Green was arrested on the charge of aggravated domestic batt...read more
Gregory Polanco plated the go-ahead run on an eighth inning ground out as the Pirates clipped the White Sox 3-2 at U.S. Cellular Field. Jung Ho Kang and Josh Harrison both had two hits and an RBI for ...read more
Another phone scam has re-surfaced in northern Illinois as consumers are reporting receiving prerecorded messages that their MasterCard has been hacked and that they need to call in to verify their ca...read more
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Yesterday morning, I spoke with Steve about what IS and is NOT acceptable material for recycling containers. We also talked about a couple of events the OCSWMD has coming up... Take a listen!... [aud...read more
Thursday (Joe Donor Field) VFW                  8 (11-4)Rotary Club       4 (7-7)**VFW: Scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning and 3 runs in the 5...read more
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This morning, Peggy and I talked about a handful of events coming up over at the Rochelle Municipal Airport. Listen here!... [audio:7171585339-PeggyRCofC.mp3]Peggy Friday[/audio]...read more
More fans will be able to celebrate the Blackhawks as they are paraded on double-decker buses through the city this morning. The city announced an expanded parade route in an effort to accommodate the...read more
Ogle County officials are still waiting for results from a toxicology report at the Illinois State crime lab to determine if any charges will be filed in the death of a Kings teen. 19-year old Anna S...read more
Jung Ho Kang clubbed a two-run homer during a three-run first inning as the Pirates held on for a 3-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Pittsburgh's scoreless streak reached 35 innings be...read more
The Cubs put up six runs in the second inning and four more in the third as they cruised to a 17-0 shutout victory over the Indians at Progressive Field. Kris Bryant launched his first career grand sl...read more
A Florida businessman and former Rochelle resident has closed on the purchase of 2 buildings in the downtown area of the Hub City. Mike McCarty wants to redevelop the Hub Theater as a performaning ar...read more
Thursday (Joe Doner Field)  (Little League) Major League Rotary Club vs VFW 5:30pm**Pre-Game Show at 5:25pm on Newstalk 1060 & wrhl.net Wednesday Rochelle Rampage (12 and Under) &nbs...read more
The Illinois Senate has approved the one-month state budget plan that's already passed the House. The budget covers essential services and also includes money for another round of worker paychecks lat...read more
The celebration of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks is set to kick off tomorrow morning. The city announced a parade will begin Thursday at 10:00 a.m., with a rally to follow at Soldie...read more
DeKalb County health officials say that mosquitoes collected in DeKalb have tested positive for West Nile Virus, and more positive tests are expected. The mosquitos that tested positive were collecte...read more
Charlie Morton and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Pirates blanked the White Sox for a second straight game, 3-0, at PNC Park. Pittsburgh won the opener 11-0 on Monday. Morton allo...read more
A Stephenson County woman accused of hoarding close to 150 animals in her home will not go to prison. Tina McKinnon pleaded guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty charges. As a result, she'll serve two ye...read more
Rochelle Township High School will have a new Head Wrestling Coach next season. Cal Ferry has resigned to take an administration position in the Harlem School district. Ferry was Head Coach for the ...read more
In a 5-0 vote last night, the Rochelle elementary board approved a 3-year tax abatement for the possibility of a new commercial greenhouse which will grow lettuce. Absent from last night's meeting wer...read more
Corey Crawford made 25 saves for the shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0, to capture their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons. Duncan Keith opened the scoring la...read more
The Pirates scored five runs in the first inning and cruised to an 11-0 win over the White Sox in Pittsburgh. Josh Harrison went 4-for-4 with three runs and an RBI for the Pirates, who cranked out 18 ...read more
NO ONE SUFFERED ANY INJURIES YESTERDAY MORNING FOLLOWING A 2-VEHICLE CRASH EAST OF ROCHELLE. THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE A SHORT TIME BEFORE 11 IN THE WEST BOUND LANE OF ROUTE 38, ABOUT A MILE EAST OF I-...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks can wrap up their third Stanley Cup title insix seasons with a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 onMonday night. Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and 2013,clinching ...read more
City officials in Rochelle continue to move forward dealing with quiet zone improvements at 10 railroad crossings in the community. Nearly 100 trains travel through the Hub City each day which has res...read more
Asdrubal Cabrera's two-run homer in the seventh lifted the Rays to a 2-1 win over the White Sox at Tropicana Field. C.J. Riefenhauser tossed a scoreless inning of relief for his first win. Kevin Jepse...read more
Charges are pending against an Amboy man following a high speed motorcycle chase with Rochelle police early yesterday morning. 21-year old Samuel Thompson eventually crashed the vehicle on Illinois 25...read more
Starlin Castro singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Cubs past the Reds 2-1 at Wrigley Field. It was Castro's second walk-off hit in as many games. Dexter Fowler tied...read more
Saturday Class 3A State Baseball Tournament (Silver Cross Field in Joliet) Championship Game Highland                 &nbs...read more
Antoine Vermette scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period of the Blackhawks' 2-1 win over the Lightning in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Finals at Amalie Arena. Vermette was assisted by Kris ...read more
Steven Souza Jr. scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the eighth as the Rays nipped the White Sox, 5-4. Souza Jr. also singled home the tying run in the frame for the Rays, who will look to ...read more
Electrical power was out for over 3 hours this morning in an area of Rochelle due to the storm.The outage was caused by high winds which broke tree limbs that fell and tore down some conductors for RM...read more
Starlin Castro hit a walk-off single to push the Cubs past the Reds, 4-3, at Wrigley Field. Castro also plated a run in the fourth inning in the victory. Miguel Montero belted a two-run homer in the s...read more
An Amboy man suffered injuries early this morning following a high speed motorcycle chase with Rochelle police. The driver eventually crashed the vehicle on Illinois 251 at Twombly Road in Hillcrest. ...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning will resume theStanley Cup Finals tonight back in the Sunshine State forGame 5. However, it remains unclear if Lightning goaltender BenBishop will suit u...read more
Joey Butler finished 3-for-5 with two RBI in Tampa Bay's 7-5 win over the White Sox at the Trop. Matt Andriese  earned his first Major League win after allowing two unearned runs over five-and-tw...read more
Eugenio Suarez hit the game-winning single in the 10th inning to push the Reds past the Cubs, 5-4, at Wrigley Field. The Reds led 3-0 after one inning, but had to scrap their way to victory. Todd Fraz...read more
Fast food restaurants have another year to comply with a federal rule that requires them to post calorie counts for the food they sell. Restaurants, bakeries and other businesses that sell prepared fo...read more
Friday Little League Baseball (Joe Donor Field) (WRHL Game) Rotary Club (8-6) vs VFW (10-4) (Postponed due to wet field)**Will be played Monday evening at 7:30pm Class 3A State Baseball Tournament&...read more
No one suffered any injuries last night following a mattress fire in a 2-story home in rural Rochelle. Smoke filled the residence a short time before 10 at 2940 South Skare Road. Rochelle Fire Chief...read more
The Stanley Cup Final is now a best-of-three. The Blackhawks will battle the Lightning tomorrow night in Game Five in Tampa. Chicago evened up the series at two games apiece with a 2-1 win in Game Fou...read more
The train horn issue, pedestrian signals and sidewalk ramps at Route 38 and Lincoln Highway, along with sanitary sewer work near the hospital tops the discussion this evening for city officials in Roc...read more
The White Sox will begin a five-game road trip tonight in Tampa against the Rays. The Southsiders will then head to Pittsburgh for the start of a four-game, home-and-home series with the Pirates. John...read more
A Rochelle man was taken into custody yesterday after he was wanted on an Ogle County warrant for the original charge of unlawful possession of dangerous drugs. 25-year old James Salazar was arrested...read more
Miguel Montero launched a three-run homer to help guide the Cubs to a 6-3 win over the Reds at Wrigley Field. Dexter Fowler belted a solo shot while Kris Bryant doubled in a run and scored once for Ch...read more
Police departments across the country are using more tasers and stun guns. New numbers recently released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics say local police departments using tasers and stun guns hav...read more
Thursday Major League (Joe Donor Field) (WRHL Game) Firemen             9 (10-4)Kiwanis Club      6 (4) (5-8)**Game called in the top of the 5th inning d...read more
Brandon Saad scored the go-ahead goal 6:22 into the third period as the Blackhawks edged the Lightning 2-1 in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago. Jonathan Toews opened the scoring in the se...read more
Local police arrested a Rochelle man yesterday afternoon who was wanted on an Ogle County warrant for the original charge of residential burglary. Taken into custody was 28-year old Dustin Hutcherson...read more
The White Sox jumped all over the Astros bullpen and finished off a three-game sweep of Houston with a 4-1 win at U.S. Cellular Field. Adam LaRoche hit a solo shot in the sixth and Geovany Soto follow...read more
The Ogle County Health Department reports that a dead bird found in Mt. Morris has tested positive for the West Nile virus. Officials say that mosquitoes become infected with the virus and then feed ...read more
Three-run homers by Miguel Montero and Chris Coghlan led the Cubs past the Tigers, 12-3, at Comerica Park. The Cubs scored four runs in the third inning and six runs in the seventh as they pounded the...read more
Wednesday Major League Baseball (Joe Donor Field) (Newstalk 1060 Game) Lions Club              14           (3-12)VFW      ...read more
The future of the "Fairways" golf course in Rochelle remains unknown at the present time. Last month, city officials approved $50,000 to help pay for expenses involving the remainder of the golf seas...read more
Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blackhawks and Lightning is tonight at the United Center. Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 3-2 win on Monday. The puck drops ton...read more
Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blackhawks and Lightning is tonight at the United Center. Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 3-2 win on Monday. The puck drops ton...read more
Jose Abreu launched a two-run homer as the White Sox doubled up the slumping Astros, 4-2, in Chicago. Melky Cabrera added a two-run double for the Sox, who will look to sweep the three-game set on Wed...read more
An Illinois appellate court has upheld a 16-million-dollar award given to the families of two people who died in a grain bin accident in Mount Carroll five years ago. The court ruled against Consolida...read more
Tech Support Scams appeared first in 2008 since then there have been thousands of individuals who have fallen victim to the scam. Originating in India, today the scam is commonly known as the “M...read more
Tuesday  (Girls Softball) Class 3A Super-Sectional At Evanston: Marengo 3 Wauconda 2(Northwestern University) Class 3A State Softball Tournament (Eastside Centre in East Peoria) Semi-Finals ...read more
Cedric Paquette scored with 3:11 left in the third period to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago. Ryan Callahan scored in the first pe...read more
Chris Sale struck out 14 to lead the White Sox past the Astros, 3-1, in the opener of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale became the first pitcher in franchise history with four straight ...read more
For the 2nd time in just over a month, a request by Hillcrest Village Board President Steve Dodson to change attorneys has been rejected. Dodson introduced the proposal last night to have Doug Henry ...read more
The Cubs open a two-game Interleague series with the Tigers tonight in Detroit. Jon Lester is slated to be on the mound for Chicago. The Tigers will counter with Anibal Sanchez. First-pitch is at 7:08...read more
A non-profit organization that has been involved in economic development since 1979 continues to help the City of Rochelle dealing with future businesses. The Greater Rochelle Economic Development Co...read more
The quality of Illinois's finances are being placed dead last in the country. Research done for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranked Illinois 50th place for its fiscal health in 2013....read more
J.D. Martinez homered and plated three as the Tigers turned back the White Sox, 6-4, in the rubber match of a three-game set in Chicago. Yoenis Cespedes also went deep and drove in two for Detroit, wh...read more
The Cubs pounded out 14 hits in a 6-3 victory over the Nationals in Washington. Chris Coghlan and Starlin Castro each plated a pair of runs, while Jonathan Herrera added an RBI single in the fourth. K...read more
Village officials in Creston approved the appropriation last night dealing with the financial picture for the next fiscal year. There was a small increase in the figure from a year ago. Village Presi...read more
Saturday  (Baseball) Boys Class 1A State Baseball Tournament (Dpzer Park in Peoria Championship Game Cobden        9 (27-6)Okawville     3 3rd Place Ga...read more
Flooding is causing a large amount of damage in the urban areas of Illinois. The IDNR released a report that shows flooding has caused more than two-point-three-billion-dollars worth of damage to urba...read more
Jason Garrison's power-play goal with 11:11 left in the third lifted the Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final. Cedric Paquette scored in the first period, wh...read more
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ByronFest in Byron gets underway tomorrow and goes till Sunday, one of the big highlights of this years event is headliner Country star Mo Pitney, Mo will play The Coyote Festival Stage Saturday night...read more
David Price racked up 11 strikeouts in a one-run complete game to lead the Tigers past the White Sox, 7-1, at U.S. Cellular Field. Price improved to 5-and-2 with the victory to help Detroit end an eig...read more
Two candidates will be battling it out to see who will replace former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock. Voters in the Eighteenth Congressional District chose Republican State Senator Darin LaHood and ...read more
The Blackhawks look to take a 2-0 lead on the Lightning in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final tonight in Tampa. The 'Hawks scored a pair of late third period goals to pull out a 2-1 win in Game One on ...read more
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ByronFest gets underway Thursday night in Byron, with events all weekend long, Deanna Mershon, the Executive Director of the chamber joined The Coyote's Kris Wexell this morning to talk all about the ...read more
Alex Wilson hit Avisail Garcia with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the White Sox a 4-3 win over the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field. Garcia went deep in the seventh and Adam LaRoche ...read more
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I had a great conversation this morning with Joanie about the efforts to curb e-cig use in the county and the ordinance to ban their use in public spaces. Take a listen!.... [audio:70715102809-Joanie...read more
Danny Espinosa hit a three-run homer and scored twice as the Nationals knocked off the Cubs, 7-5, at Nationals Park. Wilson Ramos and Dan Uggla doubled in runs to help Washington stop a three-game ski...read more
The Rochelle Planning and Zoning Commission recommended to city officials last night that they amend the zoning ordinance dealing with future commercial greenhouses. Mightyvine is currently building ...read more
Boys Class 1A State Baseball Tournament (Dozer Park in Peoria)  (Baseball) Semi-Finals Cobden 6 Fulton 2Okawville 5 Okaw Valley (Bethony) 3 **3rd Place Game: Fulton vs Okaw Valley**Championshi...read more
A Forreston man escaped serious injuries yesterday evening after he crashed the pick-up truck he was driving in Ogle County. The accident took place a short time after 7 in the 10,000 block of North ...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks are three wins away from their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored 1:58 apart late in the third period to lift the 'Hawks to a 2-1 win...read more
The Southsiders reeled off six runs in the second inning in a 9-2 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Carlos Sanchez and Adam Eaton each plated two runs on base hits in the second frame, and Jose...read more
Baseball WednesdayClass 3A SectionalsAt Sycamore: Belvidere North 6 Kaneland 5At Metamora: Geneseo 12 Bartonville Limestone 4Class 4A SectionalAt Cary Grove: Jacobs 7 DeKalbSoftballClass 3A Sectional...read more
Several hundred area residents attended a dedication ceremony Saturday for the new Rochelle Veterans War Memorial. Following several years of planning, the memorial is located at the Lawnridge Cemete...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police continue to  look for a male driver of a car following a high speed chase which resulted in a crash in Hillcrest early Sunday morning.The vehicle chase took place on ...read more
Joey Gallo went 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs and four RBI in his MLB debut as the Rangers routed the White Sox, 15-2. Carlos Corporan replaced an injured Robinson Chirinos in the third and homered...read more
The city of Chicago is coming off another violent Fourth of July holiday. At least nine people were killed and another 47 were hurt in shootings since Thursday evening. The violence was down from las...read more
Softball :Class 3A SectionalsAt Belvidere North: Burlington Central 2 Sterling 0At Dunlap: Bloomington 4 Rock Island Alleman 0At Lombard: Kaneland 11 Montini 5At Morris: Joliet Catholic 3 Morris 2Clas...read more
1 of the Mad Bomber technicians suffered minor burns and a lower leg injury the night of July 4th at the Kirkland Lions Club fireworks show. The incident took place when 1 of the cylinders used to ex...read more
Class 1A Super-SectionalAt Lisle: Fulton 17 Illinois Lutheran 4 (5)(Crete)Class 2A Super-SectionalsAt Rock Island: Rockford Christian 6 Illini West 5(Augustana College) **Winning run scored on a bases...read more
East Peoria Class 2A Super-Sectional (Illinois Central College)Brimfield-Elmwood 3 (31-5-1)Stillman Valley 0 (34-5)**Brimfield: Plays Kankakee Bishop McNamara Friday in the Semi-Finals of Class 2AGirl...read more
The 52nd Annual "Let Freedom Ring" festival continues today in the village of Mt. Morris for area residents to enjoy. Numerous events are scheduled for all ages. Today's Activities **Food Court 11a...read more
Monday  (Girls Softball) Morrison Class 2A Sectional (Championshio Game) Stillman Valley 8 (34-4)Morrison          4**Stillman Valley: Play Brimfield-Elmwood (30-5-1) T...read more
Freeport Class 3A Regional (Championship Game) (Hustle Field) Rock Falls      13            (23-10)Rochelle  ...read more
Several events have been scheduled for today in Rochelle as area residents celebrate the July 4th holiday. The annual parade begins at 10 at City Hall. It will travel on 7th Avenue and then on Lincol...read more
The White Sox open a three-game series with the Rangers tonight in Texas. Jeff Samardzija  is scheduled to be on the hill for the Sox. Texas will counter will Colby Lewis. First-pitch is at 7:05....read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested a Wisconsin man last night following a vehicle chase on Route 64. Reports indicate that sheriff's police attempted to stop a 2000 Chevy Silverado driven by 30-ye...read more
John Danks went the distance as the White Sox blanked the Astros, 6-0, in the rubber match of a three-game set in Houston. Danks allowed 10 hits, but fanned six to improve to 3-and-4. Adam LaRoche hom...read more
The 52nd Annual "Let Freedom Ring" festival continues today and runs through Sunday in the village of Mt. Morris for area residents to enjoy. Numerous events are scheduled for all ages. Today's Even...read more
David Ross' wind-aided RBI single in the bottom of the 11th pushed the Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Royals at Wrigley Field. Ross' pop-up landed between a pair of Royals in shallow left to give Chicago ...read more
Saturday Boys Class 2A State Track Meet (O'Brien Stadium in Charleston) (Eastern Illinois University) Finals **Rochelle:    Colfay Pointer  (Jr.)       ...read more
A 38-year old woman from Bartlett missed her mark at Rochelle Municipal Airport while skydiving which resulted in a leg injury. The incident took place at around 1:45 yesterday afternoon as the skydi...read more
Saturday Boys Class 1A State Track Meet (O'Brien Stadium in Charleston) (Eastern Illinois Univsrity) Finals **Byron:          Austin McCarey         &nb...read more
The 52nd Annual "Let Freedom Ring" festival continues today and runs through Sunday in the village of Mt. Morris for area residents to enjoy. Numerous events are scheduled for all ages. The Farmer's...read more
The Blackhawks clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Final with a 5-3 win over the Ducks in Game Seven of the Western Conference finals in Anaheim. Jonathan Toews  scored twice in the first, Brandon...read more
The state of Illinois has room for 21 more years worth of trash. The Illinois EPA's annual landfill report shows the state has 39 active landfills that took in more than 44-million cubic yards of wast...read more
Dallas Keuchel  fired a four-hitter as the Astros shutout the White Sox, 3-0, in Houston. Keuchel struck out 11 and walked none in the 113-pitch gem. Keuchel is now 7-and-1 with a 1.76 ERA. Evan ...read more
Boys Class 2A State Track Meet (O'Brien Stadium in Charleston) (Eastern Illinois University) Finals **Rochelle: Colfay Pointer (Jr.)     400 (:50.29)     6th Best Time ...read more
Victims of last week's tornadoes and severe weather are being given an extension to file tax returns. Governor Rauner says people affected in parts of Grundy and Lee counties have until the end of the...read more
Friday  Baseball) Class 3A Regional At Belvidere North: Genoa-Kingston 3 Belvidere 2 Girls Softball Classs 3A Regionals  (Championship Games)At Chillicothe:      ...read more
June's rain levels are now officially in the record books. State climatologist Jim Angel says the statewide average precipitation last month in Illinois was nine-point-53-inches, making it the wettest...read more
Gordon Beckham tied the game late with a homer, and Geovany Soto put the White Sox ahead for good in a 6-3, 11-inning win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Beckham's solo shot made the game 3-3 in ...read more
Illinois lawmakers are beginning the 2016 fiscal year without a budget. The General Assembly couldn't agree on a deal yesterday in order to avoid a possible government shutdown. Governor Rauner told a...read more
Thursday Freeport Class 3A Regional (Semi-Finals) Rochelle                9 (14-12)Freeport     &n...read more
Thursday Boys Class 1A State Track Meet (O'Brien Stadium in Charleston) (Eastern Illinois University) Saturday's Finals **Byron: Austin McCarey         800 (...read more
 Last month keeps inching closer to producing the most rain in the history of Illinois.  State climatologist Jim Angel says through Monday, the statewide average rainfall of nine-point-37 in...read more
The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday.Thibodeau spent the past five seasons as the team's head coach andled the Bulls to a record of 255-139. Chicago reached the playoffsin each...read more
A 10-year old boy from Rochelle suffered injuries yesterday afternoon after the bike he was riding was struck by a car. Police say that Andrew Baiocco was traveling southbound on Washington Street at...read more
The Orioles and White Sox split their doubleheader from Camden Yards. Violent riots in Baltimore forced each game to be postponed last month. Chris Sale dominated the O's in game one, throwing seven-a...read more
Wednesday  (Girls Softball) Sterling Class 3A Regional Sterling                10 (25-8)Rochelle   &nbs...read more
Wednesday  (Baseball) Class 3A Regionals At Freeport: Rock Falls 12 Dixon 3At Hampshire: Kaneland 7 Burlington Central 5At Ottawa: Pontiac 10 Ottawa 0       &...read more
3 people suffered injuries yesterday afternoon following a chain reaction crash on I-39 which involved 2 semi-trucks and 3 cars. The accident took place a short time before 3:15 in the rain about 4 m...read more
Adam LaRoche and Gordon Beckham drove in runs in the top of the 10th inning to lift the White Sox past the Blue Jays 5-3 at Rogers Centre. Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and J.B. Shuck ...read more
An Amboy man is back on the streets today after being arrested on drug charges Sunday night during a traffic stop in the 13 thousand block of East Holcomb Road in Ogle County. 45-year old Bart Larsen...read more
Tuesday Sterling Class 3A Regional (Reynolds Field in Dixon) Rochelle            6 (3-30)Dixon            &n...read more
Tuesday  Girls Softball) Class 3A Regionals Postponed (Will be played on Wednesday) At Genoa-Kingston: Burlington Central vs Genoa-KingstonAt Chillicothe: Rock Island Alleman vs Galesburg ...read more
Addison Russell's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth gave the Cubs a 3-2, walk-off win over the Nationals. Dexter Fowler drilled a solo homer in the first, while Kris Bryant belted a game-tying sol...read more
Ogle County Sheriff's Police arrested an Amboy man last night on drug charges following a traffic stop in the 13 thousand block of East Holcomb Road. 45-year old Bart Larsen was arrested on the charg...read more
People in Illinois are experiencing record levels of rain this month. State climatologist Jim Angel says as of Saturday, the statewide average rainfall of eight-point-91 inches makes this June the wet...read more
Monday  (Girls Softball) Class 3A Regionals Rochelle (2-30) at Dixon (4-25) (Postponed due to field conditions)     **Pre-Game Show at 4:20pm Tuesday on Newstalk 1060 and wr...read more
Drew Hutchinson went the distance as the Blue Jays blanked the White Sox, 6-0, in the opener of a three-game set in Toronto. Hutchinson fanned eight while scattering four hits and walking none to impr...read more
Woodhaven Lakes camping resort in Sublette opened for the 1st time Saturday to the public since the area was hit last Monday night by a tornado. The campground has 6,144 lots and around 300 were occu...read more
Wilson Ramos' sixth-inning solo homer held up as the Nationals nipped the Cubs 2-1 in the first-of-three from Wrigley Field. Denard Span went deep to open the game for Washington, which has won eight ...read more
A 47-year old man suffered injuries last night after he crashed his motorcycle west of Rochelle. The accident took place a short time after 8:30 on Route 38 near Center Road. Reports indicate that t...read more
Brian Dozier opened and closed the scoring with home runs in the Twins' 8-1 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Dozier hit a solo shot in the first inning, and finished the scoring with a three-run sho...read more
Rochelle has 2 All-Americans again at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships held in Canton, New York. Michelle Dobbs, a Sophomore at the University of Chicago, finished in 4th place tod...read more
Woodhaven Lakes camping resort in Sublette will be open for the 1st time today to the public since the area was hit last Monday night by a tornado. The campground has 6,144 lots and around 300 were o...read more
Monday Girls Softball:  Rochelle at Dixon (Class 3A Regional)  Postponed due to field conditions    **Will be played on Tuesday at 4:30. Pre-Game Show at 4:20 on Newstalk 1060 &a...read more
Progress continues to be made on a commercial greenhouse on the west side of Rochellle which eventually will have tomatoes growing 12 months out of the year. Mightyvine is building a 7.5 acre facilit...read more
The Blackhawks and Ducks went to overtime for the second time this series with Chicago grabbing a 5-4 victory in Game Four from the United Center. Antoine Vermette  netted the game-winner in doub...read more
Anthony Rizzo belted a three-run home run in the top of the ninth to give the Cubs a 9-6 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Rizzo added a bases clearing double in the fifth and finished wit...read more
Friday  (Boys Track) Sterling Class 2A SectionalTeam Standings1) Burlington Central: 87 pts2) Kaneland: 74 pts3) Freeport: 68 pts4) Sycamore: 61 pts5) Rochelle: 47 pts7) Winnebago: 35 pts14) Sti...read more
Friday) Byron Class 1A Sectional  (Boys Track) Team Standings 1) Byron: 125 pts (2nd year in a row)2) Polo-Forreston: 119 pts3) Pecatonica: 59 pts4) Oregon: 51 pts 10) AFC: 16 pts State Qual...read more
2 Rockford residents suffered serious injuries last night in rural Byron following a single vehicle crash. They were both ejected from the car. The accident took place on Route 2, about 3 miles north...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks return to the ice tonight with Game #4 of the Western Conference Finals against Anaheim. The Ducks took at 2-1 lead in the series Thursday night following a 2-1 win at the Unit...read more
The battle to put together a state budget keeps getting more heated. Governor Bruce Rauner announced yesterday that he is vetoing the proposed budget sent to him that he claims is nearly four-billion-...read more
 J.B. Schuck's sac-fly RBI in the eighth lifted the White Sox to a 3-2 win over the Twins in the opener of a three-game set in Chicago. Geovany Soto smacked a two-run double in the fourth for the...read more
A Clare man suffered fatal injuries yesterday morning following a 2-vehicle crash in rural DeKalb that involved a Rochelle woman. Pronounced dead at a Rockford hospital was 67-year old Donald Weaver....read more
Thursday (At DeKalb) DeKalb      10Rochelle      0 (5) (2-29)**DeKalb: Had 3 pitchers throw a No-Hitter vs Rochelle**Jenna Feltes (RTHS): Losing pitcher**Roche...read more
Electrical power was lost for around an hour and a half yesterday morning in Rochelle. The outage included the downtown area along with Newstalk 1060 and "The Coyote". The problem was centered aroun...read more
Thursday Girls Class 1A State Track Meet (O'Brien Stadium in Charleston) (Eastern Illinois University) Finals **Amboy: Erika Zimmerlein 200 (:26.09) 9th best time      &nb...read more
Illinois residents affected by Monday's tornadoes are being warned about possible home repair scams. Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced this week that people should be on the lookout for con arti...read more
Simon Despres' goal with 54.2-seconds left in the second period held up as the Ducks clipped the Blackhawks 2-1 in Game Three of the Western Conference finals at the United Center. Patrick Maroon tall...read more
Danny Salazar tossed six shutout innings with eight strikeouts helping the Indians beat the White Sox, 5-2, at U.S. Cellular Field. Salazar improved to 5-and-1 as Cleveland took three of four from Chi...read more
Electrical power was lost for around an hour and a half today in Rochelle. The outage included the downtown area along with Newstalk 1060 and "The Coyote". The problem was centered around the older ...read more
Wednesday  (Girls Soccer) Class 1A Sectional At Byron: Dixon 2 Rockford Lutheran 0               Rock Island Alleman 5 Stil...read more
Shaun Marcum won his first start in the majors since 2013 as the Indians beat the White Sox, 4-3- at U.S. Cellular Field. Marcum pitched six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts....read more
The new Ogle County ordinance goes into effect July 1st as it expands the Smoke-free Illinois Act to include e-cigarettes, which bans their use in places where traditional smoking products are also pr...read more
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The Henry County Fair in Cambridge is in full swing this week and, tomorrow night (Friday 6/26/15) Country star Chris Cagle will perform with the Cal Stage Band starting at 7:30pm. Cagle has had sever...read more
Tuesday (At LaSalle-Peru)  (Baseball) LaSalle-Peru       9Rochelle             8 (13-11), (5-7)**Rochell...read more
Jackie Robinson West is suing to have its Little League World Series title restored. Team officials say Little League International knew where the Chicago-area players lived and from where they were r...read more
Tuesday  (Girls Softball) Class 2A Regionals At Byron: Stillman Valley 2 Forreston-Polo 0                 **Allis...read more
DeKalb County officials say that a Kingston man died last night when the motorcyle he was riding struck a deer. 51-year old James Wilson suffered fatal injuries from the incident. Reports indicate t...read more
Marcus Kruger scored the winning goal with 3:48 left in the third overtime to lift the Blackhawks past the Ducks 3-2 in Game Two of the Western Conference Final in Anaheim. Andrew Shaw's goal at the 1...read more
The clean-up continues today for sections of Lee County which was struck by a tornado Monday night. The hardest hit area was the Woodhaven Lakes private camping resort in Sublette. 1 person suffered ...read more
Trevor Bauer held the White Sox lineup in check as the Indians won 3-1 from U.S. Cellular Field. Bauer gave up four hits and one run over seven-and-a-third innings to earn the win. Brandon Moss homere...read more
2 truck drivers suffered injuries yesterday afternoon after 3 semi's collided in a chain-reaction crash on I-39 in rural Rochelle. The accident took place near the construction zone area in the south...read more
Monday  (Baseball) Rochelle at LaSalle-Peru  (Postponed due to wet field conditions)     **Will be played on Tuesday Softball (At Genoa) Genoa-Kingston   &...read more
Monday  (Baseball)Rochelle at LaSalle-Peru  (Postponed due to field conditions)   **Will be played todayForreston-Polo        1  (29-5) &nbs...read more
Carlos Sanchez hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to give the White Sox a 2-1 win over the Indians at U.S. Cellular Field. Chris Sale pitched eight innings of one-run ball with seven ...read more
The Blackhawks battle the Ducks in Game Two of the Western Conference finals tonight in Anaheim. The Ducks grabbed a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 4-1 win on Sunday. The puck drops at 8:00....read more
The Henry County Fair in Cambridge kicked off today in Cambridge, with a jammed pack grandstand for the queen contests, Miss, Jr. Miss and Little Miss competions. In the Miss competion, 2nd runner up ...read more
 Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Ducks to a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks in Game One of the Western Conference finals. Nate Thompson, Hampus Lindholm and Jakob Silfverberg had a goa...read more
For the 2nd time in the past 2 months, a tornado hit the area causing damage to a community. The twister struck a short time after 8 at Woodhaven Lakes in Sublette. The private camping resort is loca...read more
The White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the A's behind Jeff Samardzija's [[ suh-MAR-jah ]] gem in a 7-3 win in Oakland. Samardzija pitched eight innings, striking out five to get the victory. Av...read more
Dale Meyers and Doug Zuehl from Gredco Following a 6-1 vote last night, city officials in Rochelle approved $50,000 for operations involving the remaining portion of the season at Fairways Golf Cours...read more
A.J. Burnett tossed seven scoreless innings as the Pirates blanked the Cubs, 3-0, in Chicago. Burnett fanned seven en route to improving to 3-and-1. The veteran is the first Pirate since 1900 to allow...read more
Saturday State Bass Fishing Tournament (Carlyle Lake) Final Team Standings (Friday and Saturday)                 &nbs...read more
During last night's Rochelle City Council meeting, Engineer Sam Tesreau talked about the sidewalk program for this summer. The sidewalk and curb and gutter work will be done on School and Irene Avenu...read more
Saturday  (Baseball) Rochelle at Plano  (DH)   (Postponed due to rain and wet field conditions)Somonauk        11       &nbs...read more
A Sterling woman suffered fatal injuries yesterday afternoon following a 2-vehicle crash in rural Polo. Pronounced dead at the scene was 33-year old Alisha Terronez. Reports indicate that the collis...read more
Two runs in the seventh inning put the White Sox ahead for good in a 4-3 win over the A's in Oakland. With the game tied at two in the seventh inning, Melky Cabrera plated the go-ahead run on a single...read more
Starlin Castro scored the winning run when right fielder Gregory Polanco fell down trying to catch Matt Szczur's  pop fly in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Cubs outlasted the Pirates 11-10 ...read more
Galena Class 2A Sectional (River Ridge High School)  (Girls Track) Team Standings 1) Kaneland: 119.3 pts2) Erie: 65 pts3) Rockford Boylan: 61 pts 9) Winnebago: 21 pts14) Rochelle: 4 pts (15 Sc...read more
Construction of Rochelle Community Hospital’s new medical office building will begin today. The entire construction area will be fenced in which includes the Family HealthCare Center parking lot...read more
Oregon Class 1A Sectional  (Girls Track) Team Standings 1) Byron: 109 pts (11th Straight Sectional Title)2) Oregon: 75 pts3) Pecatonica: 82 pts 10) Polo-Forreston and Rockford Lutheran: 22 pts...read more
Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior is expected to be released from a Baltimore Halfway House today. Multiple outlets are reporting that Jackson will serve the remainder of his prison te...read more
The White Sox scored five runs in the seventh inning to rally for a 7-6 win over the A's in the opener of a three-game set in Oakland. Adam LaRoche and Avisail Garcia each drilled two-run doubles in t...read more
1 person is dead following a 2-vehicle head-on collision just north of Dixon yesterday afternoon. Pronounced dead at the scene was 20-year old Zachery Brokaw. Report indicate that Brokaw was traveli...read more
Starlin Castro scored the winning run when right fielder Gregory Polanco fell down trying to catch Matt Szczur's  pop fly in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Cubs outlasted the Pirates 11-10 ...read more
Construction of Rochelle Community Hospital’s new medical office building will begin on Monday. The entire construction area will be fenced in which includes the Family HealthCare Center parking...read more
Thursday (Gartner Park in Sterling)  (Baseball) Rochelle        1Sterling         0**Game suspended after 3 innings due to the rain and wet field &nb...read more
Cost damage is estimated to be around $50,000 following a garage fire yesterday morning in Steward. The blaze took place at 1811 Locust Road a short time before 10. When fire crews from Rochelle and...read more
Thursday  (Baseball) Rockford Lutheran 11 Oregon 0Durand-Pecatonica 3 Freeport Aquin 0Serena 11 Amboy 0 (5)DeKalb 4 Sycamore 3Yorkville 6 Morris 4Marengo 10 Genoa-Kingston 3 Softball Stillman ...read more
The Cavaliers punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals. Cleveland destroyed the Bulls, 94-73, to take Game Six at the United Center and end their Eastern Conference semifinals series with...read more
Progress may be moving slow, but the recovery process continues for victims of the tornado in Ogle Conty that hit on April 9th. The Long Term Recovery Commitee has been working with 79 families from ...read more
A passed ball by Anthony Recker allowed the go-ahead run to score in the seventh inning and the Cubs held on for a 6-5 win over the Mets at Wrigley Field. Rookie Kris Bryant's RBI single capped a four...read more
Twelve people in Chicago are charged in the biggest Medicare fraud takedown in history. Prosecutors say there's charges against more than 240 individuals nationwide, including 46 doctors as a result o...read more
The Bulls look to stave off elimination when they face the Cavaliers tonight in Game Six of their East semifinal series at the United Center. The Cavs have won the last two games to take a 3-2 lead in...read more
2 individuals suffered injuries yesterday afternoon following a crash involving an army convoy near Rochelle on I-39. The accident took place a short time after 1. Reports indicate that the army con...read more
Avisail Garcia and Adam LaRoche hit back-to-back solo homers during a three-run first inning as the White Sox went on to beat the Brewers 4-2 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Miller Park....read more
Wednesday  (Girls Soccer) Class 1A Regionals At Stillman Valley: Winnebago 2 Byron 1                  &...read more
DeKalb County officials say that no charges will be filed against a Genoa woman after she stabbed to death her husband on May 14th. They say that Kendra Burno acted in self defense involving the alter...read more
Monday (Gartner Park in Sterling) Rochelle           9 (11-10), (3-6)Sterling            8**Rochelle: 3rd straight win*...read more
Tuesday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex)  (Baseball) Rochelle           14         (12-10), (4-6)Sterling   &n...read more
Progress continues to be made for the families who suffered damage from the tornado which struck the area on April 9th. Homes were destroyed or damaged in a rural Rochelle subdivision along with prop...read more
A vintage LeBron James performance lifted the Cavaliers to a 106-101 win over the Bulls in Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena. James followed up his buzzer-beater in...read more
A Rochelle man was back in Ogle County court yesterday for a preliminary hearing after being arrested twice in the past 7 months on drug charges. 24-year old Shane Albers remains in jail in lieu of a...read more
Chris Sale struck out 11 over eight strong innings to lead the White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Sale allowed two runs and three hits en route to improving to 3-and-1. David Robert...read more
In a sad note in the news today, former Flagg-Township Supervisor and Rochelle City Clerk, John Havens, passed away at his home this week. He was 90 years old. John was City Clerk in Rochelle for 25 ...read more
Tuesday  (Girls Soccer) Class 1A Regionals At Stillman Valley: Stillman Valley 7 Galena 0                 &n...read more
Monday  (Baseball) Warren-Stockton 4 Byron 3Freeport Aquin 6 Orangeville 2West Carroll 6 Milledgeville 2Erie-Prophetstown 8 Eastland 7 (12)Hall 9 Sterling Newman 4Pecatonica 10 Dakota 0 (5)Rockf...read more
With the possibility of a partial state government shutdown on July 1, Democrat leaders in the General Assembly say they're ready to send Governor Rauner the budget bills they've passed next week. Gov...read more
The Bulls and Cavaliers collide in a pivotal Game Five tonight in Cleveland. The Cavs evened the best-of-seven set with an 86-84 victory in Game Four on Sunday. Pau Gasol is expected to miss his secon...read more
State and area officials are urging Illinois residents to stay safe around flood waters with more rain expected to fall this week. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is preparing for potential r...read more
After blowing a 7-2 fifth-inning lead, Elian Herrera clubbed a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Brewers past the White Sox 10-7 at Miller Park. Khris Davis added a pinch-...read more
A Rockford man convicted of murdering a high school friend in the summer of 2014 has received his second life in prison sentence. A judge sentenced Terence Doddy Tuesday after pleading guilty to beati...read more
LeBron James buried a corner jumper at the buzzer to give the Cavaliers an 86-84 win over the Bulls in Game Four of their semifinal series in Chicago. James' game-winner came a game after Derrick Rose...read more
Ogle County officials continue to move forward in the removal of 5 underground storage tanks along with the building at 501 West Washington Street in Oregon. A restaurant had been in business at the l...read more
The Chicago Blackhawks will play Anaheim in the Western Conference Finals. The Ducks eliminated Calgary last night 3-2 in overtime. They win the series 4-1. When the Western Conference Finals will b...read more
No one suffered any injuries yesterday afternoon when a 5-car Canadian Pacific freight train derailed in Davis Junction. 4 of the cars went off the track near the intersection of 11th Street and Edson...read more
Saturday (Doug Creason Athletic Complex) Game #1 Rochelle                       11Rockfo...read more
Saturday  (Baseball) Oregon 6 9      Genoa-Kingston 5 13 (Split)Forreston-Polo 6 5      Lena-Winslow 3 2    **Cardinals: (27-5)Sy...read more
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Rock River in OgleCounty until Thursday Afternoon. The Rock River will rise to 11.1 feet. Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle is imple...read more
The Chicago Bulls look to take a 3-1 lead in their playoff series today with Cleveland when they host the Cavaliers at the United Center. The Bulls won Game #3 on Friday when Derrick Rose banked in a...read more
The White Sox and the Reds split a inter-league double-header from U.S. Cellular Field. Johnny Cueto got the win in a 10-4, game one victory for Cincy. Cueto pitched eight-and-one-third innings and wh...