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  • Kish College to offer new medical assistant program

    Kishwaukee College will offer a new Medical Assistant certificate program pending approval from the Illinois Community College Board. The new program will meet the demand for more certified medical assistants in the college district.

  • Making a clear path

    Thanks to the city’s annual Pedestrian Network Replacement program, citizens walking along Main Street and other high-traffic neighborhoods will be noticing nice new, smooth, flat sidewalks this summer. The work will start by the end May and this year there are many upgrades planned, with the city’s main focus on the sidewalks running through downtown.

  • Get ready to party

    Residents of Rochelle may want to mark June 22 on their calendars this summer, for the first ever Downtown Block Party.

  • School, city reach TIF agreement

    he Rochelle School District 231 Board of Education approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Rochelle regarding the Northern Gateway TIF District during the board’s monthly meeting at Rochelle Middle School on Tuesday. The City of Rochelle created the Northern Gateway TIF District last year.

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Paint recycling, paper shredding event set in Oregon

County gives guidelines for those taking advantage of May 18 service.

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Rochelle city, chamber officials testify at second hearing over transmission line sale

Claims made that ComEd interferred with NextEra agreement.

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Greene named History Teacher of the Year

Tammy Greene has a passion for teaching history.

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Softball: O'Rorke leads Rochelle to road win at Dixon

If there’s one softball squad that always seems to match up well with the Rochelle varsity softball team, it’s the Dixon Duchesses. The Lady Hubs topped Dixon twice during the 2018 season, and the two teams met for a third time in two years during nonconference play on Tuesday.

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Fall Horse Expo set at Ogle County Fairgrounds

Event to be held Oct. 12-13.

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Giving students an edge in global society

At Rochelle Township High School there is great pride in preparing students for their tomorrow and realistically, that means preparing students for life in the 21st Century and a global society.

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Gospel quartet to play Fifth Friday Music show May 31

In their 29th year of ministry the well-known, and very popular, Gospel Quartet “The Assemblymen” will be appearing at Franklin Grove’s historic H.I. Lincoln building at 7 p.m. on May 31.

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Event raises funds for Oregon's Serenity Shed

The Hunt Club in Oregon recently hosted a fundraiser for The Serenity Shed and raised more than $1,500.

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Good luck on your next chapter, graduates

Graduation day…what can I say that hasn’t been said by parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, aunts, uncles and hundreds of other people? You are beginning a new journey, one that will take you amazing places.

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Important factors about taxes

Regarding the guest column published Wednesday about Illinois’ “Fair Tax” proposals, while there are many very true comments in this column, there are some very important factors that are left out. And as an educator and researcher in the area of taxation, I feel are very important to keep them in mind when voters go to the polls.

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    New Innovation Challenge coming to Kish College Oct. 17

    Kishwaukee College, The Rochelle Retail Advisory Board, and The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College are proud to offer the Innovation Challenge, an exciting, new opportunity for local entrepreneurs and business owners. Entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to present their business ideas to a panel of judges and compete for prizes.

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    Open house set to discuss Byron nuke plant performance

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2018 safety performance of the Byron nuclear power station, operated by Exelon Generation Co., during an open house on May 28, in Byron.

  • Obituaries

    Virgil Cole

    A Graveside Service for Virgil L. Cole of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23 at Lawnridge Cemetery, in Rochelle.

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    Edna Johnson

    Edna M. Johnson, 92, of Tonica, passed away May 17, 2019 in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

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    Boys Tennis: Hubs host IHSA Class 1A Rochelle Sectional

    Rochelle Township High School hosted the IHSA Class 1A Sectional at Sterling’s Westwood Sports Complex this past Friday and Saturday. The event was moved due to poor weather conditions. The Hubs tied for eighth place at the sectional with zero points, finishing scoreless alongside Rock Falls and Mendota.

  • Obituaries

    Roberto Cobos

    Roberto Cobos, 58, passed away at home in Rochelle Thursday, May 16, 2019.

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    KB Tough Run June 29

    The 8th Annual KB Tough Run has been scheduled for Saturday, June 29, and will be held at the White Pines Ranch in Oregon.

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    Baseball: Walks hurt Hubs in loss at Dixon

    The Rochelle varsity baseball team sent four pitchers to the mound against Dixon on Tuesday, but the Hubs were unable to locate the strike zone, walking nine Dukes over six innings thrown and conceding their late lead to fall by a final score of 4-3. Rochelle dropped to 15-7 overall with the loss.

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Irish eyes were smiling

Community celebrated Irish heritage last Saturday.


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