• State FFA degrees earned by five Hubs

    On Feb. 10, a handful of Rochelle Township High School FFA members interviewed for the prestigious State FFA Degree.

  • Woman struck by train identified

    Ogle County officials released the name of the Rochelle woman who was killed Monday afternoon after being struck by a train.

  • Statehouse leaders react to Rauner’s budget address

    Critics of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address say the proposal to shift the cost of pensions to school districts and universities will bring about a massive property tax increase. State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said Wednesday’s budget address was the worst proposal to date because it uses the tax increase imposed on taxpayers last year.

  • Money available for income eligible students

    At least 12 scholarships will be awarded by Tri-County Opportunities Council to income eligible students residing in the agency’s service area.

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Rochelle's Colbert active in the community

Being a member on several boards, committees, and volunteer work hasn’t slowed Bobbie Colbert a bit.

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Young students at Rochelle’s elementary schools had a glimpse into some real life occupations Friday morning.

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Shank receives award, scholarship at EIU

Ben Shank, of Rochelle, a senior at Eastern Illinois University, was recently recognized with a certificate for academic scholarship, leadership skills and program commitment during a special awards ceremony held on Dec. 16 in Lantz Gymnasium at EIU.

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County hosting electronic recycling drop-off event

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will conduct the monthly electronics recycling drop-off event on Friday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The collection occurs at the county annex building at 909 Pines Road in Oregon, just west of IL Route 2.

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City receives financial excellence award

For the fourth year in a row, the City of Rochelle has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year 2016 by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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