• 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.

  • New store being built

    The ‘Hub City’ will soon be getting a new convenience store as Rochelle City Council members approved a preliminary and final plat proposed by a local developer.

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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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Jenkins, McNeilly receive 2019 John C. Roberts Community Service Award

Kishwaukee College named Dr. Norman Jenkins, former president of Kishwaukee College, and Dr. Diane McNeilly, former vicepresident of instruction at Kishwaukee College, as the recipients of the 2019 John C. Roberts Community Service Award. The couple received the award at spring commencement on Saturday, May 18.

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Open house planned for Arwood’s 8oth

Harriet (Hayenga) Arwood will be celebrating her 80th birthday on May 22.

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Demmer named “Champion of Innovation”

Recently in Springfield, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) received the TechNet Champion of Innovation award. TechNet, a national bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives, promotes the growth of the innovation economy.

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Is the ‘Fair Tax’ really fair?

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is a man who was born rich and will die rich. The heir to Hyatt hotel fortune would have us believe he wants to rewrite the state constitution to raise income taxes just on swells like himself — and nobody else.

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Reflects on park board tenure

I have enjoyed my eight years serving on the park board and I believe there have been many improvements and accomplishments during that time period.

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  • 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.

  • Local Sports

    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.

  • Obituaries

    Lyle Dalen

    Lyle Edward Dalen, 67, of Rochelle, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

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    Baseball: Rochelle clinches series victory over LaSalle-Peru

    The Rochelle varsity baseball team picked conference play back up against LaSalle-Peru on Monday, with the Hubs hanging on to defeat the Cavaliers by a score of 7-5 to improve to 15-6 overall and 6-5 in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West. Senior Brandon Johnson pitched six innings and struck out eight batters.

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Irish eyes were smiling

Community celebrated Irish heritage last Saturday.

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