• Open house set for grantees

    The Rochelle Area Community Foundation has selected 26 applicants to receive a total of $61,500 in grant distributions for 2019.

  • Drug Court hosting dinner May 2

    In celebration of National Drug Court Month, Ogle County New Horizons Specialty Courts will hold its Annual Drug Court Awareness Dinner on Thursday, May 2 at Salt 251, 531 S. 7th St, Rochelle, from 6-8 p.m.

  • Final dialogue discussion April 24

    Kishwaukee College professors will facilitate the final forum in The Dialogues series for the semester.

  • Society's annual banquet April 28

    The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County’s annual banquet will be held at the Lorado Taft Field Campus, 1414 N. River Rd., Oregon, on Sunday, April 28.

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Police ID woman hit by train

Rochelle Police continue to investigate the death of a woman Tuesday afternoon after she was struck by a train.

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Car flips into electric pole

Firefighters put out small fire after driver loses control of vehicle.

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Rochelle grad serving in Pearl Harbor

Navy machinist Frank Huftalin part of "Silent Service" force.

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Illegal dumping occurring at drop-off sites

Big increase of incidents at county locations.

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Featured Events

Charity lobster boil set for May 18

Event to benefit five organizations.

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Local Community

Two graduate from IFB Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow Program

Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) created Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT), an agricultural leadership development program designed to give participants a head-start on tackling tomorrow’s responsibilities.

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Local Community

Spring is coming

Could we have turned the corner? Is spring finally here? The crocus are up along Seventh Street, purple and also white ones.

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OPINION: Wants litter cleaned up

As representative of the citizens of Lynville Township, we want to raise our concern about the visible increase of litter strewn along the roads and blowing across the fields in our state of Illinois.

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RCH Auxiliary presents scholarships

Recipients of the 2019 Rochelle Community Hospital $1,000 healthcare scholarships were recognized at the annual RCH Auxiliary Volunteer-Scholarship Brunch on April 8.

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Stewart honored as Illinois Chiefs’ Public Official of the Year

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) has been named a 2018 Public Official of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

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  • Local Sports

    Baseball: Rochelle keeps rolling with win over Mendota

    Runs are continuing to pile up for the Rochelle varsity baseball team, and the Hubs didn’t stop scoring when the purple and white hosted Mendota on Saturday for nonconference play.

  • Local Community

    Gun Club hosting open house in May

    The Tri County Gun Club in Polo will be having an open house on May 4 and May 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

  • Local Sports

    Baseball: Rochelle completes two-game sweep of Sycamore

    The Rochelle varsity baseball team completed its two-game sweep against Sycamore this week, topping the Spartans 8-5 on the road Thursday evening to increase the team’s winning streak to five games and improve to 9-2 on the season. Seniors Johnny Beck and Cody Johnson combined for 13 strikeouts on the mound during the win.

  • Local Community

    Lifeline to provide health screenings

    Residents living in and around the Rochelle area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

  • Local Community

    Promotions announced

    Martin C. Larson, chairman and CEO of Stillman BancCorp N.A. is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Hughes, president and COO of Stillman BancCorp N.A., has been promoted to serve as the holding company’s president.

  • Obituaries

    William R. “Bill” Pelinski Sr.

    On April 13, 2019, after gently being handed over by his children, William R. “Bill” Pelinski Sr. took the hands of his guardian angels and walked the path to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ.

  • Obituaries

    Herberto Belmonte

    Herberto Hueramo Belmonte, 72, of Sterling, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at University of Iowa Hospital.

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    League of Women Voters hosting presentation

    Ogle County Drug Court began Aug. 1, 2009 as an effort to offer intensive services to non-violent adult felons who have been identified as having significant substance abuse problems.

Irish eyes were smiling

Community celebrated Irish heritage last Saturday.

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