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Silgan workers hit picket line

With picket signs in hand, striking workers at Silgan Containers gathered along Eighth Avenue near the entrance to the Rochelle facility on 15th Street early Monday.

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Travel conditions icy this morning

Overnight snowfall left the roadways a bit slick Monday morning and several vehicles ended up in the ditches along IL Route 38.

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Chadwick shares tales from time in service

Veteran Bob Chadwick captivated his audience of marching band students at Rochelle Township High School last month.

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Spotlight: Meadows named Illinois State Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Former Rochelle student-athlete and Athletic Hall of Famer Sarah Meadows began coaching basketball at Geneva High School nearly two decades ago. Since taking over the varsity program from Gina Nolan in 2011, Meadows has helped the Vikings become arguably the most successful team in Illinois.

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New location for popular ‘From the Heart’ gala

The Rochelle Rotary Club is preparing for its largest annual fundraiser, but this time it will be at a different location than in previous years.

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Kitchen Table receives donation from Johnson Tractor

The Kitchen Table, Incorporated, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community cafe. The concept of such cafes holds those who have much, help pay forward for those who have less so that all may be fed nutritious meals in a family friendly environment.

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McDermitts to celebrate 65th anniversary

Hugh and Ann McDermitt will celebrate 65 years of marriage on Dec. 20.

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Christmas in the ‘Hub City’

Everyone is sick of politics right now, so when someone brings it up at the next Christmas party you go to, change the subject. How about bringing up that fact that out of the 1,132 municipalities in the Land O’ Lincoln, Rochelle is in the top 10 of something, and it’s something good.

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Final Leaf vacuuming set for Monday

Due to warmer temperatures and melting snow, the Street Department will provide one final leaf collection run through town. All leaves must be placed in the parkway up to the edge of the curb by 7 a.m. Monday morning, Dec. 17.

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Spreading the joy of reading

Two local organizations are helping to spread the joy of books to guests at the Rochelle Rescue Mission for years to come.

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