Park district commits $150K for Little League upgrades

ROCHELLE — Commissioners vote 5-0 to pay for new fencing, scoreboards at several diamonds.

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  • Jail time for part in home invasion

    A man involved in a home invasion last October has plead guilty in Ogle County court and was sentenced Monday.

  • Five more years for HUB Project

    Rochelle Elementary District 231 Superintendent Todd Prusator announced Tuesday the district would once again receive 21st Century grant money for the five-year program. Breynn Baiocco will continue serving as site coordinator at Lincoln School and May School, while Yensy Garcia will remain the site coordinator of Central School.

  • Hillcrest Village Hall new hours

    Effective Nov. 1, Hillcrest Village Hall will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Solar electricity class being held

    Anyone interested in installing solar units at home invited to attend.

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Honoring a fallen Byron soldier

Community members gathered Oct. 16 to honor the life and service of a 19-year-old Byron man by designating a portion of Illinois Route 72 as “Lance Cpl. Alec E. Catherwood Memorial Road.” Three northwestern Illinois lawmakers – State Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and State Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) – sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 34 to designate the portion of IL Route 72 from the south side of the bridge in Byron to the Ogle/DeKalb County line as “Lance Cpl. Alec E. Catherwood Memorial Road.”

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Helping area kids stay warm this winter season

With the winter season around the corner, one local organization is making sure youngsters in need stay warm.

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League hosting forum on school funding

his past summer, Illinois lawmakers reached a deal to fund public schools. However, the impact from the previous year and a lack of funding has left many schools in the state questioning their budget and the future of the school district. League of Women Voters will hold a forum on public education funding in Illinois on Thursday, Oct. 19. The discussion will be held at Northwest Medicine Clinic at 7 p.m. Jamie Craven, Superintendent of DeKalb School District 428, and Nicole Stukert, Chief Financial Officer of Sycamore District 427, will discuss the decline in general state aid and the new funding formula.

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Mating time is here, don’t veer for deer

Autumn brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and a new set of driving habits for Illinois motorists. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources warn drivers to be vigilant during mating season as deer will be more active and visible throughout the state. The risk for deer vs. vehicle crashes greatly increases in October, November and December, especially at dusk and dawn.

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Vickrey elected vice chairman of board at First State Bank

Tri County Financial Group, Inc. (TYFG), the parent company of First State Bank, just announced that Bob Vickrey has been elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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