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  • 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.

  • Democrats call expungement provision ‘critical’ to marijuana legalization

    Criminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois might be unconstitutional. That is the warning one chief county law enforcement official gave to the State Journal-Register for a story first published online Monday. At issue is the General Assembly’s legal authority to erase criminal records for those previously convicted of possession crimes.

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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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Bass Fishing: Rochelle catches fifth consecutive IHSA State Championship spot

Looking to reel in their fifth consecutive appearance in the IHSA State Championship, the Rochelle bass fishing program and head coach Curt Samo leaned on returning anglers Zack Capes and Lucas Anderson to guide the way during the IHSA Sectional at Shabbona Lake on Monday.

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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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Spotlight: Bakken to run track, cross country at St. Francis

Katherine Bakken knew that The University of St. Francis was the school for her only moments after the Rochelle senior walked onto campus for the first time. When Bakken graduates Rochelle Township High School this spring, she’ll be taking both her track and field talents and her cross country talents to the Fighting Saints next year.

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Greene named History Teacher of the Year

Tammy Greene has a passion for teaching history.

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Valle receives honorable mention

On May 13 the United States Congressional Office held a showcase of entries to announce the winners for the 2019 IL-16 Congressional Art Award. Alva Valle from Rochelle Township High School was named Honorable Mention for her piece entitled “A Reminder.”

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Cleaning up around town

Last weekend, the Rochelle Township High School Interact Club partnered with Rochelle City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh and the Rochelle Police Department in order to clean up graffiti around town.

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Colony Collection focus of Art Group program

The Oregon Library hosted a program on May 11 for the Eagle’s Nest Art Group. Library director Hilaree Lombardo and children’s librarian Deborah Herman spoke to the group about the internationally known Eagle’s Nest Art Colony Collection, including the story of how the Library got the collection of paintings and sculptures in the early 1900s.

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Solar class set for May 25

Solar electricity is growing in popularity. Its price has dropped dramatically over the past decade, catching the interest of many.

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Passing on the left

I finally got on my bike this week and discovered my legs don’t get as sore as my keister. I really love riding the bike path. Yes, there is some mud in spots and when I rode last there was water under two bridges, otherwise the path is in great shape.

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  • Obituaries

    Mary Burgess

    Mary Suzanne Burgess, 87, formerly of Rochelle, passed away Fri. May 17, 2019 at home in Loves Park.

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    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.

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    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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    Girls Soccer: Lady Hubs fall at Sterling in final road game

    The Rochelle varsity girls soccer team played its final road game of the regular season this past Thursday. The Lady Hubs faced Sterling, with sophomore Ayah Sbeih scoring Rochelle’s lone goal in the team’s 6-1 loss against the Golden Warriors. Rochelle dropped to 2-12-12 on the season. Junior Viviana Belmonte totaled 10 saves for the Lady Hubs.

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    Boys Tennis: Hubs swept by Newman Central Catholic

    The Rochelle varsity boys tennis team capped off its regular season with a road match against Newman Central Catholic on Thursday. The Hubs fell by a score of 5-0 to enter the postseason 4-19 overall.

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Irish eyes were smiling

Community celebrated Irish heritage last Saturday.


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