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Creston board waives building permit fees

Creston trustees voted to waive building permit fees for residential construction amounting over $15,000. Village trustees unanimously approved the resolution, which will extend through February 2022, during the monthly board meeting Tuesday evening.

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RCH makes donation to Kishwaukee College

Rochelle Community Hospital recently obtained a new portable x-ray unit. In turn, RCH donated their old portable x-ray unit to Kishwaukee College.

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County roads posted with temporary weight restrictions

Roads throughout Ogle County are being posted this week with Spring road limit weight restrictions going into effect beginning Monday, March 8.

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Foundation for Focus House offering scholarships

The Foundation for Focus House Scholarship Program is offering scholarships on behalf of the LaVerne and Margaret Franklin Adams Scholarship Fund and the F. Lawrence Lenz Scholarship Fund and the Foundation for Focus House and Community Programming Scholarship.

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Rochelle school employees receive second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

On Friday, the Rochelle School districts again collaborated with the Ogle County Health Department to administer roughly 225 Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations at Rochelle Township High School for school employees of both districts.

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Tobler joins Ava DuVernay’s Array as Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff Tobler is exiting his role as SVP, Television Publicity, Communications and Social Media for Warner Bros. Worldwide Television for a new opportunity. He is joining the narrative change collective Array as chief marketing officer.

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Tartaglia earns BCBA certificate

Jeanette Tartaglia recently earned her certificate in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

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New take on resting place

There is a new concept in burials and remembering loved ones, and it has come to Ogle County. Better Place Forests recently completed the purchase of 60 acres of land on the Rock River just north of Lowden State Park and the Lorado Taft NIU Campus on River Road.

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Rochelle receives Rebuild Illinois Grant for Hickory Grove redevelopment

The City of Rochelle announced Thursday the receipt of a Rebuild Illinois grant in the amount of $365,750 to fund demolition toward redevelopment of the former Hickory Grove site. City officials have already been in talks with three separate developers with interest in the project.

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Former Hubs persevered amid severe weather, outages in Texas and Oklahoma

Amid record-setting low temperatures and skyrocketing energy demands, utility companies across the central U.S. have ordered rolling blackouts to ration electricity, leaving millions without power. Energy expert Michael Webber explained to Market Watch why this cold wave has created such problems for utilities.

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Virtual adult mental health first aid training class offered

Monroe Clinic in partnership with CONTACT of Northern Illinois is hosting a virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid Training.

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Private and peaceful rooms are highlight of newly renovated outpatient infusion center at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Patients in need of infusion care services can now receive them in beautiful, private rooms at the newly dedicated Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Outpatient Infusion Center (OPIC). The center has relocated to a renovated space in Suite 201 of the Medical Office Building, located adjacent to the main hospital at 5 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb, Illinois.

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Rochelle City Council approves land purchase for rail expansion

Rochelle City Council members approved the purchase of land from the Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corporation (GREDCO) for future expansion of the City of Rochelle Railroad. The purchase highlighted Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

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Scheduled remote learning day canceled

On Friday afternoon, the Rochelle schools sent out a message making a change to next week’s scheduled remote learning day.

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Ogle County sees drop in vaccine doses

The amount of COVID-19 vaccine on hand in Ogle County has dropped, Ogle County Health Department Administrator Kyle Auman told the Ogle County Board. He said the focus of his department has remained on vaccinations, but they have had to reschedule some vaccine clinics due to a shortage of vaccine.

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The Kitchen Table receives grant funding from CFNIL

Grant money in the amount of $25,000 from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program will go a long way for The Kitchen Table.

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Freezer meal fundraiser to benefit Ag in the Classroom

Have you been searching for a way to make dinner preparation simple? The University of Illinois Extension has a great opportunity for you to take a night off from cooking. This is also a great gift idea as well.

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VanVickle sworn in as Illinois Sheriffs’ Association president

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle was sworn in to serve as President of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association on Feb. 11 at the Virtual Winter Training Conference in Springfield.

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    Internationally renowned aviation attorney Kenneth Quinn (FINA ‘82) will serve as the keynote presenter for the NIU College of Business BELIEF Week Spring 2021. Quinn is currently Principal at International Aviation Law PLLC, which specializes in aviation, aerospace, transportation and unmanned aircraft systems. He has been instrumental in shaping the regulations on aviation and flight safety and has counseled aviation leaders before, during and after crises: from building internal cultures that manage risk to developing relationships with key players.

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    February marks Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month and Kishwaukee College, along with institutions across the state of Illinois, are celebrating the initiative.

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    Prevent Child Abuse America recently announced that Sinnissippi Centers’, a Healthy Families America affiliate site, has been accredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to pregnant families and families with infants and young children.

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