Jenkins, McNeilly receive 2019 John C. Roberts Community Service Award

Kishwaukee College named Dr. Norman Jenkins, former president of Kishwaukee College, and Dr. Diane McNeilly, former vicepresident of instruction at Kishwaukee College, as the recipients of the 2019 John C. Roberts Community Service Award. The couple received the award at spring commencement on Saturday, May 18.

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Open house planned for Arwood’s 8oth

Harriet (Hayenga) Arwood will be celebrating her 80th birthday on May 22.

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Demmer named “Champion of Innovation”

Recently in Springfield, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) received the TechNet Champion of Innovation award. TechNet, a national bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives, promotes the growth of the innovation economy.

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Is the ‘Fair Tax’ really fair?

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is a man who was born rich and will die rich. The heir to Hyatt hotel fortune would have us believe he wants to rewrite the state constitution to raise income taxes just on swells like himself — and nobody else.

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Reflects on park board tenure

I have enjoyed my eight years serving on the park board and I believe there have been many improvements and accomplishments during that time period.

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All for a good cause

People getting their coffee and doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts Friday morning were greeted by more than the usual restaurant staff as many area police officers were present and some on the roof.

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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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3 + 1 articulation announced between Kishwaukee College and Iowa Wesleyan University

Kishwaukee College and Iowa Wesleyan University (IW) are pleased to announce a new articulation agreement that provides Kishwaukee students a direct pathway to a bachelor’s degree at IW. The institutions held a virtual signing of the articulation agreement on May 13, 2019.

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Heffron joins RE/MAX Hub City group

RE/MAX Hub City, Rochelle, is pleased to announce the addition of Samantha Heffron to Team Bearrows, at RE/MAX Hub City.

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Heiserman joins News-Leader staff

A new reporter and feature writer has joined the Rochelle News-Leader staff. Publisher John Shank announced that Andrew Heiserman began in his new position on Monday, May 13.

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Works of art

Whether it is a larger than life Marilyn Monroe or some cute sidewalk art, residents and visitors may notice several beautiful new murals popping up in downtown Rochelle.

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Summer saver electric rate program announced

RMU is again offering the Summer Saver Electric Rate for residential customers.

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Beware of fake products

An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraudulent consumer goods are ubiquitous, difficult to tell apart from the legitimate products they are counterfeiting, and stem from a large network of organized criminals and credit card processing mechanisms that are willing to support them.

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A prom tale

Well, it’s that time of year again, parents are sharing photos of their handsome sons and pretty daughters all dolled up for prom. Last week my best friend from high school shared a photo of his son that brought back unexpected memories. The boy is the spitting image of his dad. And he had a pretty prom date on his arm.

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Military appreciation means leaving no one, active duty or veteran, behind 

It’s hard to put into words what it means to serve your country, to put on the uniform with your fellow patriots who are willing to protect and defend this great country, no matter what. It’s even more difficult to describe coming home from that service and not knowing what’s next.

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