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Rochelle Community Profile


Rochelle - 9,574
Ogle County - 50,511


Motor Carrier

Served by I-39 & I-88 which are within the City limits Served by State Highways IL 251 & IL 38
31 Interstate Motor Carriers, 21 local cartage services 61 motor freight terminals, 5 local freight terminals Package delivery service.

Served by 3 railroads: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, & City Owned Railroad.
Direct access to both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks from the Industrial Park, thus eliminating switch-over charges.
50 miles to nearest railway piggyback service
5,000 ft. hard surfaced, lighted runway. Private aircraft storage rental available; charter service, flight instruction, aircraft rental and maintenance available.
Tax Structure
(per $100 assessed valuation)
City of Rochelle

Total $ 9.082269

Municipal Services

Council-Manager form of government
Municipal and county zoning regulations in effect
Fire Insurance Class 5
21 full-time police officers
Privately contracted waste pick-up

Quality of Life

11 City parks, 1 Golf Course, 17 Restaurants
3 Health Clubs
9 Public Tennis Courts
2 Public Swimming Pools
24 Churches - 1 Catholic, and 23 Protestant
Rochelle Community Hospital 


Rochelle Elementary District #231 consisting of four
K-5 neighborhood Grade Schools and one 6-8 Middle School
Rochelle Township High School
Kishwaukee Community College - 13 Miles
Northern Illinois University - 17 Miles

Local Industry


AG Manufacturing, Auto Components                   Nippon Sharyo, Railcar Manufacturer                     Coated Sands Solutions, Resin coating plant     Del Monte, Warehousing                               Rochelle Foods (Hormel), Pork Processing Plant Ryder, Public Cold Storage Warehouse   Southeast Wood Treating, Lumber Treating Swenson Spreader, Snow & Ice Control Equipment                                                     Cain Millworks, Inc., Architectural Millwork           Central Refrigerated Service, Trucking


Advanced Communication Services
Supplied by City owned Rochelle Municipal Utilities
Dial-up, Wireless and Fiber Internet Service
Providing high speed broadband connections
Supplied by City owned Rochelle Municipal Utilities
Supplied by City owned Rochelle Municipal Utilities
Water source is deep wells
Pumping capacity in excess of demand
Water Reclamation
Supplied by City owned Rochelle Municipal Utilities
Activated sludge, nitrification tertiary treatment plant
Plant operating significantly below capacity
Rochelle Municipal Utilities - 815-562-4155
Verizon - 800-483-4600
Frontier - 1-855-668-5959
Natural Gas
Supplied by
Northern Illinois Gas Company
Cable Television
Comcast - (800)Comcast (266-2278)
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