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Creston Road Closed – 5/15-17

City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced the closure of Creston Road between Dement Road and I-39 beginning Wednesday May 15th through the end of the day on Friday May 17th. Advance warning, barricades, detour and other temporary traffic control devices…

City Seeks Public Art Proposals

The City of Rochelle is seeking proposals from area artists to provide art, in any form, to public spaces in the community. Proposals are due May 21, 2024, by 4:00pm. Following the successful completion of a mural on the Hub…

Rochelle’s 2023 Old Fashioned Christmas Walk

Join us in celebrating the start of the Holiday season with our annual Old Fashioned Christmas Walk!  The event takes place Friday December 1st throughout Downtown Rochelle.  Enjoy the hospitality of our downtown businesses! Carriage Rides Sponsored by the City…

Check Out Rochelle’s Decorated Haybales!

Rochelle’s creativity shines in the fall when local businesses and organizations decorate haybales as part of the community’s Hay Day fall festival!  Just over fifty decorated bales are located throughout and around Rochelle.  Check out the full map:…

2023 Seal Coat Project Begins Monday

The City of Rochelle’s Sealcoat Project is set to take place beginning at 6AM on Monday August 28th and finishing by 4PM on Wednesday August 30th, resulting in periodic lane closures in several areas. No parking signage will be posted…

Now Recruiting Firefighters!

The City of Rochelle, Illinois is accepting applications for the establishment of a Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List.  Applicants must meet and pass all requirements established by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. See Qualifications to Test below.  Participants are…

Steam Plant and Caron Road Closures: May 1-30

The City of Rochelle and its contractor, Ameritrack, announce upcoming road closures in the Rochelle industrial area throughout the month of May. The closures are taking place while railroad crossings on Steam Plant and Caron Roads are reconstructed. First, beginning…

City Council Swear-In Announced

A Swearing-In Ceremony will be held in the Council Chambers at Rochelle City Hall, located at 420 N 6th Street in Rochelle, on Monday, May 1st at 3:00 p.m. City Clerk Rose Huéramo will administer oaths of office to John…

NEW Rain Barrel Program Launched

The City of Rochelle is rolling out a new rain barrel program to encourage RMU customers to utilize rain water for lawn irrigation.  The program utilizes stormwater management funds to cover a portion of the cost of the barrels. Rain…

Pavia Named Interim Police Chief

City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh has selected Officer Pete Pavia to serve as the Department’s Interim Chief, following Chief Eric Higby’s retirement announcement.  Pavia is currently assigned to RTHS as a School Resource Officer. The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Township…

Chief Higby Announces Retirement Plans

Following nearly twenty-seven years of dedicated service to the City of Rochelle, Police Chief Eric Higby has announced his upcoming retirement from the Rochelle Police Department. Chief Higby started his career with the Rochelle Police Department in August of 1996…

Customer Service Interruption: Friday 2/17

City Hall and the RMU Customer Service Office will be undergoing an internet upgrade on Friday February 17th beginning at 10:00AM.  Both facilities will be unable to process credit card payments during this period, but will process check, cash or…

2023 Façade Improvement Program Announced

The City of Rochelle, in its continuing effort to support the revival and development of local business, has again approved the Façade Improvement Program for 2023. The City will provide a 50% matching grant, with a maximum amount of $5,000…

Winter Storm Information

With forecasted subzero temperatures, snow and high winds, the City of Rochelle and RMU have announced the following: City & RMU Offices will close at Noon on Thursday, December 22nd.  Offices are closed Friday, December 23rd as Christmas Eve Observed. The…

Leaf Vacuum Ends Friday 12/2

The City of Rochelle’s leaf vacuum service ends for the season on Friday, December 2nd.  Leaves and landscape waste will be collected via Northern Illinois Disposal’s weekly landscape waste pickup through December 15th.

2022 Christmas Festivities Announced

The 2022 Old Fashioned Christmas Walk will take place on Friday December 2 throughout Downtown Rochelle from 4-8pm.   The parade steps off at 5:30, strolling down Lincoln Highway.  Visit Santa and roast a s’more at the Museum from 4-7pm.  His…

Candidate Packets Available

Candidate packets for one (1) 4-year full-term Mayor and three (3) 4-year full-term Council Members in the City of Rochelle are available in the Clerk’s Office at Rochelle City Hall located at 420 N 6th Street. City residents running for…

2022 Seal Coat Project Begins 9/14

The City of Rochelle’s Sealcoat Project is set to take place beginning at 6AM on Wednesday 9/14 and finishing on Friday 9/16 by 4PM, resulting in periodic lane closures in several areas. Please use caution while traveling through construction zones…