City Department News

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:…

Rochelle Joins Intersect Illinois Delegation

INTERSECT ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL OVERSEAS TRIP WITH GOV. RAUNER Intersect Illinois will join Gov. Rauner and members of the Illinois business delegation to develop and promote business relationships with Japan and China CHICAGO, September 6, 2017 – Intersect Illinois will join…

Rochelle Police to Participate in Torch Run

The Rochelle Police Department will participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday June 8 at approximately 11:30AM. The Flame of Hope will be carried by our local law enforcement from the intersection of Route 251 and 38 to…

January 2 Storm Siren Malfunction

On January 2, around 11:45 PM, the County’s storm siren system malfunctioned and was sounded throughout Ogle County.  At this time, there is no threat of severe weather.  Operation of the siren has been turned over to the Rochelle Police…

MightyVine Welcomed to Rochelle with Celebration Event

Today, the City of Rochelle welcomes MightyVine to our growing business scape!   Working under the mantra that the best tasting tomatoes are grown closest to home, MightyVine will provide restaurants and retailers in the greater ChicagoMilwaukee-Madison area with premium local tomatoes…

RMU Introduces Interactive Voice Response System

RMU is introducing a new interactive voice response system to better serve our customers. The system is an automated telephony system that interacts with callers, gathers information and routes calls to the appropriate recipient. During normal business hours, the RMU…

Solar Plant Completion in Rochelle

Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the completion of the 312kW Photovoltaic Solar Plant, located at the Water Treatment Facility in Rochelle. In the Spring of 2014, RMU was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy…

Caron Road Lift Station Commences Operation

On Wednesday morning October 8th a group of local, State and Federal officials gathered at the Rochelle Municipal Utility – Caron Road Lift Station to commemorate the start up of operations. The $1,000,000.00 project extended nearly ½ mile of new…

City of Rochelle Railroad Expands Operations

On Wednesday morning Federal, State and City Officials gathered to celebrate the completion of three City of Rochelle Railroad (CIR) projects that totaled more than $1.2 Million in capital investment. The projects included adding two rail sidings on to the…

City Celebrates Airport Runway Expansion Project

On Wednesday morning the City of Rochelle celebrated the completion of another major infrastructure project. The $2.4 million project included the expansion of the runway and taxiway on Koritz Field at the Rochelle Municipal Airport. The project was successfully…

Nippon Sharyo USA Holds Grand Opening for Shop III

– Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., Inc. today celebrated the opening of their expanded production facility, Shop 3, located in Prologis Park – Rochelle. The new facility will help Nippon Sharyo become even more competitive in…

RMU Introduces Summer Saver Electric Rate

RMU is introducing a new Summer Saver Electric Rate for residential customers. Customers can save money by signing up for the Summer Saver Electric Rate and then reducing their electric usage between 2 pm and 7 pm Monday through Friday…

Kishwaukee College Career Fair

Mark you calendars for the Annual Kishwaukee Career Fair! April 9, 2014  * 2:00pm -7:00pm     Take advantage of a great opportunity to meet a qualified applicant pool from the college and the community.  …

Curbside Television Pickup Change

Effective immediately, curbside pickup of televisions will only take place for large console-type televisions. No portable televisions will be collected in curbside pickup. If the television fits into a mid-size vehicle, it would not be accepted via curbside collection. To…

Prescription Drug Takeback Day – October 26

The Rochelle Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at on Saturday October 26 from 10am-2pm. The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative allows anyone to safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. The event provides…

RMU Celebrates Public Power Week October 6-12

Rochelle, Illinois, October 3, 2013– Rochelle Municipal Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 6-12, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 47 million Americans. “We who work for public…

Kish CareerLink Ready For A New School Year

Kish CareerLink is the area’s online workforce development program that gives students a “step-up,” by providing career exploration and allowing them inside access to fields about which they may be interested in learning. The program is a unique, collaborative effort…

Bruce McKinney Named NIMCA Clerk of the Year

Rochelle, IL — At the December Northwestern Illinois Municipal Clerks Association (NIMCA) meeting held in Maple Park, IL on December 5, Rochelle City Clerk Bruce McKinney was named NIMCA’s 2012 Rosemary Coughlin Clerk of the Year. McKinney has been the…

Keep the Wreath Red

The Rochelle Fire Department would like to remind Rochelle and surrounding community residents to be safe during the holidays. We are pleased to once again be participating in the “Keep the Wreath Red” program with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association…