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


4,226 ft. hard surfaced, lighted runway. Private aircraft storage rental available; charter service, flight instruction, aircraft rental and maintenance available.

Tax Structure

City of Rochelle $1.01861
County $0.63297
Schools $6.01088
Others $1.15898
Total $8.82384

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: 800-942-6100

Cable Television

  • Comcast: (800)Comcast (266-2278)