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Mayor & City Council

Mayor John Bearrows                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7P1A9463

(Term: 2019-2023)

John is a lifelong resident of Rochelle, a self-employed Auctioneer/Owner of Bearrows Real Estate and Auction Company since 1975.  Also, John holds a managing Brokers Real Estate License with Remax Hub City in Rochelle.

John joined the city council in 2017 as a councilman, then elected mayor in 2019

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Phone: 815-561-2001

 

Tom McDermott

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(Term: 2019-2023)

Tom has an A.A.S and A.S. Degree from Kishwaukee College a B.A. Degree from Western Illinois University. Tom is retired after completing more than 35 years working for the City of Rochelle.

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Phone: 815-562-2969

 

City Council 0011Bil Hayes

(Term: 2019-2023)

Bil Hayes is a life-long resident of Rochelle. He has served on the City Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Hayes works as a Service Manager for Oxbo International Corporation.

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Phone: 815-751-8729

 

John Gruben7P1A9458

(Term: 2019-2023)

John Gruben is a lifelong Rochelle resident.  He is a US Military Veteran having served in the US Army from 1970-1972.  John is a retired college professor, teaching Manufacturing/Engineering at Kishwaukee College, Northern Illinois University and Waubonsee College for 29 years.  He received his B.S. Ed and M.S. Ed from Northern Illinois University.  He was ABD in his Doctoral Program at the time of his retirement from teaching.  John has several years of experience in the Manufacturing environment as a Project Manager, Engineer, Quality Manager, Corporate Quality Engineer, Senior Supplier Development Engineer and Consulting Engineer.

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Phone: 815-762-6883

 

City Council 0002Dan McDermott

(Term: 2017-2021)

Dan is a retired school teacher with an Associates Degree from Kishwaukee College and a Bachelor's Degree from NIU. He has served as a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT. Dan is also a lifelong resident of Rochelle

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Phone: 815-562-8967

 

 

Kate Shaw-DickeyCity Council 0004

(Term: 2017-2021)

After graduating from RTHS, Kate earned a B.S. in Business from Millikin University and then went on to complete the MBA program at NIU. Kate worked in retail management for almost 10 years before joining FNB-Rochelle 2 years ago and began a career in Human Resources. Kate also served on the Rochelle planning and zoning commission for almost 7 years.

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Phone: 815-562-6161

 

 

Don Burke

Term (2019-2021)

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Phone: 815-562-3378 City Council 0010