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The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities are pleased to offer the “Shining Light” program as a way for local individuals, businesses and organizations to be recognized through the sponsorship of a new street light in the community.  With every sponsorship, a plaque will be placed on the pole…
Officials from the City of Rochelle and Economic and Community Development staff welcomed local and regional developers, brokers, business owners, tradesmen, utility representatives, and community leaders to discuss ways to further streamline the development process and encourage business retention and future expansion.  The event was held at SALT 251 at…
We would like to hear from you!  The City of Rochelle is working closely with the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies to conduct our first-ever resident survey.  Every household in Rochelle is invited to participate.     Beginning September 30, surveys will be e-mailed in both English and Spanish…
We’re having a Hay Day downtown Rochelle on Saturday October 12th!   Our family-friendly fall festival runs from 11am to 5pm in Downtown Rochelle.  Over fifty haybales are being decorated around town in preparation for the annual event!  New for 2019 is a Children’s Costume Parade!  The parade will line up…
Today officials from Washington DC, Chicago, and Springfield assembled for an event promoted as Rochelle’s Infrastructure Celebration Day. The event was held to commemorate the more than dozen infrastructure projects that the City is building to attract new businesses and industries. (See attached list of projects). While acknowledging the more…
Rochelle’s Emergency Management Committee is sponsoring a full-scale disaster exercise on October 19, 2019. This exercise will provide participants with an opportunity to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures. It will focus on decision-making, coordination, and integration with other organizations during a simulated active shooter incident at Rochelle Township High…
Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD), (“Americold”), the world’s largest publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the ownership, operation and development of temperature-controlled infrastructure, today announced the grand opening of its newest and most automated cold storage facility in Rochelle, IL. With 180,000 square feet of cold storage…
Rochelle is getting Revved Up!  We’re joining forces with Western Illinois University for the “Mapping the Future of Your Community” program to take our community to the next level. You have probably noticed some exciting changes over the past few years: a renewed excitement brewing with community events; new Downtown…
The City of Rochelle will hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday, August 19th at 6:00 pm to discuss the regulation of adult use cannabis businesses as allowed by the Illinois General Assembly’s recreational marijuana bill.  The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 420 N 6th Street, Rochelle. …
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