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Due to low-hanging power lines and ice in the alleyways, there will be no alley trash collection until further notice. Please move your trash to the street side of the home for collection. Since we understand that those with a Monday collection may have already placed their trash in the…
The Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, December 28, 2020 has been cancelled. The first Rochelle City Council of 2021 will take place on January 11th. 
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the City of Rochelle, Illinois, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020 budget. “I am thrilled that our team’s commitment to financial excellence has been recognized by GFOA,” said Mayor John Bearrows. “Without the sound financial reporting,…
The City of Rochelle is pleased to announce a decrease in the Small General Service electric rate which serves our commercial, retail and other light industrial customers. “It is essentially important that we analyze our rates every few years to be sure they are in line with the cost of…
Although holiday festivities will look a bit different this year, Rochelle residents will have several opportunities to enjoy the season! Join Mayor John Bearrows and Santa on Facebook live Thursday December 3rd at 5:30pm as they light the Community Tree and announce this year’s Community Gratitude Award recipient. The award…

RMU Shop Local Program

November 12, 2020
Shop Local RMU Credit Program The Shop Local RMU Credit Program is an economic tool adopted by the City of Rochelle to encourage our residents to patronize local businesses who were forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating in Shop Local RMU Credit Program provides a $60 reimbursement in…
The City of Rochelle has established Trick-or-Treat hours for Saturday October 31st from 5-8pm. Please participate wisely by wearing masks, washing hands frequently and watching your distance. Only trick-or-treat at homes with a porch light on, respecting the wishes of those who would prefer not to participate this year. If…
The City of Rochelle today renewed a commitment to helping small businesses affected by the Governor’s order for bars and restaurants to close to indoor patrons this week.      “This is the time to come together and support our small businesses,” said Mayor John Bearrows.  “These are the entrepreneurs who support our little league…
Today we celebrated the completion of $3Million in water system upgrades to treat radium at our Hayes Road well.   The $3 million project was designed, permitted and constructed over a period of two years. This project also included 3,500 feet of 21” sewer line extension along Steward Rd. Funding was…
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