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The City of Rochelle is working to spur local commercial and residential development with financial incentives for developers, builders & business owners.  In an effort to grow the community’s commercial and retail base, the City of Rochelle is offering both a façade improvement program and is waiving all permit fees…
The Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, December 23, 2019 has been cancelled. The first Rochelle City Council of 2020 will take place on January 13th. 

Keep the Wreath Red

December 5, 2019
The Rochelle Fire Department is participating in the "Keep the Wreath Red" program to raise awareness of fire dangers associated with decorating for the holidays. A wreath strung with red lights has been hung on the front of the Fire Station at 401 5th Ave. The wreath will remain lit at all…
The City of Rochelle will resume leaf vacuuming services for residents on November 4, 2019. This delay in service is due to the recent storm event leaving leaf piles cover by snow and frozen to the ground. Leaf collection will begin at 7:00 a.m. Monday November 4th, the missed route…

Manhole Lining Project

October 31, 2019
Residents in the Meadowbrook Subdivision as well as those in the North 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Street areas will see the RMU Contractor, Visu-Sewer, Inc. in the area beginning Monday November 4th for a manhole lining project. The project is expected to last approximately three weeks. Phase I of…
Residents of Rochelle, The Rochelle Emergency Management Committee, in cooperation with Rochelle School Districts 212 & 231 will be conducting a (MOCK) active shooter training exercise on Saturday October 19, 2019 at Rochelle Township High School. The exercise will involve law enforcement and fire/ems assets from Rochelle and surrounding jurisdictions…
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…
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