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The City of Rochelle’s contractor will begin construction on sidewalk and curb around the community mid-August and will be on the project for approximately one month. Areas included in this year’s project include: South 8th Street, near Spring Lake Pool 9th Street between the UP Rail Tracks and 1st Avenue…
The  City of Rochelle broke ground today on a $7Million expansion of the City of Rochelle Railroad. The project came about as a result of twelve years of planning for a 3.5 mile extension of the rail system, along with construction of a four track rail bridge and double track…
The City of Rochelle’s Engineering and Community Development Departments are now located at 333 Lincoln Highway along with the RMU Customer Service team. As part of the Kennay Farms Distilling project happening in Downtown Rochelle, the City Departments’ former location has been sold to the Kennay Family for the construction…
The Rochelle Police Department is hosting the first local “Stuff the Squad” school supply to help Rochelle kids start the school year right! The Rochelle Police Department and City of Rochelle staff wish to be part of a community initiative to help our local students and teachers be successful this…
At their Special City Council Meeting Monday evening, Rochelle’s City Council Approved an eight-year contract with Nextera Energy, LLC to provide power to Rochelle Municipal Utilities. In 2017, the City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a three-year agreement to purchase power over the already contracted 30mw obtained…
The City of Rochelle's Sealcoat Project is set for July 23-25, resulting in periodic lane closures in several areas. Please use caution while traveling through construction zones and pay close attention to traffic control devices and flaggers. As a result of the ten-year capital plan to address maintenance requirements, numerous…
A road closure will take place at 15th Street and 1st Avenue on July 19 & 20 due to a necessary storm sewer repair in the area. Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted in the area. Please use caution while traveling in this area…
The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rochelle hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to formally announce the Start of construction of a new Love’s Travel Stop at I-88 & Illinois Route 251. The 11,000 Square-foot facility will also feature a Hardee’s Restaurant for locals and travelers to enjoy and…
The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced plans for a full adulticide mosquito control application throughout the community on June 28th and 29th as well as July 2nd and 3rd. This application will be performed from approximately 8pm to 1am, weather permitting, when mosquitos are most active. Please avoid…
A road closure will take place at 15th Street and 1st Avenue on June 21 and 22 due to a necessary storm sewer repair in the area. Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted in the area. Please use caution while traveling in this area…
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