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New Trash Can Distribution Trash collection for single-family homes and apartment buildings with three or less units, within Rochelle City limits:  The City of Rochelle has contracted with Northern Illinois Disposal to provide each residence a 95-gallon wheeled trash can with a flip-top lid.  Cans will be delivered in late…
The City of Rochelle, in its continuing effort to support the revival and development of local business, has expanded its Façade Improvement Program to all business owners and operators within the community. The City will provide a 50% matching grant, with a maximum amount of $5,000 to business or building…
The City of Rochelle will once again offer curbside Christmas Tree recycling between January 3-14th.  Anyone who would prefer to drop off a tree for recycling may leave the tree behind the band shell at Atwood Park anytime between December 26 and January 23.  Please remember to remove all decorations,…
Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that City of Rochelle, Illinois, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.…
On Tuesday three officials from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) came to Rochelle for a briefing on the Industrial Development opportunities being created by the City of Rochelle Railroad. In the attached photo of the group riding the City of Rochelle Railroad locomotive are (L-R) Jason…
Visit Downtown Rochelle on Friday December 3rd for our Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk! Start your weekend by visiting Santa at the Flagg Township Museum from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday evening. The Flagg Township Museum will decorate a special place for Santa Claus to meet your children and hear their wishes for…
Hay Day - Saturday October 16th - 11am-2pm - Downtown Gazebo Area Decorated haybales are popping up around town!  We have 35 local businesses and organizations decorating this year!  Click here for the complete list. On Saturday 10/16, we'll have a family-friendly fall festival Downtown with the Community Action Network…
The City of Rochelle will begin providing leaf vacuuming services for residents on October 18, 2021. The vacuuming service will end December 1st or upon an accumulating snowfall, whichever occurs first.  Other landscape waste (grass, plants, weeds and leaves) may continue to be placed in paper landscape bags or standard…

Washington Street Closure

September 24, 2021
Washington Street between 1st Avenue and 6th Street will be closed to traffic between Wednesday September 29th and Wednesday October 6th for storm sewer and inlet replacement.  Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted near the affected area. Please use caution while traveling in this…
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