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 Program Source Capacity Eligibility Amount Rate    Term Use Notes Payroll Protection Program Federal $349B <500 Employees Independent Contractors Private non-profit <$10M 0.50% <2 Years Working Capital Loan equal to 2.5x average monthly payroll Six month deffered payments Eligible for forgiveness, non-taxable No personal guarantee or collateral Applications begin 4/3/20…
The Ogle County Health Department is reporting the first positive case of novel coronavirus/COVID-19 today. Our health department is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The individual is an adult in their 50s. Further details about the individual will not be…
Bar owners within the City of Rochelle may apply for curbside package sales beginning Saturday March 21st.  An application is posted below and must be sent via E-Mail to Mayor John Bearrows before sales may begin. The City of Rochelle is working to assist bars and restaurants that were required…
This afternoon, Governor Prizker issued a stay-at-home order for all Illinoisans, beginning Saturday March 21 at 5pm.  The order comes as a measure to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our hospitals and ultimately our residents.  “This is a good thing,” said Mayor John Bearrows.  “While there are going to be challenges, we’re…
Northern Illinois Disposal has announced that beginning Monday March 23rd, the only trash that will be collected is bagged trash.  To limit the potential of exposing their collection teams to COVID-19, the organization has requested that residents comply with this recommendation.  Residents are asked to place the bagged trash either…

COVID-19 Scam Alert

March 20, 2020
No government agency will come to your door to test or gain information regarding COVID-19.  Communities across the US are receiving reports of scammers attempting to gain access to homes or personal information under the guise of testing for COVID-19.  The City of Rochelle warns residents to be cautious and…
Rochelle Community Hospital: Volunteer Opportunities or Requests for Assistance Volunteers are needed to assist local Senior Citizens or those who cannot go out on their own during the COVID-19 crisis due to a variety of health issues.  To volunteer or if you are in need of assistance, contact Michelle Pease…
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Rochelle’s City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month and as such, has a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday March 23rd at 6:30pm.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our nation is facing, Governor Pritzker has amended Open Meetings Act restrictions to allow members of our City Council,…
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