City News

All cemetery decorations in the City of Rochelle Lawnridge Cemetery must be removed by October 1 and then new decorations may be placed per Lawnridge Cemetery Rules and Regulations beginning October 7th. If you would like arrangements or decorations saved, please contact the Cemetery Division prior to October 1, Cemetery…
As wildfires burn throughout the Western United States and Canada, four local gentlemen were called to head west to share their knowledge in wildland firefighting. Locals including former Fire Chief and current City Councilman Tom McDermott, Fire Chief Dave Sawlsville, Hillcrest Area Fire Chief Steve Builta and Ogle County Emergency…
Illinois businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding on July 19-31, 2017, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sept.…
September 12, 2017

Hay Day: October 14th

We’re having a Hay Day downtown Rochelle on Saturday October 14th! Our newest event runs from 11am to 5pm on Lincoln Highway and throughout the Downtown. The family-friendly, fall event features a petting zoo, giant inflatables, rock climbing, hay rides and more! Children are welcome to come in costume and…
The RMU Electric Department will replace poles and install new overhead wiring in the alley between the 400 blocks of Lincoln Highway and 6th Street beginning Monday August 28. The alley will be closed intermittently between the hours of 8am-2pm over the next several weeks.
The Rochelle City Council will hold a special workshop on Thursday August 31 at 6:30pm to hear a presentation on the Downtown Re-Branding Project with the Brand Leadership Team and City Staff. This meeting is open to the public.
The Union Pacific Railroad crossing Caron Road, between 1st and 7th Avenues, will be closed from Monday August 21 through Saturday August 26. The closure is necessary due to maintenance of the track and/or crossing surface. Roadsafe will be providing traffic control services for the Union Pacific Railroad closure along…
The Rochelle City Council voted Monday evening to hire Jeff Fiegenschuh (pronounced faygen-shoo) as our new City Manager. Mr. Fiegenschuh will officially join the Rochelle team on Monday September 11. Rochelle’s newest hire comes from the Village of Rantoul, Illinois (population 12,815) most recently and before that spent time in…
Due to the recent flooding in Rochelle, the Salvation Army is offering cleanup kits to any affected residents through the Ogle County Emergency Management Agency. Each kit contains items such as cleaning supplies, instructions, and rubber gloves and is offered at no charge to residents. To obtain a kit, call…
July 22, 2017

Flooding & Sandbags

Update: 7/23/17  1:00PM All streets & bridges will re-open by 2:00pm today.   Update:  7/22/17 7:45PM Evening flood update.... The Kyte Creek is back within its banks but we still have quite a bit of standing water in the areas surrounding School Avenue, 7th Avenue and Caron Road.Barricades are still…
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