City News

Ale on Lincoln is back with sixteen craft brews on tap!  Area breweries will be pouring craft brews Downtown Rochelle on Saturday June 29th.  The event happens in the 300 & 400 blocks of Lincoln Highway from 4-10pm. Breweries headed to Rochelle include returning favorite Prairie Street Brewing Company as…
The Flagg Rochelle Park District has joined forces with the City of Rochelle to offer a tax rebate to those building new homes.   “In the Park District’s ongoing attempt to work in cooperation with the City of Rochelle, we have agreed to join their residential tax abatement program for new…
The City of Rochelle is pleased to partner with Flagg Township to promote the business loan program to encourage economic development and job growth in our community. The loan program offers up to $50,000 in matching funds for businesses located within Flagg Township’s boundaries.  Business owners may borrow up to…
The City of Rochelle is pleased to present the following Request for Proposals for the reuse and redevelopment of the property located at 410 Cherry Avenue in Rochelle, IL.  The property includes approximately 3,978 square feet of building space and a 52 x 80 lot. Request for Proposals  
Mayor John Bearrows is now accepting applications for the position of City Council Member to fill the remainder of his term left vacant following his election to the Mayoral office.  The term expires April 30, 2021.  Applications will be accepted through Friday May 17th at City Hall.  As a Council-Manager…
The City of Rochelle is disappointed to learn of the Union Pacific Railroad’s decision to close the intermodal ramp at Global III.  Upon hearing the news of the closure, Rochelle Mayor Chet Olson said, “The Union Pacific and the City of Rochelle have been partners in bringing economic development opportunities…
The City of Rochelle will hold a City Council orientation on Monday, April 15, 2019.  The orientation will begin at 1:00 pm in council chambers at Rochelle City Hall, 420 N 6th Street, followed by a facilities tour from 2:00-4:30.    A quorum of the council may be present.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on Creston Road overpass will begin on April 8, 2019. Sjostrom & Sons, Inc. will be completing the $1,721,200 bridge repair project carrying Creston Road over I-39 near Rochelle. Nightly lane closures on I-39 northbound and southbound between…
During the month of March, the Rochelle Police Department conducted registration compliance checks on all the registered offenders living in the city, being one (1) Adult Sex Offender, seven (7) Child Sex Offenders, four (4) Violent Offenders Against Youth and six (6) Juvenile Sex Offenders. As a result of these…
The Rochelle Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn, this afternoon 3/28/2019 starting at 5pm, along Jack Dame Road from Intermodal Drive to Elliott's Way near the Lakeview Subdivision. The burn is being done as a training exercise and to reduce the vegetation along the easterly drainage ditch of Jack Dame Road…
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