City News

On Tuesday July 20th, a temporary street closure will take place in the 100 Block of Joanne Lane for a sewer project.  The block will be closed to through traffic for one day beginning at approximately 8:00AM.  Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted near…
The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities are excited to announce the addition of two electric vehicle charging stations in the Downtown Parking lots in the 400 Block of North Main Street. “The new chargers are just another way RMU is embracing new technology and acting as a leader…
Would you like to learn about your local government? Would you like to know more about the services the City provides? Do you wonder where your tax dollars are spent? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the inaugural City of Rochelle Citizens Academy is for you. This…
The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced plans for a full adulticide mosquito control application throughout the community June 30th, July 1st and July 2nd.  This application will be performed from approximately 8pm to 1am, weather permitting, when mosquitos are most active.  Please avoid direct contact with the spray…
As the State of Illinois fully re-opens following the COVID-19 pandemic, the RMU Shop Local Program will see some changes beginning July 31st.  The program will continue to be unlimited through July 31st, however after that date, each household will be limited to three credits, totaling $180, through the end…
Crews will be taking one of the major fiber optic backhauls used by RMU to provide phone and internet service down for maintenance, due to damage caused by animals. Estimating maintenance work could run approximately 12 hours. As of today, 6/17/2021 staff is currently working to reroute RMU internet &…
The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities are thrilled to announce the groundbreaking of a $13.8 Million electrical substation to serve new industrial growth with 34.5kv and 13.8kv service.  Thanks to the rail and interstate access in the area, Rochelle continues to be an attractive location for site selectors…
A Swearing-In Ceremony will be held in the Council Chambers at Rochelle City Hall, located at 420 N 6th Street in Rochelle, on Tuesday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m.  City Clerk Sue Messer will administer oaths of office to Kathryn Shaw-Dickey, Rosaelia Arteaga and Daniel McDermott. A quorum of the…
The City of Rochelle is thrilled to announce receipt of a Rebuild Illinois grant in the amount of $365,750 to fund demolition toward redevelopment of the former Hickory Grove site.  City Officials have already been in talks with three separate developers with interest in the project. “Being selected as one…
For the seventh year in a row, the City of Rochelle has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year 2019 by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to…
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