City News

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 (CAFR) 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…
Ogle County residents who are part of group 1b for COVID-19 vaccination may contact City Hall at 815-562-6161 to pre-register for the vaccine. Group 1b includes all residents over age 65 as well as many of our essential workers. When you register, please know this is NOT an immediate appointment…
Trash collection in the alleys has been resumed.  We appreciate your paitence during the weather challenges we have had this winter!
Due to low-hanging power lines and ice in the alleyways, there will be no alley trash collection until further notice. Please move your trash to the street side of the home for collection. Since we understand that those with a Monday collection may have already placed their trash in the…
The Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, December 28, 2020 has been cancelled. The first Rochelle City Council of 2021 will take place on January 11th. 
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the City of Rochelle, Illinois, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020 budget. “I am thrilled that our team’s commitment to financial excellence has been recognized by GFOA,” said Mayor John Bearrows. “Without the sound financial reporting,…
The City of Rochelle is pleased to announce a decrease in the Small General Service electric rate which serves our commercial, retail and other light industrial customers. “It is essentially important that we analyze our rates every few years to be sure they are in line with the cost of…
Although holiday festivities will look a bit different this year, Rochelle residents will have several opportunities to enjoy the season! Join Mayor John Bearrows and Santa on Facebook live Thursday December 3rd at 5:30pm as they light the Community Tree and announce this year’s Community Gratitude Award recipient. The award…
The City of Rochelle has established Trick-or-Treat hours for Saturday October 31st from 5-8pm. Please participate wisely by wearing masks, washing hands frequently and watching your distance. Only trick-or-treat at homes with a porch light on, respecting the wishes of those who would prefer not to participate this year. If…
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