City News

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…
As spring is upon us, the City of Rochelle would like to remind property owners, including owners of rental property or vacant lots, that local ordinances require lawn maintenance.  Any grass or weeds exceeding eight inches in height are considered a nuisance and will be cited by the City of…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is proud to partner with the American Public Power Association on the Light Up Navajo project.  A crew of four from our Electric Operations team will join 100 volunteers from 22 utilities to bring electricity to the 15,000 Navajo household without power.  “This is what public utilities…
The City of Rochelle is thrilled to welcome Kennay Farms Distilling to Downtown Rochelle.  Following a two-year renovation of the historical Hub Theater, Illinois’ largest craft distillery is now located in the heart of our community thanks to Rick and Doris Kennay, founders of Kennay Farms Distilling. Located just outside…
The City of Rochelle Street Department will host an Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Day for all Rochelle residents and RMU Customers on Saturday April 6th from 8am-Noon.  Those dropping off items will be required to show a photo ID Acceptable items for drop-off include:  televisions, monitors, printers, computers, fax machines, keyboards,…
The City of Rochelle is requesting proposals for the redevelopment of 410 Cherry Avenue, located in the heart of Downtown Rochelle.  The property, which is nearly 4,000sqft of building space, is located in the Downtown & Southern Gateway TIF District and demolition/remodeling costs are eligible to be reimbursed through that…
The Rochelle Veterans War Memorial Association is hoping to place a statue of a solder in a kneeing position at the Veterans Memorial at Lawnridge Cemetery. Below is a pledge form in fillable .pdf format for those who wish to pledge and then donate.   Pledge Form
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