City News

Hay Day - Saturday October 16th - 11am-2pm - Downtown Gazebo Area Decorated haybales are popping up around town!  We have 35 local businesses and organizations decorating this year!  Click here for the complete list. On Saturday 10/16, we'll have a family-friendly fall festival Downtown with the Community Action Network…
The City of Rochelle will begin providing leaf vacuuming services for residents on October 18, 2021. The vacuuming service will end December 1st or upon an accumulating snowfall, whichever occurs first.  Other landscape waste (grass, plants, weeds and leaves) may continue to be placed in paper landscape bags or standard…

Washington Street Closure

September 24, 2021
Washington Street between 1st Avenue and 6th Street will be closed to traffic between Wednesday September 29th and Wednesday October 6th for storm sewer and inlet replacement.  Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted near the affected area. Please use caution while traveling in this…
The City recently held a bond rating call with Standard and Poor’s for an upcoming Electric System Alternate Revenue Source General Obligation Bond sale.  The City's current bond rating of A+ was reaffirmed.  For a rural community our size this is an above average bond rating.    Some of the…
The Street Department, has announced that the alley between the 400 block of Cherry Avenue and the 400 Block of 4th Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday September 7th at 7am. The work is necessary to repair utility cuts and failing pavement. Motorists are advised to use…
Northern Illinois Disposal announced today that for the health and safety of their staff, mattresses for curbside pickup must be wrapped in plastic.  The City’s contract with NIDS allows for two bulk items per pickup, per household.  A single mattress counts as a bulk item and will only be collected…
The City of Rochelle and the Office of Mayor John Bearrows announce the Rochelle Community of Opportunity Hiring Expo to be held on September 16, 2021, in the Blue Gym at the Rochelle Township High School, 1401 East Flagg Road.  The in-person city-wide Expo will feature over 40 commercial, retail,…
Rochelle City Officials are thrilled to break ground on Starbucks, the newest coffee shop in the Hub City. The project is located on Highway 251 North, next to Walgreens and will feature a 2,000 sq. ft. store with indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-thru. Starbucks is slated for a…
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…
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