City News

A road closure will take place at 15th Street and 1st Avenue on June 21 and 22 due to a necessary storm sewer repair in the area. Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted in the area. Please use caution while traveling in this area…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website! The new site features a clean, organized, easy-to-navigate menu for our customers – both residential and business. In early 2018, City of Rochelle staff began the process of reorganizing the menu system of the site and…
Rochelle Named “Opportunity Zone” by Governor RaunerRochelle Named “Opportunity Zone” by Governor RaunerThe City of Rochelle is excited to be a recipient of an Opportunity Zone designation by the State of Illinois.  Earlier this week, Governor Bruce Rauner announced that 327 recommendations by the State of Illinois have been approved…
Street Superintendent, Tim Isley, has announced that Creston Road, on the east side of Mulford road, will be closed to traffic beginning Wednesday May 16th at 7 am. The closure is necessary to install new stormwater tile across Creston Rd.  The City of Rochelle’s Street Department will be performing the…
The City of Rochelle Engineering Office has recently fielded many complaints in regards to the increased train horns in the community. Rochelle is a Quiet Zone meaning that a train’s horn will only sound if a locomotive engineer perceives danger on the tracks. While the number of horn sounds has…
After nearly 24 years as Rochelle’s City Clerk, Bruce McKinney is heading into retirement! McKinney came to the City of Rochelle following a career at Swift. He began his time at the Rochelle accounting office where he was later promoted to a supervisor in the loading dock. Sometime later, he…
Mayor Chet Olson, City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh and City Clerk Sue Messer met with elected officials in Springfield today to share issues and concerns that affect both Rochelle's local government and our citizens as part of the Illinois Municipal League’s Annual Lobby Day. IML hosts Lobby Day annually to give…
After 32 years of service to the entire City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities, Joanne Peters is celebrating retirement. She and husband Tom Peters will retire on the same day this month. In the summer of 1986 Peters was a stay-at-home mom to her third and fifth grade daughters…
The Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rochelle are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Sunshine Bakery at 346 May Mart Drive, Rochelle located inside Central Bank Illinois. The newly-remodeled space features a café menu of cookies, cupcakes, artisan breads, custom-designed cakes and desserts, fresh salads,…
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