City News

The City of Rochelle Community Development Department is available to serve you this summer! A mailbox to pick up permit applications has been installed on the South end of the building at 333 Lincoln Highway. Completed applications may be dropped off in the secure drop-box at the East end of…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce that the new radium removal treatment plant on Hayes Rd is now officially online.    The $3 million project was designed, permitted and constructed over a period of two years. This project also included 3,500 feet of 21” sewer line extension along Steward Rd. Funding was possible…
South Main Street construction is underway and South Main Street will be closed from Steam Plant to Steward Rd until October 23. There will be no access from Willis Avenue, Lake Lida Lane, or Southview Drive. This project is the beginning of a years long process to overhaul South Main…
City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced the closure of Dement Road from July 14th through August 14th for bridge approach and pavement repairs on the South side of the road. Traffic will use Caron road as a detour route. Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be…
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 it…
The Rochelle Police Department will participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday July 1st at 10:00am from Lincoln Highway at Route 38 to Lincoln Avenue.  Residents are invited to show support for our local police by lining the route and cheering on the runners in a socially distant manner!    The Police…
On Monday June 15th, the eastbound lane of Route 38, between Highway 251 and Lincoln Highway will be closed for repair.  The roadway repair is necessary following a water main break in the area earlier this year.  The lane closure is expected to last approximately three days. Advance warning, detour…
The City of Rochelle is thrilled to announce a new grant program to support small business in our community.  “Restart Rochelle” will offer businesses deemed ‘non-essential’ by the Governor’s Stay Home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic up to $5,000 to cover costs such as rent, utilities and insurance incurred…
Rochelle, IL –- The Census Bureau has notified the City of Rochelle that Census workers will be in our area beginning June 1st putting forms on doorknobs of people that did not receive one in the mail.  The workers will be wearing Census shirts, masks and photo identification and carrying…
The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Township High School District #212 are proud to announce a new partnership to bring a School Resource Officer into RTHS this fall.  Rochelle Police Officer Pete Pavia has been selected to fill the position. “This partnership is another example of our organizations working together…
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