City News

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…
The City of Rochelle today renewed a commitment to helping small businesses affected by the Governor’s order for bars and restaurants to close to indoor patrons this week.      “This is the time to come together and support our small businesses,” said Mayor John Bearrows.  “These are the entrepreneurs who support our little league…
Today we celebrated the completion of $3Million in water system upgrades to treat radium at our Hayes Road well.   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…
At their regular meeting on August 10th, Rochelle’s City Council voted to enhance and extend utility assistance programs for residential customers struggling to pay their balance. The utility offers a deferred payment program where customers can avoid disconnection by entering into a payment agreement.  The agreement allows for a 5%…
Shop local to save on your RMU bill!  The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal utilities are kicking off a new program to encourage support of local businesses impacted by COVID-19.  By spending $300 at designated local businesses within RMU’s service territory, which includes Creston and Hillcrest, and submitting those…
The City has identified approximately 650 feet of deficient concrete gutter on the west side of the 1200 block of Westview Dr. Concrete gutter will be removed and replaced on the west side of the street starting at 1261 Westview Dr. continuing north for approximately 650 feet to 1207 Westview…
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