City News

The City of Rochelle is excited to announce the 13th Annual Christmas Tree Festival!  All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Rochelle Rescue Mission.  The Rochelle Rescue Mission provides temporary shelter and direction until more permanent solutions may be found.  The shelter provides temporary housing assistance for up…
The City recently held a bond rating call with Standard and Poor’s for an upcoming General Obligation Bond sale.  The City's current bond rating of A+ was reaffirmed along with a AA rating with insurance.  For a rural community our size this is an above average bond rating.    Some…
The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Municipal Utilities proudly announce the opening of the City’s first radium removal plant located at Well 11, just North of Flagg Road.  The $2.7million plant is the culmination of a two-year project to rid Rochelle’s water supply of excess radium. The plant utilizes state-of-the…
Construction continues in Downtown Rochelle at the new Kennay Farms Distillery Rick House. Beginning Friday October 19th, there will be no parking along 5th Avenue between 6th Street and the alley as well as in the alley for approximately one week. Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices…
The City of Rochelle announces the continued closure of the 400 Block of North Sixth Street.  The block will be closed through the week of October 15th and potentially into the week of October 22 as construction continues on the Kennay Farms Rick House. 5th Avenue between Lincoln Highway and…
City of Rochelle to Provide Leaf Vacuuming Beginning October 15 Rochelle, IL –The City of Rochelle will begin providing leaf vacuuming services for residents on October 15, 2018. The vacuuming service will end December 1st or upon an accumulating snowfall, whichever occurs first.  During this period, other landscape waste (grass,…
We’re having a Hay Day downtown Rochelle on Saturday October 13th!   Our newest event runs from 11am to 5pm on Lincoln Highway and throughout the Downtown. The family-friendly, fall event features a petting zoo, giant inflatables, tractors, face painting by the RTHS Interact Club, a magician, fall treats and more! …
Downtown Rochelle, where a bit of Americana exists thanks to a team of local artists.  The first in a series of three murals has been placed along the side of a Downtown Rochelle business at 417 Cherry Avenue, which has residents and visitors excited about what is to come. Fran…
The Union Pacific Railroad will close crossings from 1st Avenue/Jack Dame Road to Washington Street for the repair of at-grade crossings beginning Thursday September 20th at 7am and finishing by Tuesday September 25th.  Advance warning, detour and other temporary traffic control devices will be posted near the affected area. Please…
As part of the City of Rochelle’s Strategic Goals implemented earlier this year, Staff has continued a mission to create a more inclusive community and government to be more representative of our community. With the launch of the City’s new website a tool was added for ease of translation into…