City News

Mayor Chet Olson is seeking volunteer members for appointment to the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Positions open include on voting and one non-voting at-large member. Voting member must live within 1.5 miles of Rochelle and at-large members have no residency requirement.  Members serve five-year terms. The Commission's primary duties relate…
Candidate packets for, one (1) 4-year full term Office of the Mayor and three (3) 4-year full term Council Members in the City of Rochelle are available in the City Clerk’s Office at Rochelle City Hall located at 420 N 6th Street. Petitions may be circulated as of August 28,…
The City of Rochelle is thrilled to welcome The Artists Garden to Downtown Rochelle!  "Beyond the Canvas", the new shop offers home furnishings, decor, artwork and handcrafted items.  The Artists Garden will offer creative classes to children and adults alike.   The building also features two garden suites above the shop which…
The Rochelle City Council Meeting will be held at 6:30pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, beginning September 10th.  Meetings scheduled for City Holidays are typically rescheduled to the following day.  All City Council meetings are open to the public and broadcast live via Facebook.com/cityofrochelle.
Wine on Lincoln is coming to Downtown Rochelle on Saturday September 22! Hopewell Winery from Rockport, Illinois returns with a wide variety of reds and whites for your enjoyment.  Wine is available for tasting as well as to purchase by the glass or by the case. The Rack Bar &…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce that the newest tool in removing radium from Rochelle water is now officially online.    In the Spring of 2016, RMU received notice that Well 11, located near RTHS, had exceeded allowable contaminant levels of radium.  To stay within the state statutes, the City subsequently entered into a compliance commitment agreement…
The City of Rochelle & Rochelle Elementary District 231 are proud to announce the selection of Rochelle Police Officer Jim Jakymiw as the District’s new School Resource Officer, pending final contract approval by both the City Council and the Elementary School Board. “The SRO will be in the schools to…
The City of Rochelle’s contractor will begin construction on sidewalk and curb around the community mid-August and will be on the project for approximately one month. Areas included in this year’s project include: South 8th Street, near Spring Lake Pool 9th Street between the UP Rail Tracks and 1st Avenue…
The  City of Rochelle broke ground today on a $7Million expansion of the City of Rochelle Railroad. The project came about as a result of twelve years of planning for a 3.5 mile extension of the rail system, along with construction of a four track rail bridge and double track…
The City of Rochelle’s Engineering and Community Development Departments are now located at 333 Lincoln Highway along with the RMU Customer Service team. As part of the Kennay Farms Distilling project happening in Downtown Rochelle, the City Departments’ former location has been sold to the Kennay Family for the construction…