City News

At their Special City Council Meeting Monday evening, Rochelle’s City Council Approved an eight-year contract with Nextera Energy, LLC to provide power to Rochelle Municipal Utilities. In 2017, the City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a three-year agreement to purchase power over the already contracted 30mw obtained…
The City of Rochelle's Sealcoat Project is set for July 23-25, resulting in periodic lane closures in several areas. Please use caution while traveling through construction zones and pay close attention to traffic control devices and flaggers. As a result of the ten-year capital plan to address maintenance requirements, numerous…
A road closure will take place at 15th Street and 1st Avenue on July 19 & 20 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…
The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rochelle hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to formally announce the Start of construction of a new Love’s Travel Stop at I-88 & Illinois Route 251. The 11,000 Square-foot facility will also feature a Hardee’s Restaurant for locals and travelers to enjoy and…
The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced plans for a full adulticide mosquito control application throughout the community on June 28th and 29th as well as July 2nd and 3rd. This application will be performed from approximately 8pm to 1am, weather permitting, when mosquitos are most active. Please avoid…
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…