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Rochelle, IL – The Rochelle Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday April 30 from 10am-2pm at City Hall. The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative allows anyone to safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. The event provides a safe and responsible means…
City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced that Washington Street, from 1st Avenue north to 2nd Avenue, will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday April 18th at 7 am. The closure is necessary to construct new supplementary safety measures for the Rochelle Railroad Quiet Zone project including concrete curb medians,…
As the highway construction season is about to be in full swing, it's that time of year to remind everyone to be safe. This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week and the message from the FHWA is "Don't Be That Driver!". In addition to keeping our workers safe, our…
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellent in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Rochelle by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of…
Northern Illinois Disposal resumes weekly Yard Waste Recycling. Yard waste is collected on your regular garbage day. All yard waste such as grass, leaves, flowers, plants, and sticks are recyclable through the yard waste recycling program every week, beginning March 16 and continuing through December 15. All stick bundles must…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities announces the closure of South Main Street from Veteran’s Parkway to Steam Plant road beginning Tuesday March 15th. The closure is expected to last 1-2 weeks for the replacement of sanitary sewer in the area. Residents and motorist are reminded to pay special attention to the advance…
The Rochelle City Council will meet as a Committee of the Whole on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm to review and discuss the Emergency Operations Plan. The meeting will be held in the City Hall Conference Center at 420 N 6th Street, Rochelle. The meeting is open to…
The Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, Big R, and 102.3 the Coyote welcomes Nashville Black River Entertainment Recording Artist, American Idol Season 5 Contestant, 2013 Dancing With the Stars Season 16 Winner, and CMT Reality TV Show Host Kellie Pickler to the Big R Summer Country Jam Stage on Saturday, August…
BrightFarms, a start-up revolutionizing the U.S. produce supply chain by creating the first national brand of local produce, will be hosting a hiring event on March 9 from 3-7 pm. The event will take place at the Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center in Rochelle, IL. BrightFarms Chicagoland Greenhouse is…
The City of Rochelle is pleased to announce the promotion of Firefighter Zach Prewett to Lieutenant, filling the vacancy following the recent promotion of Dave Sawlsville to Fire Chief. Lieutenant Prewett is a lifelong resident of the Rochelle area, having been raised in Steward. He holds a B.A. Degree in…