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UPDATE:  This project has been extended to August 31st. City Engineer, Sam Tesreau, has announced the closure of Dement Road from July 14th through August 14th for bridge approach and pavement repairs on the South side of the road. Traffic will use Caron road as a detour route. Advance warning,…
The City of Rochelle Street Division has announced plans for a full adulticide mosquito control application throughout the community June 30th, July 1st and July 2nd.    This application will be performed from approximately 8pm to 1am, weather permitting, when mosquitos are most active.  Please avoid direct contact with the spray as it…
The Rochelle Police Department will participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday July 1st at 10:00am from Lincoln Highway at Route 38 to Lincoln Avenue.  Residents are invited to show support for our local police by lining the route and cheering on the runners in a socially distant manner!    The Police…
On Monday June 15th, the eastbound lane of Route 38, between Highway 251 and Lincoln Highway will be closed for repair.  The roadway repair is necessary following a water main break in the area earlier this year.  The lane closure is expected to last approximately three days. Advance warning, detour…
The City of Rochelle is thrilled to announce a new grant program to support small business in our community.  “Restart Rochelle” will offer businesses deemed ‘non-essential’ by the Governor’s Stay Home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic up to $5,000 to cover costs such as rent, utilities and insurance incurred…
Rochelle, IL –- The Census Bureau has notified the City of Rochelle that Census workers will be in our area beginning June 1st putting forms on doorknobs of people that did not receive one in the mail.  The workers will be wearing Census shirts, masks and photo identification and carrying…
The City of Rochelle and Rochelle Township High School District #212 are proud to announce a new partnership to bring a School Resource Officer into RTHS this fall.  Rochelle Police Officer Pete Pavia has been selected to fill the position. “This partnership is another example of our organizations working together…
Kishwaukee College and the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College created a formal partnership to service small businesses within the Kishwaukee College district. Services to support small business development in and around the City of Rochelle are currently available and more are planned for the future.…
Officials from Ogle and Lee Counties have submitted re-opening plans to Governor Pritzker’s Office, thanks to assistance from State Representative Tom Demmer.  The plan includes detailed criteria for local businesses that have been deemed ‘non-essential’ by the Governor’s executive order to re-open.  The group is anxiously awaiting a response. Then…
Lee and Ogle County Leaders are working together with State Representative Tom Demmer on a phased plan to re-open the two-county region following the Governor’s latest “Stay at Home” order.  This plan will be submitted to the Governor’s office later this week for consideration and possible approval.  Implementing a regional,…