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Village of Hillcrest applying for CDAP grant

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
HILLCREST -- The Village of Hillcrest held a special meeting in regard to the sewer project on Wednesday. Jim Sparber from Baxter and Woodman displayed a map outlining the two projects. The first project, shown in green on the map, is an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) low interest loan funded project that extends the sewer from the connection point
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Fiery crash claims life

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- One driver is dead and I-39 was still closed Saturday morning after a three semi-collision Friday night at approximately 8 p.m.
Area fire departments including Rochelle, Hillcrest, Steward, Flagg Center and Creston battled the blaze throughout the night.
The accident occurred just south of the I-88 exit on I-39. The fires from the semis smoldered throughout the night,
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One flown to hospital

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- One truck driver suffered serious injuries Friday after crashing his semi-tanker south of Rochelle.
Reports show the driver was traveling southbound on IL Route 251, turning left onto the eastbound I-88 ramp when he rolled his tanker truck. The tanker was filled with approximately 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Rochelle firefighters worked for nearly an hour to extricate
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Water rates to increase

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Rochelle Residents will see an increase on their water and sewer bill starting May 1, 2014.
An average RMU customer will see a $5 increase in their monthly bill the first year of the three year rate increase. The following two years the bills have increase about a $1 a month.
"Water usage in the community has
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County board moves forward with sheriff’s building plans

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
OREGON -- Despite opposition from several business owners, the Ogle County Board voted Tuesday night to approve a bid of $4,177,900 from Rockford Structures to begin construction on a new sheriff's administration building at the current location.
Beth Henderson, owner of the Eagle's Nest, and Ken Williams, owner of Pinehill Bed and Breakfast, urged the board to delay the vote
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One dead in fiery crash

Posted: Saturday, Apr 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- One truck driver reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the three semi-truck accident that occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday night on I-39 just south of I-88 in the northbound lane.
All three trucks burst into flames and area firefighters worked all night to extinguish the smoldering fires. The northbound lane of I-39 is still completely closed south
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Local band brings home awards

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- A local band received high honors, learning the news while playing a gig in LaSalle Friday night.
The Lizzi Neal Band learned they were named ‘Blues Band of the Year' at the 23rd annual RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) awards. Band members high-fived eachother when they learned the news.
"About 10 minutes later, we received another text that
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Creston School one of 60 chosen for program

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
CRESTON -- Creston Elementary School in Creston is among approximately 60 schools statewide that will participate in the annual TECH 2014 Students for the Information Age event on Thursday, May 8 at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield.
From 1 to 3 p.m., students will show the public and elected members of the Illinois State Senate and the House
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Four injured in rollover

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Three adults and one child were injured Saturday afternoon following a single-vehicle accident on the northbound ramp of I-39.
The vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-88 at approximately 1:15 p.m. when it traveled on the northbound ramp of I-39. According to reports the driver was traveling approximately 50 mph on the ramp when he lost control of the
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A love for books

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Books are a great source of knowledge, a place to escape, a source of entertainment, or a way to relax. Barb Kopplin, Flagg-Rochelle Public Library Director, knows just how powerful a book can be. Kopplin also knows that a visit to a library is not only just for books, but magazines, DVD's and audio books as well.
This week,
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Last ‘From the Heart’ presentation made

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Rochelle Rotary Club From The Heart representatives presented a $10,000 check to Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) representatives at a recent Rotary meeting.On hand for the presentation were (from left) Mary Jo Griffin, advocate supervisor for Ogle County; Trisha Morrow, executive director of CASA; and From the Heart members and Rotarians Kim Montgomery, Dave Eckhardt, Karen Hayden, Chuck Watkins and Pat
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Whalen says sewer needed in Hillcrest

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
HILLCREST -- Several residents were in attendance at Wednesday's Village of Hillcrest monthly meeting. Recently, residents received a flyer regarding the sanitary sewer project's proposed location. Village President Kim Whalen explained that there are two sewer projects.
The first is the CDAP grant involving $450,000, which is applied for based on low income and need. The CDAP grant will
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American University of Iraq–Sulaimani president to visit NIU

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
DEKALB -- Dawn Dekle, president of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, will visit Northern Illinois University Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15, as part of NIU's Celebrating Excellence event.
Her schedule includes several open forums and a public lecture on "The American University of Iraq: Inspiring the next Generation of Leaders."
All events are free and open to the
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Drug Takeback Day set for April 26 at police station

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Rochelle, The Rochelle Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 of disposal.
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Sheriff voids check, gives cash back to park district

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
OREGON -- The Oregon Park District Board of Commissioners took action to terminate the existing agreement with the Ogle County Sheriff's Department and approve a restructured police services agreement at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
The Oregon Park District and Ogle County Sheriff's Department initially entered into a police services agreement in August 2012. The Oregon Park District was responsible for
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Department instructed not to enforce tow fees

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
OREGON -- Controversy over the Ogle County Sheriff' Department's Tow Fund continues after Sheriff Michael Harn distributed an internal memo dated April 1, saying the department would no longer be collecting an administrative tow fee, despite it being a county ordinance.
The tow fund and how the money can be spent has been in question the last several months. Two
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Man facing attempted murder charge

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
OGLE COUNTY -- Attempted first degree murder charges have been filed against a Rockford man following a shooting that took place on March 22 in rural Byron.
Additional charges were filed against Brandon McMahon, 20, including aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a gun as well as possession of a weapon by a felon and gang member.
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Outdoor dining could be a possibility downtown

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
ROCHELLE,, Diners soon may be able to enjoy a cup of coffee or an evening meal sitting outside downtown Rochelle.
Rochelle Planning and Zoning commission met Monday night and made a recommendation to council to permit outdoor sidewalk cafes.
"Community Development is continuing to bring in new ideas for businesses and promoting a greater shopping experience. One of
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