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Rochelle police investigate shooting death

Rochelle Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting on South Main Street that left one person dead Friday night.

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No quick end to strike

Local Silgan workers and company officials don't appear clos to a new contract deal.

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Police name man who died from gunshot

Rochelle Police Department officials have released the name of the person who died from a gunshot wound late Friday night.

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Her legacy lives on

Those that knew Nancy Babb describe her as a collector, avid historian, beloved church member and a teacher who genuinely cared for children — making a lasting impression on those lives she touched. Her final gift to several organizations ensures that legacy will carry on.

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OPINION: Supports new recreation center plan

Local retired physician points out positive benefits of community facility.

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Local school districts receive part of large library grant

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded over $1.3 million in FY19 School District Library Grant Program awards to 694 public school districts. More than 1.6 million Illinois students served by school library media programs have benefited from the grants.

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Story hours, ‘readapalooza’ set

The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library offers more than a wealth of knowledge. Beginning this month, the library is host to several programs for children of all ages.

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County gives nod to some solar projects

The Ogle County Board suspended its moratorium on solar development in the county for about 4-and-a-half hours Thursday night, long enough for it to vote on nine solar developments that had been awaiting a decision. During a special meeting in front of a packed Ogle County Board Room, Board members approved amended recommendations governing solar projects from an ad hoc committee created for that purpose. It then suspended the moratorium and approved five of the nine projects. Three of the projects were denied, and one withdrew its letter of application.

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New challenges and opportunities

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) was sworn in as State Senator for the 45th District during inaugural ceremonies in the Senate Chambers, as the 101st General Assembly convened Jan. 9.

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OPINION: Supports plans for rec center

The recreation center proposed by the Flagg-Rochelle Park District would be a terrific addition to life in the Rochelle area it seems to me. It would add to our physical well-being giving all of us a convenient place to exercise and it would add to our sense of community to see and be with other area residents.

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