Minimum wage increase bill passes

A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law, and his office said he stands ready to act in the coming days.

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4-H club keeping busy with activities

he Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club of Rochelle has had a busy past couple of months. On Dec. 3, 2018, the club met to discuss plans for December 2018 and January 2019.

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’Tis the season to be careful

Be careful of potholes. There are a lot of them. Driving Illinois Route 38 from Rochelle to Creston is like negotiating an obstacle course. The worst seem between Rochelle and Mulford Road. I think that is due to the number of semi trucks going to the landfill.

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Workers put in harms' way during shutdown

During the federal government shutdown, the White House administration had OSHA revoke the electronic mandated rule to report all worker injuries and illnesses.

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Many opportunities given to learn about park district plans

I am writing this letter to the editor in response to another letter to the editor regarding the Flagg-Rochelle Park District plans to build a recreational facility west of the Rochelle Township High School.

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Rochelle receives National Historic designation

Rochelle’s downtown is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Sticker shock

Hillcrest trustee Tim Ball addressed his fellow trustees Wednesday evening, taking the podium during public comment and speaking as a resident of the village regarding his current water bill.

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Giving back

Stillman Bank presents donation from their latest fundraising campaign.

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City to assess cyber security

Officials in Rochelle are taking steps to assess the city's current cyber security, first concentrating on the electric operations of Rochelle Municipal Utilities.

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Voters to decide on rec center

Residents gather enough petitions to assure upcoming referendum is binding.

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Vets discuss plans for new memorial statue

Bronze piece would be located at Lawnridge Cemetery.

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Local students get glimpse of possible careers

Classroom visits give kids ideas about future jobs.

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RTHS graduation date set

With last month’s stretch of school cancellations, Rochelle Township High School’s graduation date will remain the same as planned — Saturday, May 25.

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Picking up the pieces

A Chana couple is coping with the aftermath of a fire that destroyed their home during the height of the extreme cold temperatures.

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Making a splash

News of the park district’s grant award for Spring Lake improvements has been making a splash across the community since it was announced earlier this week.

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VIEWPOINT: Downtown revitalization taking shape in Rochelle

Columnist gives update on progress of distillery.

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Schaab named hospital's High Performer of the Year

Surgery nurse has been with RCH for past 18 years.

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Demmer moving office to Dixon

Representative will no longer have Rochelle office.

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Monthly recycling event set

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will conduct the monthly electronics recycling drop-off event on Friday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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High School students named to honor roll

Rochelle Township High School has released its first semester high honor and honor roll.

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Rochelle foundation grant application period starts Feb. 1

Deadline for non-profit agencies to apply is March 1.

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Immersed in the arts

Over 170 students and their families took part at a fine arts festival earlier this week at Lincoln School.

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