Rochelle is a city in Ogle CountyIllinoisUnited States. The population was 9,574 at the 2010 census, up from 9,424 at the 2000 census

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Rochelle News

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State Police to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks in Ogle County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 1 Commander, Captain Matthew Hodgdon, announces the ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Ogle County during the last two weeks of August. The use of RSCs, according to Hodgdon, combines a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public. The ISP…read more »

Police Death Investigation

Chana Man Identified in Fatal Industry Accident

Local officials have identified the worker at a Rochelle industry who died Friday following an accident as Ethan Thomas of Chana. Emergency responders were called to Coated Sand Solutions, 1951 Steward Road.  Rochelle police say Thomas was on the side ladder of a rail car of a train on the east side of the facility when…read more »


IDOT Announces Road Closures on IL 251 Starting Next Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane closure will be installed on IL 251, 2 ½ miles south of Compton in Lee County, Illinois. The lane closure will be in the southbound lane beginning Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM and conclude by 8:00 AM Monday, August 26, 2019. A second closure…read more »

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Suspect Leads Ogle Deputies on Chase in Attempt to Avoid Arrest

Around 9:30 Wednesday morning Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted an investigation at a residence in the Village of Davis Junction. The suspect of the investigation, 32 year old Jemma J. Atterbury of Davis Junction fled from the scene in a vehicle to avoid arrest.  Sheriff’s Deputies pursued Atterbury for approximately 2 miles; before Atterbury stopped…read more »

Rochelle Obituaries

Joanne V. Chamness

Joanne V. Chamness Born Joanne V. Hahn, December 28, 1934 by lantern light on the family farm, Sublette, IL. She died July 6, 2019 at home in Dixon at 84 years old. She made many friends while working in Rochelle, and well known for her cooking, sizzling steaks at the Long Branch Saloon in Amboy.…read more »


Shirley Ann Adams

Shirley Ann Adams, age 68 passed away at home Sunday, March 4, 2018 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on April 21, 1949 in Sterling the daughter of Thomas and Bernice (Ennis) Holcomb. She married Harold G. Adams on October 29, 1977 in Rock more »

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