Category Archives: Rochelle News

One Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

One Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

The Illinois State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on IL Route 38 just east of Interstate 39. According to Troopers, 55 year old Terrence L. Bowers of Rochelle was driving a vehicle eastbound on IL Route 38 and attempted to pass an automobile driven by 64 year old Bruce D.…Read more »

Foggy Conditions May Have Contributed to Crash With Injuries

Foggy Conditions May Have Contributed to Crash With Injuries

Just before 8 am Wednesday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and Scott Road for a two vehicle accident with an injury. After arriving on scene, Deputies learned a vehicle driven by 23 year old Jackson Cortez of Rockford was traveling southbound on IL Rte. 251.  A Semi with…Read more »

Driver Flees From Police During Traffic Stop

Driver Flees From Police During Traffic Stop

On Monday at approximately 10:30 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations on I39.  The vehicle, a passenger car, did not stop for Deputies and fled from the scene. The vehicle later came to a stop on I39 where the driver, 35 year old Louis Portlock of Houston TX,…Read more »

Alcohol May Have Been a Factor in Man Driving Down Railroad Tracks

Alcohol May Have Been a Factor in Man Driving Down Railroad Tracks

On Sunday at 9:19 p.m., Illinois State Police received a report of a vehicle on the railroad tracks near Jack Dame Road in Rochelle. Troopers say 46 year old Travis W. Baker of St. Louis, Missouri was approached after driving his vehicle a half mile down the railroad tracks. The vehicle became disabled at that…Read more »

Ogle County Sheriff On the Look Out for Registered Child Sex Offender

Ogle County Sheriff On the Look Out for Registered Child Sex Offender

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department says 27 year old Katherine Milliron of Rochelle is a registered child sex offender, who has been wanted on two outstanding Ogle County warrants for Failure to Register since August, 2019. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information regarding Milliron’s whereabouts…Read more »

Area Lawmakers Accuse Governor of Making a Threat to Voters With Budget Address

Area Lawmakers Accuse Governor of Making a Threat to Voters With Budget Address

Governor JB Pritzker gave his second annual budget address on Wednesday. Following the speech, State Representative Tom Demmer says the General Assembly has some work to do.  Demmer said he disagreed with the Governor’s proposal to spend $1.4 billion of hypothetical revenue and his threat to cut healthcare and education spending unless voters approve his…Read more »

Driver Facing Numerous Charges After Fleeing from Police

Driver Facing Numerous Charges After Fleeing from Police

On Tuesday at approximately 9:39 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations at the intersection of IL Rte 251 and Interstate 88 in Rochelle.  The vehicle, a black BMW passenger car, did not stop for Deputies and fled from the scene. The vehicle was later located on Creston Road…Read more »