Polo is a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,355 at the 2010 census, down from 2,477 in 2000.


Polo News

Dixon Fire Department

Forreston and Other Fire Departments Respond to Dryer Fire

Thursday morning the Forreston Fire Department was called for a dryer fire in a basement of a rural home. Forreston arrived on scene and made an attack in the basement.   Crews were able to extinguish the fire and contain it. This helped to minimize the fire and smoke damage in the home. Forreston Fire wanted…read more »

Polo Police Rockwood Randall

Polo Hires New Chief of Police

Polo has a new police chief.  At the Polo City Council meeting Tuesday night Chief Tim Rockwood was sworn by Mayor Knapp. Chief Rockwood looks forward to leading the department and further serving the community. At the meeting Tuesday night Officer Troy Randall was recognized by the City Council for 5 years of outstanding service.read more »

Police accident rollover

Semi Driver Injured in Semi Pick-up Truck Collision

On Friday at approximately 2:45 pm Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Illinois Rte. 52 and Freeport Road just outside of Polo. According to Ogle County Deputies it was determined that a pick-up being driven by 22 year old Jonathan Trogilo of Peoria was Northbound on…read more »

Police accident rollover

Driver Slightly Injured in Roll-Over Accident

On Wednesday at 9:23am the Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, Polo Police Department, Polo Fire Department, and the Polo Ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Cavanuagh Rd at RT. 26. According to Deputies a vehicle driven by 90 year old Einar S. Dahl of Prospect Heights IL was southbound on Cavanaugh Rd at…read more »

Polo Obituaries


Sarah A. Burkholder

Sarah A. Burkholder, 69, of Forreston, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Sarah was born in Sterling on October 25, 1950, the daughter of John and Melvena (Bergstad) Kinmon. Survivors include two sons, Klint (Angel) Singley, and Brett Singley both of Polo; one sister, Inga (John) Washelesky…read more »


Geraldine Nitsch

Geraldine Nitsch, age 78, died at her home Friday November 8, 2019. Geraldine was born on December 9, 1940 in Savanna the daughter of Eldon and Evelyn (Mackey) Jensen.  She married William E. Nitsch on June 10, 1968 in Oregon. He died on May 13, 1986. Prior of marriage Geraldine was employed at Central in…read more »

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