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

Police accident rollover

Two Injured in Early Sunday Morning Roll-Over

Shortly before 6am Sunday Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the 11,000 block of N. Illinois Rte. 26. After an investigation it was determined that a minivan being driven by 22 year old Derek V. Driver of Freeport was northbound on Route 26. Driver lost control of the vehicle…read more »

cgh clinics reopen

CGH to Reopen Clinics at Reduced Volume Beginning Friday

Beginning Friday, May 1, CGH Medical Center will re-open clinics at a reduced volume. While continuing to closely follow IDPH and CDC guidance, careful attention to patient screening, masking, social distancing, intensive cleaning and safety guidelines will be followed. The No Visitor policy continues at ALL locations. Patients are encouraged to bring and wear your…read more »

Road Men Working

Road Work From Polo to Dixon to Begin on Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on IL 26, from Wilson Street in Polo to Liberty Court in Dixon, is to begin the week of April 20, 2020. Civil Constructors, Inc. will be completing the $5.4 million project to patch and resurface the 9.9 mile section of IL 26. Daytime lane…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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