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Rochelle Family Dental opens new office

ROCHELLE — Rochelle Family Dental recently opened a new office at 409 Lincoln Highway, which was previously occupied by Hub Family Dental. Dr. Binh Dinh is the resident dentist. The practice is accepting new patients and will welcome former Hub Family Dental patients. For the first three months of t


Story hours, ‘readapalooza’ set

ROCHELLE — The Flagg-Rochelle Public Library offers more than a wealth of knowledge. Beginning this month, the library is host to several programs for children of all ages. For the youngest crowd, Preschool Story Time features stories and activities for three to five year olds. Story time will be he


Another winter weather advisory takes effect in Central Illinois Wednesday night

BLOOMINGTON — Another quick overnight weather system is expected to bring a wintry mix to Central Illinois. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory, running from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday. NWS forecasters say a brief period of freezing rain will le


Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in DeKalb

Our sister station WLBK reports that a vehicle was struck by multiple bullets in the northwest part of DeKalb on Tuesday evening. DeKalb Police Cmdr. Bob Redel says no person was struck by the gunfire that was reported at about 5:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive.


OPINION: Supports plans for rec center

The recreation center proposed by the Flagg-Rochelle Park District would be a terrific addition to life in the Rochelle area it seems to me. It would add to our physical well-being giving all of us a convenient place to exercise and it would add to our sense of community to see and be with other are


Police name man who died from gunshot

ROCHELLE — Rochelle Police Department officials have released the name of the person who died from a gunshot wound late Friday night. John M. Garza, 28, of Rochelle, was found dead by officers on Jan. 11 at around midnight in an apartment in the 300 block of South Main Street.


Code Red: Wintry mix coming to Central Illinois

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) — A CODE RED WEATHER ALERT is in effect for overnight tonight as well as for Saturday as central Illinois remains under a very active and unsettled weather pattern.


Illinois Lottery Ticket Mess-Up on Tuesday

Lottery officials admitted that there was a major was a goof up today for some people who tried to purchase lottery tickets on Tuesday. If you play the Illinois Lottery Pick 3 or Pick 4 games, you may have missed out on your chance to win, if you tried to purchase tickets for Tuesday's midday drawin


Waterman Woman Charged After Allegedly Spitting on Officer Amid Arrest for Battery Incident

A Waterman woman was arrested for Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer after she allegedly spit on a police officer while she was being arrested for a separate incident on Sunday.


Rochelle man accidentally shoots, kills self while playing with handgun

ROCHELLE, Ill. - A Rochelle is dead after a handgun he was allegedly playing with went off, shooting him in the head on Friday. The Ogle County Sheriff says they were called to the 300 block of South Main Street where they found a man, 28-year-old John Garza, of Rochelle, in the living room of the r


Schick named to Dean’s list

PALOS HEIGHTS —In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, released the college’s Dean’s List for Fall 2018. Abigail Schick, of Rochelle, was named to the list.


Speech team competes at two tournaments over weekend

ROCHELLE — This past Saturday the Rochelle Township High School Speech Team competed in the NIB-12 Conference Tournament and the Sandwich Invitational. At the conference meet, Rochelle took second place behind Morris in the team standings. Individuals who were conference finalists included:


Illinois: Food Stamp Benefits Early, Not Extra

The people who manage food stamps in Illinois are warning folks across the state not to spend too much this weekend. The Illinois Department of Human Services says the nearly two-million people who are on food stamps in the state should get their benefits for February by Sunday. But, DHS says that’s


Woman in fatal DeKalb accident last month drove under influence of alcohol, marijuana

DEKALB COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- New details emerge for a woman who died after driving into a tree in a DeKalb accident last month. The woman, Jonica Walker, 25, was driving 2 1/2 times above the legal alcohol limit and also under the influence of marijuana, according to an autopsy.


DeKalb boy jailed in connection with shots fired Tuesday on Edgebrook Drive

DeKALB – A 17-year-old DeKalb boy has been arrested and taken to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles in connection with shots fired Tuesday evening in the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, according to DeKalb Police Cmdr. Bob Redel.


Wrestling: Rochelle honors seniors against Freeport

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle varsity wrestling team recognized five senior grapplers before the Hubs took the floor for the group’s final home dual meet of the season against Freeport on Tuesday.


Texas sex offender gets 35 years for “sextorting” 28 minors in Central Illinois

PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — A Texas man will serve 35 years in prison after he was sentenced for soliciting nude photos from young girls in central Illinois and in other parts of the country, and then blackmailing them.


Rockford Scanner™: Man Crashes Into A Guardrail, Is Arrested

Email your tips and photo to us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com. On 01/16/19 at 0015 hours Ogle County Sheriff Deputies come upon a single vehicle crash at Rt 2 and Mud Creek Rd. Upon investigating the crash, Deputies determined Kendall Pelt age 46 of Mt Morris, failed to reduce speed to avoid and acci


Police reports for Jan. 16

Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.


Girls Bowling: Lady Hubs take on Morris

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle varsity girls bowling team hosted Morris at T-Byrd Lanes on Tuesday, with the Lady Hubs falling by a score of 2,954-2,029 to drop to 0-10 on the season. Freshman Alyssa Schwanert led Rochelle with a team-best 474 series and a high game of 182.