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County board approves tax abatement

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
AFTER a lengthy discussion Tuesday night the Ogle County Board approved a tax abatement from GREDCO, Rochelle for "Project Green." The project is a commercial greenhouse facility and will be a $7 million dollar capital investment.
Board member Marcia Heuer asked the board to amend the abatement allowing the county to revisit the abatement if the project doesn't fulfill the

Looking for something fun this summer? Try the Ultimate Summer Challenge

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
OREGON -- Hey kids entering fifth through eighth grades! Have you ever played dodgeball with lasers? What about walking, using only ladders? Have you ever solved a heist in just one week? Chances are that the answer to most of these questions is ‘no'. This summer, there is an opportunity to make your answer ‘yes'!

BCT announces auditions for Shrek the Musical

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
BYRON -- Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

Dispatchers honored for professionalism during storm

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
THURSDAY night the Ogle County 911 Board honored six dispatchers who were working during the storm that hit Ogle County on April 9th. In a unique set of circumstances, both the Rochelle and Ogle County dispatchers were working together in Rochelle. The storm coincided with the Ogle County Sheriff's Department move into the new facility in Oregon. Ogle County dispatchers

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