Rochelle, Illinois is a great place to live, work, and visit where quality of life is a primary objective. Rochelle is a growing, progressive community located approximately 90 miles west of Chicago. Currently, our population stands at nearly 10,000. Rochelle offers the opportunity of small-town life with proximity to large cities. The City is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 88 & 39.
Education is a main focus in Rochelle with five neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school, and our newly constructed High School. Kishwaukee College and Northern Illinois University are both within a short driving distance. Rochelle is committed to providing recreational opportunities including several parks, tennis courts, a public pool and a six-mile bike path.
With an ever-growing and evolving business community, Rochelle offers local industries every opportunity for success. Rochelle is located within a one day’s truck drive to markets that serve over 80 million people and our air and rail opportunities extend that reach. Advanced communication systems, including city-owned broadband, global communication, excess capacity for water and waste-water services, and locally-provided electricity and sewer, gives business and industry a strategic advantage.