Rochelle swears-in new mayor

A new era begins in Rochelle after the city swears-in its next mayor.
Mayor John Bearrows was officially sworn-in Monday morning at Rochelle City Hall. Bearrows served as a councilman prior to his new role.
Council members Tom McDermott and Bil Hayes were also sworn-in for another term.
Mayor Bearrows says he’s been working towards this day for a long time.
“There’s nothing I’ve wanted in my entire life more,” Bearrows said. “I’ve talked about this for years, decided to get on the council and when I made the decision to run for mayor, I wasn’t sure I would be standing here today, but it feels absolutely incredible and I’m so excited to start working for Rochelle moving forward.”
Bearrows and the new city council will conduct its first official regular council meeting on May 13th.

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