Illinois lies at the heart of the nation’s transportation network and Rochelle is centrally located in the northern region. Rochelle businesses, residents, and visitors have access to one of the greatest multi-modal transportation systems in the nation including the second largest public transportation system, the second largest rail system, the third largest interstate system, the fourth largest highway system, and one of the busiest airport systems.
At the heart of the Midwest, we are a convenient distance to Chicago and other urban markets making it a perfect location for industries and individuals that are transport-reliant making it easy to get their product delivered! We are at the intersection of Interstates I-39 Logistics and Distribution Corridor and the I-88 Research and Development Corridor.
The City of Rochelle Industrial Railroad (CIR) has been the catalyst for economic development for the City of Rochelle for more than 30 years. The continuous expansion of the rail system has allowed rail-served industries to cut cost and increase efficiency in shipping and receiving operations due to the dual interchanges with Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads. The CIR was strategically established and located on the growth edge of Chicago’s westward commercial frontier to meet the demand of industries looking to locate outside the capacity-constrained Chicago area.
Rochelle Koritz Field Municipal Airport
The Rochelle Koritz Field Municipal Airport is a full-service, corporate and general aviation aircraft facility strategically situated two miles west of the industrial area; right on the intersection of Highway 251 and I-88 providing immediate access to the Chicago Urban area.
Mike Hudetz, Airport Manager
1201 West Gurler Road
815-562-8619 or 815-561-5081
Chicago - Rockford International Airport
Chicago - Rockford International Airport (RFD) only 30 minutes North of Rochelle. RFD is located less than one hour drive of Chicago O’Hare International Airport. RFD offers significant advantages to Air Cargo Carriers and Air Freight Forwarders. Cargo Airlines using RFD save fuel, save time, and save money. Independent airspace assures direct in approaches. Surrounded by expressways running north, south, east and west, RFD has excellent accessibility for speedy road feeder services.
RFD is conveniently located minutes from major highways with Interstate highway access to Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and beyond.