Rock Falls

Rock Falls is a city in Whiteside CountyIllinoisUnited States. The population was 9,266 at the 2010 census, down from 9,580 in 2000.

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Rock Falls News

Whiteside County Stolen Bike

Whiteside Sheriff Department Asking Help to Locate Stolen Motor Bike

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating a stolen, green in color, 1978 Honda Express NC50 taken from the Rock Falls area sometime this past week. It has modifications with a lawn mower ignition. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Deputy Deyo at the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office,…read more »

Gas Leak

Backhoe Strikes Gas line in Rock Falls Causing Evacuations

In Rock Falls workman struck a gas line with a backhoe causing the evacuation of several streets in the community. Tuesday morning residents in the area of 212 3rd Avenue were ordered to evacuate and Rock Falls Police and Fire blocked off the area from 1sr Avenue to 4th Avenue. Nicor crews quickly responded to…read more »

Whiteside Sheriff Forgery

Whiteside County Deputies Take Into Custody Two Suspects They Were Looking For

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of the last of two individuals they had been looking for. On Monday Deputies took into custody Jarrod Meurs following an ongoing investigation.  Meures was charged with Forgery as well as Burglary. About mid-July Deputies arrested Gregory McElhiney for the same offenses.  Additional charges are said to…read more »

Charleston Ryan

Rock Falls Police Identify Wal-Mart Assailant, Still Looking For Him

Following an investigation into a incident Monday, Wednesday Rock Falls Police obtained an arrest warrant for 35 year old Ryan L. Charleston. Charleston is wanted on charges of Aggravated Battery stemming from an incident on Monday at the Rock Falls Walmart store. Charleston is alleged to have struck a male employee in the head with…read more »

Rock Falls Obituaries


Louis Bohms

Louis Bohms, age 92, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at The Citadel of Sterling. Louis was born on October 3, 1925 in Rock Falls the son of Fred and Elva (Fisher) Bohms.  He married Esther LaBine on September 18, 1950 in Sterling.  Louis was employed as a Machinist with Northwestern Steel & Wire for 37…read more »

Frances R. Anzelmo

Frances R. Anzelmo, age 58, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Frances was born October 7, 1959 in Sterling the daughter of James and Marilyn (Purvis) Seeley.  She married John Anzelmo on September 29, 2006.  Frances was very involved in her church, was an avid reader, enjoyed…read more »

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