Rock Falls Mayor William Wescott said during this upcoming year the city will be taking control of some property. This would be the International Harvester Building. Wescott said the building is falling down and the city will have to deal with it almost immediately.
He went on to say since the building is in the business district, if it crumbles and falls into the street that will be a challenge for the city.
He said they are also hoping to get more investors to come and establish businesses in Rock Falls. The mayor said the rates and the like are very favorable right now, but, because of the pandemic, he can understand why some investors are hesitant.