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

Rock Falls Tourism Food Truck

Rock Falls Tourism Cancels Food Truck Fridays and the Big Cat Quest

Because of recent public health events, the 2020 Rock Falls Tourism event season will undergo some changes. The Tourism committee has voted to cancel Food Truck Fridays and the Big Cat Quest slated for this summer. The decision to do this does not come lightly but when discussing public health, the Governor’s plan to Restore…read more »

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One Driver Seriously Injured in Two Vehicle Pileup Monday Afternoon

The Illinois State Police say they responded Monday afternoon shortly after 1:00 to a two vehicle accident on Bunker Hill Road at Lyndon Road. According to troopers, a vehicle driven by Darrel Neubauer was traveling westbound on Bunker Hill Road.  Troopers say for unknown reasons the Neubauer vehicle failed to stop at the intersection with…read more »

Covid 19

Whiteside County Announces Death of Another COVID-19 Patient

The Whiteside County Health Department reported over the weekend the death of a Covid-19 patient in their 80’s.  One Saturday they say they had three persons in their 90’s who have been confirmed as positive.  On Sunday 2 additional cases were announced with 1 in their 60’s and another in their 90’s. The Lee County…read more »

Rock Falls Obituaries


Richard Longanecker

Richard L. Longanecker, age 77 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Citadel of Sterling. Richard was born on February 15, 1943 in Sterling, the son of Herschel and Alta Mae (Vessels) Longanecker. He married Beth Wallbloom on June 19, 2009 in Sterling. Richard had worked at Verifacts for 5 years as…read more »

Kathleen “Kay” Hicks

Kathleen “Kay” L. Hicks, age 76 died at home Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Kathleen was born on December 3, 1943 in Dixon the daughter of John and Marian (Hardersen) Downey. She married Charles David Hicks on June 6, 1964 in Rock Falls.  He died on September 10, 2017. Kathleen was employed with Lawrence Bothers Hardware…read more »

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