Rock Falls, IL

Rock Falls prides itself on our hard-working, friendly people and businesses that are both capable and willing to serve and help you in any way. Founded on the south bank of the Rock River in eastern Whiteside County in 1867.

Centrally located between the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities to our southwest and Rockford on our northeast, Rock Falls is located at the intersection of Illinois Routes 30 and 40 and is adjacent to Interstate 88 with two interchanges. Downtown Chicago is only two hours away and the western suburbs are only an hour’s drive.

Enjoy a variety of comfortable motel accommodations with access to a relaxing peaceful stroll down the historical Hennepin Canal. We also offer camping facilities, whether it is on a lake or swimming pool. For your dining pleasure, we offer fast food, as well as, the well-known Candlelight Inn and the brand new All American Grill, along with a number of authentic ethnic and family restaurants. The Rock River remains our community’s most valuable recreational asset. Home to some of the world’s best cat fishing, which has been featured on television outdoor shows, the Rock River is also a quiet Mecca for recreational boating. The historical Hennepin Canal runs through the city’s east side with strolling and bike paths. The Coloma Park District offers peaceful, scenic park views with tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields, picnic shelters, canoes and paddle boats and plenty of parking.

Our clubs and organizations are second to none. Without their helping hands and monetary support, Rock Falls would not be as successful as it has been. Pulling together, we recently completed the construction of a new, state-of-the-art library, a centerpiece of our municipal complex. Rock Falls has a wide variety of churches and denominations to choose from.

I invite and encourage YOU to stop and enjoy our town. We’re on the WAY! Find out why we are ‘Proud of our Past’ and confident of our Future!!

Sponsors of Rock Falls, IL


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

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Businesses of Rock Falls, IL


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Whiteside County, IL


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Whiteside County, IL page.