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About 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


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE

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Community Organizations of Rock Falls, IL


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Events of Rock Falls, IL


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Faith Communities of Rock Falls, IL


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Points of Interest of Rock Falls, IL


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

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.

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Citizens of Whiteside County, IL


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

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Veterans of Whiteside County, IL


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!