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Rock Falls, Illinois is located in Whiteside County. Zip codes in Rock Falls, IL include 61071. The median home price in Rock Falls is $69,000. More Rock Falls information.

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2 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

Plans for 7th Avenue Shocker halted in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – Last fall, Terry Warren transformed his front yard at 201 Seventh Ave. into the 7th Avenue Shocker, a free haunted maze for the community's enjoyment.

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Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Education funding 'biggest challenge' state rep says

ROCK FALLS – State Rep. Mike Smiddy said the biggest challenge he faced in his first term in the state General Assembly was the budget.

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The Daily Gazette

Top 5 things to do this weekend

MORRISON – The 144th Whiteside County Fair wraps up this weekend at the fairgrounds, 201 W. Winfield St. Harness racing at 1:30 p.m. and a tractor and truck pull at 6:30 p.m. are among today's highlights.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Words can't describe it

Four life sentences in prison were announced this week for the convicted killer of four people in a Rock Falls apartment in June 2008.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Teen makes first appearance in shooting death of friend

STERLING – A teenage boy appeared in Whiteside County Court this morning for what turned out to be a 5-minute hearing related to the March 1 shooting death of his best friend, Matt Anderson.

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The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Jo E. Thome, 42, of Rock Falls; 11:52 a.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Locust Street; speeding; posted driver's license as bond.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Sheley gets four consecutive life terms for Rock Falls murders

MORRISON – Spree killer Nicholas Sheley today was given four life sentences on top of two he had been given earlier.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Quadruple murder sentence coming Monday for Sheley

Monday at 11 a.m. in Whiteside County Court, three-time convicted murderer Nicholas Sheley will face what is likely to be his final sentencing in the state of Illinois.

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The Daily Gazette

Rock Falls students to have longer school day

When school starts in a couple of weeks, students at Merrill and Dillon Elementary schools will be in class for an additional 15 minutes each day.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Ruth B. Lauts

ROCK FALLS – Ruth B. Lauts, 90, formerly of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Parkway Center in Sterling.

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The Daily Gazette

Fun, food, and friends at National Night Out

Eva Dillon, 8, has her face painted by Roberta Dillon, 69. Roberta, a member of the Kiwanis Club, spent the evening volunteering at Kilgour Park for National Night Out in Sterling.

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The Daily Gazette

Interest high in open aldermanic seat in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – Mayor Bill Wescott has until Sept. 10 to fill a First Ward aldermanic vacancy, and much to his surprise, he'll need most of that time to come to a decision.

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The Daily Gazette

Police, YMCA put on summer camp in Rock Falls

Rock Falls police officer Chad Hermes shows Matthew Anderson a catfish Tuesday during the YMCA's PACT summer camp at Centennial Park in Rock Falls.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Good things happened in July

July is over, but we don't want it to recede too far in the rearview mirror without commenting on some good things that happened during the month.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Daily Gazette

James a Jima Moore

AMBOY – James Leroy “Jim” Moore, 89, of Amboy, died Wednesday, July 24, 2014, at his home after a lengthy illness.

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The Daily Gazette

Free school supplies available to local students

Beginning next week, Trinity United Methodist Church's School Supply Closet, 910 Second Ave., will have free school supplies for students ranging from preschool to college.

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The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vanessa L. Mulnix, 33, of Rock Falls; 8:42 a.m. Thursday at East Fourth Street and Eighth Avenue; speeding, given notice to appear in court.

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The Daily Gazette

Letting women know, 'yes they can shoot'

After its monthly meeting, members of Well Armed Woman club go to the range to shoot at Sinnissippi Rod and Gun Club in Sterling.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Heard it from the Grapevine: Rock Falls bar plans Sept. opening

Violet Jaramillo stands inside what will soon be The Grapevine Wine and Martini Bar at 205 W. Second St. in Rock Falls.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Richard A. Bertolozzi, 32, of Sterling; 3:48 a.m. Monday on Freeport Road; Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear – driving under the influence; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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