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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 $71,900. More Rock Falls information.

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Thursday Aug 28 | The Daily Gazette

On the Rise: Youth conference set for Sept. 6

Brothers Justin , Jeremy and Jordan Willet make up the national-touring Christian rock band Willet, which will perform Sept.

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Thursday Aug 28 | The Daily Gazette

James C. Wesner

James was born April 5, 1934, in Sterling, the son of Howard and Lois Wesner. He graduated in 1953 from Rock Falls High School.

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Thursday Aug 28 | The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Geliria D. Boyd, 26, of Rock Falls; 12:59 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue; Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear – delivery of cocaine; posted bond.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Everett W. Gaffey

ROCK FALLS – Everett William Gaffey, 89, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Gun owner not liable in teen's death

STERLING – The parents of a boy facing a felony charge in the March 1 death of his best friend did not break the law and so won't be charged.

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The Daily Gazette

Thousands still without power, city crews scrambling to clean up the mess

A tree is seen on top of a house in the 600 block of Broadway Ave. in Sterling Monday afternoon.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Residents have chance to meet with alderman

ROCK FALLS – Residents of the Fourth Ward will have an opportunity to express their opinions and concerns to an alderman at a neighborhood meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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The Daily Gazette

Storms knocks out power for 10K-plus in area

Jim Hudgin looks into the back window of his SUV on Monday afternoon. A large tree in the 600 block of 11th Avenue in Rock Falls fell during Monday's storm that brought heavy rain and wind, taking out three vehicles parked along the road.

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The Daily Gazette

Teen charged with felony in shooting death of best friend

STERLING – The tall, thin brown-haired boy stared down at the table as the charge against him was read: felony reckless conduct.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Scholarship will be named to honor former Rock Falls teacher

ROCK FALLS – Officials at Rock Falls High School now have a way to pay tribute to a former teacher and help students at the same time.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Deputy on leave after firing weapon during car chase

STERLING – A Whiteside County sheriff's deputy has been placed on administrative leave after he fired his gun at a car during a chase last night that resulted in the arrest of three men.

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The Daily Gazette

City terminates agreement with RF Tourism

ROCK FALLS – The city has decided to end its agreement with Rock Falls Tourism and is considering taking legal action to gain control of tourism money that predates the pact.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Garage sales to return next month in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – Fall Garage Sale Days of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce will be Sept.

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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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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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