City News and Updates

City of Rock Falls
Consolidated Election–April 4, 2023

Petitions for the Elective Offices of Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3,Ward 4 Alderman and City Clerk (2-year term)will be available beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Petitions may be picked from September 20, 2022, until December 19,2022,in the City of Rock Falls Business Office, 603 W 10thStreet, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Office hours are8:00a.m.to5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The filing period for petitions will be December 12,2022,through December 19, 2022.









Power Outage scheduled for 11/02/2022

Every year we schedule system upgrades to improve your service. In order to perform our work safely, we will need to temporarily interrupt your electric service on November 2, 2022 from 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM. We know that outages are inconvenient, but our objective is to prevent bigger problems in the future. The area shaded below is an approximate area of the customers to be affected. Our crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore your electric service. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions please call 815-622-1145.

Recycling Center For Rock Falls Residents

Rock Falls Recycling Center
2400 1st Avenue in Rock Falls, Illinois

Contact Information: &

Hours: April – October the facility will be open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm November – March the facility will be open the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00pm.

Items accepted:
Electronics-TVs, VCRs, DVD players, scrap metal,
Household Appliances – washers, dryers, refrigerators,
microwaves, car batteries, etc.

Items NOT accepted:
Petroleum/products containing petroleum, paint,
tires, bulk waste, furniture, pallets, etc.

*Bring a City of Rock Falls utility bill & photo ID for
verification of Rock Falls residence



City of Rock Falls Emerald Ash Borer Program

AshBorerThe Emerald Ash Borer has caused major destruction in Illinois by invading millions of Ash trees. The Ash, a typically resilient tree to the stresses of residential locations, is no match for the Emerald Ash Borer. The insect burrows in the tree right under its bark, effectively destroying its water and nutrient transporting tissues. Eventually, the Ash succumbs to starvation with no way to absorb its food source. Severe environmental and economic consequences are occurring as a result of Ash trees dying off across the Midwest. However, a plan to deal with the stressors of Emerald Ash Borer can mitigate the negative effects felt by a community.

In October 2015, the state of Illinois announced it will no longer restrict the movement of any cut, non-coniferous firewood within the state. This move was implemented because the EAB has been found in more counties within the state, making the pest too widespread to continue to regulate. Illinois joins Missouri, Iowa, and Kentucky in the deregulation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

For more information, see the State’s PDF press release.

Do you have Ash trees on your property?

Help us inventory the city’s population of ash trees by reporting trees on your property. Email the team