Hennepin Canal Annexation
Call 877-885-7968 to pay by credit or debit card. (Have your bill handy; $3.99 fee applies)
All Foreclosure notices that are required to be sent by lending agencies should be sent to the following address:
Falls City Clerk
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
the form below to request any and all information from the City of
Rock Falls' records. Fill the form out and then submit the
printed form to the City Clerk's office at 603 W. 10th Street.
You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed to see use this form.
Costs associated with FOIA requests can be found here.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers cooling grants to at-risk applicants. For more information from the Governor's office, download this press release. LIHEAP
Households interested in applying can get a complete listing of LIHEAP's local administrating agencies and additional information about the grant program by going to www.liheapillinois.com, or by calling the toll-free LIHEAP information line at 1-800-252-8643 during business hours Monday through Friday.
Updated September 1, 2013
We want you to enjoy yourself, whether you are a resident, are here to visit or are considering Rock Falls for your new home!
Historically, the area is quite interesting. Recreation opportunities abound. The Rock River and Hennepin Canal offer fantastic fishing, boating, hiking and biking, and beautiful scenery.
Our location is excellent. You can get here easily from anywhere, by traveling Interstate 88 or scenic highways U.S. Route 30 or Illinois Route 40. Then, just as easily you can get to Rockford, the Quad Cities, Chicago and other metropolitan areas for a taste of "Big City Life."
Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Now Available for Residents of the City of Rock Falls
While funding lasts, a new energy efficiency program will provide qualified residents of the City of Rock Falls with energy efficient showerheads, light bulbs and thermostats or with rebates of up to $1,000 when they upgrade their furnace and air conditioning units at the same time. To participate, residents must be customers of Nicor Gas and a municipal electric department, such as the City of Rock Falls and meet certain other requirements.
The new pilot program is divided into two components: a “Complete System Replacement” rebate program and a “Multi-Family Comprehensive Energy Efficient Program.”
Owners of single-family homes or multi-family dwellings of three units or less can participate in the Complete System Replacement component. Homeowners can qualify for rebates when they replace inefficient central air conditioners and furnaces with more efficient units. Rebate levels are based on the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio rating (SEER rating) of the new central air conditioning unit and the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of the new furnace. Upgrading to a more energy-efficient furnace with an AFUE of at least 92% and a central air conditioner with a SEER rating of at least 14.5 can qualify the homeowner for a rebate of $700 to $1,000. Rebate levels can increase if the homeowner installs qualifying equipment with higher efficiency ratings and includes a programmable thermostat. For more information, call 877-886-4239 or visit www.NicorGasRebates.com/municipal-CSR on or after October 14, 2013.
Managers or owners of condominiums or apartment complexes of more than five units may be eligible to participate in the Multi-Family Comprehensive Energy Efficient Program component. All apartment or condo units at participating buildings will receive compact fluorescent light bulbs, water saving shower heads, kitchen and bathroom aerators, and programmable thermostats and hot water temperature set backs, when feasible. Program implementers are reaching out to property management companies, condo associations and building owner associations to make them aware of these offerings. For more information, call 855-846-1148.
Both components of this program are being offered to qualified residents of Farmer City, Naperville, Princeton, Rantoul, Rock Falls, St. Charles and Winnetka thanks to a $325,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). While funding lasts, the costs of all electric efficiency measures and rebates offered through this program are being paid with money from the DCEO grant. Nicor Gas pays all costs related to the program’s natural gas energy efficiency measures and rebates.
The DCEO grant is being administered by the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA), which is the City of Rock Falls’ wholesale electric supplier. Members of the IMEA Board of Directors, elected officials of IMEA member municipalities and employees of IMEA may not participate in this program.
The Limestone Project
The City of Rock Falls is continually addressing Brownfields within our community, which are associated with dilapidated and devalued properties. In recent years, the City has experienced dramatic job losses and economic decline. In the last few years, Rock Falls initiated the Brownsfields Redevelopment activities and was awarded multiple USEPA assessment and cleanup grants to identify and assess the Brownfields and to clean up the riverfront properties. Several sites have been successfully identified and remediated, including the Parrish-Alford (PA) and the RB&W/Reliant site. However, the limestone building property is still blighted and the City intends to leverage on the past Brownfields success and assess and cleanup the "beautiful eyesore" property along the Rock River.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIMESTONE PROJECT BROCHURE
Americans with Disabilities Act
The City of Rock Falls is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with Disabilities who plan to attend meetings and who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in a meeting, or have questions regarding the accessibility of a meeting or the facilities, are requested to contact Mark Searing, ADA Coordinator, at (815) 622-1108; promptly to allow the City of Rock Falls to make reasonable accommodations within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting.
Newsletter hits the streets!
The City's first newsletter is being mailed out in the utility bills this month and next month. Please click below if you would like to see an electronic version of the newsletter
Rock Falls Comprehensive Plan Update
The Rock Falls Comprehensive Plan is being updated and citizens are encouraged to review the plan and email in any comments to city staff. To view the plan, click on the link below. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to view the files.
Please send any comments you have on the plan to Robbin Blackert, the City Administrator, or call her office at 815-564-1366.
Mayor's State of the City Address
At the March 1st City Council meeting, the former Mayor presented his yearly State of the City Address to residents. Click on the link below to download the entire address in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat installed to read the address.
Energy Audit Service Available
The City of Rock Falls Electric Department has partnered up to provide homes an energy audit service, free of charge. Please click on the icon below to begin your free Home energy Audit.
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