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Business Notebook: More courses on the menu

Chiropractor opens up shop in Sterling, Erie bank to change names

ROCK FALLS – The kitchen at Rock River GAP – previously known as Rock River Golf and Pool – has expanded its hours.

The restaurant at the public golf course, 3901 Dixon Ave., will now be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

It had originally served just weekend breakfasts when the course opened for the season in February, and later expanded to serving dinner on Mondays when league play began.

“We started getting other customers coming in, so we thought, why not reopen other days of the week?” manager Darla Paone said.

Breakfast is still available, and can be ordered any time. Ther’s also a children’s menu.

As for the name change, it just made sense, considering the pool was recently filled in. A new outdoor slab and tent area for weddings is in the plans for spring, Paone said.

Call 815-625-2322 for more information, and find the menu at Rock River Golf and Pool’s Facebook page.

Chiropractor opens
own practice

STERLING – Dr. Lauren Wills, formerly of Back to Health Chiropractic in Sterling, opened Rituals Chiropractic and Wellness on Tuesday at 18573 Pennington Road.

According to its website, Rituals “is focused on providing quality care for women in all phases of life as well as those individuals looking for optimum health that is not found through medication.”

In addition to offering chiropractic services, scar tissue treatment, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Wills also is regional director of BirthFit Sauk Valley, a program focused on the health for pregnant and postpartum women. She also plans to have yoga classes and massage therapy sessions.

The building, which has been a radio station studio and office for many years, is 3 miles north of town, just past Oak Knoll Cemetery.

Rituals is open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.

Find Rituals Chiropractic + Wellness on Facebook, go to or email for more information.

Albany, Erie banks
to change owners

PORT BYRON – First Trust & Savings Bank will merge into Morton Community Bank on Dec. 9.

First Trust’s locations in Albany, Erie, Hillsdale and Port Byron will be renamed Clock Tower Community Bank.

The partnership will give Clock Tower locations new business lending capabilities, cash management, mortgage options, and a rewards checking program, as well as trust, investment and insurance services, First Trust President and CEO Mark J. Hanson said.

Morton has 39 branches throughout central Illinois; its closest ones are in Lacon in Marshall County, and Speer in Stark County. Go to for more information.

Have a business tip? Let us know. Email SVM reporter Cody Cutter at, or call 815-625-3600, ext. 5552.

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