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Coronavirus

Waves of change: How local businesses are adjusting, helping, coping

The Polo Public Library has decided to close its building to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Polo Public Library has decided to close its building to prevent the spread of COVID-19

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The way of life has changed throughout the Sauk Valley due to the coronavirus crisis, and businesses are trying to stay open as long as possible.

With recent measures and executive orders from state government, staying in business these days calls for several operation changes and reduction of opening hours.

Sauk Valley Media is compiling a list of local business that have made operational changes in recent weeks.

This list is by no means complete; businesses can email news@saukvalley.com or post a note on our Facebook page to add their information, or to update the list if things change.

Whiteside County

Sterling

Smoked on Third: Closed for all business; will reopen at 14 East Third St. “as soon as we are able to,” owners John French and Michelle Burns said.

The Factory Pub n Grub: 103 W. Third St., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Curbside or delivery, call 815-548-9550.

Candlelight Inn: 2907 N. Locust St. 815-625-2600, or 2200 First Ave., Rock Falls, 815-626-1897, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, drive-thru or pickup, menu on Facebook.

Angelo's Pizza: 2525 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-625-5451, and 800 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-285-0055, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., drive-thru and delivery, Rock Falls is closed.

Emerald Hill Golf Course: Closed for all business. Find it on Facebook for updated information.

Rock Falls

La Familia Restaurant: Open for curbside and delivery from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 201 W. Second St.. Delivery is within 15 miles from Rock Falls. Find it on Facebook, go to LaFamiliaRockFalls.net or call 815-626-0158.

Rock River GAP: Restaurant at 3901 Dixon Ave. open for carryout only Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; golf course closed; a menu is posted at Rock River GAP on Facebook; 815-625-2387.

Sauk Valley Motors: No test drives or sales are being made. Payments can be dropped off at 708 First Ave. or conducted over the phone, Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 815-622-6655 and Facebook.

Boss Roofing and Siding: Roof inspections now will be conducted digitally. 815-590-2677 or Facebook.

Triple P BBQ: 3312 West Rock Falls Road, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Carryout or order online at triplepbbq.com, 815-625-7138 or Facebook.

Prophetstown

Prophetstown Library: All services discontinued through April 7. Book drops are open.

Hartig Drug: Curbside carryout and delivery available; 815-537-2400.

Blooms-a-Latte: 319 Washington St. Curbside grab-and-go banquets available from 10 to 11 a.m. today. 815-537-2000 or Facebook.

Lyndon

Bushy’s Bar and Grill: Curbside service from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 407 First Ave. Delivery available from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; 815-778-1007 and Facebook.

Tampico

Tampico Area Community Building: Closed for all activities till future notice.

Lee County

Dixon

Basil Tree Ristorante: 123 E. First St., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, full menu and family style is available 815-288-7555, menu on Facebook.

Joe's Pizza: 119 S. Peoris Ave., closed through April 1.

Red Apple Restaurant: 1130 Franklin Grove Road, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday, carryout only, 815-284-4549.

River's Edge Inn: 2303 W. First St., closed.

Salamandra Restaurant: 105 W. First St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, carry-out, 815-285-0874. Check Facebook for specials.

Dixon Public Library: Overdue fines are waived until April 7. Drop boxes available at 221 S. Hennepin Ave.; 815-284-7261 or Facebook.

Franklin Creek Conservation Association: April 4 spring cleanup hike and April 18 Evening at the Mill canceled; check Facebook for updates.

Sauk Valley Motors: No test drives or sales are being made. Payments can be dropped off at 1397 N. Galena Ave. or conducted over the phone, Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 815-288-5626 and Facebook.

Sowbelly’s: Open for pickup and delivery from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 92 S. Peoria Ave.; 815-288-1234 and Facebook.

Amboy

Shady Oaks Country Club: Closed for all business. Find it on Facebook for updated information.

Ogle County

Oregon Public Library: Closed, all programs cancelled.

Polo Public Library: Closed, all programs cancelled.

Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care: April 4 egg hunt canceled.

The University of Illinois Extension: Al in-person events and meetings in campus facilities. and all university-sponsored events with more than 50 anticipated attendees are suspended; group education classes geared toward high-risk audiences, including those older than 60 and regardless of size, are canceled; updates at go.illinois.edu/clw . Also, some in-person training is being replaced with webinars or online meetings, or with digital resources to review: 815-632-3611.

Maxon's Restaurant: 1469 N. state Route 2, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, carry-out, menu on Facebook. Call 815-732-6761.

Northside BarbaQ: 117 N. Fourth St., open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for takeout, 815-881-8277, menu on Facebook.

Carroll County

Mount Carroll

Mount Carroll Bowling Center: Open in the evening for curbside pickup and delivery at 206 N. Main St.; bowling closed, hours vary; 815-244-7467 and Facebook.

Milledgeville

Mill Wheel Tavern: 337 North Main St., Carryout from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 815-225-7714 or Facebook.

Route 40 Cafe: 14 South Washington St., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, until 8 p.m. Sunday, 815-225-5837 or Facebook.

Lanark

Brothers Inn Family Restaurant: 103 state Route 64, carryout from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 815-493-2555 or Facebook.

Bureau County

Walnut

Pass The Love: No thrift donations being accepted until further notice.

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