Rockford Scanner™: Another Local Bar Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Searching For The Suspects

We can use your help as we are investigating an armed robbery at The Tavern bar, 1567 Madison Road, that occurred at 1:37 a.m. this morning.

There were two suspects involved in the robbery. One suspect is described as a black male wearing a red baseball hat with long dreadlocks, a white T-shirt, dark-colored basketball shorts and a white cover over his face; he was also armed with a silver/chrome revolver. The second suspect was described as black male with a bald head wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white cover over his face; he was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspects stole cash from the bar and fled the area in a silver four-door Pontiac Grand Prix. No injuries occurred during the robbery, however, the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information about the identity of these two individuals, please contact Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244


Rockford Scanner™: Broken Down Train Causes Major Traffic Delays

UPDATE: Train has been repaired and all railroad crossings are now open. Thank you for your patience!

UPDATE: Railroad crossings through DeKalb are still blocked. Union Pacific is en route and estimating 2 hours to complete repairs. Please use alternative routes until completed. Thank you for your patience.


All railroad crossings through DeKalb are currently blocked. Please use an alternate route. Union Pacific en route to repair the train. Please use overpasses at Pearl Street, Peace Road, and South Annie Glidden Road. Will update when train has been cleared. Thank you.


Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Asking For The Publics Help To Locate A Man Who Allegedly Beat Up A Woman in Rockford

On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, shortly after 9:00 p.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1200 block of North Rockton Avenue in reference to a domestic battery. When they arrive, officers met with an adult female victim who had been battered by the suspect, Kevon Dukes, whom she had a domestic relationship with. Dukes had fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

Detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result charges were authorized and warrants were obtained for Dukes on the listed charges. Dukes has yet to be arrested and is still at large.  

WANTED: Kevon Dukes 24-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGE: Domestic Battery
BOND: $50,000 / 10%

CHARGE: Harassment through Electronic Communication
BOND: $75,000 / 10%

The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau (779-500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867).

The charges against Kevon Dukes are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

No further information is available due to the domestic nature of the incident


Rockford Scanner™: Pileup Accident With Injuries. Traffic Backed Up For Several Miles. Approx. 15 Vehicles Involved

Several sources are reporting a pileup accident. Reports of up to 15 vehicles might be involved in the accident. Injuries are being reported. This is on I-90 in the Janesville area. Traffic is backed up for several miles. Avoid I-90. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 



Rockford Scanner™: Illinois Proposes To Expand Medical Marijuana Program To Fight Opioid Crisis

 (AP) –

An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state’s opioid crisis.

The House Executive committee voted 8-3 Thursday. The plan would allow individuals who qualify for opioid prescriptions to apply for the state’s medical cannabis program.

Rep. Kelly Cassidy is the sponsor of the proposal. The Chicago Democrat says it’s a less-addictive alternative to treating pain and could be a remedy to the growing number of opioid overdoses across the state.

Cassidy says she is working on cleanup provisions that she hopes will get committee approval next week before moving to the House floor.
The Senate’s approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana.


Rockford Scanner™: Reports Of A Fire At the Mcdonalds in S. Beloit

Just before 3:30 am this morning an employee contacted us and said there is a fire at the Mcdonalds in S Beloit. 

Details are minimal right now, they said there is a grease fire at the Mcdonalds. 

It is the one just East of the Flying J.

No other information at this time. Still developing