Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery & Carjacking At A Loves Park Business



Details are minimal due to the police encryption. 

Sources are reporting an armed robbery and a carjacking at Marty Gras Slots

That is located at 347 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL

Vehicle is a Blue Kia. 

No other information at this time. 

Still developing




Rockford Scanner™: Possible High Speed Chase

RS fans are reporting a possible high speed chase coming from Byron to Rockford along Route 2 just after 8 pm between two motorcycles and police at a high rate of speed. They are described as two black crotch rockets with a single Byron cop chasing them.  Due to encryption, details are very limited at this time.  If you are in the area, please use extreme caution. This is still developing, so keep checking back for more details!

Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Lights out in Rockford

RS fans are reporting that the traffic lights are out at 20th St near Harrison Ave.  Please remember, a non-working stop light should be treated like a four-way stop.  Please use caution if you are in this area or avoid the area.

UPDATE:  As of around 9:30pm, RS fans are still reporting the lights are out.  ComEd was reported to be there working to restore the lights/power though.

Rockford Scanner™: Crash on I-90 Near Roscoe

RS fans reporting a single vehicle crash on I-90/39 southbound just north of the Rockton Rd exit in Roscoe, IL. 

The crash involves a pickup truck that was pulling a cargo trailer that crashed into the middle concrete median. 

The far left and middle lanes going southbound appear to be closed and will likely stay closed until the crash is cleared. 

Please avoid the area or find an alternative route if possible. 

Unknown on injuries at this time.

Credit: Aroni Vasquez



Rockford Scanner™: STABBING: At Least One Person Has Been Stabbed in Rockford, Still Developing



Details are minimal right now, due to the encryption. 

Around 7:40 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a stabbing in Rockford. 

At least one person was stabbed near 515 Hill st, in the East side. 

Unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

No suspect information, due to the encryption. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Extreme Heat Reminders and Cooling Centers

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in effect from 11 AM Friday through 7 PM Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE...Afternoon highs in the mid 90s and nighttime
  lows in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.

* HEAT INDICES...Peak Heat Indices in the 105 to 115 degree

* IMPACTS...The high temperatures, combined with ample sunshine
  and oppressive humidity, even at night, will lead to
  potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly
  and those with pre-existing health conditions.


The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...
stay out of the sun...and check upon relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous
activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends
scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.   Heat stroke is an 9 1 1.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

List of Cooling Centers:
Winnebago County 

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave
Rockford, IL
Mon – Fri 8:30am - 3pm

Rockford Rescue Mission Sites:

Men’s Crisis Center
715 W. State St
Rockford, IL
7am-7pm/7 days a week

Women’s Crisis Center
715 W. State St.
8am-4pm/7 days a week

Pilgrim Baptist Church
1703 S. Central Ave.
Rockford, IL
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd
Machesney Park, IL
Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main St.
Pecatonica, IL
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Boone County 

Boone County Site Salvation Army
422 S. Main St.
Belvidere, IL
Mon – Fri 9am – 11:45am; 1pm – 4pm

Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, Man With Head Injury Laying On The Ground




Just after 7 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries. 

It happened in the East bound lanes of I-90 near mile marker 2. 

A truck has crashed into the median.  

At least one person was injured.

A male had a head injury and was laying on the ground when emergency personnel arrived on scene. 

Avoid I-90, or expect delays



Rockford Scanner™: Bicyclist Hit By A Vehicle Near Roscoe




 Sources are reporting an accident scene near Roscoe. 

It happened in the area of Hononegah and Edgemere in Roscoe. 

A vehicle has crashed into a bicyclist. Unknown on injuries. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation.