Rockford Scanner™: Reports Of One Person Shot in Rockford


On 07/04/2018 at 2252 hours Rockford Police Officers responded to the area of 10th Street and 6th Avenue regarding shooting victim.

Upon arrival officers discovered a juvenile victim who had been shot in the foot. The juvenile victim was transported to an area hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information about this shooting please call the Rockford Police Department or Rockford Area Crimestoppers.

Just before 11 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were dispatched for a shooting victim in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of 10th st and 6th ave 

Reports of at least one person was shot near this location. 

No suspect information. 

Sounds like the victim may have been shot in the foot area. 

Still developing. 

Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fire Near A Local Housing Project Playground




This afternoon emergency personnel were responding to a fire in Rockford. 

It happened at the Orton Keyes playground area. 

That is in the area of Kishwaukee and Brooke

Unknown on the cause of the fire, or injuries. 



Rockford Scanner™: Business Robbery in Rockford




At approximately 12:25 pm on July 4, 2018, officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to an armed robbery complaint at the Family Dollar, located at 501 N. Springfield Ave.

Upon arrival, officers determined that the suspect used a knife to threaten the clerk. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, and fled the scene in a white S.U.V.

Officers located the abandoned S.U.V a short time later. The suspect was described as a white male who was approximately 5’10” tall, and weighing 220 pounds.

A subject matching that description was located in the area, and was interviewed by members of the Detective Division.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.



Rockford Scanner™: Happy 4th of July!



Happy 4th of July! 

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! 

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Send us your 4th off July celebration or firework videos, to

It is going to be a beautiful day out there, High of 90 degrees.  There is a slight chance of storms between 3pm and 6 pm. But that should not effect the fireworks displays.  

I plan on attending the Downtown or Shorewood Park fire works.  I have yet to make up my mind. Both are good.  So if you see me, feel free to stop and say hi! 🙂 

I will probably be streaming LIVE, the fireworks display on our Facebook page at  Rockford Scanner Facebook Page

If you fly your quad-copter (AKA: Drones)  I would love to see those videos!  
Note: Just be sure to call the RFD tower to request flight clearance if you are within 5 miles of the airport. They do grant clearance all the time to quad-copter pilots.
The RFD tower number is: 815-484-5312

Remember, if you are lighting off fireworks, the police plan on cracking down on that again this year.  So do so at your own discretion. 

I hate to be the Debbie Downer and tell you that, because I love fireworks. But the law is the law.  

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  ~ Rickie Traeger

(WIFR) – The Fourth of July means family time, cookouts and most notably, fireworks.

Here is a list of fireworks happening around the stateline. All shows are on the Fourth of July unless otherwise noted. Some events may come with a fee.

– Rockford at Davis Park, 211 N. Main Street.

– ComEd Independence Day Spectacular at the Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford Road. The show starts at 8 p.m. on July 3. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-921-2160.

– Fireworks Extravaganza at Rockford Speedway, 1601 West Lane Road. The show starts at 7:05 p.m. on July 4. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-633-1500.

– Cherry Valley at Baumann Park

– DeKalb at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road

– Freeport at Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut Road on July 7

– Kirkland at Hiawatha High School, 410 First Street

– Winnebago at Winnebago High School, 200 E. McNair Road

– Mount Morris at David L. Rahn Jr. High School, 105 W. Brayton Road

– Byron at the Byron Dragway, 7287 River Road

– Dixon at the Petunia Festival in downtown Dixon

– Janesville at Traxler Park

– Beloit at Riverside Park, 1340 Riverside Drive

– Sharon, Wis. at Goodland Park

– Stockton at Stockton Memorial Park on Highway 20

If you are not able to attend the fireworks tonight, our good friends at WTVO is also going to be doing their thing on TV.