Rockford Scanner™: Multi-Vehicle Accident, With Injuries




Sources are reporting a multi vehicle accident.

It happened near the I-90 /I-39 split by the waterpark.

There are reports of up to 5 vehicles involved  in the accident.

Injuries were being reported. Avoid the area.



Rockford Scanner™: Update On Todays Weather. Storms,Funnels and Fog




242 PM CDT

Through Tonight...

The main items of note for the short term forecast are scattered 
showers and a few storms continuing into early evening along with 
the potential for overnight and early morning fog.

The broad surface low and a fairly broad parent mid-level trough 
are slowly drifting east across the mid-Mississippi Valley this 
afternoon. Forcing for ascent within a high absolute moisture and
non-capped airmass are generating convection, but limited focus 
and moisture transport/replenishment are keeping showers 
scattered. Envision this trend continuing through early to mid- 
evening, especially as a mid-level vorticity maximum in northwest 
Illinois per water vapor imagery shifts east over the area. This 
feature may continue showers and even a storm or two into the 

Locally heavy downpours with the slow-moving cells will continue 
to be common, but the convection has not been deep enough to 
warrant any concerns on flooding. Also, a chance for a
funnel cloud or two in north central Illinois and points west
through early evening, given high values of low-level CAPE and 

The combination of the showers, residual high dew point air around
70, and the passage of the broad surface low over the area 
overnight set the stage for stratus and/or fog. Confidence is 
fairly low on which it will be, especially for north central 
Illinois. This is the area that has a slightly better potential to
clear toward sunset and the area that is being hit hardest by 
high-resolution guidance for potential dense fog. Have areas of 
fog mentioned into the morning for this region. Feel that the 
eastern half of the CWA including Chicago, which has had less 
shower coverage and currently under more close-celled clouds, is 
likely to stratify more so than fog in.


Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle At A Rockford Business


UPDATE:  The vehicle that hit the pedestrian, was reported stolen.

Around 9:20 am this morning, sources were reporting a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle at a local business.

It happened at 3902 W Riverside at the Walmart.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and is injured.

Several emergency personnel are en route



Rockford Scanner™: Several Shots Fired Incidents In The Area, Police Confirm “Weapons Violations”




Sources are reporting several shots fired incidents in the area.
Police have confirmed “Weapons violations” at these locations.



Rockford Scanner™: One Person Stabbed On The East Side




Sources are reporting a stabbing in Rockford.

It happened last night around 9:35 pm in the 2800 block of 10th st.

Reports of one person stabbed. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

RPD has yet to release information.

We will post updates as they become available



Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Beats Employee During An Armed Robbery To Business In Rockford




On 8-14-15 at 11:51pm officer responded to Kwik Mart, located at 1203 7th St., in reference to an armed robbery to the business.  The store clerk was behind the counter when the suspect, wearing a mask, entered the store.  The suspect jumped over the counter and demanded money.  The suspect then struck the clerk in the head with the handgun before taking alcohol and an undetermined amount of USC.  The suspect then fled the store in a light colored vehicle.


The suspect was described as a black male, 22-23 years old, 5’4″ tall, 120 pounds, wearing a baseball cap.  The clerk was transported to a local hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.