Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Responding To A Possible Structure Fire


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Rockford Fire Department Responding To A Possible Structure Fire

Around 10:30 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department is en route to a possible structure fire on the East side.

Initial reports are saying there is smoke that filled the building.

It happened in the 2208 8th st

It is reported to be a 12 apartment building complex

 

 

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Shoveling Your Sidewalk Will Literally Save A Life


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We have gotten several reports of citizens having to walk in the roadways, because of the un-plowed sidewalks.

According to the city of Rockford, it is up to the citizens and businesses to plow/shovel the sidewalks.

So please take a few minutes and shovel your sidewalks, it will literally SAVE A LIFE!


Street Section Supervisor – (779) 348-7260

  • The City is responsible for ice and snow control on City streets.
  • Residents are responsible for their sidewalks and alleys.
  • Neither snow nor ice from sidewalks or private property shall be deposited in the street or piled so high as to obstruct motorists’ view.
  • Where ice cannot be removed, the business shall use sand, salt, or other suitable substance that will prevent the ice from being dangerous.

Amy said this: 11th st bridge between 7th and 6th ave kids are in the road ways this needs shoveled but the plows have plowed it in …needs a bobcat…also where the train tracks are on woodruff bad to put kids in the road


 





Rockford Scanner™: Santa Stops In At The Rockford Airport While En Route To The North Pole


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Santa and Mrs. Claus and two of their elves made a early Christmas visit to RFD today via a non-stop flight on UPS Airlines from the North Pole. They delivered gifts to approx 100 children as part of the Annual RFD/Toys For Tots Santa Flight. Other sponsors included The USMC Reserve, UPS and UPS Airlines, the Rockford Police Dept, The RFD Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Dept and OSF Aviation.

 

 

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: NWS Releases Information On Tonights Weather, And Possibility Of Snow


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A few thunderstorms are possible this evening. After patchy morning fog, rain showers are likely Sunday, but may begin to mix with or change to snow over far northern IL in the afternoon and evening. Some minor accumulations are possible. Seasonably cold weather is forecast for much of next week.

 

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested On Felony Charges in Fatal Traffic Crash That Killed Construction Worker


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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MAKE ARREST IN FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Approves Felony Charges in Fatal Traffic Crash That Killed Construction Worker

Downers Grove, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the arrest of a suspect who was involved in a fatal traffic crash on Interstate 294 northbound near Touhy Avenue on September 14, 2018.

On Friday, September 14, 2018 at approximately 10:17 p.m., ISP officers responded to a traffic crash on Interstate 294 near Touhy Avenue, involving a passenger car and a construction worker. The left two lanes at this location, which had 45 mile per hour construction zone speed signs posted, were closed for an active construction zone with workers present. Through the investigation, ISP officers learned traffic was slowed due to the ongoing construction and active lane closures at the time of the crash. The investigation also revealed the passenger car, a black Infinity being driven Stephen W. Karakosta (M/W, 26 YOA) of Glenview, drove into the closed lanes of the construction zone at a high rate of speed, and struck 59-year-old construction worker Frank Caputo of Bartlett. Karakosta also struck a large concrete cutting saw and an unoccupied parked construction vehicle with a trailer attached. Frank Caputo was transported to Lutheran General Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. Karakosta was also transported to Lutheran General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries where he was treated and released.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, ISP placed Stephen W. Karakosta into custody. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges: Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Involving Death (Class 2 Felony), Reckless Homicide (Class 3 Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felony), Aggravated Speeding (Class A Misdemeanor), Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident (Petty Offense) and Improper Lane Usage (Petty Offense). Karakosta was also arrested on an Out-of-State Arrest Warrant for a parole violation out of Berrien County, Michigan.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Karakosta appeared for a bond hearing and was ordered to be held with no bond. Karakosta’s next court date has been set for Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Cook County 2nd Municipal District Courthouse in Skokie.

Photo attached is Stephen W. Karakosta (M/W, 26 YOA)

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

 

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: RS Fan Has Their Vehicle Stolen, Needs Help Locating It


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Update: police located the vehicle near Auburn Manor.

Suspects fled on foot from the police and got away.


From Annmarie Haws: 

HELP PLEASE!!!
Keep an eye out for a
99 Gold Toyota Camry
Plate 324121
Cubs and a bears sticker
Side mirrors are silver
Rps 205 stickers too
Pink steering wheel cover

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Suspicious Person In Roscoe, Police Investigating


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SUSPICIOUS PERSON: 10800 block Lemon Grass Ln.

Subject in black clothing with ski mask and sun glasses looking into house windows.

On 11/30/18 at 11pm. officers responded to the 10800 block of Lemon Grass Ln. in regard to a suspicious person. The subject was reported to be approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. The subject was in all black clothing with a black ski mask and black sun glasses. The subject was reportedly looking into the front window of a residence.

Officers were unable to locate the subject. Officers did locate several open garage doors and unlocked vehicles with valuables in plain view in Chicory Ridge Subdivision.

Please remember to secure garage doors and vehicles when unattended.

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident With Injuries in Loves Park


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Auto Accident With Injuries in Loves Park

Several emergency personnel are on scene of an auto accident with injuries in Loves Park. It happened in the area of N Alpine and E Riverside.

Two vehicles are involved in the accident.   A SUV and a passenger vehicle.

Injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of posting this.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Train Accident in Boone County


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Train Accident in Boone County

Details are minimal right now.

A train and a vehicle have collided in Boone County.

It happened in the area of Appleton and Newburg.

Injuries were reported, unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Unconfirmed reports are saying it was a black suv type of vehicle.

Police plan on putting up barricades, so you want to avoid the area for awhile.

The train is blocking traffic from Appleton, East all the way down to 5th.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.