Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle On Fire in Rockford

Sources are reporting a vehicle on fire in Rockford this morning.

It happened around 6 am near Kishwaukee and Harrison.

A vehicle was reported to be on fire near this intersection.

Unknown on injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Mother Wants To Thank Everyone Who Assisted With Her Children’s Accident in Rockford


From Kristi McKenzie, in reference to the car accident that occurred on May 15th, 2019 on S main and Elmwood Road

“On May 15th 2019 my children where involved in a horrible accident on Elmwood Rd and  Main in Rockford Il. I first want to thank all the people who stopped and helped my kid’s.

The investigation is still ongoing so I have no idea who people are that helped. Can you please post this and let all the people who helped and prayed for my children I have not forgotten you.

But I am now ready to put all the pieces together, if anyone took pictures or was there with my kid’s, please PM me.  I’m not looking for legal reasons, only mom reasons and to personally thank them with a hug. Thank you RFD, RPD and to every Dr and Nurse at Javon Bea Hospital who saved my little guy’s life.

Thank you Rockford and all the other communities that prayed, sent cards and called. Thank you Mr. Traeger for keeping us all informed.”



Rockford Scanner™: State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross Expresses Her Concerns On Marijuana


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State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross sat down for an interview with Northern Public Radio Anchor/Reporter Guy Stephens. The topic was in regards to Illinois’ recreational marijuana legislation that takes effect in January 2020. If you’d like to listen to the piece, it’s scheduled to air on Tuesday, August 13th, on Northern Public Raido.

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The interview is set to air at several different times so tune in to the Morning Edition at 6:45am & 8:45am. The interview will also be on in the afternoon on All Things Considered at 4:45pm.

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Anchor/Reporter Guy Stephens will also post a narrative edition of the interview on the Public Radio website.



Rockford Scanner™: 3 Scenes With Many Officers On Each Scene in Rockford

Sources are reporting a few scenes in Rockford that has numerous officers on each scene. 

The first one was in the 1500 block of 4th st.  Approx. 9 officers are on scene. This was around 10:30 pm.  Unknown what is currently ongoing.
UPDATE: We have been told it was a 10 year old boy that stole his grandmas vehicle. Police have yet to confirm this.

Another scene around the same time is near Douglas and Camlin.  Several officers are on scene. Again, unknown what happened. Police have yet to release any information.

Third scene happened in the 1900 block of 4th st around 8:30 pm. Video below by Angela Marie Bailey Eklund. She said the police stopped her daughter thinking she was another individual and then tackled her 17 year old daughter because they thought her daughter was someone else. (Mis-identification) .  3 people were detained, 2 arrested.


Rockford Scanner™: Motorcycle Accident in Loves park, Multiple Ambulances On Scene

Sources are reporting a bad motorcycle accident in Loves Park.

It happened around 9 pm in the 5700 block of N Second st.

Reports of a motorcycle that was involved in an accident. Injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Multiple ambulances were on scene. Still developing. Avoid the area.

Update:  Reports are saying a person in the Red vehicle pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle then T-Boned the vehicle doing approx. 30 mph. A man and a child were taken to the hospital. The man has non life threatening injuries. And the 10 year old was being released from the hospital.


Rockford Scanner™: Two Accidents, One Crashes Into A House in Rockford.

Photos by RS sources

Sources are reporting two accidents.

A vehicle has crashed into a house near Broadway and 25th. An occupant of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. Police tracked the suspect to the area of East High School.


Another accident happened on Forest Hills near the exit to Loves Park.

The cause of the accidents are under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Serious Motorcycle Accident in Rockford

A 46 year-old female was seriously injured following an accident today at Broadway Street and Log Cabin. The Rockford Police Department Traffic Unit is reconstructing the crash. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

At approximately 12:47 p.m. today, Rockford Police Officers responded to an accident at Broadway and Log Cabin.

A motorcycle and a car collided causing life-threatening injuries to the passenger of the motorcycle.

The 3800 to 4000 blocks of Broadway are now closed while the Rockford Police Department Accident Reconstruction team conducts an investigation.

This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Dead Body In Boone County

Update: Officials have identified the body that was found in Belvidere yesterday as 29-year-old Jory Jeff Ross Keller

Unknown if it is related to his death. But according to the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers, Keller was wanted for Burglary according to their website.

The chief has updated us and said the victim is a White male believed to be in his 20’s.  If you have a missing loved one that fits that description to call the police. The shots fired were unconfirmed.  Initial reports were saying there was gunfire and that is why the utility workers went to investigate, and found the body. But the chief did not confirm the gunfire. The cause of the death is under investigation, but they are treating it as a homicide at this time. They used a drone to assist in the investigation. The body was approx. 1/4 a mile off into a field/wood near Shaw rd, near Beaver Creek. Located East of Shaw rd, by the 2nd electrical pylon, approx. a 1/4 mile down the path along the trail. Close to the Beaver Creek. The area is thick with high grass and weeds approx. 6 feet high and the ground is like a swampy area, and kind of hard to navigate according to neighbors.

Sources are reporting a breaking news scene in Boone County.  It happened approx. 9:30 am this morning near Shaw and Williamsburg in Boone County

Reports are saying there was gunshots and now there is a person that is dead.

Utility employees found the body. 

Sounds like it was in the field/woods area between Shaw and Distillery rd near the Beaver Creek.

This is still developing.
No other information at this time.  

Check back later for possible updates. 



Rockford Scanner™: Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County

Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County. 

In the past police have labeled the following crimes under “In Progress”: Murders, Shootings, Stabbings, Robberies, Home Invasions, Death Investigations, Etc… 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating Numerous Weapon Violations


Police are investigating numerous weapons violations recently. We have been told at least 6 of these incidents had shooting victims, but police have yet to confirm that. Details below.