Rockford Scanner™: Three Vehicle Crash in Rockford


Three vehicle crash at Harrison and 11th st, with three injuries being reported.

Emergency personnel on scene.

Please avoid the area.

They are asking for a third ambulance at this time.

Still developing.



Rockford Scanner™: SUV vs Bicycle Accident in Roscoe

Update: RS Fans are saying it was a Red pickup truck that had turned onto Prairie Hill Rd that hit a red bike. There was a large round crack on passenger side windshield. Mountain bike looked badly mangled. 

DELAYED POST:  Several RS fans are reporting of a SUV/Truck vs a Bicycle at McCurry Rd and Willowbrook.  It occurred around 7 am this morning.  Unknown at this time of the condition of the bicyclist.  

Rockford Scanner™: Crash in Machesney Park

Two vehicle crash at 173 (Latham) and Belvidere Rd. Police and medics are on scene. All individuals are out of the vehicles. Unknown on injuries at this time. Please avoid the area. 

Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Shooting Victims – South Beloit


 Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office have charged 18-year-old Logan Wunder of South Beloit with 1 Count First Degree Murder, 1 Count Attempted Murder, and 1 Count Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

A 17-year-old South Beloit boy was also charged with a pending criminal cased not related to this incident.

Further charges are pending until the investigation is complete.

UPDATE – 9 PM:  

22-year-old white male has died at a Rockford hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound to his head during a shooting Saturday afternoon just before 2 pm in the area of 100 S. Lincoln Street in South Beloit, IL.  The remaining two victims include; a 21-year-old man who is in critical condition at a Rockford hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and abdomen, and a 19-year-old man who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper chest.  He was transported to a Janesville hospital and later transferred to a Madison hospital.

The two shooting victims have been able to provide police with a name and description of the individual who shot them.  While witnesses have provided police with a description and name of the second suspect who was with the shooter.  The two suspects are described as a white males, that fled the scene in a maroon colored Chrysler vehicle.

About an hour and a half later, the two suspects turned themselves into the South Beloit Police Department.  They have since been transported to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department for further questioning.  At this time, charges are pending for both suspects and more details won’t be available until after questioning has been finished and the Winnebago State’s Attorney can look over the evidence from the case.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting the South Beloit Police Department with the investigation. The Beloit Police Department, the Rockton Police Department, and the Roscoe Police Departments all assisted at the scene of the shooting this afternoon.

UPDATE:  Around 2 pm Saturday afternoon, an altercation between 5 male individuals led to shots fired and three gun shot victims.  The suspects in this shooting are said to be around 18 years old and fled from the scene in a red car.

One victim was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while the other two victims are in serious condition.

Original Story:

Details are very minimal at this time, but just after 2 pm, a call went out for three shooting victims in the area of Center St and Lincoln St in South Beloit.  South Beloit Fire department has asked for mutual aid from Rockton Fire Department and Beloit Fire Department.  South Beloit Fire Department has also just requested for additional paramedics to respond to the scene.  This is still developing, so please check back for more details.

Rockford Scanner™: Meteor Sighting!

Around 8:40 pm tonight several meteor sightings were being reported across several states in Midwest. The meteor was reported to be going north to south and had a greenish color to it.

Did you happen to see it? Still developing and more info to come!

Report your sighting to

I, Trina Sansone and my daughter, Tasha Sansone were driving West on Harlem towards North Second St. and we both witnessed this Meteor. When we stopped at the stop light at N. 2nd and Harlem, this Meteor was very low flying in the sky.
It was literally the size of a basketball and fast but not so fast you couldn’t make it out. We actually just sat there with our mouths gaping wondering what the heck this thing was. At first it did look like a missile. It was flying straight without erratic behavior. The colors were blue, some green and a white tail and looked as if it was headed straight towards the blue water tower in the area. We never heard it because our windows were up and air was on. When we arrived at our destination our family members heard the boom which verified what we seen. They stated it sounded like a sonic boom.

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.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Stabbed in the Neck in Rockford

UPDATE:  He was taken to a local hospital.  Condition is unknown at this time.

Just before midnight, there was a medical call for a man who stabbed himself in the neck at 23rd Ave and 9th St in Rockford.  They maybe near the bread company.  This is still developing. 

Rockford Scanner™: Carbon Monoxide Investigation in Rockford

UPDATE:  No medical needed anymore.  Source of the problem appears to be near or from the drier.

Just before 11 pm, there was a call for a Carbon Monoxide investigation in the 3100 block of Prial Ave with one person reporting possible symptoms.  Emergency personnel are en route. Still developing.

Rockford Scanner™: Medical Call in Rockford

Around 10:45 pm, there was a medical call near District Bar and Grill.  Emergency personnel are on scene.  Still developing.

Rockford Scanner™: Smoke Investigation in Rockford

Around 10:30 pm a call came in for a smoke investigation in building #5 at Auburn Manor for smoke being reported in the building.  Upon emergency personnel arriving, it was discovered that someone lit a smoke bomb on the first floor of the building.  There was no fire.  Crews are using  fan to vent out the building.