Rockford Scanner™: Chief OShea Visit Local Early Childhood Center




SOLID FOUNDATION: Chief Dan O’Shea, visited the kids at RPS 205’s Summerdale Early Childhood Center, read to them, and handed out a few high-fives too!

He also joined local lawmakers and the Winnebago County State’s Attorney to talk about a new report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids- Illinois.

The goal is to invest in early childhood education to start kids off on a path to success since children who participate in a high-quality preschool are less likely to turn to crime later in life.





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Rockford Scanner™: North Park upcoming recruit academy




 

 

This video is about the Parks Academy with North Park Fire Protection District.

Informational Meeting will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 10:00am at the Harlem Station (2191 Harlem Road, Loves Park, Illinois 61111).

Parks Academy – North Park Fire from Becca Sprague on Vimeo.





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Rockford Scanner™: Jordan Davis Performing At The District Bar on May 11th! Enter To Win Free Tickets!




Jordan Davis is coming to town on Saturday May 11th at the District Bar & Grill.  Enter to win your chance to win a free ticket to the event!

Get your tickets now at www.districtdowntown.com!

Share this post to have a chance to win FREE tickets to the show!

To enter to win  FREE tickets to the event, you will need to go to our contest page and fill that information out, then SHARE our post!  it is that simple!

Our contest page http://rockfordscanner.com/contest-page/

 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Need A Job? Per Mar is Hiring




Looking for a job?

Per Mar is hiring!

There is an open interview event at Per Mar security at 514 Loves Park dr, next to the Loves Park Police Station. They are looking to fill a sales position, a material handler position, and a fire inspection position.

Material handler 11-3 part time,
fire inspection 8-5 full time,
sales hours vary

Stop in before 4 pm today!





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Rockford Scanner™: POSITIVE FAMILY EVENT: Rockford Youth Expo 2019




Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/364283131074040/

A family-friendly event coming to Rockford!

Time: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM

Location: Rockford University, Burpee Student Center
5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108

FREE admission includes an opportunity for kids to participate in various activities and for families to learn more about services specifically designed for the education, recreation, & wellness of kids around the Rockford area.

We’ll be giving away prizes all day, including a getaway to a WI Dells waterpark! Come for raffles, games, a fire truck, and LOTS of FUN!

Event will be held at Regents Hall inside the Rockford University Student Center.

Presented by Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford in partnership with Rockford University.





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Rockford Scanner™: Citizens Use Social Media To Express Their Feelings About The Sheriff & Leaders Lying To Them About The Rock River Flooding Situation




Michael Buckman

Many citizens in the Machesney Park area are still experiencing flooding issues and are expressing their concerns and opinions on social media.

There is a social media page called Rock River Flooding, that several citizens have joined to keep informed and expressed their feelings on the Rock River Flooding Situation.

You can view that at https://www.facebook.com/Rock-River-Flooding-715278735499638/ 

Many citizens on there are extremely fed up with the sheriff and the leaders for lying to the citizens that have been effected by the flooding, and still are. And have expressed their frustration with the sheriff and the leaderships.

You can check it out at
https://www.facebook.com/Rock-River-Flooding-715278735499638/

Tara Marino

You can check out the river level gauge nearby at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lot&gage=lati2

 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For The Local Simulated Aircraft Disaster Drill




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Simulated Aircraft Disaster Drill
Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
All commercial service airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a full-scale simulated disaster drill every three years.
RFD will be conducting a simulated aircraft disaster drill on Friday, April 26, 2019.
As part of the exercise, we need up to 100 volunteers to be “victims” of the disaster.  All volunteers will play a vital role in the drill.  We need victims of all ages (juveniles under the age of 16 must have parental consent and be accompanied by an adult).
All approved volunteers must be present at 7:00 a.m. that morning.
The RFD Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit, as well as area fire departments, ambulance services, and emergency management agencies will be participating in the drill.
Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis.  Individual information needs to be submitted by Friday,. April 12.  Individuals will need to submit their full name, date of birth and contact information.  A background check is required to gain access to the secure area of the airport.  Once selected, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details as to time, place, and other pertinent details.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following form:

Click Here: VOLUNTEER FORM

We hope to see you there!

Source: Rockford Airport





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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Dam Flood Video, Possible Dam Problems?




Local drone 107 pilot Dj Jkey took his drone up for a flight today to check out the Rockford Dam (Fordam Dam) in downtown Rockford.

He said he read online at http://www.brokendamrockford.com/ About how poor of the condition the dam was in and wanted to get drone footage to share with everybody.  (Scroll Down To Watch The Video) 


According to that website it shows several problems with the dam.
http://www.brokendamrockford.com/

Listed below are some of the current problems with the Dam:

  1. High and low water alarms have not worked for years
  2. The ability to automatically open and close the gates from Joliet has not worked for a decade. This mean that Com-Ed must send an Operator out to manually operate the gates as needed
  3. The Control Room at the Dam has press-on labels saying what to add or subtract from the digital displays to make the number match.
  4. Gate #1 (gate closest to the West bank) is no longer working. The gate would not stay up due to bad hydraulics and in the fall of 2016 Com-Ed brought in a Contractor to manually raise the gate ½ open. They also had to install chains to keep the gate in this position. During the Flood of 2017, this meant that 50% of the water this gate was meant to discharge was not possible. After the Flood event was past Gate #1 was passing excessive water causing low water condition and watercraft being damaged by increased amounts of Sand Bars.
  5. The spill way of the Dam has only been cleared of trees and debris once in the last 10 years. Debris was piled up so much that it was visible on Google Maps Satellite!
  6. Com-Ed is responsible for up keep and repairs to the Dam as long as they own it according to their permit.

The Rock River is a valuable natural resource to the Rockford region.  Towns such as Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Rockton enjoy the river’s beauty as well as recreation it provides.  This not only brings money into the region but also increases home values.  If the river heights are not managed in a good way, there are many results that hurts our community such as:

  • Flooded parks reduces revenue with cancelled sporting events
  • Lost hotel and restaurant revenue due to cancelled events
  • Relocation of families due to homes being flooded
  • Loss of property values with loss in tax revenue for cities and state
  • Health issues with floods affecting septic systems and farm lands with fertilizers
  • Debris in the river affecting boating, swimming, and docks
  • Damage to personal property causing increases in Insurance claims
  • and may more


We reached out to Com Ed for a statement and have yet to hear back from them. We will update this if they provide us with any information.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Police Escort For The Belvidere North High School Debate Team




The Boone County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Belvidere North High School Debate Team who competed in the IHSA State Meet on Saturday; Burke Cochran and Johnathon Giesecke brought home a state title!! The team was given a surprise police escort on their return home today. Boone County is proud of their youth!!

Not yet confirmed, but might be relate to this:





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