Downers Grove, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce injury to ISP officer, which occurred on August 15, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in Wheeling, Illinois (Cook County).

At approximately 6:30 p.m., ISP Officers responded to a residence in Wheeling, IL (Cook County) to execute an arrest/search warrant for a subject wanted for Forcible Detention (Class 2 Felony), Aggravated Assault to a Police Officer (Class 4 Felony), and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint (Class 3 Felony) stemming from an ISP traffic stop which occurred on I-294 at approximately 1:30 a.m. on August 15, 2019. During the execution of the warrant, shots were fired from within the residence, and an ISP Officer was shot.

The officer was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer is a five year veteran of the ISP, and is 32 years old. A suspect has been taken into custody, and is currently being detained pending formal charges.

“The men and women of the Illinois State Police again and again display bravery simply by doing the job they’ve sworn to do. This officer, and all first responders who responded today, showed uncommon valor in what is becoming an all too common situation. The officer and his family will be in our hearts during his recovery,” stated ISP Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly.

The investigation is open and ongoing and no further information is being disseminated at this time.



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™: Multiple Shooting Victims At A Festival in California

NBC is reporting several shooting victims at a festival in California.

Police and emergency personnel late Sunday responded to reports of a shooting involving multiple victims at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Ambulance crews were told 11 people were down in an active shooter incident at Gilroy’s Christmas Hill Park.

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Rockford Scanner™: We Want To Hear About Your Paranormal Experience!


I am wanting to do some stories on local paranormal encounters in and around the Winnebago County areas. 

If you had an experience with a possible ghost, bigfoot, ufo, or anything else strange in or around the Winnebago County area.
I would like to hear from you!

Is your house haunted?  Are you a 1st responder who saw or experienced a paranormal encounter?  Saw a ghost?  Been to Bloods Point?
We want to hear about your experience!

We will definitely keep everyone anonymous.  Privacy is our number one key. We know coming forward and telling your story my be hard for some. There is no worries, we will keep you ANONYMOUS. 

Please email us at
with your experience. 

#1 Your expereince 
#2 Location
#3 Date/Time
#4 Your name or anonymous


Rockford Scanner™: Illinois Officer Fatally Shot


6/25/2019 – 8:30 PM- RELEASE
Today, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum, 39 years of age, responded to a battery and disturbance call in Avon, IL.

During the incident, multiple shots were fired and Deputy Chisum was fatally injured as a result. Deputy Chisum was a four and a half year veteran of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He was a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA and was a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the ILEAS WMD/SRT Team, Region 6.

“On behalf of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum. Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”
-Sheriff Jeff Standard



Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flood Watch

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of north central Illinois for tonight. This watch could need to be expanded eastward to include portions of the Chicago metro area if forecast confidence continues to increase.

Have multiple ways to receive warnings if any are issued for your area. Do not drive onto flooded roadways- Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Note: Clear off your sewer drains, so the water can flow freely and not cause any flooding.


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Rockford Scanner™: Large Tornado Hits Dayton, OH. Severe Damage, Injuries, Etc…

A large catastrophic tornado has hit the Dayton, OH area a little bit ago. 

Numerous house are reported to have been wiped off their foundations. Debris is all over the area. They are using snow plows to clear debris. 

House have collapsed. People are trapped. And numerous injuries were being reported. It is unknown on the severity of the injuries.  

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Tyler Sebree

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Rockford Scanner™: Look Up, There is a Meteor Shower

eta Aquariids
Currently active
Active from April 19th to May 28th, 2019

The Eta Aquariids are a strong shower when viewed from the southern tropics. From the equator northward, they usually only produce medium rates of 10-30 per hour just before dawn. Activity is good for a week centered the night of maximum activity. These are swift meteors that produce a high percentage of persistent trains, but few fireballs.

Shower details – Radiant: 22:32 -1° – ZHR: 40 – Velocity: 42 miles/sec (swift – 66.9km/sec) – Parent Object: 1P/Halley

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Rockford Scanner™: 2 Arrested For Drugs, After Spiking The Drink Of A Illinois State Trooper

Pittsfield, IL – On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., an Illinois State Police (ISP) District 20 Trooper conducted a traffic stop on US 67 just north of Illinois Route 100 in Schuyler County.

During the stop, indications of criminal activity were observed and the occupants of the vehicle were separated for further investigation.

Methamphetamine was located during the search of the individuals. Valeria Martinez and Kevin Weinmann were arrested and transported to the Schuyler County Jail for processing. Martinez and Weinmann were charged with various narcotic offenses and were lodged at the Schuyler County Jail.

Agents from ISP Zone 4 Investigations and the West Central Illinois Task Force (WCITF) responded to conduct an investigation.

After further investigation, it was discovered that a substance was placed in a sports drink bottle the Trooper had in his squad car. After consulting with the Schuyler County State’s Attorney, the following charges were approved:

Valeria Martinez, F/H, 45 of Beardstown, IL:

Unlawful Delivery of Substance Containing Methamphetamine over 100 grams – a Class X Felony

Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 2 Felony

Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 3 Felony

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine under 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony

Obstructing Justice – a Class 4 Felony

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – a Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Cannabis 10-30 grams – a Class B Misdemeanor

No Valid Driver’s license

Operating Uninsured vehicle

Martinez: Bond set at $250,000.00

Kevin D. Weinmann, M/W, 27 of Beardstown, Illinois:

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver less than 5 grams – a Class 2 Felony

Weinmann: Bond set at $100,000.00

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


Rockford Scanner™: 2 Military Chinook Helicopters Land At The Local National Guard Armory

Several sources are reporting 2 military Chinook helicopters were flying in the area this morning.

There were 2 military Chinook helicopters that were flying in the area.

At least one of them landed at the National Guard Armory in Machesney Park.

It is unknown why they were in the area.

Video by Matt & Phillip

The Chinook helicopters are used for mainly transporting troops and equipment. Chinook helicopter transports troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield. Other applications include medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search-and-rescue, disaster relief, firefighting and heavy construction

The Machesney Park Armory is home to the following:

Special Troops Battalion, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
135th Chemical Company