rickie traeger

Rickie’s Corner

What is Rickie’s Corner?
I will be updating this page with Rockford Scanner information and other misc stuff as well.
So be sure to check this page often

  • We have added an app to the Apple ITunes store!  It is FREE!
  • Added 30 news stories as the default on the default front page.  We been experimenting on the load times, and user feedback. So be sure to let us know what you think.
  • Added more of our favorite links and sponsors to http://rockfordscanner.com/favorite-links-sponsors/  so be sure to check them out!
  • We added the Boone County scanner feed to our website, thanks to Gene Young
  • We are looking for volunteers, if you are dedicated and want to volunteer for Rockford Scanner, let us know. Opportunities to quickly advance. http://rockfordscanner.com/volunteer-for-rockford-scanner/
  • Added more pets to the Lost and Found Pets Page http://rockfordscanner.com/rockford-scanner-lost-and-found-pet-page/
  • Edited and added some answers to the FAQ page http://rockfordscanner.com/frequently-asked-questions/  There is a ton of wealth of information on there!
  • Sending out a shout out to our Admin Will, for getting an internship at the National Weather Service office! As many of you know, Will is out meteorologist and provides daily weather forecasts on our website.  It is awesome to hear him getting this opportunity with the NWS!!

Update: March 30th 2017

  • We had some issues with the website and I was not able to update the pages. It took a long time to fix. But I am proud to say that issue is finally fixed! We will be updating the pages once again.
  • I been trying to make the website more responsive and user friendly.  I took out one of the menus on top and also put a lot of the links in the main menu, into dropdown options in the menu on top.  So the website loads faster. I do not personally think it is user friendly though, because of not seeing the links you may not be aware they are there. So I am in the process of trying to figure a way to make the links visible via a different method.  I am still working on that.
  • The front page, I took a lot of the content off of there. And made it more responsive and load times faster.  I also made the front page load the first 10 articles, instead of 20. This way it loads faster as well. To view past the 10th article, just click on the “older posts” button.
  • Plan on editing more pages here shortly.
  • Online police feed is up 24/7
  • RS android app. still in beta, hope to get more feedback from users to make sure things are good before making it go live. It is free, so be sure to download it from the google play store!


I want to first start off by saying Happy 2017! 

  • I have been working on the Rockford Scanner Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Rockford-Scanner-214732295205455/ I added a lot of TABS on the left side of the FB page. Links to useful things. So when you visit our FB page, be sure to check out the tabs on the left side of the page!
  • I fixed an issue where our posts were being double posted to our Twitter page. It now only posts one time, it does not double post anymore. I want to thank everyone who gave me heads up on this! Much appreciated. It took a little bit to troubleshoot, but once I found the source it was a quick fix 🙂
  • We want to welcome Will Wight to the Rockford Scanner team. He publishes a daily (and when severe weather hits, live)  Updates on the Rockford Scanner WEATHER PAGE at http://rockfordscanner.com/rockford-scanner-weather-page/

Will is also a junior meteorology major at Valparaiso University. Be sure to visit the weather page to read more about him and also the current weather conditions (LIVE WEATHER UPDATES) and radar and the forecast!


Rockford Scanner Founder: Rickie Traeger



Update: Added a few pages to the website

Contact Rockford Scanner: http://rockfordscanner.com/contact-rockford-scanner/

About Rickie Traeger: http://rockfordscanner.com/about-rockford-scanner/about-rickie-traeger/


Update: You can listen to the police scanner again on our website.
Listen to the county police and all the fire departments also.

Note: You can NOT listen to the Rockford police anymore, because they went encrypted.  

Listen to the County PD and local fire departments at http://rockfordscanner.com/listen.html

We have added the police 10 code list back to our website.



I am adding more pages and stuff to the website. As you know, I did a fresh restart not to long ago. So I am updating and adding new things.  If there is anything you like to see, let me know.

There is a F.A.Q. page on our site that has a lot of answers to some frequently asked questions. I am adding things on there, so check it often.  http://rockfordscanner.com/frequently-asked-questions/

If you haven’t already, be sure to download the Rockford Scanner beta app to your android cell phone. You can find it in the google play store. It is free.   It is still in beta stages, so please email us with any bugs or errors you might encounter.  It is free!

Check this page for any updates, changes, or just misc. stuff.