The huge craters we have all over the city streets are once again on everyone’s mind in and around the Rockford area.
Some of the potholes are so large, that some have labeled them craters.
As you know one of the WORST places in the area for potholes is on the East side.
Especially in the area of Swedish American Hospital.
The video above was from a dash camera. The dash camera went into EMERGENCY mode after hitting one of the many large potholes on 9th st.
The dash camera goes into that mode, when the G-Force sensor thinks there has been a collision.
THERE WAS A COLLISION, WITH A POTHOLE!
The city said you can call in to report potholes in the Rockford area.
The City’s Pothole Hotline is 779-348-7260
We recommend everyone calling this number and telling them about the potholes.
Especially the 9th st pothole problem…
The city will ONLY pay for your damages, IF the pothole “has been called in and reported BEFORE the damage was done”
Below, you can read about how WREX did a story on the city pothole claims, and the majority of the people who hit a pothole and filed a claim, were DENIED.
From WREX: 13 Investigates filed a Freedom of Information Act request and found out that over the past two years the city has received 224 claims for pothole reimbursement.
We asked Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara if he knew how many of those 224 claims were approved.
“I’d say maybe 3% to 10% are covered?” he guessed.
In fact, that number is much lower. It’s one. Not percent, just one claim has been approved for reimbursement for a grand total of $134.08.
They said ” Because the city said it had no prior notice the potholes even existed”
How can these city leaders not see the large potholes on 9th st???
Our city leaders do not travel their own city roads???
How do our city leaders NOT know about these large potholes???
They had a tax increase to fix the potholes on the past. After it was APPROVED, the city spent the money on other things instead. And not on what the vote was originated for, for fixing the roads.
You can read the full story about the tax increase here ~ https://www.mystateline.com/news/special-report-how-the-city-of-rockford-actually-spends-the-1-sales-tax/
So call this number and report as many potholes that you see in the city. REPORT THEM ALL!
You see a pothole, call 779-348-7260
Call, Call, Call!
If you have information on this, you can contact us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
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Disclaimer: As you know the local police have encrypted, have not released any information, etc…
They rarely ever do release information to the public, since encrypting. So do not expect any updates.
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