Sources are reporting several minor traffic accidents have already occurred.
The most recent one is near Broadway and 23rd. There is an automobile accident near this location and injuries are being reported at this time. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. The cause of this accident is under investigation.
Another accident just happened as were writing this up that is on East Riverside near the Burger King, just East of Alpine. A vehicle crashed into a pole near this location. Injuries are being reported, it is not yet known on the severity of these injuries.
The pole is down, electrical wires are down.
A second ambulance has been requested to the scene.
The snow has started and the road conditions are going to deteriorate quickly. Please use caution if you have to drive this evening
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ARMED ROBBERY: On Monday, December 3, 2018, shortly before 6:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Burger King (2334 11th Street) for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found out that an armed suspect held up three employees at the restaurant. The suspect took cellphones and money from the safe that he forced an employee to open. No one was hurt. The suspect is described as a black male between 25-30 years old, about 6’0” tall, last seen wearing a black ski mask, brown coat and black pants. The suspect fled the area in a silver car with tinted windows.
Anyone with information on either incident should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
Sources are reporting that the Burger King on 11th st was robbed yesterday (Monday) morning.
A black male approx. 25 years old wearing dark clothing, had robbed the Burger King.
Suspect fled in a Silver vehicle with tinted windows.
Every Tuesday night from 4-7 pm a couple of good Samaritans hand out burgers to the local homeless.
Louie Lee, Darius Barker, Tyshema Mcintosh buy 300 burgers every Tuesday with their own money and hand the burgers out to the local homeless.
They hand out the burgers to people at the McDonalds on E State and Jefferson and also the Rockford Rescue Mission.
Louie said a family member was homeless and understands and all three of them buy the burgers and hand them out, because they want to give back to the community as a whole. All three of them chip in $100 each every week to do this great deed.
Editors Note: I personally want to send a shout out to these 3, for doing an amazing good deed. Keep up the amazing work! ~ Rickie
Watch the unedited videos they have done while handing out the burgers