Rockford Scanner™: Beat The Heat: Rockford Cooling Centers

RELIEF FROM THE HEAT: With heat index values expected to be between 100° and 110° this week, the City has collected information on Cooling Centers in the area. If you must be outside, please remember to limit your outdoor activity, wear and reapply sunscreen, pace your activities, drink more water than usual, and wear loose, light weight, light-colored clothing.

BEAT THE HEAT: Area kids will have a new way to beat the heat this week thanks to a new concept being introduced by the Rockford Fire Department the City of Rockford Water Department – Hydrant Parties. The department created a large sprinkler system, which is connected to a hydrant. Hydrant Parties will take place in cul-de-sacs or in blocked off streets. With the hottest weather of the year expected this week, the goal is to help children cool off and have some fun.


Wednesday, July 17

1 to 2:15 p.m. – Leather Court and Jefferson @ Fairgrounds
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Highland Park @ Rural and Roland

Thursday, July 18

1 to 2:15 p.m. – Andrews Park @ Central and Sherman
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – 25th Street Park

Friday, July 19

1 to 2:15 p.m. – Police District 3 Javelin and New Towne
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Saturn Park @ Shiloh and Garrett Lane


Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into a House & Causes a Major Gas Leak, Residents Evacuated



Around 930 this morning a vehicle crashed into a house in the 5600 block of S. Central Rd. in Ogle County.

 The accident caused a major gas leak and officials had evacuated the area.

 Officials told residents to avoid the areas of Center road and Flagg

As of 11 AM they were still not able to get the leak under control and opened up the local fire station for the residents that were evacuated.

Just before 1 PM they were able to get the situation under control and the residents were able to go back to their houses.


Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Shooting Victims – South Beloit


 Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office have charged 18-year-old Logan Wunder of South Beloit with 1 Count First Degree Murder, 1 Count Attempted Murder, and 1 Count Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

A 17-year-old South Beloit boy was also charged with a pending criminal cased not related to this incident.

Further charges are pending until the investigation is complete.

UPDATE – 9 PM:  

22-year-old white male has died at a Rockford hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound to his head during a shooting Saturday afternoon just before 2 pm in the area of 100 S. Lincoln Street in South Beloit, IL.  The remaining two victims include; a 21-year-old man who is in critical condition at a Rockford hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and abdomen, and a 19-year-old man who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper chest.  He was transported to a Janesville hospital and later transferred to a Madison hospital.

The two shooting victims have been able to provide police with a name and description of the individual who shot them.  While witnesses have provided police with a description and name of the second suspect who was with the shooter.  The two suspects are described as a white males, that fled the scene in a maroon colored Chrysler vehicle.

About an hour and a half later, the two suspects turned themselves into the South Beloit Police Department.  They have since been transported to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department for further questioning.  At this time, charges are pending for both suspects and more details won’t be available until after questioning has been finished and the Winnebago State’s Attorney can look over the evidence from the case.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting the South Beloit Police Department with the investigation. The Beloit Police Department, the Rockton Police Department, and the Roscoe Police Departments all assisted at the scene of the shooting this afternoon.

UPDATE:  Around 2 pm Saturday afternoon, an altercation between 5 male individuals led to shots fired and three gun shot victims.  The suspects in this shooting are said to be around 18 years old and fled from the scene in a red car.

One victim was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while the other two victims are in serious condition.

Original Story:

Details are very minimal at this time, but just after 2 pm, a call went out for three shooting victims in the area of Center St and Lincoln St in South Beloit.  South Beloit Fire department has asked for mutual aid from Rockton Fire Department and Beloit Fire Department.  South Beloit Fire Department has also just requested for additional paramedics to respond to the scene.  This is still developing, so please check back for more details.