Rockford Scanner™: Accident with injuries in downtown Rockford




Accident with injuries in downtown Rockford.

There is an accident near N Main and Whitman in downtown Rockford.

Non life threatening injuries were being reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Another Vehicle Stolen in Rockford, From Downtown




Note: There have been several vehicles stolen in the Rockford area recently.
We have been told there is a ring of people going around stealing the vehicles to commit crimes in.  Police will not confirm anything right now.

>>>>***STOLEN***<<<<

This morning around 10 am FROM downtown Rockford

White older Chevy Silverado Truck With Ladder Hangers with a Trailer attached. Illinois Plate Number. 2276454B

 

Update: Last seen I 90 heading for Chicago. Last know location was 12:36pm 1049 W. 95th street.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Citizens Use Social Media To Express Their Feelings About The Sheriff & Leaders Lying To Them About The Rock River Flooding Situation




Michael Buckman

Many citizens in the Machesney Park area are still experiencing flooding issues and are expressing their concerns and opinions on social media.

There is a social media page called Rock River Flooding, that several citizens have joined to keep informed and expressed their feelings on the Rock River Flooding Situation.

You can view that at https://www.facebook.com/Rock-River-Flooding-715278735499638/ 

Many citizens on there are extremely fed up with the sheriff and the leaders for lying to the citizens that have been effected by the flooding, and still are. And have expressed their frustration with the sheriff and the leaderships.

You can check it out at
https://www.facebook.com/Rock-River-Flooding-715278735499638/

Tara Marino

You can check out the river level gauge nearby at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lot&gage=lati2

 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Dam Flood Video, Possible Dam Problems?




Local drone 107 pilot Dj Jkey took his drone up for a flight today to check out the Rockford Dam (Fordam Dam) in downtown Rockford.

He said he read online at http://www.brokendamrockford.com/ About how poor of the condition the dam was in and wanted to get drone footage to share with everybody.  (Scroll Down To Watch The Video) 


According to that website it shows several problems with the dam.
http://www.brokendamrockford.com/

Listed below are some of the current problems with the Dam:

  1. High and low water alarms have not worked for years
  2. The ability to automatically open and close the gates from Joliet has not worked for a decade. This mean that Com-Ed must send an Operator out to manually operate the gates as needed
  3. The Control Room at the Dam has press-on labels saying what to add or subtract from the digital displays to make the number match.
  4. Gate #1 (gate closest to the West bank) is no longer working. The gate would not stay up due to bad hydraulics and in the fall of 2016 Com-Ed brought in a Contractor to manually raise the gate ½ open. They also had to install chains to keep the gate in this position. During the Flood of 2017, this meant that 50% of the water this gate was meant to discharge was not possible. After the Flood event was past Gate #1 was passing excessive water causing low water condition and watercraft being damaged by increased amounts of Sand Bars.
  5. The spill way of the Dam has only been cleared of trees and debris once in the last 10 years. Debris was piled up so much that it was visible on Google Maps Satellite!
  6. Com-Ed is responsible for up keep and repairs to the Dam as long as they own it according to their permit.

The Rock River is a valuable natural resource to the Rockford region.  Towns such as Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Rockton enjoy the river’s beauty as well as recreation it provides.  This not only brings money into the region but also increases home values.  If the river heights are not managed in a good way, there are many results that hurts our community such as:

  • Flooded parks reduces revenue with cancelled sporting events
  • Lost hotel and restaurant revenue due to cancelled events
  • Relocation of families due to homes being flooded
  • Loss of property values with loss in tax revenue for cities and state
  • Health issues with floods affecting septic systems and farm lands with fertilizers
  • Debris in the river affecting boating, swimming, and docks
  • Damage to personal property causing increases in Insurance claims
  • and may more


We reached out to Com Ed for a statement and have yet to hear back from them. We will update this if they provide us with any information.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Area Fire Departments Requested To Assist Flooding Evacuations in Freeport




Sources are reporting several area fire departments were requested to assist emergency personnel in evacuations in downtown Freeport around 1:30 pm today.

Staging area was near a bridge in downtown Freeport.

We have no heard any injuries.

Just evacuations from the rapidly rising flood waters.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries In Downtown Rockford




Sources are reporting a rollover accident with injuries in downtown ROckford.

It happened in the 700 block of E State st in downtown Rockford around 2:30pm.

Injuries were being reported. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Video by Alexis Marie





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Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Downtown Business Burglarized





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A couple of sources sent us this video (below) and said that the Jimmy Johns in downtown Rockford last night was burglarized.   As you can see in the video, a male (Possibly White male) wearing a mask broke the window of the business and burglarized the business.  If you have any information, call the RPD.


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Rockford Scanner™: Fire Alarm At the Rockford Rescue Mission



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Earlier today the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a fire alarm at the Rockford Rescue Mission in downtown Rockford.

The residents of the rescue mission evacuated safely, and were out in the cold for awhile. While the Rockford Fire Department investigated the fire alarm.

Good news, it was a false alarm and everyone was able to go back in the warm building. Nothing was found, false alarm.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Victim Robbed And Shot In Downtown Rockford



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Sources are reporting a man was robbed and shot in downtown Rockford around 7 am this morning.

It happened near 219 E State st in downtown Rockford. (Near Runners Image)
Unknown if it happened at the business, or outside of the business.

Victim was robbed and shot in the hand.

Suspect fled the scene.

Still developing.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Battery Victim At A Rockford Bar


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Battery Victim At A Rockford Bar

Sources reporting a bar fight at CJ’s on E State st in Downtown Rockford.

Reports of at least one person that needed medical attention.

No other information is available at this time.