Rockford Scanner™: Several Scenes In The Area




Sources are reporting several scenes in the area today.

  • Accident near Forest Hills and 173
  • Accident near Charles and 20th  (Video) Vehicle crashed into a few vehicles, injuries were being reported.
  • Accident ear Loomis and Winnebago
  • Battery victim at the Burger King on Auburn
  • Man beaten with a baseball bat near N Second and Roosevelt (Happened at a different location, and went here to seek medical attention)
  • Accident with injuries near Ridge and Whitman
  • Vehicle on fire near Harrison and Wellworth
    (possible mis-spelling of the name)
  • Alpine and Linden ~ Police had a vehicle pulled over at gunpoint. (Video) A source sent us the video below.
  • Auburn and Central ~ Several officer have a vehicle pulled over.
  • Grass fire near Lakewood Drive

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Rockford Scanner™: Large Scene in Rockford, Several Emergency Personnel From Several Jurisdictions On Scene




 

UPDATE:

ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 AT APPROXIMATELY 11:00 PM MEMBERS OF THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TAC TEAM STOPPED A VEHICLE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE AND HALSTEAD ROAD FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRAFFIC STOP, THE DEPUTIES
ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THE PASSENGER, CEDRIC J. MARKS, INTO CUSTODY AND HE RESISTED ARREST. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND ARRESTED.

A LOADED HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED.

-CEDRIC J. MARKS DOB: 11/18/1987 OF ROCKFORD
-AGGRAVATED BATTERY, 2 COUNTS
-UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPON BY A FELON
-AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON
-OBSTRUCTING A PEACE OFFICER-INJURY

THE CHARGES AGAINST MARKS ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS AND HE IS CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW


Officer M.   told me to call downtown to get the information on the scene.  I told him every-time I do, you never release information and that it was a joke to even try.  (The police promised transparency when they encrypted. They are not so transparent with the public since encrypting. They tell me they can’t release information, and to call downtown. We do, and they don’t release information.  Happens all the time…  )

So I did exactly as the officer told me to do, I called downtown to get information.  They took my info. and said they would call me back and provide me the info. on the scene.  Still have yet to hear back from them as of 12:50 am.  So it once again appears, that they will not be releasing any info on this scene either, like numerous other scenes.   They tell me they can’t release information, and to call downtown. We do, and they don’t release information.  Happens all the time…

So I can only run the information that was provided to me. And that is a 10-78 was called out, for an officer screaming for help. There was possible shots fired according to some in the area, but when I worked the scene I did not see any evidence supporting this.  An officer was reported to be injured.  The officer self transported to a local ER.  Unknown on what kind of injuries, or how bad the injuries are.   We have been told non life threatening injuries. But again, police have not confirmed this or released any information on this scene.

IF police do release information, we will update this.

I worked the scene, after numerous of the officers had left the scene. There was only 2 officers left at the scene and the vehicle they had pulled over.


First and foremost:
The police are encrypted and have not released any information or confirmed anything yet. 

Sources are reporting a lot of police and emergency personnel in the area of Rockton and Halsted a little after 11 pm tonight. 

What we have been told was an officer was screaming for help and a 10-78 was dispatched out.  We were told shots were fired and possible injuries.  

Update: Officer is confirmed injured, was going to self transport to a local ER. Unknown what kind of injuries, or how bad.

A lot of emergency personnel from several area jurisdictions on scene, and still are arriving. 

It is safe to assume, if you live in this area you may want to lock your doors and windows and report any suspicious activity in the area. 

But again, as stated above police are encrypted, and have not confirmed anything or released any information on this scene. 

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Rockford Scanner™: Medical Emergency On An Airplane Landing in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting an aircraft that is going to be landing at the Rockford Airport around 8 am. 

There is a medical emergency on board the aircraft. 

Emergency personnel are staging at the airport. 

The aircraft is scheduled to land approx. 8 am. 

According to sources the aircraft is an Airbus 320 from the Allegiant Air, that is coming from the Ft Myers area. But officials have yet to confirm this. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: 2 Rollover Accidents, Many Accidents Reported. Snow Emergency





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Just before 7 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a rollover accident in the area of Swanson rd and Belvidere rd near Roscoe.

Around 6:30 pm several emergency personnel were dispatched for a rollover near Caledonia rd and Dawson Lake in Boone County. The occupants left the scene.  Unknown on injuries.

Jennifer W. said: Cars in ditches down on Irene Rd. in Boone County.

Several minor accidents are being reported.
Sounds like the road conditions are poor.

Several areas have declared a SNOW EMERGENCY.  Rockford, Janesville, etc…


Feb 17, 2019 – Snow Emergency Declared effective 7:00 PM tonight.

Arterial Salting Operation in progress
February 17, 2019 – ROCKFORD – At approximately 6:30 AM today, the City of Rockford Public Works Department began spreading salt on the arterial routes

Decisions about further deployment will be made, as needed, according to developing conditions.

Citizens are urged to follow at a safe distance behind snowplows. This will prevent the salt that is being spread from hitting your vehicle and the added distance also allows a driver room to back up if needed.

Please contact the Street Division at 779-348-7260 with questions.

When we are not in a snow operation, we handle individual requests as needed.
Please contact us at 779-348-7260.

Decisions about further deployment will be made as needed, according to developing conditions.

The City of Rockford or its contractors are NOT responsible for plowing alley ways.


The City of Janesville has declared a snow emergency for Sunday, February 17th beginning at 6:00 P.M. A snow emergency means that all parked vehicles must be removed from city streets and public parking lots until snow plowing operations are complete. To ensure that you do not receive a parking ticket, please move your vehicle prior to 6:00 P.M. and keep your vehicle off city streets until they have been completely plowed.

Snow and ice accumulations of approximately 3 or more inches have been forecasted for Sunday, February 17th through Monday, February 18th that will require City staff to complete a full plow. Main and arterial streets will be maintained throughout the duration of the snowfall event. Snow accumulations are expected to taper off late on Monday evening, after which the full plow will begin and all City streets will be cleared. The full plow is not expected to be completed until very early on Tuesday morning, although every e ffort will be made to complete residential streets as soon as possible. Please plan on keeping parked vehicles off the street until plows have completely removed snow from curb to curb.

Snow Emergency Parking

The best place to park during a snow emergency is in your garage or driveway. If you are unable to park in a driveway or garage, please park in one of the designated snow emergency parking stalls. These stalls are located in the seven downtown municipal parking lots listed below (click lot name to display location on Google Maps):

– East Wall Street Lot at E Wall Street & N Parker Drive

– City Hall Lot at W Wall Street & N Jackson Street

– S High Street Lot at W Court Street & S High Street

– Senior Center Lot at St. Lawrence Avenue & Water Street

– Hedberg Public Library Lot on Water Street

– River/Union Street Lot at S River Street & Union Street

– N Parker Drive Parking Ramp at N Parker Drive and E Wall Street

When you arrive at the lot, look for the signs designating the snow emergency parking stalls. Fines for parking on the streets during a snow emergency are $50. The Police Department may begin issuing tickets to violators before plowing operations begin.






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Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Landing at The Rockford Airport





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Sources are reporting a Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at the Rockford Airport around 11 am this morning.

It was experiencing mechanical issues a source told us.

Thankfully, It was able to land safely as many emergency personnel were on scene just in case.

We are not able to confirm it yet, but there was a Boeing 737 that did land at the Rockford Airport around the same time. It is registered to  Southern Air. (ATLAS AIR INC) Southern Air 362, SOO362 / 9S362 / N362GT

It appears it was circling the SE area of Iowa for awhile before making the emergency landing, possibly to burn off fuel so it could land.

The Rockford Airport has a 10,000 foot runway capable of handling any kind of aircraft for any situation.






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Rockford Scanner™: Snow Emergency Declared, Odd/Even Parking In Effect



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From the city of Rockford:

Please contact the Street Division at 779-348-7260 with questions.

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CAR IS PARKED? – January 18, 2019

  • THE CITY OF ROCKFORD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS DECLARED A CITYWIDE SNOW EMERGENCY BEGINNING TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019, EFFECTIVE 9:00 PM. THE ODD/EVEN PARKING WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DEEMS IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY.   UPDATES TO THE SNOW EMERGENCY WILL BE PROVIDED AT APPROPRIATE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE STORM.
  • STREET DIVISION EMPLOYEES WILL CONTINUE PLOWING ARTERIAL STREETS . CONTRACTORS BEGIN PLOWING RESIDENTIAL STREETS SOMETIME THIS EVENING.
  • THE CITY OF ROCKFORD OR ITS CONTRACTORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PLOWING ALLEY WAYS.
  • THE ODD/EVEN PARKING IS IN EFFECT SO THAT THE PLOWS CAN SAFELY GO DOWN THE STREETS.   THE NEXT DAY, WHEN THE PARKING CHANGES TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, THE PLOWS MAY OR MAY NOT RETURN TO CLEAR THE OTHER SIDE. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE REMOVE YOUR VEHICLE FROM THE STREET. IF UNABLE TO, PLEASE OBSERVE THE ODD/EVEN PARKING.
  • EFFECTIVE AS OF 9:00 PM TODAY, JANUARY 18 , 2019, CARS SHOULD BE PARKED ON THE EVEN NUMBERED SIDE OF THE STREET.
  • AS OF 8:00 AM TOMORROW, JANUARY 19, 2019, CARS ARE TO BE PARKED ON THE ODD NUMBERED SIDE OF THE STREET.
  • CARS PARKED IN VIOLATION OF THE ODD/EVEN PARKING WILL BE TICKETED.

WHAT DOES THE ODD/EVEN PARKING MEAN TO ME?

In order for our crews to remove snow and ice from city streets, we must have the ability to safely and effectively maneuver a plow up and down our streets.   If a snow or ice storm reaches the point that streets are becoming difficult to clear, city officials can declare a Snow Emergency.     A Snow Emergency requires that vehicles be parked on the odd side of the street when the date ends in an odd number and on the even side of the street when the date ends on an even number.  For example, on January 5th, you would park on the odd side of the street.  Police will issue parking tickets at the cost of $50.00 to vehicles that are parked on the wrong side of the street.  It’s safe to assume that if it’s snowing the Odd/Even Parking is in effect.

The residential area between 20th St. west to Kishwaukee St., Harrison Avenue north to Rural St. has been problematic for the City Crews to plow during past storms, due to vehicles parked on both sides of the street.  We would encourage citizens in this area to move their vehicles either off the street or to the appropriate side of the street as specified by the odd/even parking.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • If your street is marked as “No Parking” on one side of the street, the Snow Emergency Declaration allows you to park legally in the restricted area during the time that the Snow Emergency Declaration is in effect.
  • Do not assume that you can move your car when the street is plowed. Your car must remain parked appropriately until after the Snow Emergency has been lifted.
  •  All vehicles must be moved to the correct side of the street at 8:00 a.m.

Residential Plowing Operation

January 19, 2019 –

The City of Rockford’s Contractors will begin plowing Residential Routes at 1:00 AM. The City of Rockford Public Works Department will continue plowing and salting Arterial Routes and the Snow Emergency and Odd/Even parking remain in effect.  Decisions about further deployment will be made, as needed, according to developing conditions.

When we’re not in an operation, you can make a plow or salt request by calling 779-348-7260 for 24 hour assistance.

Citizens are urged to follow at a safe distance behind snowplows. This will prevent the salt that is being spread from hitting your vehicle and the added distance also allows a driver room to back up if needed.

Please contact the Street Division at 779-348-7260 with questions.

 


When we are not in a snow operation, we handle individual requests as needed.
Please contact us at 779-348-7260.

Decisions about further deployment will be made as needed, according to developing conditions.

The City of Rockford or its contractors are NOT responsible for plowing alley ways.


The End of Your Driveway

The City’s crews and contractors use side discharge plows. As the plows move forward, snow moves along the blade from the left to the right. The discharge from the blade is deposited along the curb or in the grass boulevard on the city right of way. This discharge, officially known as a “windrow”, ends up leaving a relatively small amount of snow in driveway approaches along the route. While we understand the aggravation this can cause, this natural result of plowing is unavoidable.

Your Mailbox

The goal of the Street Maintenance Department is to clear the streets for travel. No matter how hard we try, it is not possible to provide perfect conditions for your mail carrier. Final clearing adjacent to mailboxes is the responsibility of each resident.

Here’s the postcard we got from the postmaster last season regarding clearance to mailboxes:

Snow postcard

Street Section Supervisor – (779) 348-7260

  • The City is responsible for ice and snow control on City streets.
  • Residents are responsible for their sidewalks and alleys.
  • Neither snow nor ice from sidewalks or private property shall be deposited in the street or piled so high as to obstruct motorists’ view.
  • Where ice cannot be removed, the business shall use sand, salt, or other suitable substance that will prevent the ice from being dangerous.
  • Odd/Even parking is in effect during most snow clearing operations. Changes at 8 am.

In order for our crews to remove snow and ice from city streets, we must have the ability to safely and effectively maneuver a plow up and down our streets. If a snow or ice storm reaches the point that streets are becoming difficult to clear, city officials can declare a Snow Emergency. A Snow Emergency requires that vehicles be parked on the odd side of the street when the date ends in an odd number and on the even side of the street when the date ends on an even number. For example, on January 5th you would park on the odd side of the street. Police and public works crews will issue parking tickets at the cost of $50.00 to vehicles that are parked on the wrong side of the street. It’s safe to assume that if it’s snowing the Odd/Even Parking is in effect.

Important Points To Remember

  • If your street is marked as “No Parking” on one side of the street, the Snow Emergency Declaration allows you to park legally in the restricted area during the time that the Snow Emergency Declaration is in effect.
  • The Odd/Even Parking is in effect so that plows can safely go down the streets. The next day when the parking changes, to the other side of the street, the plows may or may not return to clear the other side. If at all possible, please remove your vehicle from the street.
  • Do not assume that you can move your car when the street is plowed. Your car must remain parked appropriately until after the Snow Emergency has been lifted.
  • All vehicles must be moved to the correct side of the street at 8:00 a.m.

 

SNOW HOTLINE: 779-348-7260

 


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Rockford Scanner®: Update Forecast From the NWS, Chance of A Winter Storm This Weekend






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216 PM CST Fri Nov 23 2018

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-
Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Oregon,
Dixon, and DeKalb
216 PM CST Fri Nov 23 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations in excess
of 6 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…From Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Snow
covered roads and significantly reduced visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.


Update from the NWS

Through Saturday…

Concerns center on a period of generally lighter rain this evening
into the overnight hours.

A broad upper trough extends through the nation’s heartland this
afternoon. High pressure to our east ahead of this system is
leading to a period of breezy southeast winds. The strongest
forcing and better moisture will pass by to our south, but the
trough axis will drive an area of rain through the area tonight.
We could start to see some spotter rain fall out of the mid to
higher cloud deck in the evening, though confidence is higher in
the more organized rain shield spreading through the area late
evening into the overnight hours. Some areas may see a few tenths
of an inch of rain.

The rain will taper to drizzle with some lingering low level
clouds into Saturday morning. Certainly some areas will clear out
behind the system, and with mild west southwest winds in place,
temperatures will again top out in the 40s northwest to the 50s
across Chicago and points south and east.

KMD

&&

.LONG TERM…
209 PM CST

Sunday through Friday…

Winter storm system will be the primary concern during the long
term forecast period. Several inches of accumulating snowfall
expected across portions of northern Illinois, though details in
precise placement and timing still remain in flux. From 24 hours
ago, guidance has had a pronounced southward shift in the surface
low track, bringing more favorable conditions for accumulating
snowfall farther south across the forecast area, including the
Chicago metro area. Upper wave that will be responsible for the
late weekend snow is still over the northern Pacific and may be
sampled by the 00Z RAOB network this evening, though more likely
sampled by the 12Z launch tomorrow. Guidance should hopefully have
a better handle on the details in the next 24 hours as a result.

What we know… Strong upper level disturbance over the northern
Pacific is progged to move over the Pacific Northwest this evening
and tonight and dig into the southern/central Great Plains early
on Sunday. Surface low will deepen in response lifting from
Missouri early Sunday morning across the Midwest Sunday evening.
Warm advection wing will overspread the region early in the day
Sunday allowing the column to saturate and for precipitation to
eventually reach the surface. P-type details will still have to be
worked out, but precip may start off as rainfall in some areas
before transitioning over to snow for the remainder of the event.
There will likely be a swath of heavy snow left of the surface low
track. Confidence is highest in accumulating snow over far north
and northwest Illinois and diminishes farther south.

Details that still need to be worked out… Surface low track is
the main area of uncertainty. While there has been a pronounced
southward shift from yesterday’s guidance, the latest suite of 12Z
guidance still has important inter-model differences that will
impact the location of heaviest snow. Meso-scale banding will be a
concern within the axis of heaviest snow. Guidance indicates a
corridor of strong f-gen which will help enhance snow totals for
some locations. In addition, lapse rates above 700/600mb remain
steep at times and could help to promote a deep vertical response
to forcing. SREF/GEFS plumes really highlight the uncertainty well
showing a broad range of no snow to over a foot of snowfall in
some members.

Bottom line… A winter storm appears likely somewhere across
eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, and southern Wisconsin, though
details in the placement of the heaviest snow remains low within
50- 100 miles. Rain/Snow line is favored to set up over the CWA,
but again confidence is low within 50-100 miles. Either way,
travel impacts Sunday are likely, and may potentially become
significant for some locations.

Monday through Thursday… Slow moving upper low over the Great
Lakes will keep the local area locked into a colder but primarily
dry pattern through most of the upcoming week. Surface ridge axis
will extend from the Canadian Prairies into the lower Mississippi
Valley Monday through Wednesday keeping us under colder northwest
flow. May have to keep an eye out for some lower amplitude
clippers that could bring some snow into the CWA or nearby, but
primarily expect dry weather to prevail. The ridge will gradually
shift east to the midwest Thursday. Another southwest low may
impact the region late in the week.

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Stroll On State Street Event Information & Parking






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If you plan on attending the Stroll on State Street event, here are a few things you should know!  We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful time down at the event.

  • 3 p.m. – Stroll on State’s Merry & Bright Holiday Parade
  • 4 – 9 p.m. – Randy Finch Ice Brigades live ice sculpting
  • 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Fire & Ice displays
  • 6 p.m. – City of Rockford Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 6:15 p.m. – Sky Lights Fireworks Show

PARKING

The parking lots and garages labeled in red are recommended parking lots for guests attending Stroll on State. Parking in downtown parking decks will be $5 per car. Surface lots are free of charge. On street parking is free and posted regulations apply.

The shuttle bus locations include:

  • Illinois Bank & Trust
    4048 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
  • Heartland Community Church
    1280 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108
  • YMCA 
    200 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL 61107

Source: https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Accident With Injuries, Vehicle On Fire






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Mike B. sent us this:
“Multiple MVA on I-90 at 6:20 pm (Thurs night) at mile marker 27. Car vs semi. Car hit rear of semi causing the vehicle to go airborne, smashing the cab and landing in the grass. The car was in fire when I got to the scene.

I was able to get a male victim out of the car, and then rush to get the fire extinguisher from the semi and put the fire out before Belvidere Fire actually got there.

Happened on Thanksgiving Day.

Everyone seemed to be ok, minus one male who had a hip injury. The other three occupants were not injured.”

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Death Investigation At A Rockford Business






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Sources reporting just before 11:30 am this morning, emergency personnel were on scene of a death investigation in Rockford.

Reports of a dead body at a business in the 5400 block of E State st.

No details are available, due to the encryption.

We can confirm a dead body. But unknown on the circumstances.

 

 

 







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