Rockford Scanner™: Another Historic Building in Rockford Torn Down




Another historical building being torn down in Rockford

Video by Justine Neal

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Rockford Scanner™: NWS Releases Information On The Latest River Levels And Flood Impacts





Rock River At Latham Park
Flood Stage: 9 Feet,    Latest Stage: 14.37


The Flood Warning continues for
The Rock River at Rockford (Auburn St), or from Shorewood Park in
Loves Park downstream to confluence with Kishwaukee River.
* until further notice.
* At 1000 AM Sunday the stage was 7.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 7.8 feet by
Wednesday afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact…At 7.5 feet…Parking lots are threatened along Madison
Street in Rockford. Morgan Street and Nelson Boulevard are
threatened in Rockford


The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois

Pecatonica River near Shirland affecting Winnebago County
Rock River at Rockton affecting Winnebago County
Rock River at Latham Park affecting Winnebago County
Rock River at Rockford (Auburn St) affecting Winnebago County
Rock River at Byron affecting Ogle County
Rock River at Dixon affecting Lee County

The following forecasts are based on observed precipitation as well
as forecast precipitation 24-48 hours into the future.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Safety message…If you encounter a flooded roadway…turn around and
find an alternate route.


Natasha Bronson: “Friday at 4 p.m vs Saturday at 4 p.m. in our driveway … Machesney Park.”

The Flood Warning continues for
The Rock River at Latham Park, or from Swanson Road in Roscoe
downstream to Shorewood Park in Loves Park.
* until further notice.
* At 930 AM Sunday the stage was 14.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Record flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 14.5 feet by
early Tuesday morning then begin falling.
* Impact…At 14.5 feet…Numerous residences are threatened along
Queen Oaks Drive in Machesney Park.


The Flood Warning continues for
The Pecatonica River near Shirland, or from Winnebago County line
downstream to confluence with the Rock River.
* until further notice.
* At 1000 AM Sunday the stage was 16.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 16.8 feet by
Monday afternoon then begin falling.

The Flood Warning continues for
The Rock River at Rockton, or from Prairie Hill Road downstream to
Swanson Road in Roscoe.
* until further notice.
* At 930 AM Sunday the stage was 14.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 14.6 feet by
Tuesday afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact…At 15.0 feet…Hawick Street threatened near Settlers Park
in Rockton. Roscoe Road threatened west of Roscoe.


Flood Impacts

20.5 feet
Bauer Parkway is threatened in Machesney Park. Riverside Boulevard is threatened in Loves Park.
18
Ralston Road/Latham Road is threatened near the river in Machesney Park. Widespread inundation of structures and roadways reaches up to half mile from the river in Machesney Park.
16.5
Gleasman Road is threatened east of Old River Road north of Machesney Park. Evelyn Avenue and Forest Grove Street are threatened in Loves Park.
16
Numerous structures are threatened along Park Ridge Road in Loves Park.
15.5
Park Ridge Road is threatened in Loves Park.
14.5 feet
Numerous residences are threatened along Queen Oaks Drive in Machesney Park.
13.5
Numerous residences are threatened along Ritter Drive, along Ventura Boulevard north of Ralston Road, and along Shore Drive south of Bauer Parkway in Machesney Park. Residences are threatened along Browns Beach Road in north Rockford. Low-lying structures are threatened along Park Ridge Road in Loves Park.
13
Ventura Boulevard is threatened north of Ralston Road in Machesney Park.
12.5
Residences threatened along Harbor Oaks Drive north of Machesney Park. Numerous residences are threatened near the river and Shore Drive. Low-lying sections of Rockford Country Club are inundated.
12
Low-lying sections of Shorewood Park are inundated in Loves Park.
11.5
Queen Oaks Drive is threatened in Machesney Park. Lower-level of elevated structures threatened along Harbor Lights Court west of Machesney Park. Ritter Drive is threatened north of Baldwin Drive in Machesney Park.
11
Low-lying sections of Harbor Oaks Drive are threatened in north Machesney Park. Low-lying residences are threatened along Queen Oaks Drive in Machesney Park. Browns Beach Road is threatened in north Rockford. Lower parking lot of Sportscore One is inundated in north Rockford.
10.5
Low-lying sections of Shore Drive are threatened between Wilson Avenue and Park Road in Machesney Park. Water overflows low-lying river banks along East Drive in Loves Park. Low-lying areas of Martin Memorial Park are inundated.
10
Property and trails near the boat ramp at Bauer Parkway are threatened. Illinois DNR considers closure of the Rock River.
9.5
Low-lying areas of Sportscore One are inundated in north Rockford.
9
Boathouses threatened along the river in Machesney Park.
8
Water overflows low-lying river banks along Baldwin Drive and North Pier Drive in Machesney Park. Winnebago County considers “no wake” order for the Rock River.
7.5
Low-lying agricultural land is inundated in north Machesney Park.
7
Water overflows low-lying river banks along Ventura Boulevard in Machesney Park.


Rock River At Rockford (Fordam Dam)

Flood Stage: 4 Feet, Latest Stage: 3.81





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Rockford Scanner™: Fly in a Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft in Rockford Today Thru this Weekend!




 

 

Fly in a Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft in Rockford

 

Place: Chicago/ Rockford International Airport

Public Flight Information

Dates: Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24, 2018

Times: Thursday: 2-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FORD TRI-MOTOR FLIGHT ~ CLICK HERE



Flight Rates
$70
$75

$50 Adult (advance)
Adult (walk-up)

Children 17 & under
Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age.

A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

Revenues from the Ford Tri-Motor tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to keep the “Tin Goose” flying for many years to come.

Flight Experience Questions ~ https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-flight-experience

 


FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR
Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

All ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the Ford Tri-Motor’s stories.

We invite families to visit and learn all about our aircraft and our organization. Viewing the aircraft is free, so be sure to bring your camera along.

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