( Local leaders, like Mayor Tom McNamara spoke at the event. Mayor McNamara says that Rockford Police will never help ICE serve raids while he is mayor.)
He replied “our police departmentWILL work with the Federal Government as we are NOT a Sanctuary City.. .We will work with the Feds when there is a warrant. But if there is no warrant and they are simply doing raids and sweeps we will not participate as this is the Federal Governments job not a local police departments job.”
This is an important and substantial clarification of the quote that was reported.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY
Expect slippery roads, possible power outages, slippery sidewalks.
* WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of up
to two tenths of an inch expected.
* WHERE…Winnebago, Boone, McHenry and Ogle Counties.
* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures are expected to climb above
freezing during Saturday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind around 5 mph.
A slight chance of snow and freezing rain before 3am, then freezing rain. Low around 27. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Freezing rain before 9am, then rain likely. High near 39. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.
Rain before 3am, then rain and snow likely. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 30. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Rain and snow likely before 8am, then a slight chance of snow between 8am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Breezy.
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Illinois…Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.
Weather hazards expected…
Elevated Ice accumulation Risk.
Freezing rain will develop overnight and transition to rain
Saturday morning. There could be a brief period of ice
accumulation, especially in areas north of I-80 and northwest
of I-55. Areas northwest of a line from Ogle to McHenry
counties are expected to see the most accumulation.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.
Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
Limited Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
Elevated Ice Accumulation Risk.
Limited Excessive Cold Risk.
Elevated Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
Monday through Thursday…
Limited Excessive Cold Risk.
Freezing rain is possible early Saturday, then there is a
chance of thunderstorms toward evening. Very strong and
potentially damaging non-thunderstorm winds are expected
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.
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Marcy Rice Wilson said: “Hey please share out for all of your viewers for anybody that travels on Newburg between Arnold and Mulford that they might want to stay out of the outside Lane going east because there is a pothole so big that it covers most of the road on that lane and it’s so deep that you can see the rebar and what’s underneath of the rebar”
Chantelle Couch: “Lowes Machesney Park got a truck load of salt in this morning. Selling through quick before the snow. Most are out in the area” UPDATE: They are now sold out of salt, but have sand.
Melinda Troxel: “Hell you want pot holes drive around South Beloit”
Nancy Flaningam Groom: “My daughter hit a pot hole on North Second just a little north of Harlem road in the right lane.”
Linda Nocca Mays: “Side streets by Riverside and main are a mess no salt”
Dina Adams Hanstad: “Called the city and they said our street would be plowed that night. It was already re frozen. They made a sweep through and no salt was apparently laid down. It is a mess. 1 of our cars has to sit on the street. It is encircled with ice. We cant get to it.”
We have received many complaints about their roads being icy and the plows have not laid down any salt at all on their roadways.
A personal friend of mine has called the street dept. 14 different times to get her road plowed and salted, and as of 12:53 pm Feb. 10th 2019 it still has yet to see a plow or salt truck, on the East side. They keep promising her they will come out, but have yet to do so.
We have had many people telling us, their roads have not had a plow go down their road at all this season. They said they laid down a bunch of salt this season, but a lot of residential areas have yet to see salt at all this season according to many people.
We have tried to get a statement from the street dept. for this article, and was hung up on.
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.
As we type this, emergency personnel are requesting salt trucks because their emergency vehicle is stuck
Police are saying: As the temperatures plunge with the windchill this afternoon, rain that has already fallen will start to refreeze on the roadways this afternoon and evening.Travel will become extremely difficult especially on the County’s Secondary Roads. Please refrain from travel unless it’s absolutely necessary as First Responders are having trouble traveling on the ice covered roadways.
From the NWS:
A robust cold front crossing the area mid to late-afternoon will usher in gusty winds and rapidly falling temperatures this evening. West winds will gusty to 45-50 mph late this afternoon and evening. Power outages will be possible, especially where recent freezing rain has left a coating of ice on trees and power-lines. A rapid drop in temperatures behind the front will result in the potential for flash freezing of standing water and wet surfaces this evening.
Exercise extra caution if traveling this evening, including during the commute, by being alert for rapidly changing road conditions and strong cross-winds on north-south roadways.