Rockford Scanner™: River Rescue In Rockford


Sources are reporting a river rescue in Rockford. 

Just before noon today there was a person in the Rock River in the 1400 block of S Main.  A citizen was trying to rescue the person in the water.

Emergency personnel were en route.   No other details at this time.

Update: The person was rescued out of the river, unknown on the victims condition.

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House fire right now on Walnut st in Yeowardville Illinois.
That is right next to Rock falls.

Multiple fire trucks,ambulances and Police

RS Source sent us a video, we  posted it on our FB page.

No other information at this time.

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Rockford Scanner™: Possible Water Rescue On The Rock River

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Update: Vehicle drove off into the Rock River near the 200 block of Prairie st around 10 pm on Christmas night. One person was reported trapped inside the vehicle, but the Rockford Fire Department was able to rescue the victim.

Sources reporting a possible water rescue on the Rock River approx. 12:30 am.

Source said: “There are emergency vehicles by the icehouse on the Rock River. There’s  an emergency boat searching for something in the water right around there.”‘

Possible vehicle in the water

Note: The emergency vehicle boat launch is located near the Ice House on N Madison. They use this location to launch their emergency boats into the Rock River.

At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what happened.

Check back later for possible updates.

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Rockford Scanner®: Accident With Injuries Near Rockford/Cherry Valley 

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Accident With Injuries Near Rockford/Cherry Valley 

It happened around 8:40 am in the area of Harrison ave and East Rock Drive.

Reports of an auto accident with injuries near this intersection.

It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. We have been told by a source, non life threatening injuries. But cannot yet confirm  this.

Please avoid the area or expect delays.


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Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting a shooting victim in Ogle County, Possibly at a park


RS Fan Tim Berogan and a few other fans are reporting a person shot down in Ogle County area.  

Details are minimal right now. 

A man was shot, possibly in the neck area. 

It happened around the Castle Rock Park area. Unknown if it happened at the park, or near it.  

Unknown on the victims condition, or suspect information. 

Details are still developing. Check back later for updates. 



Rockford Scanner™: Small Aircraft Crashes Into A Nearby Bridge, Pilot In Critical Condition




On 08/18/2018 at 9:31 am Janesville Police and Fire responded to an ultralight aircraft (single man aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute) crash at the Memorial Bridge.

The pilot was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge. The forty-eight year old pilot sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries.

He was the only person injured and was transported to a local medical center by Janesville Fire for treatment.

The investigation of the accident is still on-going and will be done jointly between the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.



Rockford Scanner™: Motorcyclist Killed In An Auto Accident




Update: Prairie Avenue is now open.

Officers from the Beloit Police Department are currently on the scene of a fatal traffic crash that occurred today at 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Robin Road in Beloit.

A motorcycle and minivan crashed, which resulted in the death of the operator of the motorcycle. The circumstances of this crash are being investigated by the Beloit Police Department with the assistance of the Rock County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Unit.

The identity of the deceased is not known at this time. We ask that citizens avoid this area for the next several hours.

-Capt. Thomas Stigler