Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries, Two Ambulances Dispatched. Possible Off Duty Officer Involved

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Around noon today emergency personnel were dispatched for an accident with injuries. 

It happened near Sinnissippi Park at N Second st and Ethel. 

At least two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

Sources are reporting an off duty officer is involved in the accident. 

Please avoid the area or expect delays

Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Battling Another Structure Fire.

Around 6 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were battling a structure fire.

It happened in the 1100 block of S Main in Rockford

The building has a Red “X” on it. Those mean the place is abandoned.

Unknown if it is abandoned or not.

The RFD was able to quickly get the fire under control with one attack line.

Credit: RFD


Rockford Scanner™: At Least One Person Stabbed, Police Are Investigating.

Around 11 PM tonight emergency personnel were dispatched to a local emergency room for a stabbing victim call. 

At least one person was stabbed and was taken to a local E.R.  

It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. 

No suspect information. 

Still developing


Rockford Scanner™: Another Local Bar Robbed At Gunpoint, Police Searching For The Suspects

We can use your help as we are investigating an armed robbery at The Tavern bar, 1567 Madison Road, that occurred at 1:37 a.m. this morning.

There were two suspects involved in the robbery. One suspect is described as a black male wearing a red baseball hat with long dreadlocks, a white T-shirt, dark-colored basketball shorts and a white cover over his face; he was also armed with a silver/chrome revolver. The second suspect was described as black male with a bald head wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white cover over his face; he was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspects stole cash from the bar and fled the area in a silver four-door Pontiac Grand Prix. No injuries occurred during the robbery, however, the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information about the identity of these two individuals, please contact Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244


Rockford Scanner™: Broken Down Train Causes Major Traffic Delays

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UPDATE: Train has been repaired and all railroad crossings are now open. Thank you for your patience!

UPDATE: Railroad crossings through DeKalb are still blocked. Union Pacific is en route and estimating 2 hours to complete repairs. Please use alternative routes until completed. Thank you for your patience.


All railroad crossings through DeKalb are currently blocked. Please use an alternate route. Union Pacific en route to repair the train. Please use overpasses at Pearl Street, Peace Road, and South Annie Glidden Road. Will update when train has been cleared. Thank you.


Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Asking For The Publics Help To Locate A Man Who Allegedly Beat Up A Woman in Rockford

On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, shortly after 9:00 p.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 1200 block of North Rockton Avenue in reference to a domestic battery. When they arrive, officers met with an adult female victim who had been battered by the suspect, Kevon Dukes, whom she had a domestic relationship with. Dukes had fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

Detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result charges were authorized and warrants were obtained for Dukes on the listed charges. Dukes has yet to be arrested and is still at large.  

WANTED: Kevon Dukes 24-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGE: Domestic Battery
BOND: $50,000 / 10%

CHARGE: Harassment through Electronic Communication
BOND: $75,000 / 10%

The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau (779-500-6551) or Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867).

The charges against Kevon Dukes are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

No further information is available due to the domestic nature of the incident


Rockford Scanner™: Pileup Accident With Injuries. Traffic Backed Up For Several Miles. Approx. 15 Vehicles Involved

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Several sources are reporting a pileup accident. Reports of up to 15 vehicles might be involved in the accident. Injuries are being reported. This is on I-90 in the Janesville area. Traffic is backed up for several miles. Avoid I-90. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 



Rockford Scanner™: Illinois Proposes To Expand Medical Marijuana Program To Fight Opioid Crisis

 (AP) –

An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state’s opioid crisis.

The House Executive committee voted 8-3 Thursday. The plan would allow individuals who qualify for opioid prescriptions to apply for the state’s medical cannabis program.

Rep. Kelly Cassidy is the sponsor of the proposal. The Chicago Democrat says it’s a less-addictive alternative to treating pain and could be a remedy to the growing number of opioid overdoses across the state.

Cassidy says she is working on cleanup provisions that she hopes will get committee approval next week before moving to the House floor.
The Senate’s approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana.


Rockford Scanner™: Reports Of A Fire At the Mcdonalds in S. Beloit

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Just before 3:30 am this morning an employee contacted us and said there is a fire at the Mcdonalds in S Beloit. 

Details are minimal right now, they said there is a grease fire at the Mcdonalds. 

It is the one just East of the Flying J.

No other information at this time. Still developing 


Rockford Scanner™: Carjacking Just Happened in Rockford, Still Developing

Around 10 pm tonight sources were reporting a carjacking in Rockford. 

A black male suspect around 18 years old, 5’11, thin build wearing dark clothing carjacked a white pontiac. 

Last seen northbound on Ridge in Rockford. 


Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Houses And Vehicles Hit By Gunfire in Rockford

Around 10 pm tonight sources are reporting they heard shots fired near Andrews.

A short time later sources were reporting two houses were hit in the 300 block of Royal ave. And vehicles were also struck by the gunfire.

No reports of any injuries yet.

No suspect information.

Check back later for possible updates. 

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Dead Body In A Local Mcdonalds Bathroom

UPDATE: Two ambulances requested. This is a double overdose call. 

Details are minimal right now. Around 10:20 pm sources are reporting there is a possible dead body in the mens bathroom at the Mcdonalds on W Riverside. That is just West of the Cliffbreakers.  Unknown if it is an overdose, or other causes. No other details are available. 



Rockford Scanner™: House Fire With Possible Entrapment, Several Emergency Personnel En Route

Update: Fire Department on Scene, No Fire

Around 9:45 PM tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a house fire with possible entrapment.

It happened near the 1500 block of Comanche Drive

Details are still coming in. There is  a house fire near the 1500 block of Comanche.

Residents called and said there is a fire (flames seen) and there might be at least one person trapped on the upper floors.

Still developing.


Rockford Scanner™: Emergency personnel are investigating a suspicious incident along the Rock River

Around 8:30 pm tonight emergency personnel were investigating a suspicious incident along the Rock River. 

It happened along Kishwaukee rd, near the Rock River.  

Reports of a chemical smell and a white haze coming off of the river. 

RFD confirms the haze and chemical smell. And they also notified Stillman Valley FD, because the haze is in the river going into Ogle County. 

At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what the chemical smell is from and what the haze is from. 

Rockford Fire Department and Stillman Valley Fire Department are both investigating. 



Rockford Scanner™: Free USA Flags For Veterans Graves, Get Them In Loves Park

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Free USA Flags For Veterans Graves

Location: Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial near Loves Park City Hall

While you are enjoying the Young At Heart Festival this weekend, walk on over to the Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial. Which is located just a stones throw to the North West of the festival grounds.

The free flags are for Veterans graves. When you pick one up, be sure to grab one out of the buckets.

Rickie’s Note: I had the honor of meeting the 92-year-old Lee Hartsfield a little bit ago tonight while at the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial.  We had a nice long conversation. He is a polite gentleman. He was putting flags into the buckets. Him and I talked for awhile. He was telling me how long he has been doing this tradition and the local boys and girls club helps him. And how at one time the tradition was almost terminated, due to the lack of funds. It was an honor to meet and talk to him. And a huge shout out to him for doing this!

Again this year, long-time Loves Park resident and former businessman, Lee Hartsfield, will continue his long-standing tradition of giving away “Free Flags for Veterans’ Graves” for Memorial Day.  Free flags can be obtained at the Field of Honor, located off Riverside Boulevard at 100 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111.  Please feel free to take one flag for each Veterans’ gravesite that you wish to commemorate.  Flags are available now through Memorial Day.  During the Riverside Boulevard closure for construction, from Tuesday, May 16th through Friday May 19th, the Field of Honor will be accessible from Walker Avenue, via River Park Drive or Short Street, through the Loves Park City Hall parking lot.
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Rockford Scanner™: Around 5:30 pm tonight emergency personnel were en route to an accident with injuries and a person trapped inside

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Around 5:30 pm tonight emergency personnel were en route to an accident with injuries and a person trapped inside the vehicle

It happened in the area of North Second and Superior.

There is an auto accident near this location. At least one person is trapped inside a vehicle and extrication is being requested. Injuries were being reported.

Avoid the area or expect delays.

Still developing

Photo by Michel Nijhuis


Rockford Scanner™: Large Business Evacuated, Because Of A Bomb Threat. Still Developing

Bomb Threat – Walmart on Northridge
Date: 05/24/2018 1:00 pm
Location: 3849 NorthRidge Dr

Shortly before 1:00pm on May 24, 2018, an employee at the Northridge Walmart received a phone call from an unknown person stating there was an explosive device within the store. At that time, store employees and customers were evacuated from the store. Officers from the Rockford and Loves Park Police Departments responded to the store. Officers conducted a search of the store and no suspicious items were found. At this time, this call has been deemed as a hoax. The Rockford Police Department is conducting an investigation into this incident.


Around 1 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a bomb threat in Rockford. 

There are evacuating the Walmart on Northridge.  Reports of a bomb threat. 

Employees and customers have been evacuated.


Still developing. 


Rockford Scanner™: Duplex Fire With Several Pets Inside

Around 10:30 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched for a house fire. 

It happened on La Mar ave in Rockford. 

It is a duplex. Smoke has filled the residence. 

4 cats are reported to be inside one of them, and a dog in the other. 

When firefighters arrived on scene, they confirmed it was a kitchen fire. 

Still developing. 


Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Firefighter Was Struck By A Vehicle, While Waiting For The VetsRoll. Still Developing

Sources are reporting: “A fireman was hit by a car on the Newburg Road Bridge while they were waiting to welcome the VetsRoll buses coming in on I-90 at approximately 10:30 p.m. tonight.

The fireman suffered serious injuries to the chest by the vehicle that was traveling approximately 45 miles per hour.

There were fire trucks with blinking lights and how in the world someone was hit is beyond belief.”


Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident in Rockford, Police Are Investigating

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Around 6 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched for a serious accident in Rockford.

It happened in the area of N Main and Elmwood. 

One vehicle is in the ditch near this location.  At least one person is hurt and unconscious.

Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene. 

Extrication was originally dispatched, but was cancelled. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Still developing