Rockford Scanner™: POSITIVE NEWS: Good Samaritans Hand Out Food to The Homeless

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Positive News:

Every Tuesday night from 4-7 pm a couple of good Samaritans hand out burgers to the local homeless.

Louie Lee,  Darius Barker,  Tyshema Mcintosh  buy 300 burgers every Tuesday with their own money and hand the burgers out to the local homeless.

They hand out the burgers to people at the McDonalds on E State and Jefferson and also the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Louie said a family member was homeless and understands and all three of them buy the burgers and hand them out, because they want  to give back to the community as a whole. All three of them chip in $100 each every week to do this great deed.

Editors Note: I personally want to send a shout out to these 3, for doing an amazing good deed. Keep up the amazing work! ~ Rickie

Watch the unedited videos they have done while handing out the burgers

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police And Crashes In Rockford



 

 

 

Around 1 am this morning, the Rockford Police, Winnebago County Sheriffs Office and the Illinois State police were involved in the search and capture of a suspect in Rockford. 

The suspect fled from a traffic stop.  The suspect then crashed/disabled the vehicle near Elm st on the West side. The suspect got out on foot and fled the scene.  

Police from all the jurisdictions setup a perimeter and a police K-9 was able to assist in capturing the alleged suspect. 

The alleged suspect was transported to a local hospital, for allegedly swallowing drugs. 

A to Z towing towed the vehicle from the scene. 

Note: Not yet known if this is related to any of the crime incidents that has happened in Rockford tonight. 

Video from the scene by Rickie Traeger

Rockford Scanner™: Night Of Carjackings In Rockford, Another Carjacking Reported

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Rockford Scanner™: Several Bad Accidents Reported Today In The Area, Head On Crashes & Rollovers

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There have been several bad accidents reported in the area today.

Two different rollover accidents on Kishwaukee.  One near College and the other near 8th ave.

Head on crash near Broadway near the Eastgate Shopping Center.

Another head on near Latham and Old River.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Police Chase in Rockford

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Sources are reporting the local police were chasing a vehicle at high speeds on the East side. 

The vehicle crashed in the area of Broadway and 31st. 

Sounds like the suspects fled on foot, but not confirmed. 

Several police officers and police K-9 are on scene. 

Photos are on our Facebook Page

Still developing. 

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Woman Possibly Kidnapped Downtown Rockford, While She Snap Chats Saying Someone Is Following Her

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UPDATE: RPD still has yet to release information on this.  But sources are reporting the woman in the video is now home safe. We can not confirm this yet, but wanted to give everyone an update. 


Several sources have contacted us and sent us the snap chat video of a woman who was allegedly downtown last night. While she was downtown, she snap chatted and said someone is following me and then the screen goes dark and you can hear muffled screams in the video. 

The video is posted on our FB page

We can not confirm this is true, but wanted to share just in case it was. 

RPD confirms there was a “Check for well being, at 205 W State just after 2 am. No other details were provided by the RPD and will not confirm nor deny if it is related to this video. 

If you see this woman or know anything, please call the police. 

The sheriff made a statement on this kind of stuff the other day ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2018/08/21/rockford-scanner-sheriff-addresses-a-local-social-media-concern/








Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Shooting Victims At A Scene in Rockford

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UPDATE:  Winnebago County Coroner said the victim is 21 year old Jordan Lilly of Rockford


One victim has passed away.  Another is in serious condition. Unknown on the 3rd victims condition. Police believe a fight at a party, led to the shooting. Still no suspect information at this time. Still developing


 

Around 3:20 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched for a multiple shooting victim call. 

There are reports of at least three people that were shot. 

One victim was shot at least 2 times in the chest. 

Two victims were located near Sablewood and Halsted. 

A third victim was on Sablewood. 

No suspect information. 

Still developing









Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fire Near A Local Housing Project Playground



 

 

 

This afternoon emergency personnel were responding to a fire in Rockford. 

It happened at the Orton Keyes playground area. 

That is in the area of Kishwaukee and Brooke

Unknown on the cause of the fire, or injuries. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Happy 4th of July!



 

 


Happy 4th of July! 

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! 

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Send us your 4th off July celebration or firework videos, to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

It is going to be a beautiful day out there, High of 90 degrees.  There is a slight chance of storms between 3pm and 6 pm. But that should not effect the fireworks displays.  

I plan on attending the Downtown or Shorewood Park fire works.  I have yet to make up my mind. Both are good.  So if you see me, feel free to stop and say hi! 🙂 

I will probably be streaming LIVE, the fireworks display on our Facebook page at  Rockford Scanner Facebook Page

If you fly your quad-copter (AKA: Drones)  I would love to see those videos!  
Note: Just be sure to call the RFD tower to request flight clearance if you are within 5 miles of the airport. They do grant clearance all the time to quad-copter pilots.
The RFD tower number is: 815-484-5312

Remember, if you are lighting off fireworks, the police plan on cracking down on that again this year.  So do so at your own discretion. 

I hate to be the Debbie Downer and tell you that, because I love fireworks. But the law is the law.  

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  ~ Rickie Traeger


(WIFR) – The Fourth of July means family time, cookouts and most notably, fireworks.

Here is a list of fireworks happening around the stateline. All shows are on the Fourth of July unless otherwise noted. Some events may come with a fee.

– Rockford at Davis Park, 211 N. Main Street.

– ComEd Independence Day Spectacular at the Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford Road. The show starts at 8 p.m. on July 3. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-921-2160.

– Fireworks Extravaganza at Rockford Speedway, 1601 West Lane Road. The show starts at 7:05 p.m. on July 4. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-633-1500.

– Cherry Valley at Baumann Park

– DeKalb at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road

– Freeport at Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut Road on July 7

– Kirkland at Hiawatha High School, 410 First Street

– Winnebago at Winnebago High School, 200 E. McNair Road

– Mount Morris at David L. Rahn Jr. High School, 105 W. Brayton Road

– Byron at the Byron Dragway, 7287 River Road

– Dixon at the Petunia Festival in downtown Dixon

– Janesville at Traxler Park

– Beloit at Riverside Park, 1340 Riverside Drive

– Sharon, Wis. at Goodland Park

– Stockton at Stockton Memorial Park on Highway 20

If you are not able to attend the fireworks tonight, our good friends at WTVO is also going to be doing their thing on TV.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Several Vehicle Fires in Rockford Today



 

 

 

Today there has been several vehicle fires in the Rockford area.

The latest vehicle that is on fire, is near Genoa st in Rockford. That happened shortly after 5 pm today. 

The video below was taken by Salvador near Washington st this afternoon. 

Unknown if all these vehicle fires are related. No other information is available

 

 











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

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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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Rockford Scanner™: Several Area Fire Departments Battle A House Fire In Machesney Park

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Around midnight the North Park Fire Department were dispatched for an attic fire. 

It happened in the 800 block of Kingsley in Machesney Park. 

The residents were able to safely escape and no injuries were reported. 

The fire is believed to may have started in the attic area. 

The resident believes it was an electrical issue, because they could hear the buzzing sound of the electricity. They pulled the circuit breakers and still heard the noise. There was smoke inside the house, then they evacuated. 

When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they confirmed smoke was showing and a MABAS (Mutual Aid) was toned out for other area fire departments to assist. 

The Red Cross was called in to help the victims. 

Credit: George Bower

Credit: George Bower

Credit: George Bower

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Hit By A Vehicle in Rockford, Avoid The Area

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On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 2:28 a.m., Rockford Police Department officers responded to the area of Highway 20 and S. Main Street for reports of a serious traffic crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a 26 year old Rockford resident was riding his bicycle on east bound Highway 20 just east of the S. Main Street entrance ramp. The involved vehicle was driven by a 36 year old Rockford resident who was also traveling the same direction on Highway 20. The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene. After the collision, the victim was rushed to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The Rockford Police Department Traffic Accident Reconstruction team was deployed and this is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to be released at this time.


On 6/20/2018, at around 2:30 AM, members of the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the area of S. Main Street and US Highway 20 for a traffic accident between a passenger car and a bicycle. Officers arrived and located the accident scene on US Highway 20, east of S. Main Street. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. Eastbound US Highway 20 will be closed during the investigation of the accident, so plan your travel accordingly.   No further information is available at this time.

 


Details are minimal right now.

You want to avoid the Eastbound lanes of the bypass, East of S Main.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle East of S Main on the bypass, in the Eastbound lanes.

The driver stayed on scene.

The pedestrian is suffering from life threatening injuries and has been transported to a nearby hospital.

Medical was also needed for the driver of the vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a Green colored vehicle, possibly a Hyundai.

Police have the Eastbound lanes of traffic blocked off, at S Main. Westbound lanes were open.

Emergency personnel will be on scene awhile. So avoid the bypass this morning.

We will bring you updates as they become available



Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Mercy Health Hospital Is Flooding

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UPDATE: 

UPDATE: Part of Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue has received flooding due to heavy rain. Maintaining the safety of patients and partners is a top priority. No patient occupied areas were flooded, patients were not in any danger and the hospital is not evacuating.

The hospital has put together a team that is managing the situation. The hospital regularly drills for this type of situation and is following the protocols developed as a result of those drills.

Several parts of the hospital were affected by water including the main pharmacy. Pharmacy is currently operating out of a second pharmacy location and is fully functional. Crews are working to restore the other areas as quickly as possible.

The water has affected communications including phone and email. The hospital is using a backup system for internal communication designed for situations like this.

Patient safety has guided every decision and continues to be the primary focus.



Mercy Hospital is trying to make Rockford Scanner take down the video. 

The Mercy Hospital has went on full diversion. They are not taking any new patients. 

We been told by sources they lost the phone lines and some communications. 

Some of the debris that was in the flooded waters, was needles. They told staff to treat all needles as dirty needles. 

No injuries have been reported. 

 


 

 

Several sources were reporting Mercy Hospital (Rockford Memorial Hospital) on Rockton in Rockford is flooding. 

FB user Fay Fajutnao Hacker, did a video from inside the hospital and showed the flooding waters on the ground floor at the hospital.

Unknown on injuries,  This is a developing story, check back later for updates 



Rockford Scanner™: Van With Juveniles In It, Floats Away In The Flooded Waters And Rolls Over. Several Emergency Personnel Are En Route

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UPDATE: They have rescue divers en route to the scene 

 

Emergency personnel are now on scene. Sounds like it is close to the Schnucks parking lot area. Unknown on injuries at this time. Emergency personnel are trying to reach the van. Still developing, 


BREAKING:  Around 7:35 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue call in Rockford. 

In the area of Charles and 22nd, a van has floated away in the flooded water.  The van was occupied and has juveniles inside it. 

Several emergency personnel are en route. Still developing

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Another Vacant House in Rockford Goes Up In Flames, RFD Battling The House Fire




 

 

 

Around 6:30 am this morning, the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire. 

It happened in the 700 block of S 3rd, on the East side. 

The house is reported to be vacant.  No injuries have been reported. 

It is behind Kishwaukee Elementary School. 

No other structures have been damaged. 

Several fire fighters are battling the fire, in the hot and humid conditions this morning. 

Still developing


 

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flooding Video In Rockford




 

 

 

Flash Flooding Video In Rockford, on 23rd ave.

(Might have to wait a minute for the video to load)

The driver, Daniel Sundell helped push the stranded vehicles out of the flooded roadway.

He saw random strangers, stranded in the flooded waters.
And used his truck to help the victims out of the flooded waters.




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




 

 

 

Details are minimal right now.

Rockford Fire Department is battling another abandoned structure fire in Rockford

This fire scene is in the 900 block of Kishwaukee st.  (Just north of Behr Metal, on the West side of the road)

The structure has a Red X on it, so it is safe to assume it is abandoned .

No reports of injuries at this time.  RFD went into defensive mode.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Kishwaukee st is closed down North of Broadway, South of 3rd. So avoid Kishwaukee st

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Live Videos From The Scene


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Rockford Scanner™: SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTH CENTRAL OGLE AND SOUTHWESTERN WINNEBAGO COUNTIES

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Rain showers associated with the remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto will spread over the area late tonight and persist through Wednesday.

While there may be breaks, rain showers should be fairly widespread in coverage and thus rain is expected more often than not on Wednesday.

It is possible this rainfall causes some flooding issues, mainly in yellow shaded areas

 


SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTH CENTRAL OGLE AND
SOUTHWESTERN WINNEBAGO COUNTIES UNTIL 445 PM CDT…

At 359 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Byron, or 10 miles west of Rockford Airport, moving northwest at 20
mph.

Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include…
Byron, Pecatonica and Leaf River.