A little after 1 pm today several sources were reporting a bad accident in Boone County.
There was an auto accident in the area of Hunter rd and 76 in Boone County. Injuries were being reported. The severity of the injuries were believed to be non life threatening. There were two vehicles involved in the accident.
Update from RS fan Steven Parson: Approx 16 year old male. According to people in the crowd he was revived and sent to the hospital in ambulance grandmother had a heart attack so she left in another ambulance
A MABAS (Mutual Aid) was toned out for local fire departments to assist with the search.
Details are minimal right now.
Several sources are reporting a person drowning at Lake Louise, near Byron.
Several emergency personnel are on scene.
They were able to recover the victim. Unknown if the emergency personnel were able to revive the victim or not.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.
For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.
MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONS Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.
Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.
On 5/27/18 at around 11:50 P.M. Rockford Police Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Henrietta Ave in reference to a home invasion. Two suspects, both armed with handguns entered the home and demanded money from the residents. One of the suspects struck one of the residents in the head with a handgun. The victim then gave the suspects his wallet which contained an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects then left the scene on foot.
The victim suffered a minor injury.
Suspects were described as two black males in their mid 20’s. Both around 6’0″ and 170lbs. One wore a black hoody and the other a gray hoody.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Rockford Police Department.