Shooting on Rockford’s East Side, Victim Runs to Local Tavern for Help



Around 10:23 pm several emergency personnel were responding to a shooting victim at a local tavern, the shooting happened at a different location, but the victim went into Grant Park Tavern on Kishwaukee to seek help. Victim was reportedly shot in the arm. This is still developing. Check back for updates.

UPDATE: At least 10 shots rang out in the Orton Keyes a little after 10 PM tonight.  Sources reporting it was more around 25 shots. It happened at the end of Score st, in Orton Keyes.

One person was struck by the gunfire. The victim was shot three times.  The victim then went to the Grant Tavern down the road at Kishwaukee, just south of Brooke rd to seek help.

Three residences and the victims vehicle were also struck by the gunfire.

No suspect information right now, due to the encryption. Still developing.

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Structure Fire at A Rockford Business, RFD En Route


Around 8:25 pm tonight, the Rockford Fire Department were responding to a possible fire at a Rockford business.

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Rockford Scanner™: Emergency personnel responding to an automobile accident with injuries


Around 7:15 PM tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to an automobile accident with injuries


There is an automobile accident in the area of Winnebago and Morgan.

Injuries are being reported at the time of dispatch, it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Please avoid the area or expect delays


Rockford Scanner™: Accident with injuries with possible extrication needed

Several emergency personnel were on scene of an automobile accident with injuries in Rockford earlier today

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Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police From Several Jurisdictions Working A Scene At A Rockford School

Credit: Paul Schumacher & RS fan



(AP) — The judge is rebuffing claims that a youth football coach brandished a gun during a fight with parents, and he agreed to set lower bonds for both men arrested during the melee.

Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris of Valparaiso, Indiana, and 39-year-old Devorah Clark of Merrillville, Indiana, are facing felony charges stemming from the Saturday fight in Rockford.

They were coaches for the Calumet City Thunderbolts when a postgame fight broke out with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents.

The Rockford Register Star reports three witnesses told police they saw Clark with a gun, but Judge Francis Martinez said during a hearing Tuesday that the weapon was found in Clark’s car.

A prosecutor sought $50,000 bonds for both men. Martinez set a $25,000 bond for Clark and $5,000 for Morris.

COACHES ARRESTED: On Saturday, October 6, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to reports of a large fight at Rockford Lutheran High School (3411 N. Alpine Road) with at least one armed suspect on scene. Officers learned that at the conclusion of a football game, Calumet City Thunderbolts coaches were involved in an argument with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents. It escalated to one parent striking a coach. No students were involved in the argument.

A Calumet City coach, identified as Terrance Morris, displayed a firearm which sent crowds of people running. No shots were fired. Officers subsequently took Morris and another coach, Devorah Clark, into custody. During the course of the investigation, officers recovered a firearm.

The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation. Anyone with information should call 815-966-2900.

Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges against the suspects.

Terrance Morris, 43, Indiana. – Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action

Devorah Clark, 39, Indiana. – Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action, Obstructing Identification, Resisting Arrest

Morris and Clark were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the men are merely accusations. Morris and Clark are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court of law. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time

Several sources are reporting a very large police presence, working a scene on the East side.

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Rockford Scanner™: Heavy Rain & Possible Flooding

Clusters of showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and lift east-northeast across northern IL overnight. Heaviest rainfall will likely be along and north of the I-88 corridor, though areas farther south will also see storms. A flash flood watch is in effect for much of northern IL through midday Saturday. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches, and likely some localized higher amounts, can be expected. This will likely result in flooding across portions of the area, as well as rises on area creeks and rivers.

No big changes to going forecast through tonight, though did
update digital forecast grids earlier to boost evening pops with
cluster currently moving across northern IL.

Surface frontal boundary remains just south of the forecast area
this evening, stretching roughly from near Kansas City to
Bloomington IL and Indianapolis. Cluster of storms were tracking
north of the front across north central IL at 745 pm, in
association with a low-amplitude short wave propagating though the
southwest flow aloft. While heavy rainfall remains the primary
concern, especially later tonight, cell about to exit southeast
Lee county has exhibited a bit of an elevated wind signature,
aided by stronger flow aloft, and presence of 40-50 kt deep layer
shear. Cooler, stable boundary layer will likely limit much of
this from reaching the surface, supported by decreasing inbound
winds in the lowest radar cuts as it approaches KLOT. Will
continue to need to monitor cells tracking along/south of the I-80
corridor this evening however, closer to the surface boundary.

Of course the real concern is for training thunderstorms into the
overnight hours, as southwest flow persists atop the low level
frontal zone, downstream of an upper trough translating across the
Plains. Region from southern IA into northern IL appears most at
risk for repeated rounds of storms overnight, highlighted by
current flash flood watch. No changes anticipated, with areal
extent of the watch looking good at this time.