Rockford Scanner™: Everyone Has A Secret, Written By Local Author Tiffany Royster

Local author Tiffany Royster has published this amazing book!  

Good news everyone!! My self-published book is now available to purchase on Amazon!!          Purchase and leave a review!!

Everyone Has A Secret (Book 1)

Everyone Has A Secret (Book 1)

Best friends, Elenore and Sophie, have always been really close and inseparable throughout their lives. Growing up together, the two girls have become dependent on each other in different ways. Elenore, the quiet and reserved type, often finds herself becoming the victim of heinous high school bullies.

Sophie, loud-mouthed and very blunt, does not take crap from anyone. The girls often find themselves wrapped up in evil schemes orchestrated by their enemies. Elenore and Sophie soon realize just how far they are willing to go in order to get revenge on anyone who has wronged them.

How far is too far when you want to make someone pay for the things they have done?

About Tiffany Royster
Tiffany Royster was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. Writing has always been her passion ever since she was a little girl. “Everyone Has A Secret” is her first self-published book in 2019, which is part of a series. Tiffany resides in Loves Park with her family. You can find her author Facebook page by searching Tiffany Royster – Self Published Author.


Rockford Scanner™: Students Making A Mural In Rockford

ARTISTS AT WORK: Students from RPS 205’s Lincoln Middle School are painting a mural on the wall behind the Revell Avenue Strong House! They’ve made tremendous progress already! We are grateful to the artists for their hard work and for the partnership we have with the United Way of Rock River Valley to make this possible





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Rockford Scanner™: Loves Park Police Participating In The Cop On A Rooftop Event

2019 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Cop on Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois!

For this year’s Cop on Rooftop event, the Loves Park Police Department will be at Dunkin’ Donuts, 6152 E. Riverside Blvd, on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During that time we will be taking donations, selling Torch Run merchandise, and raffle tickets that benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Please come out and show your support!


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Rockford Scanner™: Look Up, There is a Meteor Shower

eta Aquariids
Currently active
Active from April 19th to May 28th, 2019

The Eta Aquariids are a strong shower when viewed from the southern tropics. From the equator northward, they usually only produce medium rates of 10-30 per hour just before dawn. Activity is good for a week centered the night of maximum activity. These are swift meteors that produce a high percentage of persistent trains, but few fireballs.

Shower details – Radiant: 22:32 -1° – ZHR: 40 – Velocity: 42 miles/sec (swift – 66.9km/sec) – Parent Object: 1P/Halley

Sky & Telescope

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EZ Auto Sales is once again giving away a FREE vehicle!

It is a FREE event, all you need to do is show up and put your hands on a vehicle. If you are the last person with your hand on the vehicle, you win the vehicle.  It is literally that simple!

The event will be held Sunday June 2nd.  So that way most of you will have that day off  to participate in the event, and have fun.

First come, First hands on.  So be sure to show up early!  

EZ Auto Sales is located at 602 Windsor rd in Loves Park.

You can stop on by in the meantime to check out the vehicles in stock and if you have any questions, the staff will be happy to assist you with any questions.

More details will be available as the event gets closer!


Rockford Scanner™: Eyes To The Sky! B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour at The Rockford Airport


Look to the skies this weekend!

You might just see a B-17 Bomber flying overhead!

They have it parked out at the Rockford Airport until Sunday afternoon.

Every hour it is reported to go for a flight, starting at 10 AM.

 So keep your eyes to the sky! 

Email us your photos and videos at

From the EAA:

B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour
The B-17G has a remarkable story. One filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice.

You’re now invited to relive that story on a historic flight aboard the EAA’s beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.

More than just an airplane, the B-17 is living history that holds a remarkable connection to the past and is the most iconic image of World World II.

Today, it serves as a tribute to those known as the greatest generation: the bold men and women who built and served on the heavy bombers in the 1940s.

Relive the story. Join the flight.

We graciously thank Tempest for helping to keep the B-17 flying. All the 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 B-17’s stories.

For any questions, or if you are interested in booking a full flight at a location, please contact Membership Services at 800-359-6217.

Revenues from the B-17 tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to “keep ’em flying” for many years to come.

B-17 Experience Pricing
Ground Tour
2-5 p.m. (unless noted), weather permitting
$10: Individual Rate
$20: Family Rate: (adults/children up to 17)
Free: Children under 8 (with paying adult)
Free: Veterans / Active Military

Mission Flights
(weather permitting)
$409: EAA Members
$449: Nonmembers

$435: EAA Members
$475: Nonmembers

B17 Flights
May 03 – May 05, 2019 | Rockford, IL United States



Rockford Scanner™: Lifescape 4th of July Classic

How to enter and more details at

300 North Madison Street
(The races starts and ends by the trolley station on Madison Street.)

Join us for the Lifescape 4th of July Classic on July 4th, 2019 (Formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic). This race is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford’s 4th of July celebration and to our community.

Lifescape 4th of July Classic Run and Walk is a race for the ages! Join us in celebrating our great nation through this wonderful event. This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner looking to win prize money, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with your family. You have the choice of running an 8k, a 2-mile, or participating in the 1-mile family fun walk. Early bird race registration fees are available through April! All racers will receive race swag, including finisher medals, an all you can eat pancake breakfast, and a stylish one of a kind race T-shirt made by Rockford Art Deli.

This year we are adding a post-race breakfast and celebration at the Rockford City Market Pavilion. The breakfast is included in the run/walk registrations.

Non-runners/walkers and race spectators are welcome to join the post-race fun, but if they would like breakfast it will be $5 at the event. The after party will include live music from the local band Long-shots, awards, refreshments, and breakfast!

The post-race breakfast and celebration starts immediately following the 8k Run. Hot Cakes on the Go will be providing all you can eat pancakes. We will also have breakfast sausage and refreshments.

All race proceeds go toward supporting Lifescape’s services and programs.

For more information on Lifescape, please check out our website at:



8k Run – 7:00 a.m. start time

  • Certified Course (IL-14046-JW)
  • RRR Circuit Race
  • Competitive run
  • Finisher medals for all runners
  • Flat out and back
  • Splits at every mile
  • No dogs, baby/infant strollers, or in-line skates


2 Mile Run – 7:10am start time

  • RRR Circuit Race
  • Times and measured
  • Competitive Run
  • Finisher medals for all runners
  • Flat out and back course
  • Water at start and finish
  • Walkers (for safety please start back of runners)
  • No dogs, baby/infant strollers, or in-line skates


1 Mile Family Fun Walk

  • Baby/infant strollers permitted


Age group awards:

Overall, Top Masters, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in 8k and 2 Mile Run in each age division.


Age division breakdown: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


Prize Money will be awardee to the top 3 overall male and female 8k and 2 mile finishers

  • 8k- 1st $225, 2nd $150, 3rd $75
  • 2 Mile- 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25


Prize money will be awarded to the top Masters Male and Female finishers (40 years and older)

  • Race shirt for all runners
  • Finisher Medals
  • Chip Timing
  • Complimentary food and water


Race t-shirts and sizes are only guaranteed through June 22nd. There will be additional t-shirts ordered but sizes cannot be guaranteed after the cutoff date.  


Packet pick-up and late registration is on July 3rd: 10am to 7pm

Fleet Feet Rockford
1653 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, Il 61107

Day of packet pick up and registration from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at the race site. 

There will be no registration on race day. Please register prior to the 4th. 


Tuesday, April 30th, is your final day to register at the early bird registration price! Register for the Lifescape 4thof July Classic Today at the link below:


Rockford Scanner™: Chief OShea Visit Local Early Childhood Center

SOLID FOUNDATION: Chief Dan O’Shea, visited the kids at RPS 205’s Summerdale Early Childhood Center, read to them, and handed out a few high-fives too!

He also joined local lawmakers and the Winnebago County State’s Attorney to talk about a new report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids- Illinois.

The goal is to invest in early childhood education to start kids off on a path to success since children who participate in a high-quality preschool are less likely to turn to crime later in life.


Rockford Scanner™: North Park upcoming recruit academy



This video is about the Parks Academy with North Park Fire Protection District.

Informational Meeting will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 10:00am at the Harlem Station (2191 Harlem Road, Loves Park, Illinois 61111).

Parks Academy – North Park Fire from Becca Sprague on Vimeo.


Rockford Scanner™: Jordan Davis Performing At The District Bar on May 11th! Enter To Win Free Tickets!

Jordan Davis is coming to town on Saturday May 11th at the District Bar & Grill.  Enter to win your chance to win a free ticket to the event!

Get your tickets now at!

Share this post to have a chance to win FREE tickets to the show!

To enter to win  FREE tickets to the event, you will need to go to our contest page and fill that information out, then SHARE our post!  it is that simple!

Our contest page