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bulletHSI Victim Notification Program

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s Role in Victim Notification - ICE is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed.

ICE can initiate removal (also known as deportation) proceedings against criminal aliens who are convicted of certain crimes.
ICE takes custody of the inmate after the criminal alien has completed his or her federal or state criminal sentence.
The removal process can take from several days to several months. Generally, the criminal alien remains in custody until ICE can remove the criminal alien to his or her country.
On occasion, ICE may not be able remove a criminal alien. This can happen for several reasons — the most common being the inability of ICE to secure travel authorization documents for the alien. Depending on the situation, ICE may have to release the criminal alien under an order of supervision or on bond.


Although ICE makes every attempt to control illegal entry into the United States, ICE cannot ensure that the offender will not reenter the United States illegally.

Follow this link for program registration:  Click Here

bulletRPD Testing Information Updated

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bulletOSD Parking Restrictions

Parking restrictions have been established on the perimeter streets of the festival grounds to ensure the safety of pedestrian traffic and emergency vehicle access. It is recommended that you use the free parking provided at Hononegah High School (307 Salem Street). The main entrance is a short walk west on Main Street from that parking lot. Handicapped parking is being offered at 100 East Hawick Street (Village Lot). Vehicles using this location must display a valid handicapped parking placard. Limited motorcycle parking is being offered at 300 East Main Street (First National Bank-Macktown) and 200 East Main Street (Village Public Parking Lot). Free shuttle service by RMTD will travel from public parking at HHS to and from the festival during operating hours. The shuttle will travel Main to Prairie to Chapel to Salem.

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bulletNorthern Illinois Police Memorial Week - 34th Annual Schedule of Events

 

MEDIA RELEASE

The Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week Committee cordially invites your agency to the 34th Annual Police Memorial Events.

This committee was established 34 years ago, 5 years before the creation of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Vigil Ceremony in Washing D.C. The Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week Committee consists of current active and retired Law Enforcement Officers. Our committee hosts these events and recognizes fallen officers within Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Dekalb, Stephenson and McHenry counties.

The Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week includes four days of events, which shows our support and appreciation to the Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the communities that they serve, and most importantly honoring those Law Enforcement Officers who have given the “Ultimate Sacrifice”.

A Description of each event is as follows:

1) Blue Mass Church Service: May 13, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. 
We encourage not only law enforcement officers to attend, but an open invite is also extended to the Public. This year’s Blue Mass Church Service will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 1243 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

2) Law Enforcement Ecumenical Memorial Service. May 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 
We encourage not only law enforcement officers to attend, but an open invite is also extended to the public. This year’s Memorial Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 925 5th Ave., Rockford IL.

3) 34th Annual Northern Illinois Police Memorial Breakfast and Service: May 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. (Hoffman House Banquet Rooms, 7550 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108
This year’s events will host 31 different law enforcement agencies, representing 300 attendees, throughout the six counties we represent. This year the Multi-Jurisdictional Honor Guard has representation from 15 different Law Enforcement Agencies, with a total of 26 Honor Guard Members. The Honor Guard will conduct a full Law Enforcement Memorial Service, in remembrance to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. During this event the roll call (reading of the names) of Fallen Officers occurs.

Guest Speaker to include: Wisconsin Department of Emergency Services Director Charles Tubbs Sr.

The Memorial Breakfast is limited to special invite and is not open to the Public. However, the Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week Committee is extending an open invention to all media outlets to the 34th Annual Memorial Breakfast.

4) The 3-Day Annual Law Enforcement Displays. This year 21 different agencies will display at CherryVale Mall. The Displays consist of Law Enforcement Officers or representatives from their Agencies, squad cars, informational pass outs and interactive displays. This year’s events will host Chief’s Day, K-9 demonstrations, Bomb Robot Demonstration, Atwood Park Birds of Prey, Fingerprinting.

The Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week would like again to extend an open invitation to all the local media outlets at all of the events.

 

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2014 Rockton Police & Fire Bike Rodeo - 5/4/14

The Rockton Police Department and Rockton Fire Protection District would like to invite local youth and their families to the 2014 Bike Rodeo-Safety Fair at Old Settlers Park (100 E. Hawick St.) in Rockton, IL on May 4th, 2014, from 12 – 3 p.m.  The event will include the following activities:

Ø     Bike Safety Course

Ø     Free Child I.D.

Ø     Bike Registration

Ø     Bike Safety Check

Ø     Fire Safety House with 911 Call Simulator

Ø     Face Painting

Ø     Fire Department Equipment Display & Demonstration

 

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Enforcement Notification - Electronic Communication Device

RPD will be conducting enforcement zones around the Rockton Schools in the next few weeks. Surveys indicate MANY drivers still using cell phones in school zones which has been illegal for a couple years. All cell phone use must be HANDS FREE and no one should be using them in school zones. Officers will be writing citations and the minimum fine will be $120. Tell your friends and stay off the phone.

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Rockton PD - For Immediate Release

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Old Settlers Days 5K Run/Walk - To benefit the Carrie Lynn Children's Center

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New Year's Eve Safety Tips

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New Laws - 2014

Follow this link for full listing (pdf):  Click Here

Traffic safety reminders regarding the new 2014 traffic laws that become effective on January 1, and will most likely have an impact on motorists driving throughout Illinois.

Public Act 98-0511 which amended the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/11-601 changes the existing legal speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on all rural interstates. The Act also allows eight counties (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, Lake, Madison and St. Clair) with heavily congested highways to opt out and maintain the current 55 mph speed limit.

In addition to the rural interstates, speed laws have been strengthened on all streets, highways, and roads throughout Illinois. Speeding 26 mph over the posted limit is now a Class B misdemeanor and speeding 35 mph or more over the posted limit is a Class A misdemeanor.

Public Act 98-0506 bans the use of hand-held cell phone devices behind the wheel. Bluetooth headsets, earpieces, and voice activated commands are permitted. The only exemptions from this law apply to law enforcement officers or first responders; drivers reporting emergencies and drivers using electronic devices while parked on the shoulder of a roadway.

Motorists who violate this Section shall be fined a maximum of $75 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense, $125 for a third offense, and $150 for a fourth or subsequent offense.

Penalties for distracted drivers who injure others or cause fatal crashes by the use of a cell phone would face a Class A misdemeanor, which could result in fines up to $2,500 and less than a year of jail time. Drivers involved in fatal accidents could be charged with a Class 4 felony, which carries fines up to $25,000 and up to three years of jail time.

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Concealed Carry Information

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Rockton Lion's Club Silent Auction ~ 12/7/13 at 7:30pmClick Here

Many items donated from community members and individuals up for Live and Silent Auction! Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, it's always a fun time. Begins 1/2 hour after Christmas parade ends. Legion Bar is open serving beverages and Ladies Auxiliary in the kitchen serving hot food! Come join this great annual event that benefits The Wimpy's Fund.

Wimpy's Fund Information:  Click Here  Event FB Page:  Click Here

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2013 Rockton Christmas Walk ~ 12/6-8/2013

 

The Lighted Parade will begin at 6pm. The route will start at the high school and travel W/B through downtown, Village of Rockton. We ask that visitors do not park on Main Street , so we can keep the route clear.

2014 Christmas Walk Flyer  2014 Christmas Walk FB page

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Trick or Treat Safety Tips - 10/31/13 - 5:00 - 8PM

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Rockton PD to host ALICE training - 6/9-10/14

This 2-Day Instructor training course is designed to teach proactive, survival strategies in violent intruder or active shooter situations. Help save lives by providing training that will bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives.

Course Modules:

• Background: You will become knowledgeable of statistics and information about active shooter situations and why A.L.I.C.E. training is effective.

• A.L.I.C.E. Concept: We will deliver a detailed overview of A.L.I.C.E. training and the liability of proactive vs. passive response strategies.

• Physical Drill: You will experience live scenario drills that compare a static vs. active A.L.I.C.E. response.

• Effective Training: You will receive strategies and be provided with materials to become an effective A.L.I.C.E. Instructor in your organization.

Hosted by: Village of Rockton Police Dept. Questions? Dep. Chief Matt Hollinger, (815) 624-8881 x 4 or hollinger@rocktonpolice.org

RPD Event Information: Click Here

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Rockton Police Welcomes New Officers - Carson Davies & Emily Harrison

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Rockton FD - Pancake Breakfast

The Rockton Volunteer Fireman's Association will be hosting it's Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on August 18, 2013 from 7am-12pm. Please help support our local firefighters.

RFD Event Information: Click Here

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Officers Recognized - Life Saving Award

Chief Dickson presented the Life Saving Award at tonight's board meeting to Officer Jordan and Sgt. Schaefer for recognition of saving a human life involving exceptional courage and performance in the course of duty last month.  The officers responded to call for a resident who was attempting suicide, they were able to intervene in time enough to save his life and then ensure he received appropriate medical treatment. 

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Summer Breeze 5k Run & Walk

Chamber Event Information: Click Here

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Street Maintenance - Notice

Beginning: 07/12/2013 @ 6am

Rock Road Companies will be placing a prime coat on all streets listed below. Paving will proceed shortly after the prime placement. If your street is not completed on Friday, you can assume it will be paved Monday, weather providing. Once paving operations begin on your street no one will be allowed to leave their drives until paving procedures are completed for your area. Please locate your vehicles off project streets if you have any concerns about getting in and out of your property during paving procedures. Questions can be directed to village hall at (815) 624-7600 or to CES, Inc. at (815) 547-8435.

Streets in project area: (road) Trading post Trail, Trading Post Court, Indian Trail, Center Street (Union to Warren), Dewey Road and Collins Drive, Aspland Drive, Pin Oak Court, Whitestone, Meadowcrest Court, Autumnwood Drive, Old Meadow Lane, Woodloch Forest, Edgebrook Drive, (curbs/inlets) Kensington Way, Berkshire Way, Rossmoor Lane, Stanford Lane and Falcon Point, (patches) Mechanic Street, Warren Street, Bridge Street.

** If it rains on the scheduled paving day, prime and paving operations will be on the next good weather day.
 

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Rockton River Market

Old Settlers Park
100 East Hawick Street
Rockton, IL 61072

Every Wednesday, 5/8 ~ 10/30
3pm-8pm
Rockton Chamber President
Dennis McCorkle
(815) 624-7625

Chamber Event Information: Click Here

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4th of July - Fireworks Safety

The coming of the Independence Day holiday is often celebrated with fireworks displays by many communities. Unfortunately, many individuals purchase fireworks illegally for their own home display.

Most fireworks are illegal in the State of Illinois. Illegal fireworks are usually purchased outside the state and brought into Illinois. There are many mail order companies that send magazines to Illinois residents. Generally speaking, if it explodes, shoots a flame, or goes up in the air, such as a bottle rocket, it is illegal. Legal fireworks include sparklers, smoke bombs, and caps. If in question, the Illinois law and local ordinance should be referenced.

While some fireworks are technically legal, they are far from safe. Sparklers burn at a temperature of over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, it takes matches and lighters to ignite the fireworks. A young child may think of these items as toys and experiment with them. The result from match and lighter play can be deadly.

Fireworks are fun to look at, but should be left to professionals at public displays. The concern of the fire service, as well as many other agencies, is for the dangers that fireworks carry. Fireworks cause many fires and injure many people each year. Fireworks injuries are highest in summer months, but are not just limited to the months of June or July. The Illinois Society for the Preservation of Blindness (ISPB) states that one out of every three fireworks injuries is to the eye, and one-quarter of those injuries result in permanent blindness. Additionally, two-thirds of the permanent injuries happen to someone watching the display from the average of 22 feet away from the person lighting the fireworks.

An average 11,000 people per year are injured across the country and 20,000 fires are attributed to fireworks. The majority of fireworks injuries involve individuals under the age of 15. Children between the ages of 10-14 are more than 10 times as likely to be injured by fireworks than an adult 25 years or older. Records of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal show that most common injuries occur to the fingers/hand and eyes. The type of fireworks causing those injuries are firecrackers and bottle
rockets.

Contact the department at (815) 624-4351 if you have any questions regarding the fireworks laws.

RRSTAR - 4th of July Event Listing: Click Here

State Fire Marshall - Approved Fireworks (pdf)

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Police Application Deadline 6/21/13

Website - Follow this link: Click Here

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Illinois Secretary of State

Website - Follow this link: Click Here

Rule of the Road - Follow this link: Click Here (PDF)

 

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Old Settlers Days - 2013

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Memorial Day Parade - Traffic Advisory

The ROCKTON Memorial Day parade begins lining up on East River st. at Blackhawk Blvd at 8:00 am. It steps off at 9:00am and proceeds north on Blackhawk to Main st. West on Main to Center, Center to Union, Union to West st. and north on West st. to the Cemetery. Expect delays or avoid the areas listed .

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2013 Rockton Pool Brochure

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2013 Rockton Police - Run With The Law

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Note:  RWTL registration/brochure is available in PDF on the linked page

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National Police Memorial Week - May 12th-18th, 2013

Northern Illinois Police Memorial Week (NIPMW) - 33rd Annual Schedule of Events

Blue Mass Church & Memorial Service

May 16th, 2013 7pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

412 North Church Street

Rockford, IL

 

NIPMW Memorial Breakfast

May 17th, 2013  8am

Tebala Shrine Temple

7910 Newburg Road

Cherry Valley, IL

 

NIPMW Equipment Display & Demonstrations

May 17th - 19th, 2013 Cherry Vale Mall

7200 Harrison Avenue

Cherry Valley, IL

 

Memory Page - Click Here

 

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Trap Notice - WC Health Department

The Winnebago County Health Department will be conducting mosquito research throughout the county over the next six months as part of our West Nile Virus detection/prevention program. Mosquito traps will be placed in public areas and these devices may be perceived as malicious by the public. The trap consists of a pan of water with a battery-operated fan and net on top. A picture of the device is located below. Anyone placing these traps will have county identification and each trap has a yellow label identifying it and provides a contact number. We wanted to give you a heads up as to our activities and possible reactions from the public. If you have any questions I can be reached at 815.720.4121.

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Snow Ordinance - FYI

§ 72.09 SNOW REMOVAL.

(A) No person shall park any vehicle on any public street or portion thereof in the village at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred.

(B) Any such vehicle that remains on any public street or portion thereof shall be removed according to this code.

(Ord. 1985-3, passed - -) Penalty, see § 72.99

Village ordinances - Follow this link:  Click Here

 

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Amanda Babyar - Zumba Fundraiser Announced

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2013 Illinois Special Olympics Polar Plunge

  2013 Rockton Police & Fire Team Sponsorship Page

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New Year's Eve Safety Tips

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Active Shooter: What You Can Do ~ FEMA - Free online training

Provides guidance to managers and employees in order to respond to an active shooter situation. An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. Upon course completion, individuals will be able to:

  1. Describe the actions to take when confronted with an active shooter;

  2. Recognize potential workplace violence indicators;

  3. Describe actions to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents, and;

  4. Describe how to manage the active shooter consequences.

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David Cotter - Sergeant Promotion Ceremony

Officer David Cotter will be promoted to sergeant in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rockton Village Hall, 110 E. Main St., Rockton.  Cotter has been with the Rockton Police Department since June 2002. He has served on the bike patrol, neighborhood watch, community policing, field training officer, evidence vault manager, truck enforcement and acting shift commander. Cotter has been the acting supervisor since June. He has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Lions Club Officer of the Year award in 2007.
 

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Rockton Christmas Walk

Rockton Christmas Walk Weekend is Nov 30 - Dec 2. Plan to join us for a weekend filled with Christmas cheer, delightful treats and Santa arrives from the North Pole to pay a special visit all weekend long.

Note:  The Rockton Lighted Parade will begin Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. The parade route runs from the 600 block of East Main Street westbound through the 200 block of West Main Street. At about 5:30 p.m., expect traffic delays or stops on East Main Street at Hononegah High School. There will also be delays and stops at Blackhawk (Il. 75) at Main Street. Please plan ahead as it can become difficult to identify detours during this time.

North Main (Il. 2) will be open for north and southbound traffic during the parade. Rockton Road and Dorr Roads will also be open for north and southbound traffic during the parade. We appreciate your patience and expect safe travels for everyone.

Phone:  815-624-7625
Email:  info@rocktonchamber.com
Website:  http://www.rocktonchristmaswalk.com

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Rockton Halloween Hours Announced

10/31/2012 ~ Wednesday ~ 5:30 - 8pm

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ALERT

 click to enlarge   UPDATE:  IN CUSTODY 09/16/2012

Kody Walsh, age 22 is wanted in connection with a homicide and attempted murder of 2 police officers. Walsh is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140 pounds with long dark hair.  He is assumed to be armed and extremely dangerous. Please call 911 if you spot him.

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Road Construction Notice - Route 75 - North of Rock River Bridge

Weather permitting, construction work on IL Rt. 75 in Rockton will begin on Monday, August 13, 2012. Work will improve the 0.3 mile of Rt. 75 north of the Rock River Bridge.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane during construction and flaggers will be directing vehicles past the work areas. Drivers should be alert for the flaggers and should be prepared to stop when approaching worksite.

The project is expected to be finished by the end of August. Motorists should avoid the area for travel if possible and use alternate routes.  We would also like to reminded everyone to slow down and drive carefully through all constructions zones.

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Bike Rodeo - Re-scheduled

Due to weather, the Bike Rodeo was rescheduled to:  August 11th, 2012  11-2pm

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OSD Parade - Staging Changes Announced

The parade staging area has been moved to 500 E Main Street (in the Marina). The location is before Hononegah High School and across the street. There will be security personal at the top of the hill at the entrance. Staging time will remain the same from 10AM-11:45AM although we are suggesting to get there early as most participants get there at 11:00 which is going to cause a bigger traffic bottle neck than in years past due to the location. Parade participant drop off location will be at Hononegah High School in the parking lot to the Left of "The Hut" building. Parking in this lot will be limited to 15 minutes. Parade Locator numbers will be emailed out to the email address used during Registration in the next day or two. Please Watch Your Emails as Parade packets will NOT be mailed this year.

Follow this link for OSD Parade online information: Click Here

Parade Contacts:  Kim Peavy Email Kim    Mike Peavy Email Mike

 

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Rockton Memorial Day Parade - 5/28/2012 at 9AM

Route:  North on Blackhawk Boulevard (bridge) to Main Street - West on Main Street to Center Street - North on Center Street to Union Street - West on Union Street to West Street - North on West Street to Rockton Cemetery.

POC: Zach Massie (815) 378-1723

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2012 Rockton Police - Run With The Law

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2012 Rockton Pool Flyer

Follow this link for handout:  rockton pool - 2012

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National Police Memorial Week - May 13th-19th, 2012

Blue Mass Church & Memorial Service

May 17th, 2012 7pm

Saint Bernadette's Church

2300 Bell Avenue

Rockford, IL

 

NIPMW Memorial Breakfast

May 18th, 2012  8am

Tebala Shrine Temple

7910 Newburg Road

Cherry Valley, IL

 

NIPMW Equipment Display & Demonstrations

May 18th - 20th, 2012

Cherry Vale Mall

7200 Harrison Avenue

Cherry Valley, IL

 

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Mitchel Krause Memorial Scholarship - 5K - 6/23/12

Follow this link for race information:  www.mk23memorial.com  Follow this link to register online:  www.mk23memorial.com

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2012 Rockton Police & Fire Bike Rodeo

The Rockton Police Department and Rockton Fire Protection District would like to invite local youth and their families to the 2012 Bike Rodeo-Safety Fair at Village Green Park in Rockton, IL on June 16th, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Click here for more information.

Follow this link: Informational Flyer

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Blain's Farm & Fleet - Now in Rockton

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Construction Notice - Old River Road

The Village of Rockton will be constructing public water and sanitary sewer improvements on Old River Road near the Athletic Field Entrance. This work will begin on April 2, 2012 and be completed by April 6, 2012.

Drivers should be aware there will be lane closures during this construction. Reduced Construction Zone Speed Limits and Flaggers will be present.

Please drive carefully!

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Rockton Clean-Up Day

The cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to noon April 28. Volunteers are to meet at Village Green Park, 149 E. Chapel St., and can register at the site or through the Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful website, knib.org. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful provides trash bags, work gloves, safety vests and litter tongs for volunteers.

Follow this link:  www.knib.org

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Rockton Lions Club Old Settlers Days Festival - June 7-10 , 2012

Follow this link:  OSD Website

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Rockford Guns & Hoses - Benefit for Amanda Babyar

The annual charity hockey game between Rockford’s police and fire departments, Guns and Hoses 2012, will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 31 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.  The game will take place before the IceHogs game. The charity game is a benefit for Amanda Babyar, daughter of Rockford police officer Rob and Rockton police officer Penny Cure.

Amanda, 18, was diagnosed in May with acute lymphoblast leukemia. She has been receiving chemotherapy since May and will continue to do so through October. She is being treated at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis.

Tickets for Guns and Hoses 2012 are $15, $5 of which will be donated. Money raised will be donated to Amanda’s benefit fund to assist with medical expenses.

For Amanda to receive the benefit, tickets must be purchased in advance. Mention promo code "GNH" or tell the ticket agent to benefit Amanda.

Follow this link:  2012 Rockford Guns & Hoses Flyer
 

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Illinois Special Olympics - 2012 LE Polar Plunge

Click here to support Rockton Police & Fire plungers Rockton Police & Fire

2012 Plunge Site: Olson Lake, Rock Cut State Park – Rockford

Plunge Date: March 3, 2012

Plunge Time: noon

Registration Begins: 10:30 a.m.

Post-Plunge Party: Immediately after Plunge on-site.

Lunch: Free for Plungers and $5 for guests.

Pre-registration Event: 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Peak Sports Club, 4401 Peak Drive, Loves Park. Plungers who pre-register will receive a parking pass to park at Olson Lake on the day of the Plunge.

To get to Olson Lake: Take Interstate-90 West to Rockford, take the East Riverside Blvd. exit. Follow signs off tollway; go west on Riverside to Perryville Rd., go north on Perryville to Harlem Rd., take a right on Harlem, go 1/2 mile to Olson Lake Rock Cut State Park Entrance.

Again this year: Remote parking! Additional parking will be available in the Peak Sports Club parking lot on Perryville road. Car pool or use the shuttle to help with parking congestion at the Plunge site. Spectators are encouraged to car pool or use the shuttle. Peak Sports Club, 4401 Peak Dr., Loves Park—near the corner of Perryville and Harlem roads.

For information about incentive items and grand prizes, click here.

Area Contact Information: Debbie Kelly, SO ILL Northwestern/Area 1, 815-288-2939

 

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Protect your home - Tips to prevent residential burglary

While we enjoy a very safe community, in the United States, a residential burglary occurs every 13 seconds. In addition to the property loses, victims often develop personal feelings of vulnerability resulting from these crimes. To help prevent becoming a victim, the Rockton Police Department offers some helpful hints:

Follow this link:  Burglary Prevention Basics

If you have any questions or would be interested in further information on crime prevention, neighborhood watch group or a home security survey, please contact us at 815-624-4351 or 815-624-8881.

Follow this link:  Rockton Police Online Crime Tip Form
 

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Mitchel Krause - Bowl for the Soul - Scholarship Event

Friday, February 3rd at Loves Park Lanes.  Follow links for further information.

Scholarship Website - Follow this link:  Click Here

Event Handout & Registration Form - Follow this link:  Click Here

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Snow Ordinance - FYI

§ 72.09 SNOW REMOVAL.

(A) No person shall park any vehicle on any public street or portion thereof in the village at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred.

(B) Any such vehicle that remains on any public street or portion thereof shall be removed according to this code.

(Ord. 1985-3, passed - -) Penalty, see § 72.99

Village ordinances - Follow this link:  Click Here

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Have a Safe and Happy New Year

New Years Eve is a huge night for everyone, which means crowds will be swarming toward all the metropolitan hubs around the world. People feed off eachothers' excitement, and sometimes things can get out of hand if safety precautions are not taken. Everyone wants to have an unforgettable night (in a good way!). By simply using some common sense, we can keep it that way. Ring in the New Year safely!

1.  Designate a Driver: If you are going to be driving New Years Eve, don't drink and drive. If you have a friend who does not prefer to drink, make sure they take the wheel.
2.  Be Alert: Be aware of your surroundings and how others are acting. Stay away from those who are out of control and might cause harm. Taking preventive measures is key. If someone is really intoxicated, prevent them from trying to drive or leaving with someone they do not know. It's important to keep an eye out for each other.
3.  Don't Drive: If you don't have to go behind the wheel, avoid it. More people will be driving under the influence on this particular night, so avoid a potentially dangerous accident by staying off the road. Otherwise, be alert and drive defensively. Most importantly, wear your seatbelt! Also, using public transportation is a wise option. If taking a cab is too expensive, crashing at a friend's place nearby is a convenient solution.
4.  Stick Together: This way we can look out for our friends and family. Going out to parties and nightclubs means a fast-paced, crazy night; so be sure to travel in groups. Having a safety net around you in this environment, especially for women, is imperative.
5.  Monitor your Alcohol Intake: A majority of people will be drinking on New Years Eve, and there is nothing wrong with that. Just be sure to pay attention to how much you and others are consuming. Drinking too much alcohol can have lethal affects. Be responsible.

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Nixle - Rockton Area Information

 

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2011 Christmas Walk Information

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K-2 / Spice Update

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The Rockton Police Announce:  Allegations of the attempted child abduction were a hoax.

As a result of a continuous investigation, the Rockton Police have announced that the allegations of the attempted child abduction were a hoax. Sgt. Hollinger said, “The officers worked tirelessly, along with the community, to ensure there was closure in this case”. Along with fielding numerous tips throughout the day, the Rockton Police and School Resource Officers within the Rockton School District and Hononegah School District worked with school administration to alert parents and students. Some students received a refresher course on child safety involving strangers before they left for the day. In addition, parents were notified, through the automated phone system that an alleged abduction attempt had occurred.

In the afternoon, Rockton Officers conducted an Informational Roadside Checkpoint on Nazarene Road where the event occurred. The checkpoint was initiated to gather information from motorists as to their recollection of any events from the previous day. “The checkpoint was ultimately what resolved this situation”, was according to Sgt. Hollinger. Through information gathered at the checkpoint, officers focused their attention on speaking again with the victim. In the end, the teenage victim from South Beloit provided a fictitious story to police. She was charged with felony Filing a False Police Report.

Sgt. Hollinger said, “Although this event proved to be false, the Rockton community still deserves praise for their efforts in taking steps to ensure that our children are safe”.

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Rockton Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction

Today at 3:42 pm, Rockton Police received a call of an Attempted Child Abduction on Nazarene Drive north of Rockton Road.

Vehicle: Older white compact 4-door style vehicle with light grey interior and dark scuff marks on the rear bumper. The registration is unknown but the last two numbers end in 97 with a yellowing at the top of the license plate.

Suspect: White male subject 45 to 50 years of age, 5’11 to 6’00 tall, thin build with blondish short hair. The subject was wearing older style round glasses, he was clean shaven, and had on a dirty white t-shirt with a beer logo on it.

The victim stated the subject pulled up next to her and asked if she was alright. The driver then got out of the vehicle and tried to push the victim into his vehicle. When another vehicle approached the area, the driver let go of the victim and fled south bound on Nazarene Drive.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Rockton PD at 815-624-4351 or 815-624-8881.

Follow this link:  Rockton Police Online Crime Tip Form
 

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Trick or Treat Safety Tips - 10/31/11 - 5-8pm

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Hydrant Flushing Notice

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9-11 Memorial

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Schools Open - Think Safety

Drivers Tips to Keep School Children Safe

1. Limit distractions such as cell phones, CD players or other devices that cause you to take your eyes off the road. Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chances of crashing.
2. Stay Alert and slow down in or near school and residential areas. Don’t rush into and out of driveways. Expect pedestrians on the sidewalk, especially around schools and in neighborhoods.
3. Stop at stop signs. It sounds obvious, but research shows that more than one third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods.
4. Look for clues such as School Safety Patrols, Adult Crossing Guards, bicycles, and playgrounds, which indicate children could be in the area.
5. Drive with your headlights on - even during the day - so children and other drivers can see you.
6. Always stop for school buses that are loading/unloading students.
7. Pay particular attention near schools during the morning and afternoon hours and plan ahead. Leave early for your destination and build extra time for congestion.
8. Practice extra caution in adverse weather conditions.

Safe Walking Tips for Children

1. Always obey Adult Crossing Guards.
2. Before crossing - look all ways.
3. Obey all traffic signals.
4. Use crosswalks and corners to cross the road.
5. Where there is no sidewalk and it is necessary to walk in the roadway, walk facing traffic and as far from the roadway as possible.
6. Avoid crossing between parked cars.
7. Watch for cars. Be sure that the way is clear before you cross.

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Rockton Doggie Swim

09-11-2011 ~ 1-4pm ~ Rockton Pool ~ 100 East Chapel Street Rockton, IL

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Rockton Police Uncover Cannabis Grow Operation

Joshua Drew, age 30 of Rockton, IL was arrested after a cannabis growing operation was discovered in the basement of his apartment on N. Blackhawk Blvd in Rockton this morning.

Rockton police officers along with the Illinois State Police Canine and Investigators from the State Line Area Narcotics Taskforce (SLANT) gained entry to a rental house on North Blackhawk Blvd in Rockton and discovered a cannabis growing operation in the basement. “It was small but efficient” said Rockton Chief Stephen Dickson. “The SLANT investigators had not seen anything like this, so the technology of growing cannabis has taken a leap”. Sixteen plants in various stages of growth were recovered along with oxycodone pills and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Drew was charged with possession with intent to deliver more than 5000 grams of cannabis, possession of more than 5 but less than 20 cannabis sativa plants, possession of oxycodone, possession of psilocybin (mushrooms) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center with bond to be determined by a judge.

All persons are assumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Mud Volleyball Tournament - Traffic Delay Notice

Expect traffic delays all day (08/06/11) in the area of Dorr/Hononegah and Dorr/Rockton. Possible backups along Hononegah from Dorr to 251. Avoid the area if possible or expect traffic delays. Roscoe Police will be directing traffic.

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Rockton Village - Water Testing Notice

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Rockton Lions OSD Festival - Parking

Parking restrictions have been established on the perimeter streets of the festival grounds to ensure the safety of pedestrian traffic and emergency vehicle access. It is recommended that you use the free parking provided at Hononegah High School (307 Salem Street). The main entrance is a short walk west on Main Street from that parking lot. Handicapped parking is being offered at 301 East Main Street (Ferguson Financial). Vehicles using this location must display a valid handicapped parking placard.  Limited motorcycle parking is being offered at 200 East Main Street (Village Public Parking Lot) and 300 East Main Street (First National Bank-Macktown).  Free shuttle service by RMTD will travel from public parking at HHS to and from the festival during operating hours.  The shuttle will travel Main to Prairie to Chapel to Salem.


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Rockin for Rockton - Youth Concert

The village will host its second annual Rockin’ for Rockton youth concert July 30 to benefit the Rockton athletic fields project.  Nine high school and college bands will play from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Settler’s Park. Tickets are $6 at the gate. For more information about available sponsorships email sponsor@rockin4rockton.com.

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2011 Road Maintenance Notice

Beginning at 6am on 06/13/11 and 06/14/11, Norwest Construction will be applying prime coat on the listed streets. Please have your vehicle off the street or off the project area prior to this time. Paving will proceed shortly after the prime placement and will require no one leaving or entering the street until paving procedures are completed, usually 4-6 hours per street.

Streets in project are:

1. Warren Street: Railroad to Salem Street

2. Franklin Street: Railroad to Salem Street

3. Franklin Street: Salem Street to Kocher Street

4. Ferry Street: Union Street to Warren Street

5. Bleecher Street: Union Street to Warren Street

6. Liddle Street: Union Street to Franklin Street

7. Chapel Street: Railroad to Salem Street

8. Foxfire Place: Williamson Parkway to end

Questions should be directed to the Village at (815) 624-7600.
 

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Rockton Police Carry Torch for Illinois Special Olympics - 06/8/2011

On Wednesday, June 8th, Rockton Police Officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the village for their part of Leg #1.  The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fund-raising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. This intrastate relay and its various fundraisers have two goals: to raise money and increase public awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics. Each year, officers in Illinois run more than 1500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope through the streets of their hometowns and deliver it to the State Summer Games in Normal in June.

On Friday, June 10th legs of the run from all over the state will converge on Normal. That evening at dusk, a dramatic moment during Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games, officers from every leg of the Torch Run will enter Illinois State University’s Hancock Stadium with torches lit and hand off the “Flame of Hope” to Special Olympics athletes. When the cauldron is lit and the games declared open, more than 3,500 athletes will continue three days of competition and celebration.

This year is the 25th running of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Illinois. When it began in 1986, the Torch Run raised $16,000. It has since grown into the largest fundraiser of Special Olympics Illinois. More than $2.9 million was raised last year by the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run, making it the second highest grossing program in the world.

This year’s Leg 1 goal is to raise $40,000.

Follow this link:  Click Here for Illinois Special Olympics Website
 

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Volcano Falls Fundraiser - Amanda Babyar

Hononegah senior Amanda Babyar was recently diagnosed with A.L.L. Leukemia.  Amanda is the daughter of Rockton Police Officer Penny Cure and step daughter of Rockford Officer Rob Cure.  Amanda is undergoing treatment at the University of Madison Children's Hospital.  Come help raise money to offset the cost of travel and medical expenses.  Join the fun June 7th from 5-9pm.  Silent auction and raffle from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  Certificates that will need to be presented to cashier for a portion of your purchase to support Amanda are available at the station or by email.  Contact us through our online form for further information.

Volcano Falls Adventure Park

7602 Rock Valley Parkway

Loves Park, IL 61111

 

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Mosquito Traps for West Nile Surveillance - Public Notice

The Winnebago County Health Department will be conducting mosquito surveillance throughout the county over the next 5 months as part of our West Nile Virus detection / prevention program. We will be placing mosquito traps in public areas and these devises may be perceived as malicious by the public. The traps consist of pans of water with a battery operated fan and net on top. Anyone placing these traps will have county identification and each trap has a “neon green” label identifying it and provides a contact number.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Todd Marshall, B.S., L.E.H.P.
Winnebago County Health Department
Environmental Health Supervisor
401 Division Street
Rockford, IL 61104

(815) 720-4118
tmarshall@wchd.org

 

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Village Clerk Judy Rossi - Retires

A reception for Judy Rossi is set for 2 p.m., 05/06/2011, Friday at Rockton Village Hall. Judy has honorably served the village in a variety of positions for 27 years to include Village Clerk and Chief of Police Administrative Aide.

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Rockton Police - Media Release

ROCKTON POLICE ARREST THREE FOR CAR BURGLARIES

May 5, 2011 Rockton, Il.. Rockton Police arrested three 18 year old males late last night for burglary to vehicle after an alert officer spoke to them about their activities.

Arrested were Connor Collins, Thomas Jenkins and Nicholas Weaver, all 18 and all reside in Rockton.

The trio was stopped just after 11:00pm by Rockton officer Robert Weist when he saw them walking toward private property in an area that had other car burglaries reported in the past. After questioning the men, officers checked the area and located vehicles that were entered. They located the men several blocks away and they were arrested after further questioning.

They were all charged with Burglary to Vehicle and lodged in the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center Corrections Facility.

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Contact: Chief Steve Dickson 815-509-6546

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Rockton Officers attend CPD Memorial "Run to Remember" 5K

       

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Rockton Pool Flyer - Posted

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Rockton Police & Fire Event Dates Announced

Rockton Police & Fire Bike Rodeo & Safety Fair ~ 06/04/2011 11am -2pm ~ Follow this link:  Click Here

Rockton Police & Fire National Night Out ~ 08/02/2011 5-8pm ~ Follow this link:  Click Here
 

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Rockton Clean-up Day ~ 4/30

The cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to noon April 30.  Volunteers are to meet at Village Green Park, 149 E. Chapel St., and can register at the site or through the Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful website at www.knib.org.  Local Coordinator: Scott Steurer.
 

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2011 Police Memorial Week - May 15th~21st, 2011

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week determining the dates for National Police Week 2011 — Sunday, May 15th through Saturday, May 21st.

Blue Mass Church & Memorial Service

May 12th, 2011 7pm

Midway Village Museum

6799 Guilford Road

Rockford, IL

 

NIPMW Memorial Breakfast

May 13th, 2011  8am

Tebala Shrine Temple

7910 Newburg Road

Cherry Valley, IL

 

NIPMW Equipment Display & Demonstrations

May 13th - 15th, 2011

Cherry Vale Mall

7200 Harrison Avenue

Cherry Valley, IL

Follow this link:  Click Here for NLEOMF Website

Follow this link:  Chief Arthur Weston - Memorial Page

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Rockton PD Speed Trailer Results Updated

Results from the speed trailer are posted daily as it is used to help educate drivers and gain compliance with posted speed limits and school zones.  Click here for the latest speed trailer results.

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Village Burning Ordinance Information

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Fire Hydrant Flushing

Rockton Public Works will flush fire hydrants between 4/11/11 and 4/16/2011.  The order of occurrence will be:  Woodlands, Old River Hills, east to west side of town and then down town area.  Contact Public Works Manager Gordy Nygren for further information.  (815) 624-7600 #127

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Weather Alert Information - The Weather Channel

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Memorial Day Parade

05/30/2011 9:00am.  Parade Route: North on Blackhawk from River Street to Main Street - West on Main Street to Center Street - North on Center Street to Union Street - West on Union Street to Rockton Cemetery.  Contact - James Griffin (815) 624-2416.

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Amazing Rockton Easter Egg Hunt - Settler's Park

Date:  4/16/2011 at 12pm. Settler's Park. 100 East Hawick Street. More information to come. 4/23 is scheduled rain date.

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OSD Information - Website Updated

Follow this link:  Click Here    Dates:  July 14 - 17, 2011

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27Th Annual Municipal Auction - 5/07/11

The 27th annual Municipal Auction will be conducted by Action Auctioneering and be held on Saturday May 7, 2011. The Auction begins at 10:00am at 1339 S. Meridian Road in Rockford, Il. Public inspection will be held Friday May 6th from 9:00am-3:00pm. For Auction item lists or further information, please contact Action Auctioneering at 815-965-0669.

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Rockton Police Testing

The Rockton Board of Police and Fire Commissioners has partnered with Public Safety Recruitment to hold a testing process for Police Officer eligibility list. There are no job openings at this time. Please do not call or email the Police Department with questions. All questions should be directed to Public Safety Recruitment.

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Amber Alert on Facebook

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Snow Removal Ordinance ~ FYI

§ 72.09 SNOW REMOVAL.

(A) No person shall park any vehicle on any public street or portion thereof in the village at any time within 12 hours after a snowfall of two inches or more has occurred.

(B) Any such vehicle that remains on any public street or portion thereof shall be removed according to this code.

(Ord. 1985-3, passed - -) Penalty, see § 72.99

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Rockton Lighted Christmas Parade - Applications Deadline 11/29/10

As one of the major attractions of Rockton’s Christmas Walk Weekend, the Lighted Christmas Parade is an eagerly anticipated event by
young and old and is attended by thousands of excited onlookers.  You can be a part of the magic!  Please join us in displaying your float in the Rockton Christmas Walk “Lighted Christmas Parade” on Saturday December 4, 2010 beginning at 6:00 PM.

   Christmas Parade Application - PDF

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** Starts at HHS, travels W/B on Main Street to Race and ends at W. Union Street (Rockton Road).

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NIATTF -- Auto Theft Prevention Tips

The Northern Illinois Auto Theft Task Force says the number of auto thefts and burglaries caused by people leaving their running vehicles, unlocked and unattended increases during cooler weather.  The NIATTF is making the following suggestions:

Do not leave a running vehicle unattended. In fact, it is a violation of state law, if the keys are in the ignition and the vehicle is on public property.
Use two sets of keys or a remote locking device to lock the vehicle once it is started if the vehicle is on private property.
Never leave a vehicle running, unlocked and unattended when stopping at convenience stores, service stations, or retail businesses, especially malls.
Pay at the pump if possible at service stations.
Do not leave valuables in view
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Chemtool Inc. ~ Operation Support Our Troops

Chemtool Inc. will accept gifts and care packages on behalf of Operation Support Our Troops this weekend.  Everything from letters, books and DVDs to sugar packets will be accepted and sent in individual care packages to troops serving overseas. The cost of mailing each care package is $25, and monetary donations also will be accepted.  Donations can be dropped off at Chemtool headquarters, 801 W. Rockton Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  For more information, call Lindsay Dubois at 815-957-4140.

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Village of Rockton Christmas Walk - December 3 ~ 5, 2010

Attached Document or FileRockton Christmas Walk Website

Attached Document or FileRockton Police Holiday & Safety Tips

   Christmas Walk Brochure - PDF

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Local Voter Information - Polls Open 11/2 ~ 6am-7pm

Attached Document or FileWinnebago County Voter Info

Attached Document or FileWNTA Candidate Comparison

Attached Document or FileRRStar Candidate Comparison  

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Rockton Village - Trick or Treat Hours

The village’s trick or treat time for Halloween this year from 5 to 8 p.m. October 31, 2010.  Halloween Safety Tips
 

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Chief Dickson Attends Homeland Security Training

Rockton Police Chief Stephen Dickson recently completed Homeland Security training at  the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is the only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation. 

Responders participating in the CDP resident and non-resident training courses are selected from the nation’s 11 million emergency responders. The training ensures that responders gain critical skills and confidence to be better prepared to effectively respond to local incidents or potential WMD incidents. Chief Dickson completed The National Incident Management System (NIMS) IC400 course which trains upper management in Police, Fire, EMS, and the private sector to manage an ongoing large scale incident or multiple incidents.  NIMS training is required by the Federal Government for local responders. Chief Dickson has now completed all required NIMS courses for upper management. “The instructors are the best in the business and the facility is state of the art” said Dickson.

The courses consist of classroom multi media and hands on exercises to put in practice what was learned.   A written test is then given and a passing score must be obtained for certification.

The CDP provides the training at no cost to Federal, state and local government employees.  Travel, room and board and per diem are all provided by the CDP.

For more information on CDP training programs go to http://cdp.dhs.gov.   Visit the News and Media tab to download images, share CDP training articles and find out what others are saying about CDP training.

Contact: Stephen Dickson  815-624-0592.

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Rockton PD Speed Trailer Results Page Added

Please visit our new web page that will list results from the speed trailer as it is used to help educate drivers and gain compliance with posted speed limits and school zones.  Click here for the latest speed trailer results.

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Main Street Resurfacing -- UPDATED SCHEDULE

The first phase of this construction project has been completed. Monday and Tuesday (23rd and 24th) the inlet repairs, manhole and water box adjustments will be completed over the entire project area. There will not be any road closures necessary to complete this work. At the most a few parking spots may be blocked during repairs.

Wednesday, August 25th, Main Street will again be closed to allow for placement of the crack control fabric. W. Main, from Rt. 75 to Center Street will remained closed thru Thursday Night the 26th to allow for the final lift of pavement to be placed.
E. Main, Hawick, and Prairie Street will be closed periodically on the 25th and 26th for crack control measures and paving.

If the weather holds, there will be no work on Friday the 27th on Main Street. Monday the 29th, we will close Main Street for the last time to place the thermoplastic striping. We will close only one (1) side on Main Street at a time.  We would anticipate, weather providing, all striping would be completed that day.

All work is now dependant on the weather. Schedules may have to change. Weekly updates and schedule changes will be provided by the Village Engineer’s, CES, Inc.

2010 Street Maintenance-Phase 2

On Tuesday, August 24th, weather providing, your roadway will be primed between 6am and 7am.  Residents should be aware, that the prime can adhere to your vehicle, especially if your drive fast.  Please drive slow exiting the listed areas below or place your vehicle outside of the construction area prior to 6am if necessary on Tuesday.  Once paving operations begin, you will be required to wait until your section has been rolled before allowed to enter or leave your area.  All work (weather providing) should be completed by 5pm that day.

Project Area:  W. River St. - N. Salem St. - Armstrong Dr. - Cottage St. - Countryside Dr. - Pinecroft Ln. - Ferry St. - Grove St.

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Rockton Police Officers Recognized - Life Saving Award

On Tuesday August 17th Sergeant Dippel and Officer Ryan will be recognized by the Rockton Fire Department and the Village for their actions on July 29 where they pulled the occupant of a house fire to safety.  The award will take place in Village Hall at the beginning of the Board meeting at 7:00pm. The public is invited.

August 18th, 2010 -- RRSTAR - Article

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Village Road Construction Notice - Main Street

A meeting will be held on August 11th at 6:30 P.M. at the Village Hall, 110. E. Main Street, for discussion of the following construction schedule.

The first phase of this construction project will require a large milling operation on Main Street, Hawick, and Prairie Streets. Since the milling subcontractor can only be available August 19th and 20th, the following schedule has been provided.

August 19th- W. Main Street (100-200 Block) will be barricaded and closed to all traffic. E. Main Street will be milled at this time but only parking will be restricted.

August 20th- Hawick, Prairie, Green, Mechanic, and Chapel will have milling completed. Please Note: Only transition joint milling will occur on Green, Chapel, and Mechanic. Weather providing, W. Main will receive Binder Course pavement.

Friday August 20th by 4:30 P.M. through Monday August 23rd at 1:00 A.M., all streets will be open to traffic. After 1:00 A.M. W. Main will be barricaded and closed to all traffic. Please advise your patrons, renters, etc. that all vehicles will have to be off this area by 1:00 A.M.

W. Main will remain closed until Tuesday August 24th for completion of construction. E. Main will be barricaded and closed to all traffic beginning on Wednesday the 25th of August and will remain closed until Friday August 27th until 4:30 P.M. A schedule beyond this point at this time is unrealistic.

Work on Green, Mechanic and Chapel may be within this same timeframe dependant on time and weather. Notices will be provided when prime applications are scheduled.

All work other than milling is dependant on the weather. Schedules may have to change. Weekly updates and schedule changes will be provided by the Village Engineer’s, CES, Inc.

The project area consists of the following:

Main Street-Bridge to Center
Green Street- Main to Union
Hawick Street-Main to Rt. 75
Mechanic Street-Green to Rt. 75
Prairie Street-Main to Hawick
Chapel Street-Green to Rt. 75

If you should have any questions, please contact the Village at 815-624-7600 or CES, Inc. at 815-547-8435.

  
Construction Notice - Main Street - PDF

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2010 Rockton Police & Fire Bike Rodeo

Photos from the 2010 Rockton Police & Fire Bike Rodeo have been posted.  Thanks to the 2010 sponsors.   Click here for more information.

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Run WITH The Law - UPDATE

2010 Rockton Run WITH The Law raised $2, 965.17 for Illinois Special Olympics thanks to the 51 local students and officers that participated.

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Rockton Memorial Day Parade

The American Legion Post #332 will once again host the Rockton Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 31, 2010 at 9:00am.

The parade route is:

N/B Blackhawk from River / W/B Main from Blackhawk / N/B Center from Main / W/B Union from Center / N/B West from Union

The parade briefly stops on the bridge for a wreath presentation and finishes at the Rockton Cemetery for a short ceremony.

POC: The American Legion ~ Walter Graham Post #332 ~ Jr. Vice Commander David E. Johnson ~ (815) 624-4292.
 

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Road Construction Notice

IDOT will be working at the intersection of Union and Blackhawk 05/21/10 & 05/24/10 to prepare for the widening of traffic lanes.  This will cause traffic to be cut down to one lane with flagman at certain points of the day.  More information will posted as available. 

POC:  Public Works Director Gordy Manager:  (815) 624-7600

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Rockton PD Receives Crime Stoppers Grant

Rockton Police have received a $3,000 equipment grant that was awarded to Chief Dickson at the annual Crime Stoppers luncheon held yesterday at Franchesco's Italian Ristorante in Rockford.

www.rockfordcrimestoppers.com

www.rrstar.com - News Article

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Rockton PD Run WITH The Law ~ 05/22/10

More than 100 students from Stephen Mack Middle School, Roscoe Middle School and Hononegah High School will team up with local police officers for the second annual “Run with the Law” program to benefit the Special Olympics. The event will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hononegah High School track, 307 Salem St.  All funds raised will support year-round sports training and competition in the Special Olympics’ young athletes program.  The 1.5-mile run will include a lap around the high school track; then runners head west on Main Street, north on Blackhawk Boulevard, east on Union Street, south on Salem Street and then back to the track for another lap. Each participant must raise a minimum of $50 by asking friends, family, clubs, organizations and local businesses for support. For more information, contact Penny Cure, the school resource officer, at 815-624-1252 or go to firstgiving.com/rwtlrockton.

Rockton Police/ISO ~ Media Release

UPDATE:  2010 Rockton Run WITH The Law raised $2, 965.17 thanks to the 51 local students and officers that participated.

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Rockton Police Speed Trailer

The Rockton Police Department Speed Trailer has been placed in Kensington Subdivision for the day. If you would like to see it on your street or an area of the village that you feel needs attention, just contact us through our online form.  Click here for online form.

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Winnebago County Emergency Siren System

72 Outdoor Emergency Warning Sirens are active throughout Winnebago County. They're a little more widespread, and bigger, in rural areas, so the sound can carry through wide open spaces.  The sirens are used to warn people about life-threatening weather emergencies, a threatening condition that would require an evacuation such as a chemical spill or leak, or a terrorist attack.  The system is tested on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

What should I do if I hear the alert?

The Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren System is capable of emitting three types of tones for an alert:

1. Long Steady Tone

2. Fast Wailing Tone

3. Slow Wailing Tone

Long Steady Tone:

This is a continuous steady tone that will last for 3-5 minutes. When this tone is sounded, it means that life threatening weather in the form of a tornado has been detected by the National Weather Service on Doppler radar or a sighting of a tornado or funnel cloud has been made by a trained weather spotter. You should immediately take cover inside a basement or other sturdy structure and tune to local radio, television, or NOAA weather radio for information.

Fast Wailing Tone:

This is a tone that rises for 6 seconds and falls for 6 seconds, over a three minute timeframe. When this tone is sounded, it means that there is an attack and you should immediately tune to radio or television broadcasts for information.

Slow Wailing Tone:

This is a tone that rises for 16 seconds and falls for 8 seconds, over one and a half minutes timeframe. When this tone is sounded, it means that there is a threatening condition present, such as a chemical spill or leak, and you should immediately evacuate the area.

All Clear:

All clear alerts will not be made. Monitor local radio, television, or NOAA weather radio for updates.

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Run WITH The Law - May 22nd

Run WITH the Law is a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Illinois. This community event aims to increase both funds and awareness for the more than 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.  Join forces with school resource officers Cure and Williams to raise awareness of SO ILL athletes and their accomplishments.  All participants collect donations to run with law enforcement, who will be carrying the Flame of Hope, with all proceeds directly benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.  Click here for more information.

Point of Contact:  Officer Penny Cure ~ Station - (815) 624-6890  Email - cure@rocktonpolice.org
 

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Rockton Police & Fire Bike Rodeo - June 13th

The Rockton Police Department and Rockton Fire Protection District would like to invite local youth and their families to the 2010 Bike Rodeo-Safety Fair at Village Green Park in Rockton, IL on June 13th, 2010, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Click here for more information.

 

Updated: 10/17/2014
 
"Providing a Safe Community"