The Hells Angels are set to ride into the Rockford area soon and local police prepare. They also tell you not to worry.
In a few weeks, almost a thousand hells angels bikers could roll into Rockford and the surrounding area.
Winnebago county sheriff's police say, there's no reason to be alarmed.
"It's really no different than a "Hog" rally or other motorcycle type related events," said Deputy Chief Scott Meyers.
An infamous name prepares for an extended stay in the Rockford area. The Hells Angels chose the Forest City as the 2013 destination for their annual USA Run.
Deputy Chief Meyers says folks shouldn't be worried.
"No not at all, motorists, yeah. Be aware that there's going to be a significant increase in motorcycle traffic."
With all of that extra traffic, Winnebago County is working with local agencies and the Illinois State Police to ensure safety.
"We're prepared to accommodate the influx of the members of the Hells Angels when they come in."
Although the angels have a history of violence, Winnebago County Deputy Chief Scott Meyers expects an incident-free stay.
"We don't anticipate any problems. We've stepped up our enforcement and we're going to have a strong, visible presence. With the amount of preparation we have and talking to several other agencies that have had these things in the past, a lot of times you'll see more locals arrested than you will Hells Angels."
The Hells Angels will be in the area from July 27th through August 4th.
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