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  • April 23 police reports

    DeKalb cityDenaya C. Hoffstead, 21, of the 400 block of Charles Street, Sycamore, was charged Thursd ...
    NEW: April 23, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Coroner: Drugs caused DeKalb man's death at Sycamore hotel

    SYCAMORE – Drug use caused DeKalb resident Charles “Chuck” Williams's death in a Sycamore hotel, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said Wednesday.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • McCullough appealing 1957 murder conviction

    SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough brought a box of FBI documents to his sentencing hearing for the killing of Maria Ridulph that he said prove his innocence, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Sycamore man sentenced for sexually assaulting 7-year-old

    SYCAMORE – The victim’s parents asked for the maximum of 67 years in prison. Prosecutors suggested 20 years; the defense attorney suggested the 15-yea ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • April 22 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • April 22 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:00 am
  • April 20 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    April 21, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Black to ask judge to reduce prison sentence

    SYCAMORE – Benjamin Black’s attorney will ask a judge Thursday to reduce his 12-year prison sentence for having heroin in his system during a crash th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Waterman man accused of beating, choking girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old Waterman man accused of beating his live-in girlfriend was charged with violating an order of protection for allegedly callin ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable dou ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Olson: Jesus would approve of diaper effort

    Is there a figure whose name and likeness are invoked more than Jesus?He was on Earth almost 2,000 y ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Akst: Calling all Vulcans: please visit

    I don’t speak Klingon, but I have loved “Star Trek” TV shows and movies for years. I particularly like the explanation (revealed in “Star Trek: First ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Picture This: Emotional aftermath

    The face that Tonda Ranken has in this photograph is one I know well. It’s the blank stare of grief that happens when so many thoughts are going throu ...
    April 18, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Schrader: Cane provides history mystery

    Our neighbor Sally Stevens presented me with a “history mystery” recently and I jumped at the challenge. It seems a friend of hers, retired Sycamore S ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Olson: Apology given, pain remains

    Although we’ve written countless stories about Patricia Schmidt’s trial and acquittal, she didn’t become a real person to me until Friday morning.
    April 12, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Akst: Flat Stanley is simple, fun

    Classroom learning is crucial. As a teacher, I’m not aware of any really effective substitute or replacement for it.
    April 11, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Duchnowski: He passed the dog test

    My boyfriend was more nervous about our dogs meeting than meeting my parents. By Rob’s way of thinki ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Olson: Justice system not ruled by popular opinion

    Police can arrest you and haul you to jail in handcuffs. They can book you and photograph you, take your fingerprints and your bodily fluids. You can ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Akst: Arts, a good investment

    My brother-in-law’s March 21 announcement was worrisome but not completely a surprise.Bruce had post ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Duchnowski: ‘Cowgirl crook’ and local prosecutor hit TV

    Joseph Pedersen wouldn’t call Rita Crundwell “the cunning cowgirl crook,” as the federal prosecutor isn’t prone to giving defendants snazzy names.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:48 pm

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