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Crime and Courts

  • Police warn public of rash of vehicle burglaries

    DeKALB – Police are imploring the public to lock their vehicles as a wave of burglaries continues to sweep the city.
    June 30, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Shabbona man held without bond in child-rape case

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge ordered a Shabbona man be temporarily held without bond on charges that he repeatedly sexually assaulted two children ...
    June 30, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Police arrest DeKalb man after gun, ammo, pot found in home

    SYCAMORE – Police said they found marijuana, a handgun and ammunition in the home of a DeKalb man who admitted he planned to sell the drugs, and was b ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Prosecutors ask judge to dismiss William Curl's appeal

    SYCAMORE – Prosecutors want a judge to dismiss the latest appeal from the man who pleaded guilty in the 2010 murder of 18-year-old Northern Illinois U ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Former Genoa man heads to trial on child pornography charges

    SYCAMORE – A former Genoa man who was acquitted last month of charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl could face trial on unrelated child porn ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • Brenton Cleveland’s brother: ‘He didn’t rape the girls’

    SYCAMORE – The brother of a Kingston man accused of raping two girls at his 18th birthday party lashed out Tuesday at those upset about the 18-year-ol ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • DeKalb police arrest 6 teens in spate of vehicle burglaries

    DeKALB – Police said Monday that they arrested two groups of teenagers during the early morning hours Sunday in connection with several burglaries to ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • DeKalb man faces child pornography charges

    SYCAMORE – Police said a DeKalb man facing child pornography charges had the files pulled up on his home computer when officers arrived with a search ...
    June 24, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • DeKalb man pleads not guilty to murdering 19-year-old girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of murdering his 19-year-old girlfriend and hiding her body in a closet.
    June 24, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • DeKalb police investigating rash of car burglaries

    DeKALB – Police are asking anyone with information to come forward about a string of car burglaries in DeKalb’s south side.
    June 24, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Crime Stoppers seek information on burned corn crib, stolen equipment

    EARLVILLE – Police are investigating a burned down corn crib in Earlville and the theft of John Deere farm equipment from a Hampshire home.
    June 23, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • Youngest Bieberitz sentenced to 5 years in prison for 2008 sex abuse

    SYCAMORE – The last of three generations of men in the same family convicted of sexually abusing and assaulting young children was sentenced Wednesday ...
    June 27, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • DeKalb man faces felony charges in bad-check spree

    SYCAMORE – Police are warning DeKalb County residents about a bad-check scheme and asking those who may have been victims to come forward.
    June 22, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Attorney: Rights of federal officer violated by police

    SYCAMORE – A U.S. postal inspector accused of soliciting a prostitute has asked a judge to suppress evidence in the case, claiming the arresting offic ...
    June 21, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Judge will consider appointing a special prosecutor in Ridulph case

    SYCAMORE –  A judge will allow a hearing to determine whether DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack’s involvement in a 59-year-old cold case ...
    June 21, 2016 - 10:20 pm
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