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  • NIU police investigate attempted robbery on campus

    Note to readers: This story has been changed to reflect there was no weapon alleged to have been used in the incident. 
    April 29, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Judge to rule on Rifkin’s motion to suppress statements

    SYCAMORE – After a 3˝-hours-long hearing Thursday, a judge said he would decide in June whether incriminating statements from a former Northern Illino ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • DeKalb police seek public's help to catch converter thieves

    DeKALB – Police are asking for the public’s help to catch a pair of suspected catalytic converter thieves.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • Genoa's former Mayor David Rood gets probation in sex abuse case

    SYCAMORE – Former Genoa Mayor David Rood pleaded guilty Tuesday in DeKalb County Court to reduced charges in a plea agreement that allows him to avoid ...
    April 28, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Police: $100K bond for man arrested in protection order breach

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man remained in jail Monday after police said he tried to break in the door to a home he was ordered by the court to stay away fro ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Former Genoa mayor to be tried on sex abuse charges

    SYCAMORE – A former Genoa mayor facing criminal sexual abuse charges is scheduled to go to trial Thursday.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Road to dismissal: Pay phone record convinces prosecutor of McCullough’s innocence

    SYCAMORE – By October 2015, the case against Jack McCullough hinged on a critical, unanswered question: Where was the pay phone he used to call Sycamo ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • DeKalb man charged with trying to hit officer with car

    DeKALB – Police have arrested a man they said ran a stop sign and then tried to hit an officer with his car.
    April 22, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Judge dismisses murder charges against McCullough

    SYCAMORE – Following a judge's order Friday, Jack McCullough will return to his Seattle home for the first time since being arrested in 2011.
    April 22, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • DeKalb County residents petition for special prosecutor in McCullough case

    SYCAMORE – More than 200 DeKalb County residents have signed a petition requesting DeKalb County Judge William Brady assign a special prosecutor to re ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Crime Stoppers seeks tips after burglary at DeKalb business

    DeKALB – Police are seeking information about a burglary that happened last week at a local business.
    April 20, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • Police investigate report of armed robbery near NIU campus

    DeKALB – Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday north of the Northern Illinois University campu ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • Judge orders McCullough released from custody, vacates his conviction

    SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough walked free Friday for the first time since his 2011 arrest after a DeKalb County judge vacated his murder conviction, and ...
    April 15, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • Judge orders McCullough free, conviction vacated

    SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough walked free for the first time since 2011 on Friday after a DeKalb County judge vacated his murder conviction and released ...
    April 15, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • Ridulph asks judge to continue McCullough case

    SYCAMORE – The brother of Maria Ridulph has aked a judge to wait for his attorney to appear before he rules on any motions by the man convicted of her ...
    April 14, 2016 - 6:09 pm
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