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Crime and Courts

  • Judge denies bond reduction for suspect in bad-check spree

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge denied a request to reduce the bond for a local man suspected of writing a string of bad checks.
    July 27, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency,' prosecutors say

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors and attorneys for Rod Blagojevich sharply disagree in new court filings about whether the imprisoned former Illinois governor ha ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • DeKalb police nab teen suspected in string of 60 vehicle burglaries

    DeKALB – Police arrested a 17-year-old DeKalb boy Monday morning suspected in 60 vehicle burglaries over the past several months.
    July 26, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Malta man arrested in sex sting sentenced to 6 years in prison

    A Malta man who pleaded no contest to sexual assault and child pornography charges plans to challenge his conviction in a Wisconsin court.
    July 24, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Postal inspector proceeds with attempt to suppress evidence

    SYCAMORE – The city’s police chief testified Friday that upon being pulled over, a federal postal inspector suspected of hiring a prostitute at a Syca ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Suspect wearing wolf mask sought in DeKalb bank robbery

    DeKALB – Police are searching for a man who robbed a DeKalb bank wearing a wolf mask Friday afternoon.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago man takes plea deal in DeKalb sex-abuse case

    SYCAMORE – A 22-year-old Chicago man accepted a sentence of four years’ probation Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty to repeatedly meeting an underage ...
    July 22, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Sandwich woman arrested after apparent overdose at Kishwaukee Hospital

    DeKALB – A Sandwich woman faces a misdemeanor drug charge after she apparently overdosed in a bathroom at Kishwaukee Hospital while visiting her boyfr ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • 2-time DUI offender sentenced to work release

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge sentenced a South Elgin man twice convicted of drunken-driving offenses, including a 2010 crash that injured a Hampsh ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Crime Stoppers seeks tips on Malta theft

    MALTA – DeKalb County Crime Stoppers is seeking information for an investigation into a theft that occurred last week in Malta.
    July 16, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • DeKalb man, out on bail after shooting, jailed on new charges

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man out on bail in connection with a February shooting has was arrested on an aggravated battery warrant Friday after police say h ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Sycamore teen charged in burglary spree faces new charges

    SYCAMORE – A 19-year-old Sycamore man arrested last month in connection with a string of car burglaries was arrested again over the weekend after poli ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Kane County correctional officer faces felony battery charges

    SYCAMORE – A Kane County corrections officer accused of choking a woman at his Cortland home was released Thursday from the DeKalb County Jail.
    July 15, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • More victims identified in child sex case against Shabbona man

    SYCAMORE – Prosecutors have filed more child sex assault charges against a 72-year-old Shabbona man involving two additional victims.
    July 14, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Judge will consider Ridulph’s request for special prosecutor in McCullough case

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb judge will allow a hearing to determine whether DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack made statements that compromised hi ...
    July 12, 2016 - 10:23 pm
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