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  • DeKalb man sentenced to prison in plea deal

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man who was accused of videotaping an acquaintance while he raped her in March 2013 has been sentenced to 2∏ years in prison.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Police: Man planned to sell heroin in Genoa

    DeKALB – A Rockford man who police say planned to sell 10 bags of heroin in Genoa is scheduled to appear in DeKalb County Court on drug conspiracy cha ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Cortland woman bites son, attacks dog, goes to jail

    DeKALB – A Cortland woman remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday, a day after police said she choked her dog and bit her son in a fit of rage.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Judge: Nicholle Martinez’s statements fair game in DeKalb stabbing case

    SYCAMORE – Nicholle Martinez’s statement that she thought she should see an attorney during a police interview wasn’t enough for DeKalb County Presidi ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • NIU hazing cases continued to April 23

    SYCAMORE – The case against several men accused of hazing in connection with the death of Northern Illinois University freshman David Bogenberger was ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Dialing down distracted driving

    Dialing up a BFF also has dialed up several warnings and citations for drivers in the past year, as a result of the new state law that went into effec ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Crime Stoppers seek info on attempted car thefts

    KINGSTON – Police are seeking information about two attempted car thefts reported Tuesday in the Kingston area.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Former employee admits to stealing from DeKalb business

    DeKALB – A Naperville man who had been accused of embezzling more than $70,000 from his DeKalb employer was ordered to pay full restitution as part of ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • DeKalb police: Marijuana, gun found in footwear

    DeKALB – A DeKalb man accused of having both a revolver and about an ounce of marijuana in a car police pulled over is expected to appear in DeKalb Co ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Police: Cortland man charged with burglary

    DeKALB – A Cortland man accused of breaking into a woman’s home and sleeping on her couch until she returned home early Saturday is expected to appear ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • DeKalb police: Chicago man arrested for firing gun

    DeKALB – A Chicago man was arrested Tuesday night after he tried to break up a fight by firing a gun in the air, authorities said.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • DeKalb police continue to investigate robbery report

    DeKALB – DeKalb police continue to investigate a report of an armed robbery at a hotel on Tuesday night, Cmdr. John Petragallo said Wednesday.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • DeKalb police release suspect sketch in robbery

    DeKALB – DeKalb police have released a composite sketch of the man who robbed a delivery driver in DeKalb last week and are asking for the public’s he ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Appellate court upholds Jack McCullough's murder conviction, vacates others

    SYCAMORE – The worries that Jan Tessier had about her half-brother’s murder conviction being overturned disappeared Friday.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Hampshire man accused of hitting woman, killing her fish

    SYCAMORE – A 54-year-old Hampshire man accused of backhanding his girlfriend and killing her fish with Pine-Sol remained in DeKalb County Jail on Thur ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:16 am
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