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  • Prophetstown man arrested, charged with third DUI

    SYCAMORE – A Prophetstown man was charged with driving under the influence for a third time early Friday after police said he was swerving between lan ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Cortland man faces sex abuse charges

    DeKALB – Police arrested a Cortland man at his home Thursday in connection with allegations of sexual abuse of child.
    July 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Police arrest woman in connection with DeKalb apartment fire

    SYCAMORE – A request to reduce bond was denied Tuesday for an Evergreen Park woman who prosecutors say started a fire at her boyfriend's DeKalb apartm ...
    July 28, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • July 28 police reports

    DeKalb cityTravis Y. Butler, 31, of the 700 block of North 12th Street, DeKalb, was charged Saturday ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • 2 jailed after home invasion attack in DeKalb

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man and woman who police say were among a group that forced their way into a DeKalb apartment, dragged out one of its occupants an ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • July 25 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 ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • NIU player charged with driving under the influence

    SYCAMORE – A Northern Illinois University football player faces felony charges after police said they stopped him drunkenly driving 93 mph on Route 23 ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Police: Elburn man faces battery charges

    SYCAMORE – An Elburn man faces domestic battery charges after police said he knowingly punched a pregnant woman in the stomach.
    July 24, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Police probe string of 'smash and grabs' in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Thieves used vehicles to smash their way into three Sycamore gas stations this week to steal cigarettes, police said.
    July 24, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • DeKalb man faces sex assault charges, $5 million bond

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault against a child must post $500,000 of his $5 million bond to be released from t ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Civil lawsuit against former NIU officers closes

    DeKALB – A federal district judge ruled this week that three Northern Illinois University officers didn’t violate the civil rights of a former univers ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • After DeKalb apartment fire, police seek arson suspect

    DeKALB – Police are looking for an Evergreen Park woman suspected of attacking her boyfriend Saturday and starting a fire in his DeKalb apartment.
    July 22, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • DeKalb man accused in baby's death still awaiting trial

    SYCAMORE – After a judge denied a DeKalb man’s effort to bar testimony regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome, he could go to trial later for allegedly shakin ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • July 21 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 ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Police: DeKalb man hits woman with loaded gun, shoots

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man told police he was only trying to scare a woman Saturday when he struck her in the face with a loaded handgun and fired a shot ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:26 pm
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