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  • Jury convicts Genoa man of sexual assault of child

    SYCAMORE – A jury convicted a Genoa man of predatory criminal sexual assault Thursday after a two-day trial.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • $25,000 reward offered in Sycamore double-homicide

    Investigators still need the public's help with information about the killings of Robert Wilson, 64, and his mother, Patricia Wilson, 85, on Aug. 14 a ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:04 pm
  • Police seek public's help to solve 5-month-old slayings of Sycamore mother and son

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott knows the public has not forgotten. People regularly approach him and ask about it.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Accused Genoa man denies allegations he molested woman, her relative

    SYCAMORE – Two women testified Wednesday that they were abused as children by a Genoa man over the course of several years, but the man took the stand ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • Genoa man faces jury trial in child sex case

    SYCAMORE – Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a Genoa man accused of predatory criminal sexual assault.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:28 pm
  • Two face charges in DeKalb cocaine bust

    DeKALB – A man and woman face felony drug charges for trying to sell cocaine near the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Information sought on theft of farm equipment

    DeKALB – Police are seeking information regarding the theft of a piece of farm equipment in rural DeKalb.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Police: Fleeing suspect caught; gun found after he’s handcuffed

    DeKALB - An Aurora man faces felony gun charges after being found with a handgun Sunday morning after running from police during a traffic stop.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Sheriff's office makes 9 DUI arrests during holiday campaign

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested nine people for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the holiday season, offici ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • DeKalb man faces life in prison in child sexual abuse case

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man faces charges of predatory criminal sexual assault involving two children after an investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’ ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • Chicago police describe 'sickening' live-stream torture of Crystal Lake teen

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The video contains disturbing images and language and may not be appropriate for all viewers.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Former DeKalb substitute teacher gets 13 years in child sex abuse case

    SYCAMORE – A former substitute teacher facing up to 60 years in prison after being accused of sexually abusing 12 students in an early childhood progr ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:07 pm
  • Appeals process continues for man convicted of NIU student's slaying

    DeKALB – The appeals process will continue for a man who pleaded guilty in the 2010 murder of 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman Antine ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Police reports for Dec. 28

    DeKalb city Amethyst M. Eriksen, 21, of the 800 block of DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, was charged Tuesd ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • DeKalb police warn of package theft during holidays

    DeKALB – Thieves have been taking advantage of holiday gift orders in the past few weeks by stealing packages from the front porches of DeKalb homes.
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 12:59 am
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