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Crime and Courts

  • Heroin dealer gets 11 years in overdose death of Malta man

    SYCAMORE – After being sentenced to 11 years in prison, a Rockford man apologized Monday to the family of a Malta man who died of a heroin overdose in ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Police: Gas station owner tries to arrange holdup

    DeKALB – Police thwarted a Sandwich gas station owner’s plan to hire someone to rob his store by secretly recording him, according to court records.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Robbery reported north of NIU campus

    DeKALB – A robbery was reported Wednesday evening at the intersection of Greenbrier and Russell roads, Northern Illinois University police said.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Sycamore man faces DUI charges after crash sends 3 to hospital

    CORTLAND – A Sycamore man appeared in court Wednesday to face charges of driving under the influence after a single-vehicle crash near Cortland that s ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Convicted bank robber can’t change judges for upcoming hearing

    SYCAMORE – A convicted bank robber wanted a different judge to hear his appeal in DeKalb County court, but the request was denied Tuesday.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Police chase down man accused of hitting hospital patient

    DeKALB – A Chicago man remained in jail Tuesday after he was arrested for striking a woman in the face at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb County Sheriff’s ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • NIU student faces criminal charge for false robbery report

    DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University student who told police he was robbed could face up to a year in jail for filing a false police report.
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Sept. 18 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 ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Police seek leads to theft of tires from Sycamore dealership

    SYCAMORE – Police are seeking help from the public after the theft of tires from a Sycamore auto dealer.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Hinckley firm under grand jury investigation

    DeKALB – An investigation is ongoing into dealings between the village of Hinckley and a real estate company owned in part by the town’s top elected o ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Judge denies convicted Sycamore child murderer's appeal

    SYCAMORE – Convicted child murderer Jack McCullough could spend the rest of his life in prison after a DeKalb County Judge dismissed the 75-year-old m ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Plano man faces murder charges

    A Plano man has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Sandwich man early Friday morning in P ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:48 pm
  • Judge won't reduce bond for NIU student facing sex assault charges

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge denied a motion Wednesday to reduce the bond for a former Northern Illinois University student who police say held a ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Wheeling man faces child sex assault charges in DeKalb Co.

    SYCAMORE – An 18-year-old Wheeling man faces felony child sex charges after police said he had sex with a girl younger than 13.
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Police: Waterman man driving 105 mph faces drug, speeding charges

    WATERMAN – A 20-year-old Waterman man faces drug and speeding charges after police said they spotted him driving more than 100 mph Thursday morning on ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:59 pm
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