Crime and Courts

  • DeKalb woman killed in crash; brother charged with DUI

    DeKALB – Friends remembered Tiffany Taylor as a caring person who wanted to travel the world Sunday, the day after her brother was charged with aggrav ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Patricia Schmidt letter of apology

    Note to readers: The following is an open letter from Patricia Schmidt, who was acquitted April 3 on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated reckl ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Schmidt issues public apology in '11 fatal crash

    SYCAMORE – A week after she was acquitted of reckless homicide, Patricia Schmidt apologized to the families of the 21-year-olds killed in the February ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Letter from the parents of Tim Getzelman and Lexi Weber

    It has taken 1,146 days for Patricia Schmidt to issue an apology for causing the deaths of our children. From the evening of Feb. 21, 2011, never once ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • DeKalb woman faces home invasion charge

    DeKALB – Shakita Scott’s wallet was stolen at a party Sunday night, and after a fight broke out hours later at the DeKalb apartment where she thought ...
    April 11, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Lawyer: School stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

    PITTSBURGH – The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fu ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Car hits house near DeKalb

    DeKALB – Bryan and Holly Kuhn were at their home at 8442 Rich Road outside DeKalb around 6 p.m. Wednesday when they heard squealing tires, followed by ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Shabbona man jailed over car chase

    DIXON – A Shabbona man was in the Lee County Jail on Wednesday on seven criminal charges after a Lee County traffic stop early Wednesday turned into a ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Officials file lawsuit in Cortland MHC sewage spill

    SYCAMORE – Management of the Cortland MHC mobile home park will document how they dispose of sewage while they develop a plan to fix the failing septi ...
    April 10, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Judge maintains bond in DeKalb drug case

    SYCAMORE – Adrian Chaney made his own legal argument Tuesday morning after a DeKalb County judge declined his attorney's request to reduce his $250,00 ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:23 am
  • 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 ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • 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 ...
    April 8, 2014 - 7:02 am
  • DeKalb woman recounts unexpected attack

    DeKALB – Angela Valianos never expected a stranger to jump out of his car and hit her repeatedly when she questioned his driving outside a gas station ...
    April 8, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • DeKalb police investigating home invasion

    DeKALB — Police are searching for eight or nine people who allegedly helped a 21-year-old DeKalb man attack a man inside a DeKalb apartment early Mond ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Police: Chicago man had pot, ammo in dorm room

    DeKALB — Northern Illinois University police arrested a 19-year-old Chicago man Saturday after they say they found ammunition rounds and marijuana in ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:25 pm
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