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Crime and Courts

  • Bradley Olsen’s mother to speak at missing persons memorial

    DeKALB – Sue Olsen’s worst fear came true when her 26-year-old son disappeared from a DeKalb bar and never came home.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Collector Barbies taken from Esmond home

    ESMOND – Police are seeking information about a number of collector edition Barbie dolls reported stolen during an Esmond burglary.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Police arrest Rockford couple wanted in Shabbona burglary

    SHABBONA – Police have arrested a Rockford couple in connection with several smash-and-grab burglaries in northern Illinois, including a Jan. 14 burgl ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • New leads may help solve 20-year-old murder of Shabbona woman

    DIXON – A little more than a week after the 20th anniversary of Amy Todd Fleming’s death, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is following new leads in he ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Police: Needles, drugs found in Rochelle woman’s car

    SYCAMORE – A Rochelle woman faces drug charges after police said they found meth and syringes in her car during a traffic stop.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Morning home invasion, armed robbery reported in DeKalb

    DeKALB – A group of armed men kicked in the door Tuesday to an apartment in the 800 block of Spiros Court – but they might have had the wrong address, ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • Rockford couple sought in Shabbona burglary

    SHABBONA – The DeKalb County Sheriff's office on Saturday appealed for the public's help in finding a couple suspected in a smash-and-grab burglary th ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • Suspect sought in Genoa bank robbery

    GENOA – Police said a Heartland Bank and Trust branch at 327 W. Main St. was robbed Friday.Police we ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Jack McCullough returns to Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – A judge could decide in March if convicted child murderer Jack McCullough will get another chance to prove his innocence.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:02 am
  • Man out on bond for sex charges in DeKalb faces new child-sex charges

    DeKALB – A 21-year-old Chicago man who was out on bail after being charged with sex crimes in DeKalb faces new criminal charges in Lake County.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Cortland day care provider accused of abuse has bond of $500k

    SYCAMORE – A Cortland woman accused fracturing the skull of a 6-month-old at her in-home day care remained at the DeKalb County jail Monday.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:03 am
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