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Crime and Courts

  • NIU hazing cases continue to February

    SYCAMORE – The 22 hazing criminal cases in Northern Illinois University freshman David Bogenberger’s November 2012 death won’t be resolved this year.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • DeKalb police: Robbery reports were made up

    DeKALB – Two men who told local police they were robbed in separate incidents, one purportedly involving a gun, now face charges alleging they lied ab ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • McCullough's lawyers make case in murder appeal

    ELGIN – On the 57th anniversary of the day his sister disappeared from the corner of Archie Place and Center Cross Street in Sycamore, Charles Ridulph ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Arguments this morning in McCullough murder appeal

    Verbal arguments in Jack McCullough's appeal in the a cold case kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl are today, on the 57th anniversary ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • No resolution expected today in 2012 NIU hazing cases

    SYCAMORE – Attorneys expect that hazing criminal cases in the November 2012 death of a Northern Illinois University student will continue today, despi ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Judge Karmeier keeps Illinois Supreme Court seat

    NASHVILLE (AP) – An Illinois Supreme Court justice who narrowly fended off a campaign to keep him from winning retention says the ordeal merits rethin ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Sycamore man, Ronald J. Bieberitz Jr., has bond set at $300,000

    SYCAMORE – The 22-year-old Sycamore man accused of sexually abusing two sisters in 2008 remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday, unable to post 10 pe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Man accused of soliciting DeKalb girl

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb mother woke up Sunday and found her young daughter gone, lured away by a family friend who intended to sexually abuse her, police ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Sycamore's sex offender son accused of sex abuse

    SYCAMORE – Days after convicted sex offender Ronald J. Bieberitz Sr. was arrested for allegedly violating prohibitions on contact with children, DeKal ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Sycamore man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – Jose A. Cedillo decided to stop by his ex-girlfriend’s home to surprise her for her birthday, then attacked her and another man who was the ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Bill Cho's responds to former student's arrest

    SYCAMORE – Bill Cho’s United Tae Kwon Do staff said Tuesday that a 46-year-old sex offender facing criminal charges for allegedly being at the facilit ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Nov. 26 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 ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • DeKalb police seize 6 kilos of heroin, arrest two men

    DeKALB – Police said they seized $1.4 million worth of heroin and arrested two men – one from Anaheim, California – on major drug charges after police ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Police: Drunken driver left trail of damage at Shabbona Lake State Park

    SHABBONA – Amy B. Paprocki left a trail of damaged trees, broken posts and car bits as she drove under the influence of drugs and alcohol through Shab ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:50 am
  • Sycamore sex offender accused of going to parks

    SYCAMORE – A 46-year-old Sycamore sex offender remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday for allegedly violating rules about going to parks and attendi ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:34 am
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