Crime and Courts

  • Man receives probation for sexual abuse, burglary

    SYCAMORE – A 50-year-old DeKalb man accused of breaking into his estranged wife’s home to see who was in her bed escaped a prison sentence Tuesday as ...
    March 26, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Police: DeKalb man smelled like pot in court

    DeKALB — A 19-year-old DeKalb man is facing felony charges after DeKalb city attorney Dean Frieders smelled marijuana on him in DeKalb City Court on M ...
    March 25, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • 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 ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • DeKalb man arraigned in child sex abuse case

    SYCAMORE — A 34-year-old DeKalb man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old relative maintained his innocence Monday at the DeKalb County Courthou ...
    March 24, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • 2 men sentenced to prison in DeKalb robbery

    SYCAMORE – Two 28-year-old men accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in July 2012 after they robbed a DeKalb store at gunpoint were sentence ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • 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 ...
    March 23, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Al-Qaida spokesman recounts 9/11 aftermath

    NEW YORK – Osama bin Laden’s hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Feds look for child porn on lawmaker’s computers

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal agents were searching for child pornography when they seized computers from former state Rep. Keith Farnham’s home and offices t ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • DeKalb police: 2 men were selling pot, ecstasy

    DeKALB – When DeKalb police searched the apartment of two men in November, they found marijuana and pills, and now, the men are being accused of selli ...
    March 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Probation ordered in statutory rape case

    SYCAMORE – A 22-year-old DeKalb will serve four months’ probation for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, court records show.
    March 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Fatal DUI sentencing hearing continued to Wednesday

    ST. CHARLES – Benjamin Black told the family of 11-year-old Matthew Ranken that he didn’t expect their forgiveness, but asked that they accept his apo ...
    March 21, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Chicago man gets 55 years for bank robbery

    SYCAMORE – A 31-year-old Chicago man will spend more than two decades in prison for the 51 seconds he and his cousin spent robbing a DeKalb bank in 20 ...
    March 22, 2014 - 12:41 am
  • Sentencing hearing for Black continued after testimony

    ST. CHARLES –After hours of testimony from several witnesses Thursday, Kane County Circuit Judge James Hallock postponed sentencing for Benjamin Blac ...
    March 21, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Sandwich man gets prison for cocaine possession

    SYCAMORE – A 37-year-old Sandwich man is heading to prison after admitting to having up to 100 grams of cocaine on Jan. 11, 2013.
    March 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Sycamore family prepares for sentencing in DUI that killed child

    Tonda Ranken started with 15 pages of notes.Fifteen pages about what made her 11-year-old son, Matth ...
    March 20, 2014 - 2:23 pm
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