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  • Chicago official: City to hire 100s more officers

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department plans to hire more than 500 additional officers as it struggles to deal with a violent year full of killings a ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Ex-National Guard soldier given 30-year prison sentence

    CHICAGO – A Chicago federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Illinois National Guard soldier and his cousin to prison for plotting to join Islamic ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Jury trial underway in child sex assault case

    SYCAMORE – A jury was selected Tuesday to hear the trial of a local man accused of multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:34 pm
  • Sycamore considering fees for donation boxes

    SYCAMORE – Junk was piled up Tuesday around the USAgain donation boxes at 403 State St., where it had been for days.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Construction on schedule for DeKalb County Jail expansion

    SYCAMORE – An expansion project to remedy overcrowding at the DeKalb County Jail is moving along right on schedule, Joyce Klein, the sheriff’s chief o ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Earth smashes yet another heat record; 16th month in a row

    WASHINGTON – Another month, another global heat record smashed.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Tulsa shooting: Attorney says Terence Crutcher ignored officer's commands before shooting

    TULSA, Okla. – An attorney for a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man said the man ignored officers' commands, kept tou ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 2:11 pm
  • Judge sets bond at $250,000 for man suspected in home invasion

    DeKALB – A local man accused of walking into another man’s home and attacking him faces felony home invasion charges, one of two such crimes reported ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • DeKalb man faces charges after downstairs neighbor finds bullet hole in ceiling

    DeKALB – A local man faces felony gun charges after police said he recklessly discharged an AR-15 rifle in his second-floor apartment Saturday.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:10 pm
  • Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Dombek joins Resource Bank Trust

    Resource Bank N.A. has welcomed James J. “Jim” Dombek to its team at Resource Bank Trust. With more ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tourism matters: DeKalb County visitors spend $91.3 million

    The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Tourism recently released the 2015 economic impact of the tourism industry. T ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sept. 20 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. 20, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Tree orders accepted for Sycamore residents

    SYCAMORE – Residents of Sycamore can order from a selection of shade and ornamental trees for their front yards or parkways while the city covers half ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Suspect in N.Y.-area bombings captured

    LINDEN, N.J. – A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in the doorway of a bar roused him and quickl ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 12:35 am
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