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Man charged with DUI after hitting school bus in Dekalb
DEKALB (WREX) -A man is charged with a DUI after police say he hit the back of a school bus Thursday afternoon.Dekalb County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the intersection of Allen Road and New Lebanon Road just before 3 p.m.Police say Paul Koontz drove his car into back of a school bus and had t
Woman charged following I-80 crash
A Sycamore, Illinois woman faces charges stemming from a fiery, two-vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 80 at mile post 15 in Henry County, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Dyan Talbot said.Jennifer L. Pattalio, 37, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, operation of an
Four people charged with smuggling drugs into Boone County Jail
BELVIDERE, Ill. - Following a three-month investigation, Boone County authorities on Friday charged four people for conspiring and smuggling drugs into the Boone County Jail.
Emergency Personnel On Scene of Large Crash Near Plano H.S.
Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.Authorities and emergency personnel are on the scene of a large accident Friday morning not far from Plano High School.Reports from the scene indicate multiple vehicles were involved in the crash near Little Rock Rd. and Abe St. and that authoritie
Mixed messages: Job listings online for shuttered DeKalb Applebee's
DeKALB – Miss Applebee’s? Maybe you went there on the regular. Maybe you worked there. Whatever the case, a flurry of job postings on Indeed suggest a new franchisee might be swooping in to breathe in new life.
Railcar manufacturing plant to close in Illinois
ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — A railcar manufacturing plant in northern Illinois is set to close as the factory building goes up for auction. ...
Police release composite photos of suspect wanted for 2016 double murder
SYCAMORE, Ill. - The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a potential suspect in a 2016 double murder via newly released composite photos, which were generated from DNA found at the crime scene.
Rochelle's Nippon-Sharyo manufacturing plant to close
ROCHELLE, Ill. - Rochelle's Nippon Sharyo railcar manufacturing plant is set to close and the building is up for auction, city leaders confirmed on Thursday.
Railcar plant to close in Illinois
ROCHELLE, Ill. — A railcar manufacturing plant in northern Illinois is set to close as the factory building goes up for auction.Nippon Sharyo announced Thursday it would be closing its Rochelle plant at the end of this month after a failure to deliver 130 bi-level Amtrak passenger cars for Illinois
Nippon Sharyo confirms closing of Rochelle facility
Although the railcar manufacturer will no longer be in Rochelle, city officials said they are working together with Nippon Sharyo to fill the facility, which will brings jobs back to the community.
DeKalb County law enforcement tries new technology to advance double-homicide case
Police still do not know who is responsible for the brutal slayings of Patricia Wilson, 85, and her son, Robert, 64,who last were heard fromAug. 14, 2016. Police said they were killed sometime that Sunday evening by a man who broke into their home at 16058 Old State Road. Investigators said the only
Plano girl, 16, and Sandwich woman injured in 3-vehicle Plano crash
A 16-year-old Plano female and a Sandwich woman were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Friday morning, Aug. 17, in Plano.
Locals react to Nippon Sharyo closing
Closing for good. By the end of August, Nippon Sharyo will be shutting down their plant in Rochelle. Since 2015, the Japanese company has shrunk its workforce due to a decreased workload.
U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive In Kane County: Kendall Co. Sheriff
KANE COUNTY, IL — Kendall County Sheriff's Office officials reported members of the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force took a wanted fugitive into custody on Aug. 16 at the Kane County courthouse in St. Charles. Officials said 32-year-old Mario Monjaras, a fugitive since
Rockford Man Killed in Fiery DeKalb Co. Crash; 2nd Fatal Accident Reported in County on Monday
Our sister station WLBK reports that a Rockford man is dead following two accidents involving five vehicles, two that caught on fire, north of Malta.DeKalb County Sheriff’s officials say 53-year-old Roger Cavins of Rockford died after his car caught fire in the first of two crashes on Route 64 at ab
Caught on video: Suspects wanted for multiple DeKalb-area car burglaries
DEKALB, Ill. - The DeKalb Police Department is searching for a suspects, caught on surveillance footage, who is thought to be responsible for a series of car burglaries.
Aurora Girl, 16, Missing For Nearly A Week: Cops
AURORA, IL — Police in Aurora are asking the public for help finding a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for almost a week. Theresa Merina Olvera, of the 700 block of Cedardale Pl., was last seen on Aug. 9, according to police.
Site of long shuttered Aurora hospital may be cleaned up
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ID Released of Man Killed While Walking Across Douglas Rd. in Montgomery
The driver, who was not further identified, was cited. The FOIA return from the coroner's office says the investigation into the death and accident is still on-going at this time.
Analysis: Elgin pays property taxes more than two times national average
Elgin, population 112,123, recorded a median sale price of $188,000, based on data from the 605 properties sold during the first half of 2018. In 2017, homeowners paid a median property tax bill of $4,862, according county tax data from the Kane County Assessment Office.