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Report: Multiple people wounded at manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois

Reports say that numerous people including four police officers are injured at a manufacturing facility in Illinois after a situation involving an active shooter. The situation was happening at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The Daily Herald said four Aurora


Police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead

(CNN)Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. The shooter also was killed. He died in a gun battle with officers, the chief said.


4 Police Officers Shot in Active Shooter Incident in Illinois Before Suspect Is Apprehended: Reports

An active shooter in Aurora, Illinois, has been apprehended, the city announced on Twitter. But CNN reports that 4 police officers were shot during the incident, which reportedly took place at the Henry Pratt Company in an industrial area. CNN, citing sources, reports the officers are in stable cond


DeKalb Joint Review Board OKs TIF 1 ending early

DeKALB – The city’s Joint Review Board are officially recommending the city of DeKalb end tax increment finance district known as ‘TIF 1’ a year early. During a brief Friday afternoon meeting, the board members gave reports regarding the TIF decision and their respective municipalities. Terminating


'Mooney property' in downtown DeKalb draws no bidders

DeKALB – There was no love for properties at 204 N. Fourth St. and XXXXX Oak St. at a public auction on Thursday. No one submitted a bid for the properties, which collective have become known as the "Mooney property," at an auction at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office in Sycamore. Office Coordinato


Police reports for Feb. 15

• Ronald D. Glass, 40, of the 500 block of Normal Road, was charged Monday, Feb. 11 with criminal trespass to land. 1400 block of Twombly Road, was charged Monday, Feb. 11, with driving under the influence and DUI over 0.08.


$4 million Illinois lottery prize remains unclaimed

CHICAGO (WICS/WCCU) -- One lucky winner has just eight days left to claim a $4 million lottery prize. Illinois Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a Chicago gas station on February 23, 2018.


DeKalb County meeting public comment rules to be clarified

SYCAMORE – Rules about public commenting at DeKalb County government meetings, among other things, are about to get a little clearer. DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski Jr. said the committee on Thursday wanted to clarify in county rules that people attending county meetings can speak abou


“Zombie deer” disease now found in 17 Illinois counties

GALENA, Ill. (KWQC) – Animals with a sickness known as "zombie deer" disease are now being reported in 17 Illinois counties, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.


NIU remembers five students killed in 2008 shooting with 'moment of reflection'

DEKALB, Ill. (WIFR) -- Eleven years have passed since five Northern Illinois University students were killed in an on-campus shooting. The campus held a moment of reflection in front of Cole Hall at a memorial remembering the victims of the shooting on Feb. 14, 2008. Five bells rang at 3:06 p.m., th


At least 1 dead, numerous people injured in Aurora, Ill., shooting

A spokesman for the coroner's office says at least one person is dead following a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago. Kane County coroner's office spokesman Chris Nelson says at least one person was killed in the attack Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Co. building in Aurora.


Illinois woman arrested after seeking to enter stranger's van with infant

BOONVILLE — An Illinois woman is facing a misdemeanor child endangerment charges after she allegedly tried to place her three children in a stranger’s van at a truck stop on Sunday morning.


New bill would make drivers pay by the mile in Illinois

One Illinois lawmaker is again seeking a tax on each mile vehicle owners drive instead of a gas tax. State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, introduced House Bill 2864, which would create the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Voluntary participants would pay a per-mile road usage charge is $0.02


Mason Properties to bring indoor sports simulator to DeKalb

DeKALB – Jim Mason wants to bring an indoor sports simulator, bar, and gaming facility to DeKalb so that young people have something to do. Mason, DeKalb-based developer of Mason Properties, is looking to the city of DeKalb to amend its liquor licensing requirements. The amendment would allow for th


DeKalb County police, Safe Passage key on abusers who go for the throat

Note to readers: The Daily Chronicle has agreed not to identify the woman who tells her story below as she is the victim of a crime and fears retribution. Tanya is a strong 24-year-old woman who believes people can change. She stuck with her boyfriend and father of her child, thinking things would g


Mongtomery felon held on $5K, accused of assaulting ex

SYCAMORE – A Montgomery man is being held in the DeKalb County Jail on $5,000 bond after allegedly abusing his ex-girlfriend. Michael L. Shaddix, 41, of the 100 block of Heathgate Road, has been charged with domestic battery and, if convicted, could face up to a year in jail.


Illinois authorities searching for Wayne County escaped inmate

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfield Police, and US Marshall’s are searching for an escaped inmate. Deputies say 32-year-old Eric Willett escaped from work release.


NIU to hold memorial service 11 years after a deadly campus shooting

DEKALB (WREX) — Northern Illinois University is set to honor the five victims who were killed when a gunman opened fire in a classroom on Valentine’s Day in 2008. The shooting happened inside of Cole Hall at 3:06 p.m. Five people were killed and dozens were injured.


Girls basketball: Spartans score first 17 in victory, defense does rest

STILLMAN VALLEY – After an early barrage of 3-pointers led to 17 straight points to start the game, the defense of the Sycamore girls basketball team took care of the rest. The Spartans advanced to the championship of the Class 3A Stillman Valley Regional with a 40-15 win over the host Cardinals on


Geneva Police Arrest 7 Teens At Underage Drinking Party

GENEVA, IL — The Geneva Police Department said six minors and one juvenile were charged with underage drinking after police were called to a house at 11:38 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in the 800 block of Anderson Boulevard on a loud party complaint, according to the Kane County Chronicle. According to a pol