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Domestic Incident, Crash Leads to Train Striking Vehicle in Hinckley
A Hinckley man is facing several charges after a two-vehicle crash with his girlfriend in Hinckley led to his girlfriend's vehicle being struck by a train on Wednesday night. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says 33 year-old Nathan Sorensen of Maple St. in Hinckley is charged with Reckless Driving
Police Reports for Dec. 12
Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.
Letter: Term limits not appropriate in DeKalb
Recently, there has been some discussion in DeKalb about establishing term limits for City Council members as five southern suburbs are doing. Making this change in DeKalb would be a bad idea, because rapid turnover of council members all but guarantees that many council members will have no history
Bomb threats in Geneva, Aurora may be part of nationwide threat
The Kane County Government Center, Aurora City Hall, Rush-Copley Medical Center and other buildings in Kane County seem to have been part of a nationwide spate of bomb threats made in an apparent scam Thursday afternoon.
Egyptian could finally get air conditioning
DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre could soon have air conditioning, and operate with year-round programming after years of discussion surrounding the matter. As fiscal 2018 wraps up, the DeKalb City Council and city officials are moving to formalize the designation of surplus funds from the tax incremen
Hinckley Man Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance; Found with Heroin While Meeting with Probation Officers
A Hinckley man was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance while he was meeting with probation officers on Friday. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the adult probation center in the 200 blk. of N. Main St. in Sycamore at around 3:40 p.m. for a
‘This Is Christmas’ set for Egyptian Theatre
This December, Christ Community Church will present its annual Christmas stage show, “This Is Christmas,” in four different Chicago locations including DeKalb. “This Is Christmas” is a fun, festive holiday show for the whole family that combines the heart of the traditional church Christmas concert
Hoarfrost forms winter wonderland in DeKalb County
The winter wonderland of white tree branches and blades of grass Monday morning wasn't snow, it was a rare meteorological phenomena known as hoarfrost. (Photos by Katrina J.E. Milton)
Elgin man dies in early morning crash at Route 20. Nesler Road
A 34-year-old Elgin man was killed early Wednesday after police say his semitrailer struck a light pole about 4:58 a.m. Elgin police say the man, who they have not identified, suffered fatal injuries after his truck, which appeared to be carrying junked cars, veered off the road and into the pole ne
Five women arrested in Belvidere massage parlor prostitution bust
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Belvidere Police Department released the names of five women who were arrested on prostitution charges following a three month investigation into area massage parlors.
Bread & Roses concert to benefit immigrant/refugee rights coalition
Bread & Roses women’s chorus, directed by Peggy Safford, will present its concert “Room at the Table” at 3 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb.
Batavia Police Seek Retail Theft Suspects
BATAVIA, IL --- Batavia police are asking for the public's help identifying two suspects who were caught on surveillance footage during an alleged retail theft in early November. Police say the incident took place on November 6 at the Walmart located at 801 N. Randall Rd.
DeKalb Police Department Seeking Information on Stabbing Incident
Our sister station WLBK reports that no arrests have been made in a home invasion and stabbing last week in DeKalb. DeKalb Police Cmdr. Bob Redel says a man was stabbed multiple times with a knife at a home in the 800 block of Charles Street at about 9:30 in the morning on Nov. 29. The injuries were
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Wednesday Morning
CHICAGO (CBS) — A winter weather advisory has been issued for DeKalb, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties from 3 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Tuesday night will turn cloudy and bring a light freezing rain after 3 a.m. The low temperature will be 29 degrees.
Raises coming for Geneva teachers as part of new contract
Geneva Unit District 304 teachers will receive raises in each of the five years of a new contract expected to be approved by the school board Friday. Kevin Gannon, the teachers union president, acknowledged the contract calls for raises in each of the five years, but wouldn't give specifics.
Northwest Center for Autism to cut ribbon for Genoa location
GENOA – Camelot Education and Genoa-Kingston School District officials will cut the ribbon Wednesday on their new building for the Northwest Center for Autism. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 123 W. First St. The school used to be in DeKalb but moved to the building that u
Aurora Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Second First-Degree Murder Charge
An Aurora man was sentenced to 35 years' imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 2005 murder of an Aurora man and the attempted murder of that man's friend.
Plano Woman Arrested for Violating an Order of Protection in Connection to Prior Aggravated Domestic Battery Arrest
A Plano woman, who had a previous listed address in Sandwich, was arrested on Thursday night for Violation of an Order of Protection in connection with an Aggravated Domestic Battery incident that occurred in November.
Winter Weather Advisory issued for counties north and west of Chicago
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Wednesday morning for the areas north and west of Chicago. Counties include Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Lee, Ogle, DeKalb and Kane Counties.
Chicago Weather: Freezing rain, snow could snarl Wednesday morning commute
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A mix of freezing rain and snow is expected to spread across the Chicago area late Tuesday night, creating hazardous travel conditions Wednesday morning. Lake, McHenry, Kane and DeKalb are among the counties affected.