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Cortland Man Arrested on Warrant After Allegedly Committing Sexual Act with Teenage Girl in Public in DeKalb

Our sister station WLBK reports that a Cortland man is charged with Public Indecency after police say he committed a sex act in public with a teenage girl in late Feb. 2019. DeKalb County Jail booking records indicate that 22-year-old Tyron Moore of Cortland was booked into the jail on Wednesday.


DeKalb resident arrested, charged with stealing 55-inch TV from home

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb resident was arrested Wednesday in connection with the theft of a 55-inch TV from an apartment in August. Andrew J. Perrin, 22, of the 1300 block of North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb is being charged with theft of property valued at more than $500, a Class 3 felony. If convicted


1 Boy Rescued, Another Missing in Wauconda Lake: Officials

Two boys, 9 and 10, were on a paddle boat Friday in a north suburban lake when they began screaming for help, officials said, prompting nearby fishermen to rescue one while divers continue searching for the other.


DeKalb County Health Department provides update on local measles cases

DeKALB – DeKalb County Health Department officials said there have been two confirmed cases of measles in the county in 2019. Cindy Graves is a registered nurse and director of community health and prevention with the department. She said the cases haven’t warranted outbreak notices, since the outbr


Dad Sends Message to Missing Crystal Lake Boy: 'Please Come Home'

The dad of a missing Crystal Lake boy had a message for his 5-year-old son, who hasn't been seen since Wednesday evening. "Andrew, please come home," he said. "You are not in trouble."


One Southbound Lane Reopens After Fatal Edens Crash At Dempster

CHICAGO (CBS)--All but one of the southbound lanes of the Edens Expressway are closed at Dempster, in Skokie, following a fatal crash, police said. A car traveling on southbound I-94 Friday afternoon fatally struck the passenger of a semi-truck that had pulled over to the side of the highway and was


Community foundation gears up for 6th annual Give DeKalb County

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership through the DeKalb County Community Foundation is gearing up for its sixth annual Give DeKalb County on May 2. Donations can be made online by credit or debit card from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on the day of the event at GiveDeKalbCounty.org, accordin


Police focus on missing Crystal Lake boy's house; parents plead for his safety

Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy from Crystal Lake said Friday there is no indication he was abducted or even left his house. After a night of activity Thursday, the search for Andrew "AJ" Freund, missing since Wednesday night, slowed with no signs of police activity F


Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar


9-year-old missing in Wauconda lake after boating mishap

WAUCONDA, Ill. — Emergency crews are searching for Bangs Lake in Wauconda for a 9-year-old reported missing in the water Friday night. Crews were called to Edgewater Parkway and Monroe Avenue in Wauconda around 7:30 p.m.


Elburn Man, Aurora Juvenile Arrested After Allegedly Robbing a Victim Lured Using Dating App in Aurora

An Elburn man and an Aurora juvenile were both arrested and charged with Class 2 felony Robbery after allegedly luring another man to an apartment complex using a dating app and robbing him on Wednesday on the city's West side.


Elk Grove Village man charged with attempted murder of mail carrier

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- An Elk Grove Village man has been charged with trying to kill a U.S. Postal Service worker who was delivering mail in the western suburb on New Year's Eve.


Manner of death 'undetermined' for man found behind Genoa Dollar General

GENOA – The DeKalb County Coroner's Office said the manner of death was undetermined for Randy W. Lawson, a 31-year-old transient man whose body was found behind Dollar General at 101 Kearney Drive.


DCFS has investigated past abuse, neglect allegations in case of missing boy

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The Department of Children an Family Service said Friday they have been involved with the family of a missing Crystal Lake boy since 2013 and have investigated allegations of abuse and neglect.


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set, authorities say

GOODFIELD, Ill. — Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday that the deaths will be ruled homicides and a juvenile is being questioned.


Three Escape Burning Car; Driver Charged in DUI Crash in DeKalb County

Our sister station WLBK reports that passers-by pulled a person from a burning car following a crash in northern DeKalb County near Genoa where the driver was charged with DUI.


Search continues 6 weeks since Genoa teen's disappearance

GENOA – Police and family members still are looking for a Genoa man that has been missing for six weeks. Nancy Maynard still does not know her son Joe’s whereabouts since he was last seen March 8. She said there have been several leads that ultimately went nowhere and she hasn’t gotten any new infor


U.S. Post Office is hiring for Illinois, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTVO) - The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a two week hiring event for most of Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The Milwaukee Post Office is hosting a two-week job fair Monday through Friday, April 22-May 3, 9am-3pm.


Arraignment next step in process for DeKalb blacksmith

DeKALB – When Luis Alfredo De La Cruz, DeKalb resident and owner of Cortland-based Alfredo’s Iron Works Inc., shows up to federal court Tuesday, he will face 14 federal indictments related to smuggling, transporting and harboring undocumented immigrants.