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Sycamore woman claims police brutality after fight at DeKalb Walmart

Video of the struggle outside the DeKalb Walmart on Sept. 23 shows Ashley Lunardon clinging to her baby's car seat, the child inside crying, as an off-duty Northern Illinois University police officer tries to pin her arms behind her back.


Statewide test results: 79 percent of Abbott failed English language arts

About 21 percent of Abbott Middle School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2018 and 79 percent of students failed, according to a Kane County Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.


Illinois Governor Signs State Gun Licensing Law

Gun dealers in Illinois have some new state rules to live with. Governor J.B. Pritzker yesterday signed a new law that requires a state license to sell guns and ammunition. In addition to the new license, gun dealers will be required to install a security system with video cameras, and maintain an e


Snow, ice forecast for Coles County and Central Illinois

LINCOLN -- The expected weekend winter storm poised to impact Central Illinois tonight and into Saturday has prompted a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service.


Judge rules Hoyle's confession admissible at future murder trial

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge ruled Friday afternoon that interviews with police can be used as evidence at the trial of a woman accused of slamming a baby to the floor resulting in fatal injuries.


Our View: Video of Walmart fight upsetting, but police commands must be followed

The video of the struggle on Sept. 23 between Northern Illinois University police officer Junelle Bennett and Ashley Lunardon of Sycamore is upsetting. In the video, published on the Daily Chronicle website on Thursday, Bennett and another woman try – and eventually succeed – in taking a screaming b


Third, final Chicago man sentenced in 2017 Sycamore 7-Eleven armed robbery

SYCAMORE – With a guilty plea to armed robbery and a 31-year prison sentence for Terrance E. Storey, all three Chicago men charged in the July 2017 armed robbery of the Sycamore 7-Eleven have been convicted and sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison.


MISSING PERSON: Illinois woman with dementia last seen at O'Hare

An 84-year-old woman with memory loss has been reported missing by the Glenview Police Department. She was last seen at O'Hare airport on Friday. Maureen McGarvey has been described as 5'2", 130 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair.


Human Services Transportation Plan meeting set for Jan. 25

MENDOTA — The Human Services Transportation Plan Region 3 Transportation Committee will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 Mendota Moose Lodge 714, 211 E. 12th St. Region 3 includes Bureau, DeKalb, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle and Putnam counties.


Bond set for felons accused of beating longtime DeKalb County jail inmate

SYCAMORE – Two convicted felons from DeKalb accused of beating up a longtime DeKalb County jail inmate seem bound for that very jail for the foreseeable future. Bond was set Wednesday beyond the scope of what Princeston L. Mack, 20, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive, and Jordan C. Hopkins, 26, of the


Winter storm Harper predicted to hit DeKalb tonight

Bundle up Huskies and keep shovels and ice scrapers close. Winter storm Harper is moving in from the west where it has left behind winds upward of 160 miles per hour, foot upon foot of snow and dangerous driving conditions. DeKalb is under a winter storm warning until noon Saturday, according to a J


$649K Home With Jacuzzi, Wet Bar, 3-Car Garage

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No Charges to be Filed in Connection With Fatal December Crash in DeKalb

Our sister station WLBK reports that an investigation has found that DeKalb Police called off their pursuit of a vehicle that was in a fatal crash shortly after it began. No charges are being filed following the completion of an investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office into the Dec. 1 cra


DeKalb boy jailed in connection with shots fired Tuesday on Edgebrook Drive

DeKALB – A 17-year-old DeKalb boy has been arrested and taken to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles in connection with shots fired Tuesday evening in the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, according to DeKalb Police Cmdr. Bob Redel.


Police reports for Jan. 17

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.


Genoa-Kingston High School finishes first-ever Start With Hello week

GENOA – Students and staff at Genoa-Kingston High School finished their first-ever Start With Hello spirit week with a lip-sync performance for the ages. Tara Wilkins, librarian for the high school and one of the event's organizers, said the concept for the week was developed by parents of the Sandy


DeKalb dancers perform at Outback Bowl

A group of 15 dancers from DeKalb Just For Kix performed in the pre-game and halftime shows at the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. The game in Tampa, Florida, featured the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.


Report: Driver in fatal Hillcrest crash was intoxicated

DeKALB – A woman who died after her SUV crashed through a fence and into a tree Dec. 1 in the 500 block of West Hillcrest Drive was drunk, high and fled from police at a top speed of 78 mph, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.


Our View: DeKalb can move on after settling lawsuit with former employee

Often, when you have a lawyer involved in an issue, you hope to avoid being sued – not have the lawyer named in a lawsuit along with you. But that’s the way it went in DeKalb after Mayor Jerry Smith announced the removal of Molly Talkington from her post as interim city manager on Nov. 5.


Michnick leaving city of DeKalb to be executive director of Tanzania Development Support

DeKALB – Jason Michnick is leaving his role as the city of DeKalb's economic planner to become the first executive director of DeKalb-based Tanzania Development Support. Michnick, 31, has become known to many people around DeKalb since his hire in June 2016, representing the city with groups such as