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Wisconsin court records detail investigation, charges in Sycamore woman's killing

Note to readers: These reports contain explicit descriptions of a murder scene. Documents obtained from the Dodge County State's Attorney's office detail a gruesome scene Saturday when Ulisses Medina Espinosa shot and killed his ex-wife, Stacia Hollinshead, a DeKalb County prosecutor, while their fi


DeKalb Co. State's Attorney Thanks Public for Support Following Fatal Shooting of Asst. Prosecutor

DeKalb County State’s Attorney Rick Amato is thanking the community for the outpouring of support following the fatal shooting of an attorney who worked in his office. Your browser does not support the audio element.


Beaver Dam homicide: Dekalb County prosecutor shot dead by ex husband in worse case of domestic violence

Stacia Hollinshead a Dekalb County, Illinois prosecutor shot dead by ex husband-Ulisses W. Medina Espinosa in instance of domestic violence. A Wisconsin assistant state attorney has been fatally shot, allegedly at the hands of her ex-husband, in what is being described as ‘the worst possible outcome


DeKalb School District mourns loss of 10-year-old student who was fatally shot

DEKALB, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 10-year-old DeKalb student shot over the weekend while sitting in a vehicle with his father has died. DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Jamie Craven confirms Ezra Hill Jr. was a student at Taylor Park Elementary.


Illinois Residents May Soon Pay a Tax When It Rains

If you think Illinois had a tax for everything, you're wrong! A new tax is being proposed that will cost you money every time it rains. It's being called the 'rain tax.'. A new tax on rainwater is being proposed in Springfield, according to Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee). He is


Chicago man accused of stealing $1,000 from Sycamore bank

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Chicago man accused of stealing more than $1,000 from Heartland Bank and Trust in Sycamore was arrested Friday, March 22. Brandon Moore, 29, faces theft charges. The indictment alleges he stole from the bank on June 28, 2018.


Breaking: Police arrest 1 in connection with Sycamore armored car heist

SYCAMORE – It might have seemed like the perfect crime, but police say they have arrested one of the people who made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in a daylight armored car burglary last June.


Lawsuit: CPD raided wrong home during child's birthday party

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A civil rights lawsuit claims that Chicago police raided the wrong house during a 4-year-old boy's birthday party. A Chicago family alleges that 17 officers executed a search warrant on their South Side home on Feb. 10, smashing the child's birthday cake and trashing the apartment.


Death Of Campton Hills Woman Considered Homicide

CAMPTON HILLS, IL - The death of a Campton Hills woman is being investigated as a homicide. Law enforcement authorities in the far west suburb say Mary Summerwill suffered "blunt force trauma" before she was found at her home on Willowbrook Drive Sunday morning, according to a report from the Daily


DeKalb boy shot Saturday dies

Ezra Hill Jr., a 10-year-old DeKalb boy who was shot Saturday while visiting his father in south suburban Harvey, died Monday, a family friend confirmed. Ezra was a fourth-grader at Tyler Elementary in DeKalb who was sometimes known as “E.J.” His youth wrestling coach, Max Hiatt, said Ezra was alway


Lake County Ind. officer charged with bribery, theft

A Lake County Sheriff’s Department officer is facing bribery and perjury charges after investigators said he improperly ran vehicle identification number (VIN) checks to make “fast and easy money.”


Boy, 8, killed in Aurora hit-and-run; witnesses say driver ran away

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- An 8-year-old boy was fatally struck Monday evening while crossing the street with his sister and grandfather in southwest suburban Aurora. Police and firefighters responded just after 7:40 p.m. to a report of a fatal crash involving a young child in the area of Lake and Plum s


Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped; ‘His Record Has Been Wiped Clean’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Less than two weeks after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime, prosecutors have dropped charges in the case.


Florida man sentenced for traveling to southern Illinois to have sex with underage girl

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A 31-year-old Florida man was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a local underage girl he met on the internet.


Man charged with DUI after crash with police car in Aurora

A man is facing DUI charges after allegedly crashing into a police car Monday night in west suburban Aurora. John Lundy, 48, was driving a white 2009 Dodge Van near Lake and Plum streets in Aurora at 8:44 p.m. when the van hit the squad car, according to a statement from Aurora police.


Lucky Stretch in Illinois: Four Large Prizes Won Since Thursday!

$1,000,000 Powerball Prize Won in Batavia, $150,000 Lucky Day Lotto Prize Won in Worth, $100,000 Prize Won in Chicago, $200,000 Lucky Day Lotto Prize Won in Oak Forest. If you recently purchased a Powerball or Lucky Day Lotto ticket, you may want to check it right away! A gas station in Batavia sold


Emanuel Says Smollett Got Off ‘Scot-Free’; Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Want More Information

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police and prosecutors usually work together closely, but Tuesday Mayor Rahm Emanual lashed out at States Attorney Kim Foxx and how her office handled the Jussie Smollett case.


Illinois State Police To Pass Out Tickets Like Tic Tacs

If you drive on any Illinois road patrolled by the Illinois State police, consider yourself warned. State police have announced they will be passing out tickets "like Tic Tacs."


Police Reports for March 25

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.


Girls track and field: After loss of star seniors, DeKalb looks ahead with confidence

DeKALB – The Barbs are ready to reload after last year’s senior-fueled historic run to a fifth-place finish at state with a new group of athletes. “We try to let them know that every year is a new year,” DeKalb coach Tywon Green said. “You’re not the class before. Let it go. Make your own records. S