It may be the last of its kind in DeKalb County: a turtle that’s classified as threatened in Illinois is missing from a DeKalb forest preserve.
DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.
Two Dekalb County residents were charged with stealing jewelry from a home while a party was going on over the weekend in northwest suburban Elgin.
Animal-loving senior citizens will no longer have to choose to give up their pets without ever seeing them again, if the DeKalb County Board approves a proposed animal shelter addition.
Beverly Z. Gainey was driving a 2005 Ford van about 5 p.m. on Illinois Route 23 when the accident happened north of Elva Road in unincorporated Afton Township, according to a statement from the DeKalb County sheriff’s office.
Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said it appears the bear is making a loop — down from Wisconsin; through Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb, and Ogle counties; then apparently back northwest.
The far west suburban town of Genoa was abuzz Wednesday morning, with reports of a black bear sighting.
Devin G. Blakely, 20, was found dead by friends in a waterway about 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the 10000 block of Duffy Road in Waterman, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office.
The group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.
While the man’s death was described as an “accident,” the incident remains under investigation.
You might think you’re in Australia, if you come across an unusual animal that’s on the loose in DeKalb County.
On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
The American Red Cross has opened seven shelters to provide relief for nearly 200 people who were forced from their homes this week by flooding in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and DeKalb counties.
The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.
With a high-profile triple murder trial underway in DuPage County with a camera in the courtroom, Cook County’s chief judge was left wondering when Chicago would be able to follow suit within its own court system.
A vintage World War II fighter plane crashed in DeKalb County Tuesday afternoon. Police said the pilot was alert and talking to emergency workers.
Charles Ridulph thought his 7-year-old sister, Maria, was outside playing with a friend near their Sycamore home on Dec. 3, 1957.
The trial of a man accused in the 1957 kidnapping and slaying of a 7-year-old Illinois girl is expected to begin Monday.
Several accidents over the holiday weekend are being taken as more evidence of the dangers of using a cell phone while driving.
Five years now after the disappearance of a 26-year-old DeKalb County man – and almost two years since a court declared him dead – his mother says she is fighting to keep Social Security death benefits for her son’s young daughter.