DeKalb County

Blanding's Turtle Missing From DeKalb Forest PreserveIt 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 Changing Zoning Laws For Fairdale To Help Tornado Victims RebuildDeKalb 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.
Pair Charged With Stealing Jewelry During Party In ElginTwo Dekalb County residents were charged with stealing jewelry from a home while a party was going on over the weekend in northwest suburban Elgin.
DeKalb County Shelter Planning Facility For Aging Pets Of SeniorsAnimal-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.
Elderly Woman Dies After DeKalb County CrashBeverly 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.
Wandering Black Bear Could Be Headed Back To WisconsinChris 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.
Black Bear Spotted Again In Far West SuburbsThe far west suburban town of Genoa was abuzz Wednesday morning, with reports of a black bear sighting.
Man Missing After New Year's Party Found Dead In WaterDevin 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.
Suburban Mayors Back Same-Sex Marriage LegislationThe group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.
Man Dies After Lawn Mower Falls On HimWhile the man’s death was described as an “accident,” the incident remains under investigation.
Pet Wallaroo Missing In DeKalb CountyYou might think you're in Australia, if you come across an unusual animal that's on the loose in DeKalb County.
Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster AreasOn Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.