Computer Outage Knocks Out 911 Lines In Four CountiesOfficials have managed to re-route 911 calls so they’re getting through to the sheriff’s departments in Ogle, DeKalb, Lee, and Stephenson counties.
DeKalb County Prosecutors Say Conviction In 1957 Cold Case Murder Should Be OverturnedProsecutors in DeKalb County have said the conviction of a 76-year-old man in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl, because newly obtained phone records show he could not possibly have abducted her.
Aurora Priest Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Children Younger Than 13Alfredo Pedraza Arias, 49, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.
Homemade Alcohol Might Have Killed DeKalb County Jail InmateDeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said Brandon Washington became very sick at 1:48 a.m. Monday, after drinking hooch—homemade alcohol—which is common among inmates in jails and prisons.
Tulip Tree Memorial Stolen From DeKalb County CemeteryThe trees were meant to honor a family's father and grandfather.
Without Government Aid, Recovery From April Tornado Slow In FairdaleThe EF-4 tornado that hit Fairdale on April 9 has been described as the area's greatest natural disaster in generations.
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.