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Schmidt files motion to dismiss indictment

By Dave Gong | November 2, 2011

Pre-trial motions were filed at a hearing Wednesday for the Sycamore woman charged in the February accident that killed an NIU student and her boyfriend.Attorneys for Patricia Schmidt, 47, filed a motion to dismiss Schmidt's indictment, as well as a motion...

Sycamore woman pleads not guilty to reckless homicide

By Dave Gong | September 13, 2011

DeKALB | The Sycamore woman charged with the death of an NIU student and her boyfriend in April pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Monday. During an arraignment hearing, formal charges are read to the defendant, who may also enter a plea of...

Woman charged in crash deaths could face prison, fines

By Meaghen Harms | April 7, 2011

The Sycamore woman charged with the deaths of an NIU student and her boyfriend appeared in court Thursday morning. Patricia Schmidt, 46, was charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated reckless driving. If convicted, the...

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People gather at Feed em Soup Wednesday night at First Lutheran Chuch in DeKalb. Alexis Weber was a volunteer for Feed em Soup.

Local soup kitchen honors crash victims

By Danny Cozzi | February 23, 2011

A memorial service was held by Feed ‘em Soup at the First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St. for Alexis "Lexi" Weber and Timothy Getzelman. Both died in a car accident Monday night. The memorial event was held at the soup kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. on...