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Body cameras in DeKalb will hold police to higher standards

By Payton Higgins | October 5, 2019

Police body cameras are an essential piece of equipment in any modern police department. The DeKalb County Board has been encouraging the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office to obtain and equip themselves with body cameras. The DeKalb police will be held...

NIU student suing drunk driver

By Morgan Fink | February 23, 2017

DeKALB — NIU student Evan Cortez, 23, is in the early phases of suing John Yanni, 25, of St. Charles, after sustaining injuries in a drunk driving accident that killed a DeKalb High School student.Yanni, a firefighter and paramedic with the Fox River...

Police looking for Sycamore killer

By Northern Star staff | August 15, 2016

Sycamore | Investigators have no suspects in the double homicide case that occurred in Sycamore Monday; however, there are no indications the killer or killers are still in the area, said Andrew Sullivan, DeKalb County chief deputy.Patricia A. Wilson,...

County sheriff’s office to award $500 scholarship

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2016

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a DeKalb County resident pursuing higher education during the 2016-17 academic year, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff's Office news release.The scholarship can only be applied...

DeKalb County to enforce special patrols for Super Bowl weekend

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2016

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend, according to a DeKalb County Sherriff's Office news release.The office will be looking for alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, according to the news release."We will...

DeKalb rushes to help after tornado

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 20, 2015

The tornado relief and cleanup effort demonstrated by the people of DeKalb has been nothing short of amazing.NIU sent public safety personnel to areas that were hit the hardest by the April 9 tornado that killed two and injured 22 in DeKalb and Ogle counties...

A stranded SUV was left behind on Bethany Road Monday after heavy winter storms swept over DeKalb Sunday night through Monday morning.

290 stuck in ditches amid snowy weather

By Lark Lewis | January 27, 2014

Snowy weather led to about 290 reports of cars being stuck in ditches Sunday to Monday, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.The reports came in from 4 p.m. Sunday until 12:30 p.m. Monday. Fourteen accidents involved vehicle damage only,...

Twelve arrested in Travel Inn gunfire incident

By Northern Star Staff | November 1, 2013

Police have made twelve arrests in regard to an incident where at least one shot was fired at the Travel Inn, about a half mile from NIU, at noon Friday.Through investigation Friday, offers learned that a fight in the parking lot was a result of a theft...

Gang members arrested for unlawful contact

By Northern Star Staff | October 24, 2011

SYCAMORE | Two Sycamore men were arrested this month for unlawful contact with a street gang member, according to a press release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.The release states Oct. 6, a DeKalb County Sheriff's deputy investigating a report...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

Police say Cortland shooter found dead; victims’ injuries are not life threatening.

By Kyla Gardner | July 26, 2011

Cortland | Two Cortland residents suffered non-life threatening gunshot injuries Thursday night before the shooter, Michael L. Sebourn, killled himself, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Press Release. Police were summoned to the house at...

Juvenile violates probation

By Northern Star Staff | May 3, 2011

DeKalb police arrested a juvenile in the area of First Street and Hillcrest Drive for removing his electronic home monitoring anklet early Sunday. According to a press release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's office, the sheriffs received an alert notification...