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City Blotter

By Northern Star staff | August 29, 2016

The following was taken from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb county court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Tuesday

At 4:05 p.m., DeKalb Police responded to the 1100 block of Rushmore Drive. Upon arrival, officers observed a known individual. A check revealed that Phillip Weaver, 28, of DeKalb, had an active warrant. Weaver was arrested and taken to the DeKalb Police Station. He was later transported to DeKalb County Jail.

At 7:09 p.m., DeKalb Police in the 1600 block of Sycamore Road observed a vehicle with expired registration. The officer performed a traffic stop and found the driver, Darrell Nelson II , 22, of DeKalb, was driving with a suspended license. Nelson was arrested and taken to the DeKalb Police Station. He was later released on bond.

Wednesday

At 12:23 a.m., DeKalb Police on the 700 block of South First Street observed a vehicle cross the center line. A license plate check revealed the license plates belonged to a different vehicle whose owner had a suspended driver's license. The officer performed a traffic stop and found the owner, Alexander J. Robinson, 19, of Malta was driving the vehicle. Robinson was arrested and taken to the DeKalb Police Station. He was later released on bond.

 

Improper cooking causes fire at Carniceria Del Sol

Improper cooking causes fire at Carniceria Del Sol

By Olivia Willoughby | May 6, 2012

A structure fire caused extensive damage at a downtown DeKalb business Friday night. Tony Cox, DeKalb Fire Department captain, said the fire was caused by improper cooking at Carniceria Del Sol, 323 E. Locust St. The DeKalb Fire Department was called...

Retired journalism professor Hallie Hamilton holds a photograph taken when he was 19 and first stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala. in 1942.

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City council discusses progress, state of city goals at special session

By Joe Palmer | April 22, 2012

The DeKalb City Council discussed their ideas for the future of DeKalb at a meeting Saturday morning. The Council met with a representative from the NIU Center for Governmental Studies in a special session at the Best Western Inn and Suites, 1212 W. Lincoln...

Gotlund, Rachan have mixed results at NCAA regionals

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DeKalb goes digital

By Olivia Willoughby | April 2, 2012

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McCullough hearing rescheduled

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | March 25, 2012

The motion call status hearing for Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was canceled Friday and rescheduled for Monday. Court documents allege McCullough sexually abused a Sycamore girl in the early 1960s. McCullough is charged with one count of rape and four...

NIU, DAYGLOW feel financial hit following event cancellation

By Alex Fiore | March 7, 2012

Both NIU and DAYGLOW felt financial ramifications after a Feb. 25 Convocation Center performance was canceled. DAYGLOW stands to lose over $100,000 in ticket sales and NIU stands to lose up to $22,305 in box office, licensing and labor fees due to the...

Feithen retiring from DeKalb P.D to take chief position in Monmouth

Feithen retiring from DeKalb P.D to take chief position in Monmouth

By Jessica Wells and Linze Griebenow | February 7, 2012

DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen announced Tuesdayhe will retire from the DeKalb Police Department and was hired as the police chief in Monmouth. According to a press release from the city of DeKalb, Feithen was appointed as Monmouth police chief  Monday...

Groundhog Day arrives amidst warm weather

By Linze Griebenow | February 1, 2012

Groundhog Day can sometimes feel like déjà vu.The historical origins lie in European weather folklore where a small bear or badger emerges from its cave or hole. However, the contemporary American tradition can be traced back to a German-American's...

Woman charged in fight

By Dave Gong | May 3, 2011

DeKALB | A woman from Matteson, Ill. was charged with resisting a peace officer during a fight on Greenbrier Road Sunday.Lekeshia Martin, 29, was charged with two counts of battery and one count of criminal damage to property. According to reports, DeKalb...