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Election Profile: DeKalb County States Attorney

Election Profile: DeKalb County State’s Attorney

By Jessi Haish | October 11, 2012

DeKalb County State’s Attorney Election Profile Clay Campbell Background: Republican, Incumbent Has practiced criminal law in DeKalb County for 20 years Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Southern Illinois University Graduated with...

Three suspects in armed robbery case held on bond

By Dave Gong | September 28, 2011

Three Chicago men accused of committing armed robbery appeared in court Wednesday morning for a bond hearing.Jontiez Brooks, 18, Tory Hill, 21, and Pierre Black, 20, were charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery, robbery and gambling. Brooks is...

2010 yields increased assault and battery cases in DeKalb

2010 yields increased assault and battery cases in DeKalb

By Dave Gong | September 28, 2011

Incidents of assault and battery in the city increased by 38 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to the DeKalb Police Department's 2010 Annual Report. The report showed 127 incidents of aggravated assault and battery in 2010, an increase of 35 from...

Sycamore woman charged with reckless homicide in February car accident, NIU student death

By David Thomas | April 6, 2011

A Sycamore woman has been charged in the car accident that led to the deaths of an NIU student and her boyfriend in February. Patricia L. Schmidt, 46, was charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated reckless driving, said...

DeKalb County Assistant States Attorney Phil Montgomery briefs the media on William P. Curls court appearance on Monday, Nov. 1.

Little known of Curl’s background

By Kyla Gardner | November 30, 2010

Little is known about the DeKalb man charged with the murder of Antinette "Toni" Keller. William P. Curl, 34, lived in Golden Years Plaza, 507 E. Taylor St. The high-rise apartment building provides low-income public housing, according to the Housing...

An open letter to Clay Campbell

By Editorial Board | November 3, 2010

First off, a congratulations to you, Mr. Campbell, on your victory. Although we endorsed your opponent, we believed that both of you were qualified candidates for the position and that, no matter who was elected, you would have served DeKalb County admirably....

Editorial: Chami for state’s attorney

By Editorial Board | October 31, 2010

The Northern Star Editorial Board has chosen to endorse Democrat Sarah Gallagher Chami for DeKalb County State's Attorney. Chami's history as a prosecutor in the area, combined with her experience as Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County, qualifies...

Letter to the Editor: Chami an easy decision for DeKalb State’s Attorney

By Letter Writer | October 27, 2010

We have an easy decision on Nov. 2when it comes to selecting DeKalb County's next State's Attorney.Sarah Gallagher Chamihas the experience, expertise and community commitment necessaryfor the job.Her opponent, on the other hand, doesnot have the experience...

Former DeKalb State’s attorney endorses Chami in election

By Letter Writer | October 17, 2010

Who will you elect to prevent crime in your community? Orientation. For 18 years, Clay Campbell represented criminals convicted of murder, sex assault and domestic battery. Clay is a career criminal defense attorney. He did not put bad guys in jail as...

Police association endorses Chami for State’s Attorney office

By Letter Writer | October 17, 2010

The Illinois Municipal Police Association Benevolent is proud to endorse Sarah Gallagher Chami for State's Attorney of DeKalb County. Through her exemplary service as a felony prosecutor in Cook County, Sarah has shown the knowledge, perseverance and...