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Prescription drugs lay on a countertop. The Sycamore Police Department is hosting a day-long prescription drug drop-off service for people to safely discard their prescription medications. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

Day-long medication drop-off at Sycamore Police Department

By Brandon Clark, News Reporter | September 6, 2023

DeKALB – The Sycamore Police Department has partnered with State Sen. Dave Syverson and State Rep. Jeff Keicher in an effort to keep unused prescription drugs out of circulation. A prescription drug drop-off will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m....

Man arrested for three burgalaries

By Northern Star staff | November 12, 2015

A Rockford man faces felony charges in relation to three smash and grab burglaries.Andrew N. Sanders, 28, was arrested at his residence Tuesday by Sycamore Police.The burglaries occurred in the late evening hours of July 21 and early morning hours of...

Sycamore man charged with sexual assault of child

By Northern Star staff | October 19, 2015

A Sycamore man was arrested Sunday after police investigated alleged sex offenses against a child.Mark Baumann, 44, faces three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and possession of...

Sycamore man faces charges of aggravated, domestic battery after 6-year-old found with bruises

By Northern Star staff | May 5, 2015

Kevin A. Crosby, 40, of Sycamore, faces charges of aggravated battery and domestic battery.Sycamore police were informed on Monday of a 6-year-old has bruises on his face and head, leading to an investigation, according to a Sycamore Police Department...

Sycamore man charged with sexually assaulting 17-year-old

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

Police have charged a Sycamore man with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.On April 17, the girl told police she had been assaulted in Barber's home on April 14, according to a Sycamore Police news release. Timothy G. Barber, 51, was charged with...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Teacher’s aide Andrew Arison faces 19 more charges of sexual abuse of children

By Northern Star staff | March 26, 2015

DeKalb police have charged teacher's aide Andrew Arison with 19 more counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.The charges are being added to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and possession of child pornography charges that were brought against Arison...

Teachers aide Andrew Arison charged with possession of child pornography

Teacher’s aide Andrew Arison charged with possession of child pornography

By Northern Star staff | March 18, 2015

Andrew Arison, 36, of Sycamore, was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography — a class two felony — on Wednesday, according to a Sycamore Police news release.Sycamore Police seized computer equipment from Arison’s home on March...

Police to conduct child safety check

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2014

The DeKalb and Sycamore police departments will conduct a child safety seat checkpoint 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday outside of Hy-Vee Floral, 2700 DeKalb Ave.Certified child passenger safety technicians will provide free safety seat inspections as a part of...

DeKalb police help tornado victims

By Deanna Frances | November 27, 2013

On Nov. 26, employees and volunteers of the DeKalb and Sycamore Police Departments visited the towns of East Peoria and Washington, Ill., where tornadoes destroyed more than 1,000 homes and left one dead and many injured Nov. 17.The tornado disaster relief...

Forklift victim identified

By Northern Star Staff | March 28, 2012

According to the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office press release, 56-year-old Evaristo Alvarado from Sandwich was identified as the man crushed in a fatal accident Tuesday afternoon. Alvarado was crushed at the back of the storage lot of Menards, 1825...

As of November 7 the route 7 Huskie Bus will no longer stop at
the American National Bank on the corner of Bethany Road and DeKalb

Bus route changes could inconvenience students

By Felix Sarver | November 14, 2011

Not everyone is satisfied with recent changes to the Huskie Bus Line. As of Nov. 7, route seven no longer passes through the parking lot of Lowe's on Sycamore Road and no longer stops by the American National Bank at the corner of Bethany Road and DeKalb...

Sycamore Police Department get new police station

By Thomas Verschelde | May 8, 2011

DeKALB | The Sycamore Police Department, 535 DeKalb Ave., recently added an 18,000 square foot addition to the old police station. “We needed the expansion due to lack of space and lack of some necessary functions that a police station needs,” said...