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Two collisions occurred on North Annie Glidden Road Thursday morning, according to the DeKalb Police Department.

Sycamore Police: Motorcyclist killed in automobile accident

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 28, 2022

SYCAMORE – On Monday, an accident between a motorcycle and an automobile left one person deceased at the intersection of DeKalb Avenue and Mercantile Drive. Sycamore Police and Fire departments responded to the incident around 4:36 p.m. Monday. There...

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,...

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...

Child pornography suspect found dead in home

By Northern Star Staff | February 5, 2012

A Sycamore man was found dead in his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.According to a Sycamore Police Dept. press release, Brian A. Cobb, 42, of Sycamore had been the subject of a police investigation which resulted in the warrant for...

‘They were perfect for each other’: Friends remember Weber, Getzelman

By Shaun Zinck and Melissa Mastrogiovanni | February 23, 2011

Education philosophy instructor Molly Swick remembers when Alexis "Lexi" Weber first walked in her class. "I first met Lexi when she enrolled in my EPFE 201 class during the spring of 2009. I loved her energy and wit from the start," Swick said. "Lexi...

Sycamore man charged with sexual assault offenses

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2010

SYCAMORE | Sycamore Police arrested a man Wednesday for alleged sexual assault offenses. Rudy L. Salazar, 56, of Sycamore, was charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a class X felony and four counts of aggravated criminal...

Bond set for armed home invasion suspect

Bond set for armed home invasion suspect

By Shaun Zinck | September 29, 2010

Bond has been set for a Bolingbrook man charged with invading a home in the first block of Daisy Avenue in Cortland Tuesday morning.

Robert Jackson, 24, is currently being held on $1 million bond at the DeKalb County Jail. He is charged with two counts of home invasion, two counts of armed violence, residential burglary, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Police were called to the residence at 10:17 a.m. Tuesday after a reported armed home invasion had occurred, according to a Cortland Police press release. Witnesses provided a description of the suspect to police and said the suspect also fired a shot from a handgun while in the home. The release also said a 16-year-old male was taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, for non-life threatening injuries.

At 11 a.m. Sycamore Police and DeKalb County Sheriff Deputies took Jackson into custody in the field near Fenstermaker Road, the release said.

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said the investigation is still ongoing and they are looking for two other suspects alledgedly driving an older model, blue, four door Buick with Illinois Firefighter registration.

Scott said the handgun used in the home invasion was recovered around 5 p.m. Tuesday with the help of the NIU canine unit.

Jackson’s next court date is scheduled for Oct. 19.

Sycamore man charged with sexual assualt

By David Matz | September 9, 2010

Sycamore | A Sycamore man was arrested on a warrant for aggravated criminal sexual assault shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Sycamore Police Department press release. Mark A. Tate, 41, is being held on $500,000 bond for the DeKalb County...