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Jacobson elected DeKalb 1st Ward Alderman

By Zachary Brictson | April 5, 2011

DeKALB | David Jacobson was elected alderman of Ward 1 Tuesday. Jacobson received 134 votes, 77 percent of the total vote. Bertrand Simpson received 39 votes, 23 percent of the vote. "I'm elated," Jacobson said. "I'm honored to represent the residents...

Candidates profile for Kishwaukee College District 523 trustee

Candidates profile for Kishwaukee College District 523 trustee

By Zachary Brictson | April 3, 2011

Sheela Goral: Candidate for Kishwaukee College District 523 trustee Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix Experience: Goral said it’s important to clearly understand what the responsibilities are for board...

DeKalb homicide suspects in custody on drug charges

By Zachary Brictson | March 31, 2011

Arrest warrants were issued for two suspects allegedly involved in a drug-induced homicide that occurred in February. Grant A. Kersten, 28, and Cornelius A. Jones, 36, both of DeKalb, are being held at the DeKalb County Jail on unrelated drug charges,...

Local Church raises funds for Tanzania

By Zachary Brictson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Baroque-era music filled the sanctuary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday as part of an effort to raise money for schools in Tanzania. The fundraiser was part of Tanzania Development Support's mission to construct a...

Jerry Burnes | Northern Star file photo
Zach Isaacman leaves the DeKalb County Courthouse on March 3. Isaacmans hearing was moved to Wednesday, March 30.

Sentencing for Isaacman once again postponed

March 23, 2011

The sentencing for former NIU student Zachary Isaacman has once again been postponed. Isaacman, 23, was convicted of shooting another student, Brian Mulder, outside of Stevenson Towers last year. The hearing was expected to rule on Isaacman's motion for...

Isaacman sentencing is delayed

By Zachary Brictson | March 3, 2011

The former lawyers of Zachary Isaacman testified Thursday about the amount of contact they had with their client throughout his trial. Isaacman, 23, was convicted of shooting another student, Brian Mulder, outside of Stevenson Towers last year. The former...

Zachary Isaacman

Isaacman’s attorneys no-shows

By Zachary Brictson | February 16, 2011

A hearing for Zachary Isaacman, the former NIU student convicted of shooting another student outside of an NIU dorm last year, was postponed Wednesday because his former attorneys were not present. Isaacman had requested new attorneys in January after...

DeKalb Police recover drugs, weapons during a raid

By Zachary Brictson | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | The drug sting executed by DeKalb Police on Friday ended with three arrests and was met with little resistance, said DeKalb Police. The first arrest was made at a hotel in the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway, where police on surveillance caught...

Blood drive honors slain NIU students

By Zachary Brictson | February 10, 2011

Salem Lutheran Church will host a blood drive in honor of the NIU students who died in the Feb. 14, 2008 shootings. This will be the third year the church has held the event, said Judy Bergeson, diaconal minister of Salem Lutheran Church. The drive will...

Local sex offender registry available

By Zachary brictson | February 3, 2011

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a sex offender registry service for residents in DeKalb. The "OffenderWatch" service can be accessed through the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office website. According to the site, the registry is instantly...

William Curl

Grand Jury indictes Curl on five counts in the murder of ‘Toni’ Keller

By Zachary Brictson | February 1, 2011

DeKALB | William P. Curl has been indicted for the murder of NIU student Antinette "Toni" Keller. Bill Engerman, DeKalb County first assistant state's attorney, said that Curl was indicted by a grand jury on five counts of first degree murder, one count...