News - Sauk Valley

Rock Falls woman found guilty of first-degree murder

Nichole Elsesser to be sentenced Oct. 28 for stabbing boxer Tracy Russell to death in December 2019

Nichole Elsesser was convicted in a jury trial for first-degree murder in the  stabbing of boxer Tracy Russell in 2019.
Elsesser will be sentenced Oct. 28.
Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.