DeKalb County Sheriff's Office news
A student pilot and his instructor are safe after they had to make an emergency landing in rural DeKalb Thursday evening, said DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Sullivan.
A collision involving a semi-trailer truck leaking diesel fuel and an SUV at State Route 72 and Five Points Road in Kingston prompted a multi-agency response this week.
A former CNA at the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was arrested Monday on forgery charges after police allege she defrauded the facility more than $16,000 by inflating the number of hours she worked, sheriff’s officials said.
DeKalb County area police agencies announced they’ll ramp up patrols starting Thursday through the July 4 holiday as part of a statewide plan to enforce seatbelts and encourage motorists not to drive while impaired.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office issued nearly 50 seat belt violations to area motorists in its recent “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day patrol campaign, meant to encourage drivers to wear seatbelts while on the road.
The intersection of Chicago Road and Governor Beveridge Highway in rural Somonauk Township is closed until further notice due to a large sinkhole that developed in the area, confirmed DeKalb County highway officials Friday.
A 25-year-old bicyclist from Pennsylvania in town for work was killed after he was struck by a car in rural Clinton Township in southern DeKalb County Tuesday, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, which identified the man Wednesday.
A car crash Saturday on Peace Road in Sycamore Township sent three to the hospital Saturday, including one with serious injuries, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
Area police officers and community members gathered Friday at the DeKalb County Courthouse to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty over the past year.
DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies recently issued nearly 60 citations for distracted driving during an April distracted driving enforcement campaign, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Thursday.
A Malta man was killed in a crash Tuesday involving a motorcycle and a Cadillac on South Malta Road, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Police cited the driver of the Cadillac for failing to yield while turning.
The DeKalb Township recently awarded two area police agencies with $25,000 distributed throughout several programs, including to purchase and train a police dog at the DeKalb Police Department.
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office K9 Maverick was outfitted this week with some gear that will help him stay safe in the field, said Chief Deputy Jim Burgh. The gear was provided through a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Update: An Elgin man has been identified after a fatal crash involving an SUV he was riding in and a semi-trailer truck along Illinois Route 23 in Genoa Township Friday, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
One person died Friday after a crash involving a semi-trailer truck and another vehicle along Illinois Route 23 in Genoa Township, said DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Sullivan. This is a developing story.