DeKalb County, Illinois State's Attorney news
DeKalb County Associate Judge Joseph Pedersen has been appointed to fill the 23rd judicial court vacancy expected in the new year when Circuit Court Judge Ronald Matekaitis retires.
DeKalb County prosecutors presented new evidence in court Friday which they said shows that an Elgin man accused of attempting to murder a woman tied her legs with rope and intended to take her to a storage facility in Sycamore where he had a loaded gun.
Four days after the arrest, bond has still not been set for an Elgin man charged with first-degree attempted murder after a violent attack on a woman in Sycamore. His defense lawyer asked for a new judge in the case Wednesday.
Newly installed DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Marcy Buick has announced her official intent to run for the resident circuit court position on the 2022 ballot.
A DeKalb woman is charged with reckless homicide after she was arrested this week following a June car crash during which police say she fatally struck a man while driving under the influence of drugs.
An Elgin man is charged with attempted first-degree murder after Sycamore police say he violently attacked a woman, beating and choking her.
A Plano woman was sentenced recently to five years in prison after a DeKalb County judge accepted her guilty plea following a 2019 fatal crash which took the life of a Sandwich man while Jensen drove under the influence of alcohol.
Local police department records show domestic abuse and violence calls are on the rise in DeKalb County, and advocates with Safe Passage, the county’s only domestic violence crisis shelter, say their services are all the more paramount. “There is a deep level of need for what we do in the community,” said Lynnea Erickson Laskowski.
A DeKalb County judge this week again denied bond for a Montgomery man who faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of 29-year-old Chrishun Keeler-Tyus who was gunned down in front of his children at a gas station on July 4, 2020.
DeKalb County prosecutors say video footage shows a 21-year-old DeKalb man and another accused of shooting him to death leaving a party with several other people on Ridge Drive prior to the fatal incident earlier this month.