Stories about local crime
A Cook County man was charged Friday after allegedly threatening he might commit a school shooting or bombing, shoot a DeKalb County circuit judge and making threats against an Illinois Supreme Court justice and the president.
A Kingston man faces 15 felony charges after police alleged he sexually assaulted and abused a young girl multiple times over the course of five years, according to DeKalb County court records.
Matthew T. Plote, 36, is charged with killing Melissa Lamesch, 27, and her unborn son on Nov. 25, 2020, and setting fire to her home in Mount Morris to conceal their deaths.
Joliet police arrested a Shorewood man on five gun charges Wednesday during a traffic stop near Glenwood Avenue and Whittier Avenue, authorities said.
A Sycamore firearm instructor under special prosecution by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office has been charged with falsifying training certificates required to obtain a concealed carry license in Illinois.
A Sycamore man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly downloaded multiple videos depicting child sexual abuse on his home computer, records show.
Scam alert: A person of interest has been identified in an ongoing investigation that prompted the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office to warn residents recently against purported repair scams, officials said.
A DeKalb man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child multiple times between 2018 and April 7 at a DeKalb residence, according to DeKalb County court records. A DeKalb County judge denied him pretrial release.
A Hazel Crest man has been charged in a 2022 burglary of a DeKalb liquor store which authorities said cost DeKalb Liquor Mart about $49,000 in damages, according to court records.
A Sandwich woman was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after she pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and causing a 2020 three-vehicle crash that killed a Plano man.
An off-duty south suburban Chicago police officer was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving while drunk stemming from a two-car crash that killed a woman in DeKalb shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, according to court records.
April will mark more than seven years since the killings of Patricia A. Wilson and Robert J. Wilson, both bludgeoned to death inside their Sycamore home in 2016. It also will mark the long-awaited start to a jury trial for an Ohio man accused in 2020 in their violent deaths.
A Malta man charged with killing a Mount Morris woman and her unborn son in November 2020 will have to wait until later this month to learn the fate of a motion to dismiss charges of murder and arson. Matthew T. Plote's bond reduction motion also was denied.
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated Create Health Mobility Clinic’s one-year anniversary and welcomed it to the chamber’s membership.
A DeKalb man allegedly broke into a couple’s bedroom while they slept in the middle of the night, beat one of them until unconscious and told one victim he did it “because he was upset and jealous,” according to court records.