| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:49 AM
A 50-year-old Oak Forest woman accused of ramming two Mokena squad cars and nearly hitting two police officers while fleeing into Orland Park and Tinley Park has been charged with three felonies in Will County and DUI/drugs in DeKalb County, where she was...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:35 PM
I-N-D-E-F-A-T-I-G-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y. Indefatigability means tireless determination, but these students almost certainly know that.
Two spelling bee competitions in the Midwest over the weekend had to be suspended and rescheduled when their brilliant young...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The spelling bee rules are clear: There can be only one.
But after more than 60 rounds of the Jackson County Spelling Bee in Missouri and more than 70 rounds in the DeKalb County Spelling Bee in Illinois over the weekend, there are still no winners....
| Feb 23, 2013
A DeKalb County grand jury has re-indicted a former Northern Illinois University police officer for rape less than three months after prosecutors dropped an identical charge against him and just days after the school fired its police chief for allegedly...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:37 PM
DeKalb County prosecutors announced Thursday a plea agreement with the last defendant in Northern Illinois University’s so-called "coffee fund" scandal, wrapping up the criminal cases that have been a campus distraction for nearly a year.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 10:19 AM
An autopsy on a Northern Illinois University freshman failed to determine a preliminary cause of death, though DeKalb County officials are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests, an official said today.
Those test results, expected to be...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:39 AM
The DeKalb County state’s attorney has asked state police to investigate the Northern Illinois University police department and its police chief after a judge ruled last week the department hid evidence that could have cleared one of its officers of...
| May 24, 2012
| 10:49 PM
Interstate 88 was reopened this evening after being shut for several hours this afternoon for a more-than 14 mile stretch while State Police investigated a four-vehicle accident with serious injuries.
Three people were taken to area hospitals with...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 11:21 AM
A Seattle man accused of killing a 7-year-old girl in 1957 waived extradition on Wednesday and will be returned to Illinois to face a murder charge.
Jack McCullough, a 71-year-old former police officer with the Washington state cities of Lacey and...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Officials say they exhumed the body of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl kidnapped more than 50 years ago in hopes modern technology will help their murder case against a 71-year-old former neighbor.
The DeKalb County coroner's office could not determine a...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:51 AM
ASeattle man accused of killing a young Chicago-area girl five decades ago was arraigned on murder charges in Illinois on Thursday, one day after he was extradited from Washington state,
Jack McCullough, a 71-year-old former police officer, was given a...