DeKalb County

Detectives Seek Answers In Sycamore Double Murder

Aug 16, 2016
Chase Cavanaugh

Two rural Sycamore residents were found dead in their home Monday night.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office found signs of forced entry at the home of 64-year old Robert Wilson and his 85-year old mother Patricia.  Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan says the victims appear to have died from blunt force trauma, and Ms. Wilson's vehicle appears to have been stolen. 

“The victim’s missing vehicle is a 2010 White 4-door Chevrolet Impala, Illinois License Plate 903-0890.  Locating this vehicle will help investigators in this tragic case," he said.  

What Happens When You Don't Pay Property Tax?

Aug 8, 2016
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They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. In Illinois, property taxes have a few uncertainties as well, particularly when you don't pay.  

Municipalities and state governments have a vested interest in making sure everybody pays their fair share and, while each area may have a unique quirk, the overall process is universal. People pay their property taxes and, if they have trouble, seek out a deferment program.

But if you can’t pay, your debt could be sold off to the lowest bidder. DeKalb County Treasurer Christine Johnson explains her local process.

DeKalb County Business Incubator Assists Fledgling Firms

Jul 26, 2016
Chase Cavanaugh

Companies started by entrepreneurs face many challenges, including the need for space and funds.

The DeKalb County Government recently opened a business incubator in its facilities off of Annie Glidden Road.  It's the brainchild of the County Board’s Economic Development Committee, which wanted to provide a space for small businesses to grow.  Chairman Bob Brown explains:

DeKalb County Continues E-Waste Program

Jul 6, 2016
DeKalb County

DeKalb County is pairing up with DC Trash for electronic waste recycling once again.  

E-waste collections will take place all over the county in DeKalb, Sandwich, Sycamore, Waterman, and Shabbona.    

DeKalb County residents can attend any one of the events, which will take place on each Saturday of the month.  

DC Trash is accepting most electronics with a battery or a cord, without a cost, except computer monitors and televisions.  

The evens will start on August 6th in DeKalb at the public lot on Grove and South 4th Street from 9-11AM.  

Cocaine Bust Is Largest In DeKalb County History

Jun 20, 2016
US Drug Enforcement Administration

  A recent cocaine seizure is the largest drug bust in DeKalb County history.  Officials seized 264 pounds of cocaine last week after intercepting a trailer on Esmond Road. 

The Daily Chronicle reports that investigations in an undisclosed Northern Illinois city led to the retrieval of $436,000 in cash.  DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott says the cocaine was most likely in transit to another market.