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The Sycamore City Council adopted an ordinance Monday that regulates donation boxes for clothes, shoes and other products.  

The measure addresses recent complaints that boxes have appeared on private property without permission, some becoming dumping grounds for unwanted goods. When property owners tried to contact the owners of the boxes, they received no response.  

Dibble Family LLC’s request to build a propane distribution facility in DeKalb County is facing another public hearing.  

The Morris-based company wants to build the facility at 25330 Five Points Road, a patch of farmland west of Sycamore.  However,  local landowners worry their properties could be affected if the building catches fire.

A former Sycamore resident who abducted and raped an NIU student in 2001 at gunpoint is asking a judge to reconsider a decision that changed his jail sentence.

Todd S. Allgood, 48, forced the student to drive to his Sycamore trailer, where the attack took place.  

The original jury trial resulted in a 55-year prison sentence, but the Illinois Second District Appellate Court ruled last year that part of that sentence  violated state law.  Allgood's prison term was reduced to 31 years earlier this month.  

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Police recovered a missing car in connection with the case of a Sycamore double murder.


Chicago police found the Chevy Impala near Lincoln Park Zoo this week.


The car was taken from the home of Patricia and Robert Wilson. The mother and son were found dead Aug. 15 in rural Sycamore. The two appeared to have died from blunt force trauma.


Police say the car may have been parked near the zoo for several days. It was returned to DeKalb County.


Potential evidence has been sent to the State Crime Lab.


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.