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Elevators in new structures built in Sycamore have to be wide enough to fit a two-foot by seven-foot ambulance stretcher in the laying-down position.

The Sycamore city council voted unanimously to pass the new elevator building regulation last week. The ordinance is effective immediately.

Sycamore Mayor Curt Lang says the regulations would only apply to future buildings that are two stories tall or higher. Older buildings are not required to comply.

A recent murder in Sycamore is bringing attention on domestic violence within the community.

37-year-old Lidia Juarez of DeKalb was found dead in her car outside the Illinois Department of Human Services, where she worked. Her estranged husband -- and a suspect in her death -- was killed in a shootout with police Friday afternoon.

DeKalb County records show Antonio Juarez violated an order of protection earlier this year.

City of Sycamore

Sycamore Police Chief Glenn Theriault announced his resignation Monday. 

It comes in the wake of an April 8 incident where an Elgin officer was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Theriault was informed of the officer's detention and allegedly "un-arrested" the officer, releasing him without charges.  

DeKalb County

A former mobile home park east of Sycamore will reopen as a forest preserve later this summer.

DeKalb County purchased  Evergreen Village and relocated about 400 residents from 123 trailers in 2014 due to continuous flooding in the area. Since then, the county forest preserve district has been working to restore the site with the help of $7.1 million in state and federal grants. The Daily Chronicle reports the county needs to wait to transfer the land to the forest district until the grants funding is officially closed.

City of Sycamore

Sycamore Police Chief Glenn Theriault is not at work, and city officials aren't saying why. 

The Daily Chronicle reports Sycamore city manager Brian Gregory placed Theriault on administrative leave. Gregory confirmed the move, but would not give any further details. Under Sycamore's council-manager form of government, the city manager is in charge of personnel issues, with employment decisions needing approval from city council.  

Theriault has served as chief of police in Sycamore since January 2015. Before that, he was a police commander in Elgin.