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  • St. Charles firefighter accused in fatal DUI crash free on bond

    SYCAMORE – A firefighter and paramedic accused of drunken driving in connection with a four-vehicle crash that killed a DeKalb High School student was ...
    NEW: Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:55 pm
  • Crime mugs for January 2017 in Kane County area

    The charges against the individuals listed are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is t ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 3:50 pm
  • DeKalb teen killed in Route 38 crash; St. Charles man charged with DUI in connection with evening wreck

    DeKALB – An 18-year-old DeKalb High School senior was killed Jan. 17 in a four-vehicle crash on Route 38 east of Peace Road, according to a news relea ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:56 pm
  • St. Charles police reports

    St. Charles• Russell W. Wagner, 43, of the zero to 99 block of Briar Lane, Geneva, was charged Jan. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 8:30 am
  • Drug court's longtime public defender Benjamin leaves for national post

    For the last 10 years, Melynda Benjamin was the public defender serving in the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court.
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 7:11 pm
  • North Aurora police seek witnesses in Jan. 14 drive-by shooting

    NORTH AURORA – The North Aurora Police Department has released photos and asks witnesses and the public to step forward as it continues to investigate ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:40 am
  • St. Charles police seek man in home invasion

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to find a suspect wanted for several felony charges, including h ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • St. Charles police conclude holiday enforcement period

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department has completed a holiday enforcement period in connection with the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 4:36 pm
  • Son charged in theft from family home in St. Charles Township

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A St. Charles Township man is accused of selling his parents’ televisions, computers, videos, music and sports equipment – even ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Kane County Sheriff's Office reports

    • A cream-colored mink coat with fox trim, valued at $5,000, was reported stolen Dec. 27. Kane County Sheriff’s Office reports stated that the coat’s ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • Campton Hills woman found asleep in car charged with DUI

    ELBURN – A Campton Hills woman was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 27 after police found her asleep in the driver’s seat of a car that w ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:48 pm
  • Teens lead Sugar Grove police on wild Christmas night ride

    SUGAR GROVE – A trio of teenagers allegedly in a stolen car led police on a Christmas night chase resulting in the capture of two of them – one from a ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • St. Charles police reports

    • Kyle L. Straumann, 30, of the 1300 block of Hawkins Court, St. Charles, was charged Jan. 1 with driving under the influence, driving with a blood al ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 9:30 am
  • Elburn police reports

    • Quinn M. Gabnay, 24, of the 42W900 block of Hughes Road, Elburn, was charged Dec. 22 with two counts of domestic battery and one count of interferin ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Sugar Grove police reports

    • A resident of East Galena Boulevard reported Jan. 3 that $750 in fraudulent withdrawals were taken from his account in December.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 8:06 pm