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Tribune reportersAlcohol might have played a role in the death of an NIU student found dead in an off-campus fraternity house today, according the DeKalb County Coroner’s office. DeKalb police officers responded to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at about 10:15 a.m....
Special to the TribuneA woman who failed to stop her boyfriend from severely beating her young daughter and then lied about the incident to police pleaded guilty today to aggravated domestic battery. Cathleen A. Koch, 30, could face up to 14 years in prison when she is...
Tags: Prisons, Heroin, Assault, Trials, Punishment
Tribune reportersThe 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...
Doris E. Davies, a retired Baltimore County kindergarten teacher and supervisor, died Oct. 28 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville. She was 96. Mrs. Davies also taught for years in Baltimore City and "loved young...
Tags: Teachers, Teaching and Learning, Towson, Catonsville, Pikesville
Special to the TribuneAn 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...
Tags: DeKalb County (Illinois)
The heavy weather that rolled through the Chicago-area this afternoon featuring tornado warnings, high winds, heavy rains and hail has started to move northeast out of the area. The National Weather Service released a pair of tornado warnings over...
Tags: Weather, Weather Warnings, Natural Disasters
Tribune reporterJohn Peters, Northern Illinois University’s long-time president who was praised for his leadership during the deadly 2008 campus shootings, announced Thursday that he will retire after this academic year. Peters, 67, president of the DeKalb-based...
If catastrophe struck the Chicago area, many thousands of evacuees would require transportation out of the disaster zone and a place to receive medical care, food and temporary shelter. Regional reception centers would be needed to pop into action...
Special to the TribuneBoth sides rested today in the trial of Jack McCullough following testimony of a jail inmate who said the former Sycamore resident incriminated himself in the 1957 murder of a young girl. Judge James Hallock ordered defense attorneys and prosecutors back...
Special to the TribuneA childhood friend of a slain Sycamore girl identified an old photo in court Tuesday as that of the man charged in the girl's 1957 abduction and death. "It's this photo, right there," Kathy Chapman said, pointing to a 1950s-era picture of Jack McCullough...
Tags: Lawyers, Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice, FBI, Cancer
Special to the TribuneA 72-year-old Seattle man was found guilty today of the kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl, whose disappearance in 1957 captured the concern of Americans all the way up to President Dwight Eisenhower. Judge James Hallock found Jack...
Tags: Witnesses, Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice, Extradition, FBI
Special to the TribuneA forensic anthropologist said today that a Sycamore girl killed in 1957 showed evidence of deep stabs to the chest and throat. Dr. Krista Latham examined the body of Maria Ridulph after the girl's body was exhumed last year. A former Sycamore...
Tags: Witnesses, Prosecution
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