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  1. New DeKalb state's attorney will inherit two high-profile casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | Chicago Tribune

    When a new state's attorney is sworn in Dec. 1 in DeKalb County, he will assume responsibility for two high-profile cases that have persisted through the administrations of the county's previous two chief prosecutors. Richard Amato will be in charge of the Jack McCullough case, which had once been considered the nation's coldest case to go to trial and result in a conviction, and of the sex assault case against former Northern Illinois University campus police Officer Andrew Rifkin.

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  2. Train derailed by truck crash in BurlingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 12 | Chicago Tribune

    A a truck drove into the side of a freight train in Burlington Saturday, causing four train cars to derail, the Kane County Sheriff's Office said. The collision occurred on Plank Road, east of Waughon Road, a sheriff's office news release said.

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  3. Beer Week in Traverse City, shipwrecks in Iowa and moreRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Here are some of the more interesting events, deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently: Traverse City, Mich., will be holding its annual Beer Week on Nov. 11-17. Local brewpubs and breweries will put on tastings, dinners, workshops, lectures and more.

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  4. DeKalb's Glasgow brothers: Three Michigan walk-ons who have thrivedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Michigan's Ryan Glasgow celebrates after tackling BYU's Adam Hine for a loss at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 26, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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  5. Judge to hear evidence on bid for innocence in 1957 Sycamore cold caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    The DeKalb County judge who vacated the murder conviction of Jack McCullough set a December date to hear evidence to help him decide whether to issue a declaration that McCullough is innocent of the 1957 murder of a Sycamore girl. Judge William Brady set Dec. 5 as the day when attorneys for The Exoneration Project will present evidence they say proves McCullough could not have kidnapped and murdered Maria Ridulph on Dec. 3, 1957.

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  6. Protection order that a principal took out against superintendent is dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    A judge on Thursday dismissed a protective order the DeKalb High School principal had taken out against her superintendent after the principal failed to appear at a scheduled court hearing. Principal Michele Albano had filed the order against DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Douglas Moeller last month, alleging that he had harassed her after she had turned down his request to date him.

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  7. Student creates prosthetic so girl born without hand can master the violinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Sarah Valentiner and Oleseun Taiwo have figured out a way to make beautiful music together. And it all comes down to a light-weight nylon/plastic prosthetic that Taiwo, an engineering student from Naperville at Northern Illinois University, designed for Sarah so this delightful 12-year-old born without a right hand can more easily play her violin.

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  8. DeKalb school supt. on leave after principal gets protection order against himRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    The superintendent of the DeKalb school system was placed on leave this week, two days after a high school principal filed a court protection order against him alleging he threatened to ruin the principal's career when she refused to date him. Without publicly citing a reason, the School District 428 Board of Education placed Superintendent Douglas Moeller, 58, on administrative paid leave.

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  9. Illinois public universities have fluctuating enrollment after difficult yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    The University of Illinois announced Thursday its largest freshman class in history, but regional public universities statewide are having steep enrollment declines this fall, with freshman classes down as much as 25 percent from last year. Figures released this week, based on student enrollment on the 10th day of classes, come after the campuses spent the past year bracing for the possibility of lower numbers due to the state's prolonged budget impasse.

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  10. Police continue to investigate fatal motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Kathleen Brust, left, and Nathan Pasholk, right, are pictured with their blended family: Harrison, 8, left; Presley, 1, and Aiden, 10. Kathleen Brust, left, and Nathan Pasholk, right, are pictured with their blended family: Harrison, 8, left; Presley, 1, and Aiden, 10. DeKalb Sheriff's officers continue to investigate a motorcycle crash that killed a Kingston man and left his fiance with significant injuries. Kingston resident Nathan Pasholk, 32, and Kathleen Brust, 29, of Kirkland, were returning home on a motorcycle after attending a friend's wedding in Michigan earlier this month.

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  11. Ex-NIU cop fails in bid to have sex assault charges tossed; trial set for Dec.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    A former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student is expected to stand trial on the charge in December. At a Friday morning hearing in DeKalb County court, Judge William Brady set Dec. 12 to begin the trial of Andrew Rifkin.

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  12. Request for special prosecutor in Sycamore murder case before DeKalb County judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Jack McCullough, convicted in the 1957 killing of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, appears in court at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore on April 15, 2016. Jack McCullough, convicted in the 1957 killing of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, appears in court at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore on April 15, 2016.

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  13. Appeal of man convicted of NIU student's murder flawed: prosecutorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    DeKalb County prosecutors want to end legal attempts by a man who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of a Northern Illinois University student but now wants to withdraw his plea. In a motion filed Tuesday, prosecutors say they want a judge to dismiss William Curl's petition for postconviction relief in the murder of Antinette "Toni" Keller.

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  14. Court reinstates suit filed by family of NIU frat pledge who died at partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed against a Northern Illinois University fraternity by the family of a freshman who died from excessive drinking during an unsanctioned pledge party. The decision by the 1st District Appellate Court, released Monday, partly reverses the ruling of a Cook County trial judge who dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of David Bogenberger.

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  15. Ruling due on admissibility of evidence in sex assault trial of former NIU copRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Ex-Northern Illinois University police Officer Andrew Rifkin leaves the DeKalb County Courthouse in 2013 after pleading not guilty to felony criminal sexual assault involving a NIU freshman. Ex-Northern Illinois University police Officer Andrew Rifkin leaves the DeKalb County Courthouse in 2013 after pleading not guilty to felony criminal sexual assault involving a NIU freshman.

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  16. DeKalb man charged with fatally beating, stabbing teen girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    A man has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, whose body was found concealed in a closet of the DeKalb apartment the couple shared. Michael G. Kulpin, 20, was being held in DeKalb County jail in lieu of $2 million bail on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated domestic battery and concealment of a homicide in the death of 19-year-old Moorea Desroches.

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  17. North Central rescinds Hastert honorary degreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert delivers the commencement address to graduates at North Central College in 2004. College trustees last month rescinded an honorary laws degree awarded to Hastert during the commencement ceremony.

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  18. FBI joins in probe of Chicago cop shooting of college student, grandmotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Chicago police fatally shot Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, as officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a West Garfield Park residence Dec. 26, 2015, authorities said. The FBI has joined in the investigation into the fatal shootings by a Chicago police officer of a Northern Illinois University student and a grandmother on the day after Christmas.

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  19. Bond set at $50,000 for priest accused of molesting girls in AuroraRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    Bail was set at $50,000 for a priest, who was previously affiliated with two Aurora-area parishes, accused of molesting girls in Kane County. The Rev.

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  20. Priest with connection to Aurora parishes charged with sexual abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    A priest who has been affiliated with two Aurora parishes was arrested Thursday on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor, a Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford press release stated. Kane County Sheriff's deputies and the U.S. Marshal's office took the Rev.

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