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  • DeKalb man gets 37 years after pleading guilty to murder of NIU student

    DeKalb man gets 37 years after pleading guilty to murder of NIU student
    A DeKalb man was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years in prison for murdering a college freshman in a plea deal that was criticized by the victim's family and a former prosecutor, but defended by the state's attorney as the right decision to protect the...
  • Sycamore girl killed in '57 was 'outgoing, sweet and trusting'

    Sycamore girl killed in '57 was 'outgoing, sweet and trusting'
    Murder victim Maria Ridulph was described as a sweet, trusting child by prosecutors in opening statements today at the trial of the man charged with her murder more than a half-century ago. Jack D. McCullough, a 72-year-old Seattle retiree and former...
  • Closings Friday in murder trial over Sycamore girl's 1957 slaying

    Closings Friday in murder trial over Sycamore girl's 1957 slaying
    Both 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...
  • Man found guilty in 1957 slaying of Sycamore girl

    Man found guilty in 1957 slaying of Sycamore girl
    A judge in Dekalb County has found Jack McCullough guilty of the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph. Ridulph was killed near her home in Sycamore and her body found miles away. A friend of Maria's testified that she and Maria were playing a game on a street...
  • Week 8 schedule: Oct. 8-14

    Week 8 schedule: Oct. 8-14
    Week 8 – Oct. 8-14 All games 7:30 unless noted. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 CHICAGO INTER-CITY 4 Urban Prep-Bronzeville vs. Crane, 6:30 at Lane Woodlawn vs. Tilden, 6:30 at Gately THURSDAY, OCT. 11 CHICAGO BIG SHOULDERS Amundsen vs. Taft, 7:15 at...
  • 72,000 Pounds of Chicken Salad is Recalled

    72,000 Pounds of Chicken Salad is Recalled
    LOS ANGELES -- The discovery of hard plastic inside packages prompted a nationwide recall of 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad sold nationwide under several labels. The Suter Company is recalling 8.2-ounce packages of the "Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run...
  • Seattle man arrested in 54-year-old Sycamore murder case hospitalized, officials say

    Jack Daniel McCullough, the Seattle man recently arrested on charges that he kidnapped and murdered a 7-year-old Sycamore, Ill., girl in 1957, was hospitalized Saturday for undisclosed reasons. McCullough, 71, was scheduled to appear Saturday in a King...
  • Sycamore attorney pleads guilty to prostitution charge

    Sycamore attorney pleads guilty to prostitution charge
    A DeKalb County attorney has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of prostitution, her lawyer confirmed Thursday. In a negotiated plea, Reema Bajaj, 26, agreed to plead guilty to the count, in exchange for DeKalb County prosecutors dropping a felony...
  • 'Shocked' family learns man arrested in 1957 slaying of Sycamore girl

    'Shocked' family learns man arrested in 1957 slaying of Sycamore girl
    Murder charges have been filed against a 71-year-old Seattle man who is accused of a 1957 slaying of a girl he allegedly abducted from DeKalb County, officials said today. Maria Ridulph, 7, went missing on Dec. 3, 1957 after she was last seen playing...
  • Hospitalization delays court for Seattle man accused in 1957 Sycamore slaying

    Hospitalization delays court for Seattle man accused in 1957 Sycamore slaying
    Jack Daniel McCullough, the Seattle man recently arrested on charges that he kidnapped and murdered a 7-year-old Sycamore, Ill. girl in 1957, was hospitalized Saturday for undisclosed reasons. McCullough, 71, was scheduled to appear Saturday in a King...
  • 2 injured in motorcycle crash in DeKalb

    2 injured in motorcycle crash in DeKalb
    A man was charged with DUI and a woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday night in DeKalb. Matthew Bean, 32, of the 300 block of West Sycamore Street, of DeKalb, was charged with DUI, improper lane use, no insurance and failure  to reduce...
  • Trial for '57 murder of Sycamore girl set for September

    Trial for '57 murder of Sycamore girl set for September
    A Seattle man charged in the 1957 murder of a Sycamore girl will stand trial in September. At a Thursday hearing, DeKalb County Judge Robbin Stuckert set Sept. 10 as the start date for the trial of Jack McCullough. McCullough, 72, was charged last...