DeKalb County Sheriff's Department

Arrest Made In 2016 Sycamore Killing

Feb 25, 2020
DeKalb County Sheriff's Department

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that Jonathan D. Hurst, formerly of Chicago and currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been arrested for the 2016 murders of rural Sycamore residents Patricia and Robert Wilson. The Sheriff's Office said Hurst was taken into custody on Monday by Cincinnati Police and is currently  being held in the Hamilton County Jail. He will be extradited to DeKalb County, where he will face two counts of First Degree Murder. 

DeKalb County Sheriff's Department

Laurie Borowicz began her position as Kishwaukee College President in 2015, becoming the first woman in its history to lead the school. Police records show that in June of 2019 President Borowicz received two anonymous letters.

Sarah Jesmer

The recent arrest of Elonte McDowell by DeKalb-area law enforcement has sparked a conversation about racism and fear of police within communities of color. 


McDowell was arrested on a Saturday morning, August 24. Joe Mitchell watched a cell phone video of his arrest on Monday.



DeKalb PD Releases Dash-Cam Arrest Footage

Sep 2, 2019
Sarah Jesmer

The DeKalb Police department has released video and audio footage of the arrest of Elonte McDowell. It comes roughly a week after the incident took place. 


A Facebook video of McDowell’s arrest has gained national attention and stoked allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement involved. 

Video posted to Facebook by Alyssa Retuerto

A DeKalb church will host a community meeting to discuss last weekend's arrest of a man that has prompted an investigation into excessive use of force by city and county police officers.