Barbara Vitello

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Barbara Vitello, legal affairs writer and theater critic, joined the Daily Herald in 1997. Assigned to cover arts, entertainment and culture, she served as critic at large until 2008, when she took over the Cook County courts beat.

A Lisagor Award winner, Barbara has bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University.

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‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on tap at Naperville’s BrightSide Theatre

Jun 24 2016 | 4:44 pm - Naperville’s BrightSide Theatre on Friday announced its sixth season will consist of Broadway favorites from the past and present.

Rolling Meadows teen charged with sexual abuse

Jun 24 2016 | 4:48 pm - A Rolling Meadows teenager was charged with sexual abuse after authorities say she molested a friend who was sleeping over at her house.

Theater events: Cosmetic titans battle it out in Goodman’s ‘War Paint’

Jun 22 2016 | 4:23 pm - Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star as cosmetic titans in Goodman Theatre’s world premiere of “War Paint,” which begins previews June 28. Plus, comedian Cristela Alonzo headlines Zanies in St. Charles and...

Chicago man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Jun 22 2016 | 11:04 pm - A Chicago man arrested on child pornography charges as a result of a joint investigation between Downers Grove police and the Cook County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison, court records...

Schaumburg man pleads guilty to gun, marijuana charges

Jun 22 2016 | 7:43 pm - A Schaumburg man was sentenced to three years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to possession of a stolen firearm and the manufacture and delivery of cannabis, court records show.

Elgin man charged with intentionally hitting acquaintance with his car

Jun 21 2016 | 6:32 pm - An Elgin man was ordered held on $160,000 bail Tuesday on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

‘Hamilton’ ticket scramble causes long waits, frustration

Jun 21 2016 | 6:08 pm - An “unprecedented” frenzy to purchase tickets for this fall’s Chicago premiere of “Hamilton” began at 10 a.m. Tuesday and cost some would-be theatergoers hundreds of dollars and hours online.

What Hastert’s life will be like in federal prison

Jun 20 2016 | 7:12 pm - Austere conditions and numerous restrictions await Dennis Hastert, the former U.S. House speaker who will be known as inmate 47991-424 when he begins serving his 15-month prison sentence Wednesday at the Federal Bureau of Prisons medical facility in...

‘SpongeBob Musical’ delights with whimsical visuals, spirited cast

Jun 22 2016 | 12:00 pm - The delightfully loopy SpongeBob SquarePants musical makes a splash in its Chicago premiere.

Dynamic leads propel Lookingglass’ ‘Thaddeus and Slocum’

Jun 16 2016 | 1:51 pm - Lookingglass Theatre examines the price performers pay for success in “Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure,” a world premiere by Kevin Douglas.

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