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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Evanston man admits to Elgin burglary

Mar 21 2017 | 6:28 pm - A 21-year-old Evanston man pleaded guilty to breaking into an Elgin home in September 2016 and stealing several items, including a large TV and bike. In exchange for his guilty plea, Deandre Baker was sentenced to four years in prison.

Theater events: Steppenwolf premieres Tracy Letts’ ‘Linda Vista’

Mar 21 2017 | 1:34 pm - Steppenwolf Theatre premieres Tracy Letts’ latest comedy, standup comedian Jimmy Pardo headlines Rosemont’s Zanies, and First Folio Theatre tells the little-known story of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt, this week in Chicago-area...

Des Plaines man gets 18 years for home invasion, stealing sports memorabilia

Mar 21 2017 | 7:41 pm - A Des Plaines man who fled to Mexico after he was charged with a 2014 Wheeling home invasion pleaded guilty and got an 18-year sentence. Steven Chung, who was returned to the U.S. last year, was accused of helping to steal a man’s sports...

Prosecutors: Bensenville woman bit South Barrington officer

Mar 20 2017 | 7:44 pm - A Bensenville woman who authorities say struck her male companion with her fists and bit a South Barrington police officer on the thigh was ordered held on $45,000 bail Monday.

Nine rare Irish puppies born just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17 2017 | 11:23 am - Born just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, nine pups add to the ranks of a rare Irish breed. The Glen of Imaal terriers are being raised by retired St. Charles physician Theresa Nesbitt.

Wheeling brothers plead guilty to unlawful restraint

Mar 17 2017 | 6:05 pm - Two brothers from Wheeling pleaded guilty to unlawfully restraining another man outside a Prospect Heights strip mall last October.

Arlington Heights man admits to molesting two girls

Mar 17 2017 | 6:32 pm - An Arlington Heights man who admitted molesting two sisters was sentenced to three years in prison. Baltazar Solorzano, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Hanover Park man charged with battery, sexual assault

Mar 16 2017 | 7:59 pm - A Hanover Park man who authorities say attacked and sexually assaulted a woman last month was ordered held on $500,000 bail Thursday.

‘Price is Right Live’ coming to Rosemont

Mar 15 2017 | 8:31 pm - A live touring version of the long-running CBS game show “The Price is Right” is coming to Rosemont Theatre Nov. 11.

Theater events: Williams Street Rep stages Victorian thriller ‘Any Other Name’

Mar 17 2017 | 4:15 pm - Williams Street Repertory stages identity-theft thriller “Any Other Name”; the Metropolis Performing Arts Center serves laughs for St. Patrick’s Day; and Griffin Theatre premieres a drama about the immigrant experience, this...

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