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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Theater events: ‘Mies Julie’ opens at Victory Garden

May 24 2018 | 2:22 pm - Victory Gardens concludes its season with a new adaptation of an August Strindberg classic, Steppenwolf stages Rajiv Joseph’s “Guards at the Taj” and “Dirty Dancing” returns, this week in Chicago-area theater.

Texas man pleads guilty to Streamwood battery

May 25 2018 | 5:20 pm - A Texas man was ordered to participate in parenting and anger management classes and sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to aggravated battery of a child.

Judge to decide fate of woman accused of trying to kill ex-husband

May 25 2018 | 11:48 pm - Defense attorneys say a Schaumburg woman was legally insane when she tried to run down her former husband two years ago. Prosectors argue that Anna Derose’s intent was clear when she chased her ex-husband in her car.

Psychologist: Woman accused of trying to run down ex legally insane

May 24 2018 | 7:58 pm - A Schaumburg woman who authorities say tried to run down her former husband two years ago was legally insane at the time, a clinical psychologist testified Thursday during the woman’s bench trial.

Writers Theatre delivers superb revival of unsettling ‘Buried Child’

May 24 2018 | 6:26 am - Writers Theatre delivers a powerful revival of Sam Shepard’s American gothic “Buried Child,” whose first-rate cast includes some of the Chicago area’s most accomplished actors.

New mothers face hard choices in Northlight Theatre’s ‘Cry It Out’

May 23 2018 | 10:49 am - Molly Smith Metzler’s “Cry It Out,” in its Chicago-area premiere at Skokie’s Northlight Theatre, examines with candor and compassion the challenges new mothers encounter.

Theater spotlight: Lifeline brings back award-winning adaptation of ‘Neverwhere’

May 21 2018 | 4:50 pm - Lifeline Theatre revives its award-winning adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere”; Goodman stages Suzan-Lori Parks’ Civil War epic “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3)”; and Haven Theatre...

Parolee sentenced for break-in at Mount Prospect home where teen was alone

May 21 2018 | 6:57 pm - A parolee captured on video kicking open the front door of a Mount Prospect house where a teen was home alone was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Wheeling man gets five years for shooting teenage ccyclist

May 21 2018 | 5:07 pm - A Wheeling man who authorities say fired at a teenage bicycle rider last year pleaded guilty to aggravated battery causing bodily harm on Monday.

Chicago woman gets probation for 2017 Schaumburg, Des Plaines robberies

May 18 2018 | 5:27 pm - The last of three Chicago defendants charged in a string of March 2017 robberies in Des Plaines, Schaumburg and Glenview pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated robbery.

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