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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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Two men charged in Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect burglaries

Aug 01 2014 | 6:30 pm - Two men face residential burglary charges stemming from break-ins to homes in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect last month. Steven Brown, 25, of Arlington Heights, was ordered held on $50,000 bond and Jeremy Driscoll, 26, as ordered held on...

Theater events: 'Rick Bayless in Cascabel' gets extension

Jul 31 2014 | 7:04 pm - Lookingglass Theatre and Frontera Grill have extended their remount of “Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner-Daring-Desire,” a theatrical event combining a Mexican feast, music and dance, circus arts and a love story. Silent Theatre Company...

Wheeling teen gets 180 days in jail for fatal accident

Jul 30 2014 | 5:09 pm - A Wheeling teenager pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless related to an accident that claimed the life of an 86-year-old pedestrian last December. Melissa Salgado, 19, was sentenced to two years probation and 180 days in Cook County Jail in...

Country star headlines Raue Center

Jul 30 2014 | 5:29 pm - Country star Jo Dee Messina performs at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake in October. Tickets go on sale Tuesday.

‘Sound of Music’ part of Naperville theater’s next season

Jul 29 2014 | 6:29 pm - BrightSide Theatre, in residence at North Central College in Naperville, announced its 2014-15 season Tuesday will feature a radio play, a comedy and a beloved musical.

Streamwood man pleads guilty to molesting teen

Jul 29 2014 | 5:22 pm - A 32-year-old Streamwood man pleaded guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl and was sentenced to one year in prison. Angelo Cannata, who pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse, was also ordered to register as a sex offender and pay $689 in fines,...

Wheeling man pleads guilty to 2012 home invasion

Jul 29 2014 | 6:30 pm - One of two defendants charged in a 2012 Wheeling home invasion pleaded guilty to the class X felony. Kevin Summers, 30, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in exchange for his guilty plea.

Arlington Heights man gets 3 years for abusing 5-year-old

Jul 28 2014 | 4:52 pm - An Arlington Heights man pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a young girl, court records show. Julio Flores-Robles, 40, was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender, according to court records.

Des Plaines man sentenced to prison for exposing himself

Jul 28 2014 | 4:51 pm - A 26-year-old Des Plaines man and registered sex offender who was on probation for exposing himself to children in April 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to sexual exploitation of a child. In exchange for his guilty plea to the class 4 felony, Austin...

Rosemont man sentenced for 1997 sexual abuse

Jul 28 2014 | 5:21 pm - A 44-year-old Rosemont pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl in 1997 and was sentenced to three years in prison, court records show. At the time, an arrest warrant was issued for Juan Gomez who was taken into custody in August 2013 after his...

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