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: Metropolis hosts ‘Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue’

Dec 13 2017 | 9:48 pm - The Second City touring company skewers the holiday season at the Metropolis; The Agency extends “Hellcab”; and Eclectic Full Contact Theatre hosts its first 24-hour theater festival this week in Chicago-area theater.

Des Plaines man charged with choking, striking Rolling Meadows woman

Dec 12 2017 | 6:07 pm - A Des Plaines man was charged with home invasion and aggravated domestic battery Tuesday after authorities say he went into his ex-girlfriend’s unlocked Rolling Meadows apartment while she was sleeping and attacked her.

Trio charged after Palatine homeowner discovered burglary in progress

Dec 11 2017 | 8:41 pm - Two teens and a 22-year-old parolee were charged with residential burglary after authorities say a homeowner returned home while the burglary was in progress.

Widow sues over Des Plaines swan attack drowning

Dec 08 2017 | 5:02 pm - The widow of a man who drowned after a nesting swan attacked him and caused his kayak to overturn has filed a wrongful death suit against the owners of the condominium complex near Des Plaines, court records show.

Chicago-area native delivers powerful performance in Carole King musical 'Beautiful'

Dec 08 2017 | 3:41 pm - Chicago area native Sarah Bockel and the rest of the touring cast deliver impressive performances in “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical,” which runs in Chicago through January.

Driver charged with DUI in I-90 crash that injured sheriff’s officers

Dec 07 2017 | 5:25 pm - A 40-year-old driver was charged with aggravated DUI for a crash on I-90 near Arlington Heights Road late Tuesday that injured two Cook County Sheriff’s Police officers.

Mount Prospect driver gets probation for striking teen in crosswalk

Dec 06 2017 | 9:34 pm - A Mount Prospect driver who authorities say struck a teenage pedestrian in a crosswalk pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor battery, according to Cook County assistant state’s attorney Susanne Groebner.

Warm spirits, resonant message make Metropolis’ ‘Christmas Carol’ sing

Dec 05 2017 | 6:43 pm - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre’s “A Christmas Carol” leaves audiences with a tear in the eye, a lump in the throat and in lighter spirits for its message of redemption and reconciliation.

Theater events: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ returns to Improv Playhouse

Dec 08 2017 | 3:39 pm - Improv Playhouse stages “It’s A Wonderful Life”; Second City headlines the McAninch Arts Center; Black Ensemble Theater premieres a new bio-musical about Sammy Davis Jr.; and comedian Tim Benker offers a fix for stupid at the...

Two admit taking guns, collectibles, tools from Mount Prospect storage facility

Dec 04 2017 | 7:17 pm - An Elk Grove Village man and a woman from North Carolina pleaded guilty to taking guns, collectibles, power tools and other items from a Mount Prospect storage facility.

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