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: Haven Theatre remounts ‘We’re Gonna Die’ at Steppenwolf

Mar 22 2018 | 3:58 pm - Haven Theatre remounts ‘We’re Gonna Die’ at Steppenwolf, Refuge Theatre revives “The Spitfire Grill,” Red Tape revives Bertolt Brecht and AstonRep salutes Tennessee Williams, this week in Chicago-area theater.

Des Plaines man accused of sexual assault now faces videotaping charges

Mar 23 2018 | 6:02 pm - A Des Plaines man charged last month with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl and a now 20-year-old woman over several years faces new charges of unlawful videotaping.

Rolling Meadows man with multiple DUIs accused of driving without license

Mar 23 2018 | 8:21 am - A Rolling Meadows man who prosecutors say has 15 DUI convictions and a 2017 aggravated DUI/hit-and-run case pending was ordered held on no bail Thursday for violating his bail bond. Prosecutors say Christopher Clingingsmith, whose driver’s...

Caregiver charged with stealing thousands in cash, gold from Schaumburg couple

Mar 22 2018 | 6:23 pm - A Hoffman Estates woman who worked as a home health care aide for a Schaumburg couple was ordered held on house arrest after authorities say she took jewelry and money from them valued at more than $50,000.

Goodman’s fiercely acted revival of ‘Enemy’ impresses

Mar 21 2018 | 11:57 am - Goodman Theatre’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s ever-timely “An Enemy of the People” is a highly charged, fiercely acted revival of a play whose rather inconvenient truths are ones we dare not forget.

Harold romps, Raoul declares victory in attorney general races

Mar 21 2018 | 12:00 am - Republican nominee Erika Harold and Democratic nominee Kwame Raoul appear headed to victory in their attorney general primary races, unofficial results show.

Preckwinkle enjoys sweet win over Fioretti for Cook board president

Mar 20 2018 | 11:52 pm - Incumbent Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle easily turned back a challenge Tuesday from Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti in the Democratic primary — overcoming an expected backlash against a controversial sweetened-beverage tax she...

Theater spotlight: ‘The Gathering’ returns to Libertyville’s Improv Playhouse

Mar 22 2018 | 3:49 pm - Improv Playhouse remounts “The Gathering,” First Folio invites theatergoers to “Mary’s Wedding,” Raven Theatre premieres “The Gentleman Caller” and Stage Left concludes its season with a family drama, this...

Suburban actor balances clowning, acting

Mar 16 2018 | 11:56 am - Suburban theater artist Philip Earl Johnson balances acting and clowning and he’s been doing so for nearly 30 years. Currently on stage in Goodman Theatre’s “An Enemy of the People,” the Mundelein resident also logs...

Cook County judicial recommendations available online

Mar 16 2018 | 4:05 pm - Area bar associations offer recommendations of Cook County judicial candidates. They’re available online, in ballot order at websites including voteforjudges.org, ISBA.org and chicagobar.org.

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