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Barbara Vitello

Legal Affairs Writer
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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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Estate owners, Cook forest preserve in tug of war over land

Apr 23 2014 | 11:08 am - A Cook County judge might rule today on a lawsuit accusing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County of unlawfully getting involved in a private foreclosure dispute involving Horizon Farms. “If the forest preserve district's legal position...

Cook forest preserve closer to taking over Horizon Farms

Apr 23 2014 | 7:42 pm - A Cook County judge’s ruling Wednesday put the Forest Preserve District of Cook County one step closer to taking over the 400-acre Barrington Hills horse farm and estate known as Horizon Farms. Judge Thomas R. Allen ruled against the four...

Arlington Heights man admits molesting teenage girl

Apr 22 2014 | 7:01 pm - An Arlington Heights man charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl in 2010 has pleaded guilty to the charges, court records show. Terrill Thomas, 30, was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $3,609 in exchange for his guilty plea to...

23-year sentence for man who killed his dad in Arlington Heights

Apr 22 2014 | 5:46 am - A Cook County judge “reluctantly” agreed to a 23-year prison term in exchange for a guilty plea by Steven Cole in the 2011 stabbing murder of his father, Stuart, in the family’s Arlington Heights home. Judge Thomas Fecarotta...

Chicago men plead guilty to Elgin robbery

Apr 21 2014 | 4:29 pm - Two Chicago men pleaded guilty Monday to robbing an Elgin electronics store last May. In exchange for guilty pleas to the class X felony, Antoine Adams, 39, and Ronaldo Crawford, 34, were sentenced to 15 years in prison. Each received credit for 299...

Palatine man pleads guilty to wire fraud

Apr 18 2014 | 9:35 pm - A Palatine man pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday in Chicago, court records show. ion exchange for his guilty plea, Karl Dinev, 45, was sentenced to four years in prison, records show.

Schaumburg man faces battery, hate crime charges

Apr 18 2014 | 9:37 pm - A Schaumburg man whose 2012 drug charges were dropped last year following the arrest of three former undercover officers now faces battery and hate crime charges.

Theater events: Musical ‘Sleeping Beauty’ opens at Drury Lane

Apr 17 2014 | 7:00 am - Drury Lane Theatre's young adults series continues with a musical version of "Sleeping Beauty"; TimeLine presents the Chicago-area premiere of the musical "Juno," based on "Juno and the Paycock"; and Shattered Globe concludes its season with Sally...

High school finalists named for musical theater award

Apr 17 2014 | 5:25 pm - Broadway in Chicago on Thuresday announced the 24 finalists for the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards.

Rolling Meadows man admits molesting girl

Apr 17 2014 | 6:02 pm - A 46-year-old Rolling Meadows man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young girl last year. In exchange for his guilty plea, Javier Martinez-Lopez was sentenced to three years in prison, court records show.

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