Charles Keeshan

Deputy City Editor
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Charles Keeshan has been deputy city editor for the Cook County edition of the Daily Herald newspaper since 2010. Previously, he worked out of the newspaper's Fox Valley bureau. As a reporter, he covered McHenry County, concentrating on legal affairs, crime and county government. He covered the courts and crime beat starting in 2001, adding county government to his responsibilities in 2004.

Prior to reporting on McHenry County, Keeshan worked as a general assignment reporter covering major issues and breaking news in and around Elgin. He also previously covered the villages of Huntley and Lake in the Hills, as well as Community Unit Community Unit District 300 and Huntley Unit District 158.

Keeshan joined the Daily Herald in 1997 after two years at the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, where he covered state and federal courts systems in Illinois and Iowa, as well as the city of Moline. He also previously worked at the Streator Times-Press in central Illinois. Keeshan graduated from Marquette University with a degree in journalism while also majoring in political science. He grew up in Arlington Heights, attending St. James Elementary School and St. Viator High School.

Among his earliest work experiences was subbing for friends on their Daily Herald paper routes. He now lives in Algonquin.

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Nov 21 2014 | 12:00 pm - A Palatine High School cross country runner injured Thursday morning when struck by a car while jogging with teammates has been upgraded to stable condition and his injuries are no longer considered life-threatening, police said. The driver of the...

Palatine man convicted of killing teen in 2003 crash arrested in another DUI

Nov 17 2014 | 9:29 pm - A Palatine man who served a 7½-year prison sentence for killing a 17-year-old girl in a 2003 drunken driving crash was arrested again over the weekend, after police say he got behind the wheel after drinking and drove into two parked cars.

Longtime priest faced accusations from three suburban parishes

Nov 06 2014 | 5:51 pm - The Rev. John Hefferan served 11 Catholic parishes from the far South suburbs to the northernmost reaches of Lake County during his more than four decades as a priest. In at least three of those stops, according to a 311-page report released by the...

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Nov 06 2014 | 10:09 pm - It was a high-profile scandal involving a college football coach that brought an end to the 40-year ministry of former Catholic priest Gary Miller over sex abuse allegations. Days after former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky went to trial in June...

Former Hoffman priest abused teen over six years

Nov 06 2014 | 7:31 pm - A former priest at St. Hubert Parish in Hoffman Estates carried out a six-year relationship with a teenage boy there during the 1970s, one of several accusations against James Flosi included in documents released by the Archdiocese of Chicago on...

Report says Des Plaines priest kissed, exposed himself to teenage girls

Nov 06 2014 | 10:40 pm - For nearly 25 years, William Lupo administered to the religious needs of Catholics in Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Bartlett. But according to documents released Thursday by the Archdiocese of Chicago, he spent several of those years under...

DUI suspect slams into Hoffman Estates school

Oct 27 2014 | 8:46 pm - A man suspected of drunk driving slammed his car into Eisenhower Junior High in Hoffman Estates while fleeing from a traffic stop early Saturday morning, causing significant damage to the school's gymnasium. According to a message on Eisenhower's...

Roosevelt University leaving most of Schaumburg campus

Aug 20 2014 | 9:47 am - Roosevelt University will eliminate many of the programs at its Schaumburg campus, relocate numerous faculty and try to rent its facilities there as part of a wider effort to focus resources on the school’s main Chicago campus, according to...

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