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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How an Amtrak employee schemed to take $30,000 from 'Polar Express'

Oct 13 2017 | 6:15 am - A Downers Grove man might end up on Santa’s naughty list for using a beloved “Polar Express” holiday train ride to stuff his own stocking. And what happened to that $1 billion lawsuit against the Kane County jail?

Bank robbery suspect flees, crashes on I-294

Oct 11 2017 | 6:41 pm - Federal authorities filed a bank robbery charge Wednesday against a 46-year-old Chicago man accused of holding up a Lake County bank Tuesday then crashing his getaway car while fleeing police.

One down, one to go in FBI’s hunt for serial bank robbers

Sep 29 2017 | 6:23 am - One down, one to go. An intense FBI manhunt for a pair of serial bank robbers believed responsible for 13 heists in the suburbs this year - including seven this month alone - hit paydirt Wednesday with the capture of one of the suspects. The second...

Police: Teens who drove stolen car into pond captured while changing clothes

Sep 26 2017 | 11:42 am - A pair of Lake County teens are facing numerous felony charges alleging they stole two cars earlier this month, driving one of them into a Port Barrington pond, before they were captured changing into dry clothes bought with a stolen credit card,...

FBI: Man used his cellphone to help him rob bank

Sep 22 2017 | 5:43 am - It seems everyone is going paperless these days — even the bank robbers. According to the FBI, a Lisle man ditched the traditional note demanding money when he held up a Naperville bank earlier this year and instead used his cellphone to...

Rosemont chief : No need for FBI probe in hotel freezer death case

Sep 19 2017 | 6:02 am - Responding to calls for an FBI inquiry into the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found Sept. 10 in a Rosemont hotel’s basement freezer, village Public Safety Chief Donald E. Stephens III said Monday he is confident in his...

How an 'innocent' joke nearly derailed a murder trial

Sep 15 2017 | 9:36 am - It was intended as an “innocent” joke, but a 19-year-old pizza restaurant worker's idea of a prank nearly derailed a Kane County murder trial this summer and almost had him facing serious criminal charges of his own.

Police say robbers unwittingly sought refuge in their police station

Sep 12 2017 | 7:17 pm - A pair of armed robbery suspects trying to evade capture after a holdup ran, almost literally, into the arms of police Friday when they unwittingly sought refuge in the Highland Park police station.

Libertyville physician, businessman hopes to challenge Schneider in 10th District

Sep 12 2017 | 4:05 pm - Pledging to champion the role of “citizen legislators” and serve no more than three terms if elected, Libertyville physician and business owner Sapan Shah has joined the field of potential Republican challengers to 10th District...

Wauconda police chase white bronco on Route 12

Sep 08 2017 | 9:30 am - There were no news copters hovering overhead or crowds cheering on the fugitive from the side of the road, but Wauconda police had their own version of a slow-speed Bronco chase this week.

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