Charles Keeshan

Deputy City Editor
  • Phone(847) 427-4471
  • Emailckeeshan@dailyherald.com
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

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.

Complete the form below to send Charles a message

Your full name
Your e-mail address
Your phone number
Your message
items 1-10 out of 508

Four teens arrested after unfounded threats at Palatine High School

Mar 14 2018 | 3:58 pm - Four juveniles, three of them Palatine High School students, are facing charges stemming from threats made on social media last week that sparked fears of a mass shooting on campus and kept hundreds of their classmates out of school for the day.

Police: Algonquin man pulled gun on employees during car dealership dispute

Mar 12 2018 | 10:54 am - An Algonquin man apparently upset over the service a vehicle received at a Crystal Lake auto dealership pulled a gun on its employees Saturday, but did not fire any bullets, police said.

Police: Day care teachers gave kids gummies containing sleep aid

Mar 05 2018 | 7:21 pm - Three teachers at a Des Plaines daycare center are facing multiple charges alleging they gave children gummies made with melatonin to help them calm down at nap time, police said Monday.

Appellate ruling deals blow to Lake County RICO case

Feb 22 2018 | 7:12 pm - Lake County prosecutors will turn to the Illinois Supreme Court in hopes of saving what’s left of a much-publicized racketeering case that led to the arrests of nearly two dozen suspected gang members on drug and weapons charges in 2014.

How suburban college students hope to solve desert cold case

Feb 16 2018 | 9:27 am - Nearly five years after the body of aspiring model Ryan Singleton was found in the desert between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, his death remains shrouded in mystery. Now, a group of Elgin Community College students and their instructor are working to...

Suburban case helps end state’s gun ban near parks

Feb 08 2018 | 10:54 pm - A suburban case led the Illinois Supreme Court to declare the state’s ban on firearms near public parks an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment. And how bots are joining the fight against sex trafficking.

Buffalo Grove mourning loss of veteran firefighter

Jan 29 2018 | 7:17 pm - The village of Buffalo Grove is mourning the loss of veteran firefighter/paramedic Kevin Hauber, who bravely fought colon cancer for four years before succumbing to the disease Saturday.

Big brother’s murder led new Aurora cop to his career choice

Jan 19 2018 | 1:50 am - For more than two deacdes, Jason Contreras got a close look at Aurora police officers as they worked tirelessly to bring justice to the killers of his six-year-old brother. Now, Contreras is one of those officers’ “brothers in...

The unusual reason a judge hiked suspect’s bail to $5 million

Jan 05 2018 | 8:34 am - When a judge hikes bail for a suspect in a violent crime in order to get that defendant back behind bars, it’s usually to protect the crime’s victim and the rest of the public. In the case of Scott Turyna, it was to protect the St.

A flamethrower, not-great escapes and other odd suburban crimes of 2017

Dec 28 2017 | 11:39 pm - A poorly planned escape from the law unwittingly ends in a police station lobby. A judge blunders his way to the wrong side of the bench. A pop singer pops a bouncer. And, yes, apparently flamethrowers aren’t just for World War II movies.

items 1-10 out of 508

Latest Tweets