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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7 years. 9 judges. 67 court dates. Why murder suspect is still waiting for trial

Aug 18 2017 | 5:54 am - It’s been seven years since authorities say Su Won Kil fatally shot a roommate at his Gilberts home. Nine judges and 67 court appearances later, Kil’s case still hasn’t come to trial.

Not-so-perfect getaway leads to arrest of bank heist suspect

Aug 11 2017 | 8:25 am - The bank robber had all the bases covered to keep his identity concealed: a bandanna over his face, a baseball cap on his head, sunglasses to hide his eyes, even gloves to ensure he’d leave no fingerprints behind. All that careful camouflage...

Lake County, IDOT ordered to pay $7.1 million to Round Lake Beach business owner

Jul 26 2017 | 7:04 pm - Lake County and the Illinois Department of Transportation must pay $7.1 million to the owner of a Round Lake Beach shopping center as compensation for land taken and other damages as part of the Rollins Road Gateway Project.

Algonquin flooding a reminder of tragedy for village’s police force

Jul 20 2017 | 11:39 pm - Rising floodwaters in downtown in Algonquin this week got us thinking about one of the most tragic events in the village’s history, the drowning of veteran police Officer Larry Holder.

Hawthorn Woods man wants to find stolen 5-foot ‘Reggie the Rooster’ statue

Jul 13 2017 | 11:20 pm - Where’s Reggie the Rooster? The 5-foot-tall statue was a beloved figure for neighborhood kids and drivers passing by Richard Kirshner’s property in Hawthorn Woods. Until someone stole it Saturday.

Police: Same man behind Rolling Meadows attacks

Jul 10 2017 | 2:40 pm - Rolling Meadows police said Monday they believe the man responsible for a home invasion and sexual assault on the city’s south side late last month is the same person behind at least three similar break-ins and another sexual assault since...

How suburban lawyers are helping domestic violence survivors

Jul 06 2017 | 11:12 pm - Navigating the process of obtaining an order of protection can be tricky, especially if you can’t afford a lawyer. So about 30 attorneys from suburban corporations, including Allstate, Discover and ITW, have set up shop at the Cook County...

30 vehicle break-ins reported Wednesday in Wheaton

Jul 07 2017 | 9:18 am - Wheaton police said they received reports of 30 vehicle break-ins on Wednesday alone. In every case, the vehicle was left unlocked while parked on a driveway. The Wheaton break-ins come on the heels of similar reports in Glen Ellyn — where 11...

Driver in stable condition after train hits car in Round Lake Park

Jul 02 2017 | 2:28 pm - A Round Lake woman is in stable condition after her car was struck by a Metra commuter train Sunday morning at a crossing in Round Lake Park, police said.

Former death row inmate wants new trial

Jun 30 2017 | 1:19 pm - Former death row inmate Ronald L. Kliner will be back in a suburban courtroom Friday asking a judge to toss out his conviction for a notorious Palatine Township murder-for-hire. And a onetime Elk Grove Village cop is going to prison for 20 years.

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