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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‘Family was everything’ to slain Aurora teen

Nov 15 2015 | 7:09 pm - Police have arrested two Aurora men in connection with the Nov. 7 robbery and slaying of a teenager found fatally shot in an industrial area on the city’s southwest side.

Schaumburg gymnastics coach accused of molestation

Oct 26 2015 | 6:34 pm - A suburban gymnastics coach is facing felony charges in Georgia alleging she sexually abused two developmentally disabled athletes while attending a competition north of Atlanta. Patricia Hermann, 48, of Schaumburg has been charged by Cobb County...

10 years after bus-train crash killed 7, Fox River Grove tries to move on

Oct 24 2015 | 12:44 am - After the noise, cries and chaos that came when a high-speed commuter train slammed into a loaded school bus 10 years ago today, a silence fell over Fox River Grove.
It was the silence of a community in shock, disbelief and mourning.

Two teens seriously injured in Prospect Heights crash

Oct 20 2015 | 4:39 am - A Prospect Heights man and his teenage passenger suffered serious injuries early Saturday when the car they were riding in veered off the road and struck several trees before its wreckage came to a stop in a home's front yard, authorities said.

Car crashes through Schaumburg garage, into living room

Oct 05 2015 | 11:28 am - Schaumburg police are searching for a driver of a car that slammed through a home’s garage and into its living room early Sunday morning. No one was injured in the crash, but the driver fled the scene on foot.

Lake County sheriff’s deputies to get body cameras

Sep 22 2015 | 4:50 pm - The Lake County sheriff’s office plans to equip all its deputies and other sworn personnel with body cameras through funding from a $73,000 federal grant announced Tuesday. “Both the public and the sheriff’s deputy will benefit...

Suspect in 1985 slaying of Glen Ellyn teen gave DNA sample

Sep 21 2015 | 8:48 am - The downstate man arrested in connection with the 1985 slaying of a Glen Ellyn teen was required to give a DNA sample in July, after admitting to a felony domestic battery charge, court records show.

Authorities: Schaumburg woman shot after firing at police

Aug 02 2015 | 8:37 pm - A 31-year-old Schaumburg woman was hospitalized under police guard Sunday after police said she fired several shots at officers during an armed standoff before she was struck by return fire.

Suburban developers accused of $16 million fraud involving Palatine condo complex

Jul 02 2015 | 7:52 pm - A pair of suburban real estate developers are among six defendants indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations they operated a scheme that cost banks and mortgage lenders $16 million, and left many buyers at a Palatine condo complex with loans...

Victim identified in apparent Pistakee Lake drowning

May 12 2015 | 6:16 pm - Authorities are awaiting the results of an upcoming autopsy to determine how a 58-year-old man died Monday after apparently falling from a boat or dock into the shallow waters of a Pistakee Lake inlet near Ingleside. McHenry County Coroner Anne...

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