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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Mount Prospect police mourn death of veteran officer

Mar 19 2017 | 10:32 am - Mount Prospect police are mourning the loss of longtime Officer Larry Rosenbarski, who left life in the corporate sector nearly two decades ago to pursue a calling to serve others.

Survey of cops says ... public doesn’t understand risks they face

Mar 16 2017 | 11:34 pm - We’ve heard a lot over the past couple of years about what we citizens think about our law enforcement officers. But what do they think about us? For starters, police officers say we don’t understand the risks they face in their jobs.

Violent end for suspect in brutal Elgin robbery

Mar 10 2017 | 12:08 am - The case of a Hanover Park man awaiting trial for a brutal beating and robbery in downtown Elgin was brought to an abrupt and violent end by his murder in Rockford last month. And a state appeals court says no new trial for a man convicted of...

Wheeling cop opens new battlefront in war on scammers

Mar 03 2017 | 1:19 am - There’s no shortage of tips out there about how to avoid getting scammed, and yet dishonest telemarketers haul in as much as $40 billion a year. A Wheeling police officer is out to change that by opening a new battlefront in the war on...

Driver cited after SUV plunges into Round Lake Beach pond

Mar 03 2017 | 3:12 pm - Round Lake Beach police have issued a pair of traffic tickets to a 45-year-old man who they say fell asleep at the wheel early Sunday morning and drove his SUV into a retention pond.

How law-and-order suburban sheriff became a deacon

Feb 24 2017 | 12:30 am - Once a tough-talking, cigar-chomping, no-nonsense lawman, former Kane County Sheriff Ken Ramsey now spreads a message of love and peace as a Catholic deacon. We were there in Batavia this week when he spoke about his spiritual conversion.

Mundelein high school putting cops in the classroom — as teachers

Feb 09 2017 | 11:40 pm - Cops stationed in high schools are nothing new, but Mundelein High School and the village’s police department are putting a new twist on the concept -- cops teaching classes. “We have to keep looking for ways to create these...

Author: Search for Michael Mansfield's remains long overdue

Feb 03 2017 | 7:23 am - Police didn't say what exactly led them to a vacant Joliet-area home last week seeking clues to the final resting place of Michael Mansfield, but a writer intimately familiar with the Rolling Meadows teen's 1975 disappearance and presumed murder...

Suspected pit bull attacks dog in Round Lake Park

Jan 29 2017 | 2:58 pm - Police in North suburban Round Lake Park are searching for a dog believed to be a pit bull that got loose Saturday afternoon and attacked another dog, leaving it and its owner injured.

Bloomingdale officer showed how small acts can make a big difference

Jan 27 2017 | 1:26 am - When it comes to improving relationships between police and the communities they serve, Bloomingdale police officer Raymond Murrell showed that small steps can make a big difference, his chief said in the young officer’s eulogy Wednesday.

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