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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Police: Driver who died after crashing into Barrington school was fleeing hit-and-run

May 11 2016 | 5:12 pm - A driver who died Monday after slamming his SUV into a Barrington school was fleeing from the scene another crash nearby when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the building, authorities say.

Lawsuit claims police fabricated evidence leading to wrongful murder conviction

May 03 2016 | 6:05 pm - A former Waukegan man freed from prison last year after serving more than 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is suing Lake County, the city of Waukegan and more than a dozen current and former law enforcement officers alleging they...

Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified as missing Palatine man

May 03 2016 | 10:29 am - A body pulled from Lake Michigan last week near Grant Park in Chicago has been identified as that of a Palatine man who went missing more than two months ago, authorities said Tuesday.

Injured hockey player Matt Olson returns to Minnesota

Apr 12 2016 | 6:18 pm - A junior league hockey player paralyzed after suffering a devastating on-ice injury at Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena is back home in Minnesota continuing his recovery, according to a statement from his parents Tuesday. “We would...

Palatine police say suspect threw gun while running from officer

Apr 11 2016 | 8:59 pm - Palatine police responding to reports of a fight at a village restaurant Saturday night arrested a reported gang member they say tried to flee the scene armed with a handgun.

Police: Barrington man had thousands of images of child porn

Apr 07 2016 | 9:38 am - A 45-year-old Barrington man is in custody at the Lake County jail facing allegations he had more than 10,000 images and videos of suspected child pornography on electronic devices seized from his home Wednesday, Lake County authorities said.

Federal lawsuit claims Zion officer lied to justify shooting of black teen

Apr 03 2016 | 1:54 pm - The family of a black Lake County teen shot to death by a Zion police officer during a foot chase last year is suing the city and officer in federal court, alleging authorities falsely claimed the teen was armed with a gun to justify the killing.

Wheeling man killed after car strikes him in Palatine

Mar 02 2016 | 8:55 pm - A 37-year-old Wheeling man died Wednesday morning after he was struck by a car while walking along Quentin Road near Riemer Reservoir Park in Palatine.

Mount Prospect Hobby Lobby closing Friday

Feb 29 2016 | 3:30 pm - The Mount Prospect Hobby Lobby store will close its doors for good at the end of business Friday. All of the store’s employees have been offered jobs at other Hobby Lobby locations, according to the Oklahoma City-based company.

‘Family was everything’ to slain Aurora teen

Nov 15 2015 | 8:09 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.

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