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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Mundelein high school putting cops in the classroom — as teachers

Feb 09 2017 | 10:40 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 | 6:23 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 | 1:58 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 | 12:26 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.

Why bank robbers prefer Fridays, and why you should bank early Monday

Jan 19 2017 | 11:14 pm - Want to avoid getting caught in the middle of a heist? Do your banking before 9 a.m. on a Monday or Saturday, preferably in the North suburbs.

Elgin violent crime up for first half of 2016; drop expected for second half

Jan 13 2017 | 12:35 pm - It was a tale of three cities when it came to the largest suburbs and violent crime in the first half of 2016. While Aurora's violent crime rate dipped, Naperville saw a slight increase and Elgin reported a whopping 28 percent hike.

A look back at oddball suburban police cases of 2016

Dec 29 2016 | 9:08 pm - A car driving down the road with a tree embedded in its grille. An epic beer run that lands its protagonist behind bars. A serial foot fondler facing serious time in the pokey. The year that’s nearly over saw its share of surprising, odd,...

Authorities perplexed by discovery of decapitated goats

Dec 15 2016 | 11:41 pm - Was it a strange religious ritual? A bizarre case of littering? A Cubs fan’s twisted celebration of breaking a 108-year-old curse? Arlington Heights police aren’t quite sure what to make of the discovery of a decapitated goat carcass...

Police: Teen was driving car that dragged Waukegan officer

Dec 07 2016 | 2:37 pm - Police are seeking an 18-year-old Waukegan man on charges he was behind the wheel of a stolen car that dragged a police officer Saturday.

Des Plaines man, 78, dies after being struck by car in crosswalk

Dec 05 2016 | 7:13 pm - A 78-year-old man died Saturday from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car Friday evening while crossing a street near downtown Des Plaines.

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