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Dave Heun


Dave Heun has more than 30 years of experience in reporting about all facets of life in the Tri-Cities area of Kane County. He worked for the College of DuPage Courier newspaper and the Elmhurst Press prior to entering Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he was the sports editor at the Daily Egyptian before graduation.

Heun worked as a reporter, sports editor, managing editor and editor at Chronicle Newspapers in St. Charles for 24 years, before becoming a marketing director at a medical equipment company and a freelance columnist and sports writer at the Daily Herald in 2003. His work at the Chronicle was recognized in various press association contests, including best sports section, best editorial writing and general excellence.

A Chicago native, Heun lived in Naperville and graduated from Naperville Central High School, where he had his first introduction to journalism as a member of the Smoke Signals school newspaper. He moved to St. Charles after getting married, and his family currently lives in Geneva.

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Rev. Beckmann uncovers new fun facts about Christmas

Dec 20 2014 | 6:42 pm - Rev. William Beckmann of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia shares his interest in the Christmas season with the Tri-Cities Exchange Club. He's been doing so for 30 years.

Geneva blitzes Streamwood

Dec 19 2014 | 10:42 pm - If the Geneva Vikings had to play without top scorer Janie McCloughlan for a period of time, they picked a good week to do it. Host Geneva (9-0, 5-0) tuned up for the upcoming Montini Christmas tournament by cruising past Streamwood 58-33 Friday...

Geneva gets back on track

Dec 19 2014 | 11:11 pm - Geneva coach Phil Ralston was still smarting a bit from watching his team give up 77 points in a loss to St. Charles East last weekend. The Vikings nearly blanked visiting Streamwood in the opening quarter on Friday night on the way to a 53-30...

U of I senior from St. Charles a finalist in Barilla contest

Dec 13 2014 | 6:47 pm - Emily Thornton of St. Charles talks to Dave Heun about her trip to Italy as a finalist in the global Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation’s Young Earth Solutions (YES!) contest.

Batavia beats Streamwood to snap 3-game skid

Dec 13 2014 | 10:15 pm - After starting the season by winning its own Thanksgiving tournament, then stubbing its toe in three Upstate Eight River conference losses, Batavia had one mission in mind Saturday night. Do not lose to a struggling, winless Streamwood team.

Heun: Rave reviews for Geneva’s new Barrel + Rye restaurant

Dec 06 2014 | 8:12 pm - Dave Heun says the new Barrel + Rye restaurant on Third Street in Geneva had enjoyed brisk business in its early going.

No takers yet to fill La Petite in Geneva

Nov 29 2014 | 6:45 pm - Dave Heun says it's getting more difficult to fill the vacancy left by La Petite Academy in Geneva.

Blue Goose still a gem

Nov 22 2014 | 6:46 pm - Dave Heun was allowed to go to the grocery store so, naturally, he headed to the Blue Goose in St. Charles for his first visit to the "new" store that's been open awhile. And he loved it.

St. Charles’ Dixon returns to Ukraine

Nov 15 2014 | 5:57 pm - Dave Heun talks to St. Charles architect Mike Dixon who, true to his word, returned recently to the Ukraine after serving there in the Peace Corps but then leaving because of unrest.

Heun: What’s next for Siemens land in Batavia?

Nov 08 2014 | 6:46 pm - Dave Heun says it would be nice if the city of Batavia could find a use for the site of the former Siemens property. But first it needs a good cleaning, and everyone's been waiting years for that.

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