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Diane Dungey

Deputy Managing Editor
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A deputy managing editor, Diane Dungey works with senior writers on stories of regional interest across the suburbs. She frequently oversees in-depth reporting projects, including recent series documenting lack of compliance with public pool safety laws, Illinois' impending funding crisis for public employee pensions, and the rise of heroin addiction in the suburbs.

She also is a member of the Daily Herald editorial board.

Dungey formerly led the Daily Herald features department, overseeing entertainment, food, travel, homes and features coverage and creating the award-winning Health & Fitness section.

A former Daily Herald employee of the year, she previously held reporting beats that ran the gamut from government to education to criminal courts, culminating with the position of special projects editor.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, she grew up in Kewanee, Ill. and lives in Barrington with her husband and two daughters.

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Judge says Hastert victim can proceed with suit for more hush money

Nov 08 2016 | 1:03 pm - A man who was abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago can proceed with his lawsuit claiming Hastert owes him promised hush money, a Kendall County judge has ruled.

O’Hare plane fire ‘could have been absolutely devastating’

Oct 29 2016 | 10:14 am - An engine fire in an American Airlines plane departing Friday afternoon from O’Hare International Airport could have been catastrophic had it happened mere seconds later when the plane would have taken off, officials said.

Prince’s death adds emotional weight to tribute show Friday in St. Charles

Apr 21 2016 | 8:49 pm - One day after the death of the pop and R&B star Prince, the tribute band The Purple Xperience will perform at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

San Bernardino shooter lived in Chicago, suburbs

Dec 03 2015 | 1:13 pm - The man who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., was born in Chicago and might have lived for a short time in Darien.

Cubs fans: Headed to St. Louis? Here's a guide to the city

Oct 09 2015 | 10:06 am - Cubs fans, it's time for a road trip. The National League Division Series of a lifetime begins this weekend in St. Louis, home of the archrival Cardinals. Here's what to do while you're there.

Images: An Hour in Wauconda

Jun 14 2015 | 1:35 pm - Wauconda in summer is a lot like a Northwoods resort town transplanted to the suburbs. We spent one hour -- no more, no less -- photographing some of the things that make it unique.

Bank robber who launched suburban manhunt gets 30 more years

Nov 26 2013 | 4:58 am - Robert Maday, who escaped from custody and went on a two-day crime spree across the Northwest suburbs in 2009, was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. The sentence, for a series of six bank robberies across the suburbs and an attempted seventh...

Daily Herald's commitment: Watching out for the little guy

Oct 04 2013 | 10:45 am - From its early days, the Daily Herald has kept the good of suburban communities at the heart of its mission. The pages of our history literally are filled with examples where we've investigated wrongdoing, spoken out for needed change or rallied...

Parents, share your best back-to-school advice

Aug 13 2013 | 2:47 pm - Parents: What's your best piece of back-to-school advice for other moms and dads? Share it in our comment section and we'll include the best tips in our back-to-school coverage.

Editor extricates deer trapped near Barrington

Feb 04 2011 | 5:02 am - Looking for the source of some middle-of-the-night thumps and bangs, I was shocked to see a deer wedged tightly into a basement window well, unable to escape. My husband and I decided to attempt a rescue.

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