Diane Dungey

Senior Deputy Managing Editor
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A senior 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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1,000 years ago, Illinois had the largest city in what would become the U.S.

Jan 20 2018 | 10:50 pm - A thousand years ago Illinois was home to the largest and most influential city in what would become the United States, rivaling the size of European cities at the time.

Flights canceled at O’Hare, Midway, in face of East Coast storm

Jan 04 2018 | 9:33 pm - The massive winter storm hitting the Eastern U.S. has tangled flights nationwide, with thousands of cancellation overall affecting airports including O’Hare and Midway.

A month of moon shows, beginning with New Year's supermoon

Jan 02 2018 | 9:41 am - Less than a day after fireworks lighted up the skies to usher in 2018, the moon put on its own show with a New Year’s Day supermoon in the cold, clear skies.

Suburbs contribute to Illinois' population decline

Dec 21 2017 | 11:48 am - Illinois lost more people than any other state over the year ending July 1, continuing a plunge that dropped it to sixth place in population, behind Pennslyvania. In the suburbs, decreases were sharpest in Cook County, in towns including Rosemont,...

Cubs fans resurrect chalk graffiti wall at Wrigley Field

Oct 12 2017 | 9:28 am - Wrigley Field’s beloved chalk wall of love for the Cubs is back, with some fans adding their graffiti in hopes of delivering some winning karma to the team.

Inland Press honors Daily Herald for digital journalism, editorial excellence

Sep 11 2017 | 7:45 pm - The national Inland Press Association presented the Daily Herald Monday with a first-place award for excellence in digital journalism for dailyherald.com. The Daily Herald also took the top award for editorial excellence for newspapers with...

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

Nov 08 2016 | 12:03 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.

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