Harry Hitzeman

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Harry Hitzeman joined the Daily Herald reporting team in December 2000 and now covers the Kane and McHenry county judicial systems, as well as the towns of Campton Hills and Wayne.

Previously, he covered Elgin, South Elgin, Gilberts and Geneva. He also covered municipal matters, education, crime and development, and wrote feature stories for Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Villa Park, Warrenville and West Chicago over the course of six years. He has appeared on ABC 7 and WBBM radio to promote the paper's suburban focus.

Hitzeman earned a bachelor's degree in print journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with concentrations in political science and philosophy. Hitzeman was born and raised in Naperville and worked two years as a staff writer for the Naperville Sun before joining Paddock Publications.

He lives in Kane County and has volunteered as a coach for the Tri-Cities Soccer Association.

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St. Charles police arrest man, 21, with loaded defaced gun, marijuana

Oct 21 2017 | 11:39 am - A Sycamore man was arrested this week on charges he possesed a loaded handgun with a defaced serial number, along with nearly a half pound of marijuana and a digital scale as he drove through St. Charles.

Aurora sex offender gets 6½ years in prison

Oct 20 2017 | 4:29 pm - An Aurora man has been sentenced to 6½ years in prison after pleading guilty to grooming a minor for sexual purposes.

Man admits trying to sell marijuana while on home monitoring on other drug charges

Oct 19 2017 | 10:55 am - A 20-year-old St. Charles man charged with having cannabis products mailed to house has pleaded guilty to two cases and could be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

Lake in the Hills woman gets sober but must pay for past DUIs

Oct 19 2017 | 4:25 pm - A Lake in the Hills woman who four years ago was arrested three times in 19 days on DUI charges was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

Oswego man accused of assaulting child; mom sought

Oct 18 2017 | 6:58 pm - An Oswego man accused of sexually assaulting a girl younger than 13 had his bail reduced from $500,000 to $200,000 Wednesday by a Kane County judge.

Former pastor, Batavia church settle competing lawsuits

Oct 17 2017 | 1:31 pm - Competing lawsuits brought by a former pastor of a Batavia church and members of the congregation over a money dispute have been settled and dismissed.

Woman with 3 DUI arrests in 19 days hopes to avoid prison

Oct 18 2017 | 5:40 am - A 34-year-old Lake in the Hills woman has been sober since being arrested three times in 19 days for DUI in July 2013, and she’s attending AA meetings, earning her bachelor’s degree, regaining custody of her daughter and getting...

Crime down in Kane County, but domestic violence trend troubling

Oct 16 2017 | 12:26 am - In the last five years felony and misdemeanor cases have decreased in Kane County, but the number of domestic battery has remained steady. “Domestic violence is a constant. It crosses all socio-economic boundaries,” State’s...

Aurora man charged with armed robbery after man beaten with shotgun

Oct 12 2017 | 7:15 pm - One person was arrested, one injured and one is being sought after a man was robbed this week in Aurora after setting up a deal to illegally buy sedatives.

Student beaten by classmate sues District U-46, South Elgin middle school

Oct 12 2017 | 5:37 pm - The family of Henry Sembdner, who was injured by a classmate, has sued the administration at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin and Elgin Area School District U46.

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