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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Lake in the Hills man gets second chance after drug arrest

Jul 27 2014 | 5:05 pm - A Lake in the Hills man accused of dealing drugs out of his home gets a second chance when prosecutors let him plead guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge; Aurora police and support personnel will volunteer at an Illinois Special Olympics...

Drug abuse fought in name of St. Charles man who succumbed to heroin

Jul 25 2014 | 7:56 am - The Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse will be held Saturday in memory of Chris Foley, a St. Charles man who died of a heroin overdose in July 2007 after a 10-year struggle. “The thing with addiction is you’ve got to get people...

Carpentersville woman faces probation violation in stabbing death case

Jul 23 2014 | 6:12 pm - Kane County prosecutors want a 23-year-old Carpentersville woman, given four years probation for her role in a 2010 stabbing death, to fulfill the terms of her sentence. Otherwise, Jacqueline S. Loyola, of the 2400 block of Tomahawk Court, could...

Elgin teen who accosted woman on trail gets probation

Jul 22 2014 | 7:13 pm - A 19-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months probation after admitting to accosting of a woman walking on the Fox River Trail. As part of a plea agreement reached last week, Ulises C. Bibriescas, of the 500 block of Raymond Street, Elgin, also must...

Police: Armed robbers take $2,000 from business near Aurora

Jul 22 2014 | 6:30 pm - A man and woman armed with rifles took $2,000 Tuesday from an auto repair shop near Aurora, tying up their victims and forcing them into a bathroom, police said. Kane County Sheriff Lt. Pat Gengler said no injuries were reported and detectives were...

South Elgin man scuffles with court security, snubs judge

Jul 21 2014 | 6:17 pm - A 32-year-old South Elgin man accused of growing marijuana on his property got into more trouble last week when he refused to acknowledge a judge and scuffled with court security officers. Scott T. Hochstetter is now charged with aggravated battery...

Former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft

Jul 20 2014 | 3:34 pm - A former Woodstock streets employee enters a pretrial diversion program for a rock salt theft; an Elgin wrongful cremation lawsuit drags on; applications are being accepted for the Aurora Police Department's fall Citizen Police Academy, now in its...

Probation for 1 of 3 in Kane presciption drug scheme

Jul 18 2014 | 5:46 pm - A 35-year-old South Elgin woman was sentenced to 30 months of probation after admitting Friday to possession of blank prescription forms, a felony. Suzanne E. Rostek was one of three arrested in October 2013 in a scheme to illegally obtain...

2 years in prison for final person in 2013 hammer murder of Aurora teen

Jul 17 2014 | 7:07 pm - An Aurora man was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after admitting to his role in the murder of Abigail Villalpando, 18, in Aurora in early 2013. Enrique Prado, 20, was present when Juan Garnica beat and killed Villalpando with a hammer and...

Aurora woman found guilty in 2010 murder-for-hire

Jul 17 2014 | 5:57 pm - A Kane County jury Thursday convicted an Aurora woman of trying to hire a hitman to kill her boyfriend. Attorneys for Maricela Arciga, 27, argue she wanted her boyfriend gone, but got cold feet after giving an undercover agent $200 of $2,000 and was...

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