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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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Suspect in Aurora KFC robbery facing more charges after jail fight

Jul 26 2016 | 5:54 pm - A man accused of being the getaway driver in a 2014 robbery of an Aurora KFC in which three people were shot now faces additional felony charges after fighting with another inmate.

Guilty verdict in McHenry murder and entombment case

Jul 22 2016 | 6:29 pm - A jury deliberated nearly three hours Friday before convicting a McHenry man of killing his girlfriend and entombing her body in his home for more than a year.

Judge: Search illegal in St. Charles brothers marijuana case

Jul 21 2016 | 5:43 pm - A Kane County judge has ruled a search of a St. Charles home in December 2015 that turned up marijuana and an indoor grow operation violated the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. Prosecutors are evaluating whether to appeal evidence suppressed...

Campton leaders pledge communication, call for involvement

Jul 21 2016 | 11:20 am - Campton Hills’ first town-hall meeting in its nine-year history brought calls for more communication from village officials and more involvement from residents.

Campton Hills trustees: No lawsuit over Fox Mill land

Jul 20 2016 | 5:56 am - Campton Hills trustees Tuesday night assured residents of Fox Mill, the village’s largest subdivision, that they are not interested in reopening a lawsuit to control and manage some 275 acres of open space that the subdivision’s...

Trial begins for man accused of killing, entombing girlfriend in his house

Jul 20 2016 | 5:58 am - William J. Ross shot and killed his girlfriend in fall 2011 and entombed her body in his McHenry County-area home until a neighbor discovered it in November 2013, prosecutors argued in opening statements of Ross' murder trial Tuesday.

Former Elgin police deputy chief could settle federal lawsuit

Jul 18 2016 | 6:17 pm - A year after a pleading guilty to identity theft, former Elgin Deputy Police Chief Robert Beeter is trying to settle a federal lawsuit filed against him.

Elgin man gets 5 years’ prison in gang fight

Jul 15 2016 | 6:42 pm - A man with a long criminal history was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for his role in a 2014 gang fight in Elgin.

Campton Hills subdivison to board: hands off open space

Jul 15 2016 | 6:53 pm - Residents of Fox Mill, the largest subdivision in Campton Hills, are speaking out against the village potentially suing the homeowners association to gain control over maintaining 275 acres of open space.

Aurora man with long record gets 15 years for severely beating girlfriend

Jul 14 2016 | 7:11 pm - An Aurora man with a long record of abuse was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a hours-long June 2015 attack on his girlfriend that left her hospitalized.

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