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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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East Dundee, Carpentersville continue Wal-Mart feud

Aug 20 2014 | 1:46 pm - The feud over a new Wal-Mart proposed for Carpentersville continued this week when East Dundee filed a lawsuit arguing Carpentersville had withheld information in a recent Freedom of Information Act request. East Dundee, which will lose its Wal-Mart...

Kane judge could decide McIlvaine case in October

Aug 19 2014 | 4:26 pm - A judge on Oct. 14 will hear arguments on whether fines should be reinstated against an embattled St. Charles homeowner for violating an agreement to clean up his property. Cliff McIlvaine, who was first issued a building permit in 1975 for an...

$1.5 million bail for Elgin man charged in string of robberies

Aug 18 2014 | 1:05 pm - A judge set bail at $1.5 million for an Elgin man arrested and charged with robberies at Aldi and Family Dollar in June and August. Michael L. Taylor, 52, was on parole after being released from prison in January after serving half of a 10-year...

Hitzeman: Carpentersville SUV ramming case set for trial

Aug 17 2014 | 5:34 pm - A Chicago woman accused of running down two teens in Carpentersville with her sport utility vehicle last year because they were bullying her nephew is scheduled for trial Oct. 20.

$25.3 million class action lawsuit filed over McHenry court fines

Aug 14 2014 | 4:37 pm - Four people have filed a lawsuit against McHenry County 22nd Judicial Circuit Clerk Katherine Keefe, arguing her office improperly assessed fines instead of fees after their traffic and misdemeanor cases were adjudicated. The federal lawsuit seeks...

Suit: Arlington Hts. facility ignored rules, training

Aug 13 2014 | 7:39 pm - A Carpentersville man is suing Clearbrook, a not-for-profit agency that serves developmentally disabled people, arguing he was fired in retaliation for questioning what he says is the facility's practice of disregarding training and state...

Kane sheriff wants final charity car show to finish strong

Aug 12 2014 | 5:37 pm - Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez will host his eighth and final car show Aug. 30 in Elburn. This year, he's chosen the Make A Wish Foundation as the charity to benefit and also enlisted support from sheriffs in Kendall and DeKalb counties.

Elgin man charged with insurance fraud after burglary report

Aug 11 2014 | 5:05 pm - The owner of an Elgin cellphone store faces felony charges that he falsified invoices after reporting three burglaries in an attempt to bilk insurance companies out of $43,000. Giovanni Tlatempa-Carreto, 35, of Elgin, was arrested Friday and faces...

McHenry prosecutor up for anti-DUI honor

Aug 10 2014 | 4:20 pm - A McHenry County prosecutor will be honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and an Aurora police officer receives special recognition for going above the call of duty to solve a cellphone robbery.

Convicted Aurora murderer guilty of 2nd 2007 shooting

Aug 08 2014 | 4:39 pm - A 33-year-old Aurora gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting two people - one of them fatally - in April

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