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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McMahon: ‘No Refusal’ helps secure DUI evidence

Dec 01 2015 | 6:41 pm - Authorities made seven DUI arrests and had to get one search warrant during the 19th and latest No Refusal patrol in Kane County. Last week's event was the fourth held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a popular drinking night. "A No Refusal is...

Three charged in beating of man lured to Aurora for sex

Nov 30 2015 | 10:47 pm - Three people have been charged with luring a 28-year-old man into an Aurora apartment early Thursday morning for sex and then beating and robbing him.

6 years for Aurora rapist after seventh failure to register

Nov 30 2015 | 5:05 pm - An Aurora man has been sentenced to six years in prison for once again failing to notify authorities of a new address. Danny L. Bergloff, 47, was pleaded guilty to a 1994 rape and has violated the state's sex offender registration law, records show.

Authorities: Man caught with more than 8 pounds of marijuana on I-90

Nov 25 2015 | 2:12 pm - A 35-year-old Rockford man was charged with possession of eight pounds of marijuana and an ounce of heroin, a total street value of $210,000 after a traffic stop on Interstate 90 and Route 47 for an equipment violation Monday.

Aurora man accused of school sex assault wants bail reduced

Nov 24 2015 | 4:33 pm - A former East Aurora High School employee charged with sexually assaulting a student wants his $100,000 bail reduced, arguing he is neither a flight risk nor a community danger because he has a family in Aurora and is an officer in the National...

Man gets six months in jail for blackmailing women for sex

Nov 23 2015 | 9:58 pm - An 18-year-old Aurora man who threatened to distribute nude photos of two women unless they had sex with him has been sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Aurora man gets 7th prison term after ‘brazen’ home invasion

Nov 22 2015 | 9:40 pm - An Aurora man with a long criminal record was sentenced to 26 years in prison for a violent home invasion in August 2014.

Gilberts man released after search ruled illegal

Nov 20 2015 | 7:48 pm - Prosecutors have dropped charges against a 42-year-old Gilberts man who was arrested in spring 2014 after authorities raided his home at found 15 pounds of cocaine and 23 pounds of marijuana.

Vehicle theft charges also lodged against Aurora murder suspect

Nov 19 2015 | 1:04 pm - An 18-year-old charged with murder in what authorities say was an Aurora robbery gone bad has been charged with stealing a pickup truck in Aurora in early October, according to court records.

Michael Romano gets life in prison for killing dad, stepmom

Nov 19 2015 | 4:11 pm - A former Algonquin man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the 2006 murders of his dad and stepmom for a $2 million inheritance. “It was an execution of his parents prompted by greed. It’s unforgivable," said Judge Sharon...

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