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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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Police: Geneva teen in fatal downstate crash contradicted by witness

Feb 23 2018 | 4:17 pm - A Geneva teen accused of causing a head-on crash downstate that killed her passenger, initially told police the truck she hit was going the wrong way, but that was contradicted by an independent witness.

Former West Aurora teacher a no-show for court as child porn trial nears

Feb 22 2018 | 10:56 am - An arrest warrant is out for a former West Aurora High School teacher after he was a no-show at a hearing prior to his upcoming trial.

4½ years for former Lake in the Hills cop who sexually assaulted teenager

Feb 21 2018 | 7:14 pm - A retired Lake in the Hills deputy police chief was sentenced to 4½ years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to felony criminal sexual assault of a 16-year-old.

Aurora police: Man spied on ex-girlfriend with hidden cameras, tracked vehicles

Feb 20 2018 | 5:03 pm - A 25-year-old man was charged last week with spying on his ex-girlfriend through a hidden camera in her Aurora and placing tracking devices on vehicles belonging to other people in her building.

Kane sheriff hopefuls differ on how to fight heroin, opioid abuse

Feb 19 2018 | 4:52 pm - Four people seeking the Republican and Democratic nominations March 20 for Kane County sheriff differ on how to combat heroin use and opioid abuse.

After mixed verdict, survivor of St. Charles shooting still lives in fear

Feb 17 2018 | 6:00 pm - Shock fades but woman’s fear remains a couple of weeks after a jury found Scott J. Turyna not guilty of attempted murder of his wife in May 2016, even though he fired a gun five times.

Kane sheriff says he’s getting an ‘A’ in first term; challengers disagree

Feb 16 2018 | 5:28 pm - Just over three years into his administration, Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer would give his administration and “A.” Three people seeking to unseat Kramer disagree.

Man’s third strike means life in prison after Aurora robbery

Feb 16 2018 | 4:31 pm - A Chicago man convicted of a March 2016 armed robbery in Kane County has been sentenced to life in prison because it was his third severe felony within a two-decade span.

Aurora teen who had marijuana mailed to him gets jail, probation

Feb 16 2018 | 1:31 pm - An Aurora 19-year-old was sentenced to a month in jail and three years of probation after pleading guilty to accepting a mailed package containing marijuana.

9 years in prison for East Dundee man with cocaine near Elgin park, police scuffle

Feb 16 2018 | 3:37 pm - An East Dundee man was sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted of possessing cocaine near an Elgin park in March 2017.

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