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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8 years prison for repeat St. Charles car burglar

Jun 28 2017 | 2:36 pm - A 28-year-old St. Charles man has been sentenced to eight years prison after pleading guilty to breaking into cars in Geneva in 2015.

Probation for final defendant in St. Charles mail order pot scheme

Jun 27 2017 | 12:25 pm - A San Diego woman — one of four arrested in a mail order marijuana scheme operated out of St. Charles in 2014 — pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation.

New child porn charges for Aurora man arrested in underage sex sting

Jun 26 2017 | 4:34 pm - A 21-year-old Aurora man already facing charges from March that he traveled to a hotel to pay to have sex with a minor faces 10 additional counts of child pornography possession.

More sex abuse charges against Aurora man accused of child rape

Jun 23 2017 | 12:37 pm - An Aurora man, 78, accused of sexually assaulting a girl over an eight-year span has been charged with sexual abuse of another child in the late 1980s, and three more possible victims have come forward.

Bloomingdale man charged with raping woman in Elgin

Jun 22 2017 | 9:24 pm - A 47-year-old man is accused of raping a woman Tuesday after he arrived at her Elgin apartment, intoxicated and looking for his cellphone.

Kane clerk fees lawsuit could face delay during Cook appeal

Jun 22 2017 | 10:34 am - A lawsuit against the Kane County circuit court clerk arguing the office improperly charged people some fees could be put on hold while an appellate court panel considers a similar case in Cook County that was dismissed by a judge.

Police: Man attacked estranged wife on St. Charles street

Jun 21 2017 | 4:23 pm - A 43-year-old man has been charged with pummeling his estranged wife on a St. Charles street early Tuesday morning, just as was leaving her job.

Wrongful-death suit filed in Aurora retention pond crash that killed mom, 9-year-old son

Jun 20 2017 | 11:40 am - A wrongful-death suit has been filed against a management company and a 37-year-old Aurora man seeking damages for a June 2015 crash that killed an Aurora woman and her 9-year-old son after her vehicle plunged into a retention pond.

Two brothers, woman charged in Aurora police standoff after burglary

Jun 20 2017 | 2:38 pm - Authorities have charged three people in connection with a botched burglary in Aurora that turned into a five-hour standoff Saturday.

Elburn leaders want more info on proposed holistic treatment center

Jun 20 2017 | 4:58 pm - Elburn trustees Monday asked for more information on an addiction treatment center proposed for the John Stewart mansion, and will revisit and possibly vote on the plan July 3.

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