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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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Order of protection expanded for St. Charles man facing attempted murder charge

May 27 2016 | 2:13 pm - A St. Charles man who authorities say was thwarted from shooting his wife by the local school board president made his first court appearance Friday, with a judge adding the man’s daughter to an order of protection.

Kane County Cougars a baseball 'Force' for Geneva and beyond

May 27 2016 | 11:23 am - The Kane County Cougars start the holiday weekend with the annual “Star Wars Night,” fireworks and Cub Scout camp out, just a few promotions that have delighted families and helped introduce people to Geneva and surrounding cities since...

Elgin rape suspect still unfit for trial, will get more treatment

May 26 2016 | 8:54 am - A man declared unfit to stand trial on charges he lured a woman from a party in Elgin in 2013 and raped her will be held and treated by the state for up to two more years in an effort to restore fitness.

Jail, probation in Aurora sexting case involving 15-year-old girl

May 25 2016 | 6:47 pm - An Aurora man has admitted to sexting a 15-year-old girl and was sentenced to two years of probation, according to Kane County court records.

Sixth guilty plea in 2015 Aurora fake credit card bust

May 24 2016 | 8:21 am - Sixth Florida residents pleads guilty in counterfeit credit card case.

East Dundee continues fight against Wal-Mart funding

May 24 2016 | 3:28 pm - East Dundee officials continued their fight Tuesday to prevent Wal-Mart from receiving more than $4.3 million in special tax funding to build a new store in nearby Carpentersville.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Geneva poisoning murder case

May 24 2016 | 5:21 pm - The administrator of Eduardo Gutierrez’s estate has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against his wife, Julia, who is accused of fatally poisoning him at their Geneva home in January.

Elgin police: Sex offender tried to lure Larkin student

May 23 2016 | 3:22 pm - A homeless sex offender was arrested Friday morning after he harassed a 15-year-old Larkin High School student as she walked to school, according to Elgin police and court records.

Aurora man sentenced to 20 years for sex assault

May 23 2016 | 3:49 pm - A 38-year-old Aurora man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting and abusing a girl younger than 12 over a period of four years.

More charges for Aurora man accused of shooting during car chase

May 21 2016 | 2:10 pm - An Aurora man who was arrested last week on charges he shot at another motorist during a car chase is now facing additional charges of felony burglary.

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