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Justin Kmitch

Legal Affairs Writer
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Justin Kmitch covers the DuPage County courts.

Since joining the Daily Herald in June 2000 Justin also has covered the communities Aurora, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Itasca, Lisle and Indian Prairie Unit District 204, Naperville and Naperville Unit District 203, Warrenville, West Chicago and Wood Dale.

Kmitch has also appeared on WBBM NewsRadio 780, where he has discussed stories he has written for the Daily Herald. In 2001, Kmitch was a member of a Lisagor award-winning team honored for coverage of the rampage of factory worker William D. Baker, 66, who killed four co-workers, then himself, at the Navistar International factory in February 2001.

Before joining the Daily Herald, Kmitch graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he wrote and edited for his student newspaper and received a bachelor's degree in journalism. He also earned his master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois in Springfield. As part of the master's degree program at UIS, Kmitch completed an internship in the now-defunct Gannett Springfield bureau covering statehouse politics. You can keep up with Justin at www.facebook.com/justinkmitch.dailyherald

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Man busted in large-scale heroin investigation gets 8 years in prison

May 03 2016 | 3:00 pm - A 29-year-old Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday in DuPage County court to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Naperville teen charged with bringing gun to Metea Valley High School

May 03 2016 | 1:05 pm - A 17-year-old Naperville boy has been charged with two felonies for bringing an unloaded handgun to Metea Valley High School, Aurora police said Tuesday.

Lisle man charged with endangering life of child after DUI stop

May 02 2016 | 4:58 pm - A Lisle man was charged with DUI and endangering the life of a child after his 8-year-old daughter was found sleeping in the front seat during a DUI traffic stop.

Woman struck and killed by Metra train in Villa Park

May 02 2016 | 3:49 pm - A woman was struck and killed Monday morning by a Metra train in Villa Park, just hours after a man was killed by a train in Bartlett.

Ex-Wheaton College student admits filming women in shower

Apr 29 2016 | 4:15 pm - A former Wheaton College student has pleaded guilty to secretly recording three female students for months as they undressed and showered in a college-owned apartment.

College of DuPage may admit Open Meetings Act violations on Breuder’s contract

Apr 29 2016 | 5:17 pm - College of DuPage trustees on Monday are expected to vote on whether to accept a court order that says a previous board violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act two years ago when it agreed in closed session to extend the contract of then-President...

Aurora teen faces gun charges

Apr 28 2016 | 4:17 pm - A 17-year-old Aurora boy faces juvenile felony charges stemming from a Tuesday night traffic stop in Aurora.

Trial date set for man charged in former basketball standout’s slaying

Apr 28 2016 | 3:13 pm - A 52-year-old Hinsdale man accused of killing a man he believed to be having an affair with the same woman he was having an “emotional affair” with will stand trial in October.

Two separate shootings leave one man injured in Aurora

Apr 27 2016 | 4:56 pm - Two shootings have been reported in Aurora, with one man wounded and three others coming under fire.

Woman who claims Downers Grove sperm bank used wrong sample files federal lawsuit

Apr 27 2016 | 2:20 pm - An Ohio woman who alleges an error by a Downers Grove sperm bank led to the birth of her biracial daughter has refiled her lawsuit in federal court in Chicago.

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