Barbara Vitello

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Barbara Vitello, legal affairs writer and theater critic, joined the Daily Herald in 1997. Assigned to cover arts, entertainment and culture, she served as critic at large until 2008, when she took over the Cook County courts beat.

A Lisagor Award winner, Barbara has bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University.

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Hoffman Estates teen pleads guilty to firearm possession

Oct 21 2016 | 8:17 pm - Michael MacDonald, 19, of Hoffman Estates pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member.

Elgin man sentenced for forcing his way into Palatine apartment

Oct 21 2016 | 8:16 pm - An Elgin man was sentenced to three years in prison for forcing his way into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment last year.

Probation for Bartlett man who fired gun into floor

Oct 21 2016 | 8:14 pm - Bartlett man sentenced to probation for firing handgun into the floor.

Did courthouse custodians counteract Cubs curse?

Oct 20 2016 | 10:04 pm - If the billy goat curse that has plagued the Chicago Cubs since 1945 has been lifted, fans might have a pair of workers at the Rolling Meadows third district courthouse to thank for it.

Chicago man gets 20 years for 2015 Megabus shooting near Des Plaines

Oct 20 2016 | 6:47 pm - A Chicago man who fired a weapon inside a Megabus near Des Plaines in May 2015 was sentenced to prison Thursday. Jacques Anderson, 29, pleaded guilty to armed violence in exchange for a 20-year-sentence.

'Hamilton' triumphs in its Chicago premiere

Oct 20 2016 | 11:15 am - If art can help heal a fractured nation, “Hamilton,” which made a triumphant premiere Wednesday night at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre, might be the tonic for our time. And what a magnificent tonic it is.

Theater events: More than meets the eye in Goodman’s world premiere ‘Magic Play’

Oct 18 2016 | 11:14 am - Actor/magician Brett Schneider stars in Goodman Theatre’s world premiere of “The Magic Play”; Northlight Theatre literary manager Lauren Shouse directs Raven Theatre’s revival of Harold Pinter’s...

Palatine man gets jail, probation on drug charges

Oct 18 2016 | 7:30 pm - A Palatine man pleaded guilty to drug charges Tuesday and was sentenced to jail followed by two years probation

Probation for burglary tool possession

Oct 18 2016 | 7:39 pm - A Chicago man found lurking between two Schaumburg homes last Christmas Eve was sentenced to two years probation for possession of burglary tools, court records show.

Rockford man sentenced to prison for gun possession

Oct 18 2016 | 7:37 pm - A 21-year-old convicted felon from Rockford was sentenced to four years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a weapon, court records show.

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