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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Marriott's modern-day 'Man of La Mancha' a riveting homage to idealism

Jun 30 2016 | 9:46 am - Marriott Theatre's riveting revival of “Man of La Mancha” is an homage to idealists and their irrepressible spirits.

Algonquin man sentenced to jail for October DUI

Jun 28 2016 | 6:14 pm - An Algonquin man who was ejected from his vehicle last October following a crash, pleaded guilty Tuesday to DUI and possession of a controlled substance in exchange for six months in jail.

Theater events: First Folio fetes 20 years of outdoor shows with ‘Midsummer’

Jun 29 2016 | 12:50 pm - First Folio celebrates its 20th anniversary with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Metropolis continues its Artists Lounge series, and the monthly Cranked Up Comedy Showcase takes over the Comedy Shrine this weekend in Chicago-area...

‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on tap at Naperville’s BrightSide Theatre

Jun 24 2016 | 4:44 pm - Naperville’s BrightSide Theatre on Friday announced its sixth season will consist of Broadway favorites from the past and present.

Theater events: Cosmetic titans battle it out in Goodman’s ‘War Paint’

Jun 22 2016 | 4:23 pm - Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star as cosmetic titans in Goodman Theatre’s world premiere of “War Paint,” which begins previews June 28. Plus, comedian Cristela Alonzo headlines Zanies in St. Charles and...

Rolling Meadows teen charged with sexual abuse

Jun 24 2016 | 4:48 pm - A Rolling Meadows teenager was charged with sexual abuse after authorities say she molested a friend who was sleeping over at her house.

Chicago man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Jun 22 2016 | 11:04 pm - A Chicago man arrested on child pornography charges as a result of a joint investigation between Downers Grove police and the Cook County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison, court records...

Schaumburg man pleads guilty to gun, marijuana charges

Jun 22 2016 | 7:43 pm - A Schaumburg man was sentenced to three years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to possession of a stolen firearm and the manufacture and delivery of cannabis, court records show.

Elgin man charged with intentionally hitting acquaintance with his car

Jun 21 2016 | 6:32 pm - An Elgin man was ordered held on $160,000 bail Tuesday on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

‘Hamilton’ ticket scramble causes long waits, frustration

Jun 21 2016 | 6:08 pm - An “unprecedented” frenzy to purchase tickets for this fall’s Chicago premiere of “Hamilton” began at 10 a.m. Tuesday and cost some would-be theatergoers hundreds of dollars and hours online.

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