Charles Keeshan

Deputy City Editor
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Charles Keeshan has been deputy city editor for the Cook County edition of the Daily Herald newspaper since 2010. Previously, he worked out of the newspaper's Fox Valley bureau. As a reporter, he covered McHenry County, concentrating on legal affairs, crime and county government. He covered the courts and crime beat starting in 2001, adding county government to his responsibilities in 2004.

Prior to reporting on McHenry County, Keeshan worked as a general assignment reporter covering major issues and breaking news in and around Elgin. He also previously covered the villages of Huntley and Lake in the Hills, as well as Community Unit Community Unit District 300 and Huntley Unit District 158.

Keeshan joined the Daily Herald in 1997 after two years at the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, where he covered state and federal courts systems in Illinois and Iowa, as well as the city of Moline. He also previously worked at the Streator Times-Press in central Illinois. Keeshan graduated from Marquette University with a degree in journalism while also majoring in political science. He grew up in Arlington Heights, attending St. James Elementary School and St. Viator High School.

Among his earliest work experiences was subbing for friends on their Daily Herald paper routes. He now lives in Algonquin.

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Lake County sheriff’s deputies to get body cameras

Sep 22 2015 | 5:50 pm - The Lake County sheriff’s office plans to equip all its deputies and other sworn personnel with body cameras through funding from a $73,000 federal grant announced Tuesday. “Both the public and the sheriff’s deputy will benefit...

Suspect in 1985 slaying of Glen Ellyn teen gave DNA sample

Sep 21 2015 | 9:48 am - The downstate man arrested in connection with the 1985 slaying of a Glen Ellyn teen was required to give a DNA sample in July, after admitting to a felony domestic battery charge, court records show.

Authorities: Schaumburg woman shot after firing at police

Aug 02 2015 | 9:37 pm - A 31-year-old Schaumburg woman was hospitalized under police guard Sunday after police said she fired several shots at officers during an armed standoff before she was struck by return fire.

Suburban developers accused of $16 million fraud involving Palatine condo complex

Jul 02 2015 | 8:52 pm - A pair of suburban real estate developers are among six defendants indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations they operated a scheme that cost banks and mortgage lenders $16 million, and left many buyers at a Palatine condo complex with loans...

Victim identified in apparent Pistakee Lake drowning

May 12 2015 | 7:16 pm - Authorities are awaiting the results of an upcoming autopsy to determine how a 58-year-old man died Monday after apparently falling from a boat or dock into the shallow waters of a Pistakee Lake inlet near Ingleside. McHenry County Coroner Anne...

Archbishop Cupich to lead Mass, dedicate altar Sunday at Des Plaines church

Apr 28 2015 | 2:29 pm - Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will lead Mass at St. Stephen Promartyr Church in Des Plaines on Sunday as the parish dedicates a new altar and celebrates its diversity. As many as 900 worshippers are expected to fill the church — which seats...

Fire, hazmat crews keep large gasoline spill out of Lake Arlington

Apr 21 2015 | 2:17 pm - Gasoline from a large spill at an Arlington Heights gas station early this morning leaked into nearby McDonald Creek, but firefighters and hazardous materials crews managed to prevent it from spreading downstream to Lake Arlington, an official said.

Split vote gives Mount Prospect administrator $200,000 to leave

Apr 09 2015 | 5:49 am - Mount Prospect will pay outgoing Village Administrator Michael Janonis more than $200,000, under a proposed separation agreement obtained by the Daily Herald through a Freedom of Information request. The deal was approved in a split vote tonight.

Police arrest four in suspected shoplifting ring

Feb 18 2015 | 5:42 am - A four-month investigation into an organized shoplifting ring culminated over the weekend with the arrests of four suburban residents on allegations they stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from retailers across the Chicago area, Arlington...

More than 30 horses reported dead in Crystal Lake-area barn fire

Nov 24 2014 | 6:06 pm - State, county and local investigators sifted through the smoldering remains of a McHenry County barn Sunday where 32 horses died in a massive fire. “I’m devastated,” farm owner Amber Bauman said Sunday. “This is every...

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