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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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Kane jury deliberates 2014 Aurora drug deal murder case

Aug 31 2016 | 4:41 pm - A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of Dimitri Green-Hosey, a 20-year-old from Joliet facing first-degree murder charges that he shot and killed an Aurora man in January 2014 during a drug deal.

Murder charges dropped in 2015 shooting of Aurora teen

Aug 30 2016 | 10:42 pm - Prosecutors have dismissed first-degree murder charges against an Aurora teen accused of shooting a 17-year-old in February 2015, according to court records and the teen's defense attorney.

Man testifies against brother in 2014 Aurora drug murder trial

Aug 30 2016 | 10:45 pm - Joliet brothers Dimitri and Jaquan Green-Hosey planned to steal an ounce of marijuana in January 2014 during a drug buy at an Aurora restaurant, but the plan went wrong and Dimitri shot and killed the dealer, Arin Williams, 20. Dimitri Green-Hosey's...

Elgin man accused of threatening Gov. Rauner gets probation

Aug 29 2016 | 3:20 pm - A 31-year-old Elgin man accused of making a death threat to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in May has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and was sentenced to two years of probation and six months wearing an alcohol-monitoring device.

Elburn man charged with father's murder wants statements banned from trial

Aug 26 2016 | 5:53 pm - An Elburn man accused of beating his father to death in February wants his statements to police banned from trial.

Batavia youth theater company sued for stage injury

Aug 25 2016 | 10:43 am - A girl and her parents are suing the Batavia-based Spotlight Theater Company for damages, arguing she was injured while serving as a crew member during the February 2015 production of “Aladdin” at the Batavia High School Fine Arts...

Carpentersville woman charged in sister’s slaying wants new psychological evaluation

Aug 24 2016 | 12:54 pm - A 55-year-old Carpentersville woman charged with stabbing her sister to death in 2014 wants a second psychological evaluation done to determine if she is fit for trial.

Woman on ‘last chance’ probation over prescription pills arrested in Elgin

Aug 23 2016 | 7:36 pm - A 41-year-old Fox Lake woman accused of trying to illegally obtain prescription drugs Sunday in Elgin could face upgraded charges based on past convictions.

10 years in prison for $1.4 million marijuana bust near Aurora

Aug 19 2016 | 5:51 pm - A 64-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to his role in a $1.4 million, 157-pound marijuana bust near Aurora, according to Kane County court records.

Police: Grandson’s bragging raised suspicions in East Dundee slaying

Aug 18 2016 | 7:28 pm - A Texas man accused of killing his grandmother in July 2014 at her East Dundee home drew suspicions of police when he volunteered a restaurant credit card receipt as an alibi — just after he bragged to authorities he normally paid for...

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