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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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6 years prison for man accused of St. Charles, Elburn burglaries

Apr 25 2018 | 3:58 pm - A 25-year-old man recently was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to burglarizing a house last year in unincorporated Kane County near St. Charles. David Teafoe also had a previous burglary conviction in DuPage County from 2013 and was...

West Dundee, public works director sued for demoting employee

Apr 25 2018 | 1:00 pm - West Dundee’s former water superintendent has sued the village and public works director, arguging the director engaged in obstuctionist behavior after a slight in July 2015 and demoted him. The village says Patrick Doyle’s lawsuit is...

Campton Open Space Foundation bolsters preservation efforts

Apr 24 2018 | 9:04 am - The newly formed Campton Township Open Space Foundation recently made a $2,500 donation to the township to supplement open space preservation efforts. The foundation aims to help pay for items such as benches and can partner with the township itself...

Aurora police: Woman dragged store employee with vehicle during theft

Apr 23 2018 | 5:24 pm - Aurora police have arrested a 52-year-old Montgomery woman on charges she stole from a grocery store in February and dragged an employee a short distance with her vehicle after the employee tried to stop her in the parking lot.

DeKalb man guilty of killing girlfriend from St. Charles

Apr 19 2018 | 4:26 pm - A DeKalb County judge Thursday convicted Michael G. Kulpin of the June 2016 murder of his girlfriend, Moorea DesRoches, 19, formerly of St. Charles. Kulpin stabbed and slashed Des Roches, who had a 1-year-old son with him, 27 times with a knife,...

Attorney: Better X-rays exonerate day care worker convicted of killing toddler

Apr 18 2018 | 8:02 pm - Attorneys for a former day care worker convicted of murdering a 16-month-old in 2009 told an appeals court Wednesday that key X-ray evidence provided by prosecutors was unreadable, was not examined by defense experts and ultimately prevented their...

10 charged in Kane County jail fight

Apr 17 2018 | 4:00 pm - Ten inmates at the Kane County jail face felony charges for their roles in a March 5 fight in the day room of a cell block, authorities said.

Former Aurora teacher facing child porn charges found dead

Apr 16 2018 | 6:12 pm - A retired West Aurora High School teacher who went on the lam while awaiting trial on felony child pornography and solicitation charges was found dead Saturday afternoon from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Aurora police said.

Lawsuit: West Dundee equestrian center knew about former employee’s history of sex crime

Apr 17 2018 | 6:04 am - A lawsuit filed against a West Dundee equestian center by the family of a girl sexually abused by one of its former workers alleges facility staff knew about the man’s criminal past, but hired him anyway and left him unsupervised with minors.

Probation, community service for repeat DUI arrest in East Dundee

Apr 13 2018 | 2:12 pm - A Belvidere man was sentenced to jail, four years of probation, alcohol monitoring and community service after pleading guilty this week to a reduced charge of his third DUI. Hugo Muneton was arrested in East Dundee in 2015 and charged with his...

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