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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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Elgin man faces prison, $1M fine after admitting bank fraud

Jun 24 2016 | 6:53 pm - An Elgin man faces up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in restitution after pleading guilty to band fraud, money laundering and giving false testimony in a bankruptcy case.

St. Charles man held on burglaries accused of destroying jail camera

Jun 23 2016 | 9:35 am - A St. Charles man accused of three separate cases of home invasion, burglary and heroin possession now faces another felony: destroying a surveillance camera in his jail cell.

Man charged with attacking West Dundee senior

Jun 23 2016 | 3:49 pm - A West Dundee man with a history of domestic abuse is accused of striking a woman older than 60 in the face with a cellphone.

Chicago man convicted in Aurora teen sex sting

Jun 22 2016 | 9:44 pm - A 34-year-old Chicago man was convicted Wednesday of traveling to Aurora and paying to have sex with who he thought was a 15-year-old girl in early 2015.

Part-time Pingree Grove fire employee charged with sex abuse

Jun 21 2016 | 3:39 pm - A 25-year-old part-time employee of the Pingree Grove Fire Protection District has been charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 17.

Was I-90 traffic stop that resulted in heroin bust illegal?

Jun 21 2016 | 6:34 pm - A Utah woman arrested on heroin charges last year near Hampshire wants evidence suppressed, arguing a Kane County sheriff’s deputy illegally prolonged the traffic stop to call in a drug-sniffing dog.

15 years prison for 2013 Aurora cocaine bust

Jun 20 2016 | 12:06 pm - Aurora man sentenced to 15 years for felony drug possession.

Retiring Kane judge took time for juveniles, promoted diversity

Jun 18 2016 | 11:16 pm - After 21 years on the bench, Kane County Judge Thomas E. Mueller will retire in late August. A branch courtroom at the Aurora police station will be remaned in his honor.

Teen accused of burglary, attack in Carpentersville

Jun 16 2016 | 5:42 pm - An 18-year-old from Addison is accused of breaking into a home last week of a Carpentersville family he knew, stealing jewelry and attacking two females.

St. Charles man accused of shooting at wife back in jail

Jun 16 2016 | 11:47 pm - A St. Charles man accused of trying to shoot his wife and the spouse of a local school board president was jailed Thursday, after he was charged with violating a condition of his bond.

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