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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Aurora man charged with 2013 arson of two cars

Sep 23 2016 | 11:49 am - A 21-year-old man has been charged with lighting two cars on fire in March 2013 on Aurora’s near east side.

Carpentersville fatal armed robbery suspect arrested in Missouri

Sep 23 2016 | 12:56 pm - A man wanted in a fatal armed robbery of a Carpentersville computer repair shop in early September has been arrested in Missouri, authorities said.

Elgin cigarette torture suspect back in jail on cocaine charge

Sep 22 2016 | 8:29 pm - An 18-year-old accused of masterminding a February kidnapping and cigarette torture of a teen in Elgin is back in jail — this time charged with cocaine possession.

Lawsuit argues distracted driving, negligence in March fatal crash near Mooseheart

Sep 22 2016 | 7:34 pm - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Elburn man who was ticketed in March crash that killed another driver near Mooseheart in Batavia.

Authorities give family of once-missing St. Charles man time to verify story

Sep 21 2016 | 4:00 pm - Investigators have interviewed Dane Haggerty, the St. Charles man who went missing Friday after a business trip but was found Tuesday outside a fire station, but will give his family some space before trying to verify his story with them,...

Suspect sought in Sept. 4 fatal shooting in Aurora

Sep 20 2016 | 4:25 pm - Aurora police are asking for help to find a 24-year-old man wanted in a fatal Sept. 4 shooting on the city’s near east side.

Warrant issued for suspect in fatal Carpentersville armed robbery

Sep 20 2016 | 12:32 pm - An arrest warrant has been issued for a 32-year-old Chicago man, Bobby Heard, for his role in a Sept. 7 armed robbery of a Carpentersville computer store in which another suspect was shot an killed by a store employee.

Wisconsin man arrested near Elgin, charged with drug possession

Sep 19 2016 | 4:32 pm - A Wisconsin man is being held on $500,000 bail after his arrest Friday on Interstate 90 near Elgin in which police say he was caught with methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

Police arrest final fugitive in drugs, weapons investigation of Aurora gang

Sep 16 2016 | 1:08 pm - Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old Aurora man who was the last remaining fugitive in an multiagency investigation into arms dealing and drug trafficking by an Aurora gang.

Elgin man accused of selling synthetic pot says he thought products were legal

Sep 16 2016 | 8:11 pm - A man accused of selling synthetic marijuana out of his Algonquin tobacco shop in 2013 testified Friday that he did research on all herbal supplements he was selling after his supplier questioned the legality of one product.

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