Justin Kmitch

Legal Affairs Writer
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Justin Kmitch covers the DuPage County courts.

Since joining the Daily Herald in June 2000 Justin also has covered the communities Aurora, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Itasca, Lisle and Indian Prairie Unit District 204, Naperville and Naperville Unit District 203, Warrenville, West Chicago and Wood Dale.

Kmitch has also appeared on WBBM NewsRadio 780, where he has discussed stories he has written for the Daily Herald. In 2001, Kmitch was a member of a Lisagor award-winning team honored for coverage of the rampage of factory worker William D. Baker, 66, who killed four co-workers, then himself, at the Navistar International factory in February 2001.

Before joining the Daily Herald, Kmitch graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he wrote and edited for his student newspaper and received a bachelor's degree in journalism. He also earned his master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois in Springfield. As part of the master's degree program at UIS, Kmitch completed an internship in the now-defunct Gannett Springfield bureau covering statehouse politics. You can keep up with Justin at www.facebook.com/justinkmitch.dailyherald

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10 years for Addison sex offender convicted of child porn

Sep 29 2016 | 3:53 pm - A registered sex offender from Addison was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for having child pornography.

Glendale Heights man charged in Warrenville bank robbery

Sep 28 2016 | 4:17 pm - A 40-year-old Glendale Heights man has been charged with the Monday armed robbery of a Warrenville bank.

D’Oh! Attorney says police illegally searched phone of Naperville’s alleged ‘Simpsons’ graffiti artist

Sep 29 2016 | 1:23 pm - Attorneys for the Naperville man accused of littering downtown Naperville with “Simpsons”-inspired graffiti art in the summer of 2013 say evidence in the case was collected illegally and his subsequent statements to police should be...

Trial date set for Downers Grove man accused of mother's slaying

Sep 27 2016 | 5:08 pm - A Downers Grove man charged with the August 2013 shooting death of his mother outside a Burr Ridge church is scheduled to stand trial in February.

Ex-church deacon pleads not guilty to sexually abusing child

Sep 26 2016 | 1:01 pm - A 51-year-old Wheaton man pleaded not guilty Monday to 18 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Bloomingdale PTO treasurer pleads guilty to theft

Sep 26 2016 | 12:00 pm - The former PTO treasurer of Bloomingdale’s Winnebago Elementary School could face between three and seven years in prison after admitting to stealing money from the organization’s bank account.

Wheaton attorney facing theft charges is disbarred

Sep 23 2016 | 10:56 am - Robert Beck, a Wheaton attorney charged with stealing more than $2 million from clients, has been disbarred.

Bail set at $3.5 million in Glen Elyn kidnapping, armed robbery

Sep 23 2016 | 9:06 pm - Bail was set at $3.5 million for the accused gunman who threatened to “put a hole” in a kidnapped Wheaton College student.

Third suspect arrested in Glen Ellyn kidnapping

Sep 22 2016 | 8:55 pm - The alleged gunman in the Aug. 26 armed robbery and kidnapping in Glen Ellyn of a 21-year-old Wheaton College student has been arrested in Chicago.

Trial set for ex-Wheaton College wrestler charged in deaths of wife, unborn son

Sep 22 2016 | 9:54 pm - A former Wheaton College standout wrestler faces four counts of murder when his trial begins in February in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

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