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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Aurora police: Getaway driver charged in February convenience store heist

Jun 23 2016 | 6:57 pm - The third and final suspect has been charged in a Feburary armed robbery that left two people with minor injuries.

Roselle house severely damaged in fire

Jun 22 2016 | 9:42 pm - Nine fire departments helped bring under control a house fire on the 600 block of Waterford Court in Roselle. No one was home at the time of the fire, about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Naperville man, a former high school teacher, pleads guilty to molesting student in Will County

Jun 21 2016 | 6:11 pm - A 28-year-old Naperville man, who previously taught high school social studies, has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing one of his students.

Bolingbrook, suburbs celebrate Juneteenth, suggest communitywide approach

Jun 21 2016 | 6:37 pm - More than 3,000 people gathered at Bolingbrook’s Performing Arts Center to participate in Juneteenth festivities.

Geneva man convicted in fatal Naperville DUI found dead

Jun 17 2016 | 7:51 pm - A Geneva man who warned Geneva High School teens about the fatal consequences of his decision to drink alcohol and smoke pot has died.

Queen Bee District 16, teachers approve 4-year pact

Jun 17 2016 | 2:48 pm - Teachers in Queen Bee Elementary District 16 will begin the new school year with a new four-year contract after district board members approved the deal Thursday night.

Glen Ellyn man accused of trying to kill 61-year-old father

Jun 16 2016 | 5:53 pm - A 26-year-old Glen Ellyn man is being held on $1 million bail, charged with the attempted murder of his father.

Oak Brook family suing school district over cheating scandal

Jun 16 2016 | 9:38 pm - Butler Elementary District 53 school officials hope a mid-July court date sparks movement in a months-old cheating scandal that has plagued the district and an Oak Brook family.

Three men charged in armed robbery of taxi driver in Wheaton

Jun 15 2016 | 6:14 pm - Three men have been charged in connection with the Monday armed robbery of a taxi driver in Wheaton who was stabbed.

Sex offender gets 10 years in prison for fighting with arresting agents in Naperville

Jun 16 2016 | 9:03 am - Sex offender caught hinding in Naperville home gets 10 years in prison for fighting with a U.S. Marshal who attempted to arrest him.

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