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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Beloved Villa Park teacher back in the classroom after brain injury

May 26 2016 | 7:27 pm - Villa Park elementary school teacher Elise Boni has willed her way back from a traumatic brain injury to get back in the classroom and help her students prepare for middle school.

Clerk injured in Aurora armed robbery

May 24 2016 | 5:03 pm - A 60-year-old gas station attendant was struck in the head with a gun during an early morning armed robbery in Aurora.

Tip leads to Aurora fugitive wanted on federal drug charges

May 24 2016 | 3:54 pm - An ex-Aurora man, a federal fugitive, has been arrested in Chicago and charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

State trooper back on duty after near-fatal crash

May 24 2016 | 12:36 pm - An Illinois state trooper is returning to work 20 months after nearly being killed by a drunken driving suspect.

Woodridge man gets 18 years in prison for Radio Shack robbery

May 19 2016 | 4:41 pm - The gunman in a December 2013 armed robbery of a Downers Grove Radio Shack was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison.

Frieght train strikes pedestrian in Naperville

May 20 2016 | 10:51 am - A westbound Metra train has been stopped in Naperville after a freight train struck a pedestrian between the Route 59 and Aurora train stations.

Man charged in West Chicago hit-and-run caught on video

May 18 2016 | 11:11 pm - A 26-year-old West Chicago man faces misdemeanor charges after admitting he was driving the minivan that struck a grandfather mowing his lawn, police said

Ex-Wheaton man: Killing wife ‘my only way out,’ documents say

May 17 2016 | 7:33 pm - Wheaton College grad Yeveginy Savenok said killing his wife was his only way to foil her plans to take away their children as their marriage crumbled, court documents show.

Marmion student dies after Friday accident

May 16 2016 | 3:49 pm - A 17-year-old Marmion Academy student has died after falling off a vehicle’s running board Friday in the Aurora school’s north parking lot.

Former Wheaton man suspected in wife’s slaying in Minnesota

May 16 2016 | 11:01 pm - A 2008 graduate of Wheaton College is being held in a Minnesota jail, authorities said, suspected of stabbing his pregnant wife to death.

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