Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald

Barbara Vitello

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Recent articles by Barbara:

Prosecutors: Wheeling woman wielded golf club in Arlington Heights robbery

Bail has been set at $70,000 for a Wheeling woman charged with robbing an Arlington Heights convenience store while brandishing a golf club. → Read More

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble announces 2022-23 season

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's upcoming season includes a revival of Bruce Norris' response to "Raisin in the Sun," a holiday farce and a two-hander about teenage Andy Warhol. → Read More

Retired St. Viator coach Majkowski pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery for groping student

Retired St. Viator High School basketball coach and counselor Joe Majkowski pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from allegations he groped a female student in his office. Majkowski, 67, was sentenced to 24 months of probation. → Read More

Tyson's travels: Elusive bison has become 'quite the celebrity' in Lake County

For more than six months, the bison known as Tyson has been on an adventure in Lake County. Authorities, however, want to bring her home safely. → Read More

Ex-Schneider staffer admits to stealing more than $79,000 in public funds

A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, who represents the 10th Congressional District, pleaded guilty to stealing public funds by paying himself more than $79,000 in unauthorized salary and bonuses. → Read More

Broadway veteran, Wilmette native makes triumphant return in Drury Lane's 'The King and I'

Drury Lane Theatre's revival of "The King and I" marks a triumphant homecoming for Broadway veteran and Wilmette native Betsy Morgan who made her professional debut at the Oakbrook Theatre when she was a child. → Read More

Paramount inaugurates Copley series with a scorching revival of the ever-timely 'Sweat'

If the Copley Theatre's terrific revival of Lynn Nottage's "Sweat" is any indication, the Paramount Theatre's remodeled second stage promises to be the new hot spot for suburban theater. → Read More

Paul Zalewski found guilty of 2018 Mount Prospect murder

After three hours of deliberation, a jury found Paul Zalewski, charged with the 2018 fatal shooting of an Arlington Heights man, guilty of murder. → Read More

Testimony: Arlington Heights man was shot at close range; shell casings found in defendant's Mount Prospect home

Evidence technicians and detectives from the Major Case Assistance Team, a task force that assists suburban police departments with major crimes and suspicious deaths testified Thursday in the murder trial of Mount Prospect resident Paul Zalewski, charged with the fatal 2018 shooting of Vladimir Esquivel, whose body was found in his burned-out Jeep Wrangler in a Mount Prospect parking lot. → Read More

Trial begins for Mount Prospect man charged in 2018 shooting

The trial of a Mount Prospect man charged with shooting an Arlington Heights man 7 times and leaving his body in a burning Jeep Wrangler is set to begin Monday in Rolling Meadows. → Read More

Elgin police arrest one following report of person with weapon

Elgin police respond to Larkin, Edison and Highland avenues Saturday following a report of a person with a weapon. → Read More

Authorities: Former Palatine man abused girls more than 20 years ago

A former Palatine man who authorities say sexually abused two girls more than 20 years ago beginning when they were 6 and 7 years old, respectively, was ordered held without bail Friday on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault. → Read More

Spotlight: Griffin resumes 'Solaris' in-person and 'Come From Away' returns to Chicago

The feel-good tuner "Come From Away" returns to Chicago and Griffin Theatre presents the North American premiere of a sci-fi tale, this week in Chicago-area theater. → Read More

'He just kind of vanished without a trace': Parents offer reward for info on missing Antioch man

The parents of a 24-year-old Antioch man missing since Jan. 22 are offering a $10,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of Thomas "Tommy" Howe III who was seen last walking away from a crash near the Libertyville area. → Read More

Officer describes grisly crime scene as Mount Prospect murder trial continues

The police officer who photographed the burned-out Jeep and surrounding Mount Prospect parking lot where Vladimir Esquivel was found fatally shot four years ago testified Wednesday as the trial of Paul Zalewski, charged with Esquivel's 2018 murder, concluded its second day. → Read More

'Irretrievable depravity': Elgin man gets 62 and a half years in prison for murdering, dismembering mother

Brian Peck likely will spend the rest of his life in prison. → Read More

Elgin detective testifies he discovered reddish stains at Peck home after son called 911

An Elgin detective testified on Wednesday he saw reddish stains on the carpet in Gail Peck's bedroom when he arrived at her Elgin townhouse on Oct. 27, 2017, in response to Brian Peck's 911 call reporting his mother missing. → Read More

'Everyone pulled together': Suburbanites' memories of '67 blizzard tales of fun, fear

Current and former suburban residents recall funny, frightening, sweet and somber moments from the record-breaking, January 1967 storm that dumped 23 inches on northeastern Illinois over a 29-hour period. → Read More

Paramount inaugurates Copley series with a scorching revival of the ever-timely 'Sweat'

If the Copley Theatre's terrific revival of Lynn Nottage's "Sweat" is any indication, the Paramount Theatre's remodeled second stage promises to be the new hot spot for suburban theater. → Read More

Elgin man charged with striking, kidnapping a woman

Elgin man charged with striking and kidnapping a woman in Streamwood on April 15 was ordered held on $35,000 cash bail Wednesday. → Read More