Bob Susnjara

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Bob Susnjara is a reporter primarily covering suburban governments in Cook County for the Daily Herald. His beat includes the village of Palatine, Palatine Elementary District 15, the village of Barrington and Barrington Area Unit School District 220. He also keeps tabs on other Barrington communities, Deer Park and Long Grove.

Since joining the Daily Herald in September 1999, he has handled everything from hard-news stories calling attention to questionable spending by public employees to human-interest pieces involving suburban residents.

Susnjara makes periodic appearances on behalf of the Daily Herald on ABC-7's Sunday morning newscast and on WBBM 780-AM.

Before joining the Daily Herald, Susnjara spent time at the Waukegan News-Sun and wrote a popular sports media column for the Copley News Service that used to be affiliated with the paper. He often was called on to discuss columns with former Chicago radio sports-talk host Chet Coppock and others.

Susnjara earned a radio-television communications major and a journalism minor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

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Mother Cluckers Kitchen coming to Palatine

Aug 21 2017 | 11:36 pm - Mother Cluckers Kitchen will open a location in Palatine in an effort to build on success from its Chicago restaurant.

Schools trying to improve student performance with new start times

Aug 19 2017 | 11:12 pm - Three suburban school districts approved new start times for students this year in an effort to improve academic performance. Barrington Area Unit District 220 will be particularly ambitious by changing times for students in elementary, middle and...

Coin flip will decide final price of Barrington-area waterfront house

Aug 19 2017 | 7:23 am - Heads or tails will decide the final purchase price of a Barrington-area luxury house with a waterfall flowing into the Fox River.

Daughter of Willow Creek senior pastor on with Oprah

Aug 17 2017 | 6:05 pm - Willow Creek Senior Pastor Bill Hybels’ daughter will be seen on a nationally televised interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.

Fred Fest fun returns to Port Barrington

Aug 17 2017 | 6:00 pm - Plenty of fun is expected Saturday for the annual Fred Fest fundraiser at Fox River Preserve and Marina in Port Barrington.

Joe's Crab Shack closes longtime locations in Schaumburg, Gurnee

Aug 18 2017 | 7:16 am - Joe's Crab Shack is off the menu of dining choices in Schaumburg and Gurnee.

Citizens Park memorial service to honor Barrington-area conservation leader

Aug 16 2017 | 4:20 pm - Longtime Barrington-area conservationist Thomas Waid Vanderpoel died last week and will be remembered at a memorial service in Barrington’s Citizens Park on Aug. 28.

Barrington woman sues village over neighbors’ house

Aug 14 2017 | 5:06 pm - A Barrington woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming village govenrment allowed her neighbors to build a home that’s violating local law.

Thousands of chickens on suburban farm? Plan has neighbors upset

Aug 09 2017 | 6:47 am - Thousands of chickens might be making their home just outside North Barrington — an idea that already is drawing resistance from the birds' prospective neighbors.

Historic house waiting on wheels to move from Barrington

Aug 07 2017 | 9:51 am - A 19th-century house is sitting on wheels in a Barrington church parking lot awaiting a final move to a neighboring village in an effort to preserve it.

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