Bob Susnjara

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Bob Susnjara is a reporter covering village governments, schools and other issues in Gurnee, Grayslake and other parts of Lake County.

Since joining the Daily Herald in September 1999, he has written several significant stories that include revealing peculiar spending of activity fund money by former principal Philip Roffman at Warren Township High School in Gurnee. In 2005, Roffman pleaded guilty to illegally using $400 on Steppenwolf Theatre Co. tickets for family and friends.

Susnjara also wrote stories raising questions about the validity of "blue ribbon awards" given by a paid consultant to schools at Grayslake Elementary District 46. The stories also showed how District 46 spent public money to collect the awards as part of the consultant's conventions in South Carolina and Florida. 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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Hawthorn Woods couple lauded for alerting family to fire

Jan 17 2017 | 6:26 pm - A Hawthorn Woods couple have received an award for alerting residents of a Quentin Road house that was on fire earlier this month.

Plan to create secure Lake Zurich High main entrance

Jan 16 2017 | 11:46 pm - Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials are making plans for summer projects that could include creation of a dedicated and secured main entrance for the high school.

Donations help cover expenses of Gurnee, Lake County police dogs

Jan 17 2017 | 6:35 pm - Combined donations of about $32,600 have been made to help pay Gurnee police and Lake County sheriff canine unit expenses.

Cubs World Series trophy coming to Gurnee

Jan 16 2017 | 4:44 pm - Gurnee will be a stop for the Cubs’ World Series trophy on Sunday, Jan. 22.

T-shirt company still pursuing lawsuit against District 50

Jan 15 2017 | 3:58 pm - A T-shirt company is taking a new approach in a nearly year-old legal fight over what it claims was an unfair loss of school spirit wear and athletic uniform deals with Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee.

Lake Zurich District 95 to launch search for athletic director, dean

Jan 13 2017 | 6:20 pm - Lake Zurich Unit District 95 plans to soon start seeking replacements for a high school athletic director and dean who resigned amid an investigation of football team hazing that began last fall.

Lake Zurich football coach denies wrongdoing as he, AD, assistant resign after hazing scandal

Jan 13 2017 | 6:13 am - Lake Zurich High School's head football coach, his assistant and the athletic director are heading out the door amid an investigation into hazing last fall.

Campaign begins to save iconic Long Grove bridge

Jan 11 2017 | 4:27 pm - The iconic, 111-year-old Long Grove bridge is the focus of a preservation campaign. Leading the effort are the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, Long Grove Community Church, Montessori School of Long Grove and the village’s...

Woman charged in Lake Zurich shooting

Jan 10 2017 | 10:39 am - Charges have been filed against a woman accused of shooting a man in a Lake Zurich home.

District 116 donates furniture to impoverished Jamaican schools

Jan 10 2017 | 5:07 pm - Round Lake Area Unit District 116’s unwanted furniture will benefit schools in an impoverished area of Jamaica.

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