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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Arlington Heights police help brighten holidays for children in need

Dec 16 2017 | 4:24 pm - Arlington Heights police stayed busy Saturday morning inside and outside of a Target store on Rand Road in an effort to brighten the holidays for less-fortunate children.

Ukranian Catholic church in Palatine wants to expand

Dec 15 2017 | 8:27 pm - Parishioner growth is behind a planned expansion of a Ukranian church in Palatine.

Custodians, mechanics have new deal in District 15

Dec 14 2017 | 12:14 am - Custodians, mechanics and other employees have secured a new four-year contract at Palatine Township Elementary District 15.

Palatine council again rejects plan for animal hospital

Dec 14 2017 | 4:14 pm - Palatine officials for the second time since October have rejected an animal hospital proposed for a mall at Quentin Road and Northwest Highway.

Toys for Tots donations fill Palatine council chamber

Dec 14 2017 | 3:50 pm - Palatine’s village council chamber this week brimmed with gifts that’ll go to less-fortunate children for Christmas.

Online campaign to help restaurant next to Catlow Theater falls way short

Dec 12 2017 | 12:48 pm - An online campaign fell well short of its goal in an effort to help finance proposed upgrades to a restaurant adjacent to the Catlow Theater in downtown Barrington.

Pizzateca coming to Palatine

Dec 11 2017 | 8:56 pm - An experienced restaurateur plans to open a pizza place with a “fascinating” atmosphere in Palatine.

Woman gets probation in beating of teen shown on Facebook Live

Dec 08 2017 | 4:21 pm - A Chicago woman who prosecutors said used Facebook Live to stream a beating of a mentally disabled teenager from the suburbs avoided prison by pleading guilty to a hate crime Friday in Cook County circuit court.

Cardinal singles out Barrington parish for helping Puerto Rico

Dec 08 2017 | 12:13 pm - Cardinal Blase Cupich singled out a Barrington church’s parishioners for their generosity in trying to help nuns who work in the poorest areas of Puerto Rico while he was visiting the U.S. territory this week.

Suburbs escape national Christmas tree shortage

Dec 07 2017 | 11:58 pm - Suburban residents are bucking a trend of Christmas tree shortages in many parts of the United States.

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