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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Dawn Patrol: Cubs win, Cardinals up next

Oct 08 2015 | 5:57 am - Jake Arrieta pitches the Cubs to a division series berth. The arch-rival Cardinals come next. Suburban fans cheered in Elk Grove Village as well as Chicago. Neuqua Valley teacher accused of sending inappropriate emails. Elgin man accused of pointing...

More contract proposals at Woodland Dist. 50

Oct 08 2015 | 10:52 am - Negotiators have swapped updated proposals in an effort to end a contract dispute with union employees at Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee.

Strike forces McHenry to forfeit homecoming football game

Oct 08 2015 | 8:28 am - McHenry High School's football teams have been tagged with another loss due to a teachers strike.

First deer hunt coming to Illinois Beach State Park

Oct 08 2015 | 3:47 pm - Deer hunting will be allowed for the first time, starting next month, at a popular state park in northern Lake County.

Gurnee mayor criticized for memorial now in Wauconda

Oct 07 2015 | 5:18 pm - Gurnee Trustee Greg Garner criticized Mayor Kristina Kovarik, saying her personal dispute with a former elected official led to a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial going to Wauconda.

You can win a DeLorean if Cubs win World Series

Oct 07 2015 | 5:42 am - It would have been easy to laugh at a contest offering a chance to win an $85,000 replica DeLorean from “Back to the Future Part II” based on the Cubs taking the World Series this year. Well, laugh no more.

Emergency sewer line repair costs in Lake Zurich

Oct 06 2015 | 2:16 pm - Lake Zurich village board trustees have agreed a maximum of $1.5 million can be borrowed - if necessary - to pay for unexpected repairs to a sanitary sewer transmission line.

Celebrating end of big road project in Round Lake Beach

Oct 06 2015 | 9:13 pm - It was a celebration near Rollins Road and Route 83 in Round Lake Beach because a massive construction project that started in 2013 is over.

Gurnee names Thorstenson to village board

Oct 05 2015 | 10:39 pm - Karen Thorstenson, who has a long history of community involvement, was appointed as a Gurnee village board trustee Monday night.

Lake Zurich hears idea about replacing vacant pizzeria

Oct 02 2015 | 4:30 pm - A developer wants to raze the vacant Giordano's restaurant at the southwest corner of Rand Road and Route 22 in Lake Zurich. A new retail building would rise there.

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