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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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Work to start in May on new, expanded bleachers at Lake Zurich High School football stadium

Mar 27 2015 | 4:49 pm - Work is scheduled to start in mid-May on new bleachers with expanded seating as part of an overall $2.8 million improvement package for Lake Zurich High School’s football stadium complex. Seating capacity on the home side will jump from 1,200...

Grayslake trustee candidates with ideas to better village

Mar 26 2015 | 5:40 am - Creation of a local food econommy, construction of a downtown tunnel under railroad tracks and other ideas are being floated by candidates trying to distinguish themselves in the Grayslake village board trustee race.

Judge: Grayslake charter school should not have been renewed

Mar 25 2015 | 9:15 am - Gurnee-based Woodland Elementary District 50 has received a favorable ruling on a lawsuit it filed that could lead to closure of a Grayslake charter school. All sides in the case involving Woodland and Prairie Crossing Charter School agree the case...

A/C coming to two Woodland schools

Mar 23 2015 | 5:29 pm - Two Woodland Elementary District 50 schools are in line for air conditioning for the 2014-15 academic year. District 50 board members have approved a $3.6 million contract with Siemens Corp. to install central air conditioning at the Woodland...

Fans throw energized send-off for Stevenson High School's boys basketball team

Mar 19 2015 | 1:46 pm - Stevenson High School's boys basketball team received a rousing send-off Thursday before boarding a bus to the state semifinal game in Peoria. Led by the Division I, college-bound back court of Jalen Brunson (Villanova) and Connor Cashaw (Rice),...

Marion Jones Townhomes coming down for new public housing

Mar 19 2015 | 5:12 pm - One of Illinois’ oldest housing projects is about to be torn down and replaced on the same site in Lake County by a $37 million complex with a senior building and family apartments. Movers and shakers from across Lake County are expected to...

New Warren High boss called ‘thoughful, sincere’

Mar 18 2015 | 4:42 pm - John Ahlgrim says a diverse student body and good atmosphere are among the reasons he wanted to become superintendent at Warren Township High School District 121 in Gurnee. Retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates is confident Ahlgrim will do well...

Lambs Farm in Green Oaks dealing with bedbugs, state agency confirms

Mar 18 2015 | 4:45 pm - Lambs Farm has been responding to a bedbug problem in some of the campus’ group homes, according to a state agency. Bedbugs reportedly were discovered in September in one of the homes on the Green Oaks complex near the Tri-State Tollway. The...

District to seek bids for Round Lake High expansion

Mar 17 2015 | 10:42 am - Round Lake Area Unit District 116 soon will be seeking contractors with the best prices for a high school expansion and renovation. Voters last November approved a $29 million financing plan for the planned Round Lake High School work.

Warren Dist. 121 hires new superintendent

Mar 18 2015 | 5:45 am - Warren Township High School District 121 in Gurrnee has found a replacement for retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates.

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