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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Fun runs in jeopardy? Palatine council puts operator on notice

Mar 16 2018 | 9:43 pm - Palatine political operative Aaron Del Mar has been placed on notice by the village council that excessive noise or other problems might lead to the end of two fun runs produced by a company he owns.

Palatine’s Chicago Culinary Kitchen to host outdoor food events

Mar 15 2018 | 7:19 pm - Kristina and Greg Gaardbo plan to use their prowess in authentic Texas-style barbecue and craft beer for up to a dozen foodcentric events, possibly starting in May outside their Chicago Culinary Kitchen in Palatine.

Irish mayor starts off St. Patrick’s festivities in Barrington

Mar 15 2018 | 9:51 pm - St. Patrick’s Day weekend began in an authentic way Thursday in Barrington with a visit from an Irish city’s mayor.

Barrington plans to keep, tweak weekly Cruise Night

Mar 13 2018 | 3:35 pm - Barrington’s Cruise Night will return as a weekly gathering this summer, but with some twists in an effort by village officials to increase visitor appeal.

Italian restaurant with brick-oven pizza coming to Palatine

Mar 12 2018 | 11:28 pm - An Italian restaurant that was supposed to open in a Northwest Highway mall in Palatine in 2017 will try again this year in a different space and with a new name.

Barrington wants to refresh village logo

Mar 09 2018 | 4:31 pm - Barrington has hired a company to remake the village logo and handle other chores connected to a planned update for the town’s public image.

Activist priest Pfleger brings message on violence to suburbs

Mar 08 2018 | 10:53 pm - Chicago activist priest Michael Pfleger said society lacks the will to help inner city young men typically demonized as gangbangers and murders in a speech Thursday night at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness.

Starbucks’ drive-through-only store opening in Palatine

Mar 07 2018 | 7:48 pm - Palatine’s far north side is where Starbucks will open another of its first drive-through-only concepts in the Chicago area.

Rare academic air for Barrington High student

Mar 07 2018 | 12:18 pm - A Barrington High School student is in rare air when it comes to taking an Advanced Placement microeconomics exam.

Orbit Skate Center ending 46-year run in Palatine

Mar 06 2018 | 6:06 pm - Orbit Skate Center will vanish from the suburban landscape at the end of the month, ending a 46-year run as an iconic gathering place in Palatine.

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