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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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Gurnee IHOP closing Feb. 27 so Hooters can move in

Feb 11 2016 | 2:59 pm - International House of Pancakes in Gurnee will stay open two more weeks before ending its run to make way for a Hooters restaurant.

Warren Township High to explore later start times

Feb 10 2016 | 6:40 am - Warren Township High School in Gurnee plans to explore the possibility of later start times for students.

Hooters returning to Lake County in Gurnee

Feb 11 2016 | 9:30 am - Lake County Hooters fans can rejoice. The restaurant is returning to the county in Gurnee near Six Flags Great America.

Gurnee trying again to revive East Grand Avenue

Feb 09 2016 | 7:22 am - An international nonprofit organization might provide ideas to Gurnee on how to revitalize the Grand Avenue business corridor east of Route 41.

Lake Zurich cops boost patrols after burglaries

Feb 09 2016 | 11:27 am - Lake Zurich police say patrols have been increased in a section of the village where four burglaries have been reported in a little more than a month.

County wants $6,000 from Lake Zurich-area homeless opponents

Feb 04 2016 | 6:59 pm - Some residents might be on the hook for $6,000 in transcript costs related to a public hearing they initiated in fighting a plan to place homeless people in Midlothian Manor near Lake Zurich.

District 50 taking Grayslake charter fight to Illinois Supreme Court

Feb 03 2016 | 5:20 pm - Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee is turning to the Illinois Supreme Count in its legal fight against Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake.

Concerns raised about Rand Road plan in Lake Zurich

Feb 02 2016 | 11:25 pm - Veteran Lake Zurich developer John Alan Sfire will return to an advisory village panel this month as he seeks approval for a retail plaza and gasoline station on Rand Road.

Grayslake uses financial lure for Butera Market

Feb 03 2016 | 4:40 pm - An economic incentive package potentially worth $750,000 is awaiting final Grayslake village board approval in an effort to bring a Butera Market to town.

Woodland District 50 launches test for laptop initiative

Feb 01 2016 | 4:05 pm - Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee has launched a pilot program in advance of an initiative to provide laptop computers to all middle school students in the 2016-17 academic season.

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