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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You'll be able to fight the Joker, Lex Luthor on new Great America ride

Sep 02 2015 | 10:05 pm - Six Flags Great America in Gurnee plans to debut a four-dimensional, interactive ride with a superhero theme next year. The ride will be called “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis.”

Grayslake OKs trucking facility despite concerns from Mundelein neighbors

Sep 02 2015 | 12:50 am - Grayslake village board members have approved a trucking facility over the objections from residents in a bordering neighborhood in Mundelein.

Grayslake officials defend trucking terminal

Sep 02 2015 | 4:43 pm - Increased property tax revenue for two school districts and job creation are among the benefits of a controversial truck terminal rising in Grayslake near a Mundelein residential neighborhood, according to village officials. But those promised...

Investigation continues into Lindenhurst crash

Aug 31 2015 | 6:04 pm - Lindenhurst police say they’re still trying to find out who was responsible for a two-vehicle accident that left a local man and his teenage daughter dead.

Concerns about home run derby at Lake Zurich High

Aug 31 2015 | 5:58 pm - Lake Zurich Unit District 95 board members say they are concerned it's too short from home plate to the outfield fence at the remodeled high school girls softball field.

Thumbs-up for condition of Distrct 95 buildings

Aug 28 2015 | 4:21 pm - While roof repairs and other major work are in the future at some Lake Zurich Unit District 95 schools, an architect who performed a review says overall the structures are in good shape.

Lake Zurich Dist. 95 looks to further business, alumni ties

Aug 28 2015 | 8:40 am - Lake Zurich Unit District 95 will have an employee in charge of developing partnerships with local businesses and alumni.

Grayslake Dist. 46 seeks to stop to last-minute student registration

Aug 27 2015 | 5:40 am - Grayslake Elementary District 46 officials say they want to stem a trend of parents registering their children for school at the last minute.

Avon Twp. residents vote to censure assessor, ask him to resign

Aug 25 2015 | 5:53 pm - Avon Township Assessor Christopher Ditton has received what amounts to a public scolding for the second time this month. Ditton says he's tired of "petty politics."

Wauconda police: Shooting of robbery suspect appears justified

Aug 24 2015 | 8:06 pm - A Wauconda store clerk killed a would-be robber Sunday in what police are calling a justified shooting. Chief Patrick Yost said the shooting seemed "on the up-and-up."

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