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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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District 15 striker quits job rather than obey judge’s order

Oct 20 2017 | 6:11 am - Carrie Corona says she chose to take a stand and quit her job at Palatine Township Elementary District 15 rather than follow a judge’s order prohibiting nurses and special education classroom aides from being part of a support employees strike.

Leaders talk about what’s happening in Palatine

Oct 18 2017 | 4:33 pm - New initiatives and construction updates were part of a Wednesday community forum that featured presentations made by all local governments serving Palatine.

District 15 says sides ‘very close’ to deal; union says 2 offers rejected

Oct 19 2017 | 1:33 pm - Negotiations resumed Wednesday in an effort to end a strike by Palatine Township Elementary District 15 secretaries and other support employees.

Judge orders District 15 nurses, aides back to work

Oct 17 2017 | 7:20 pm - Palatine Township Elementary District 15 officials expected all striking nurses and special education classroom aides to be back at work Wednesday as a result of a judge’s order prohibiting them from participating in a support employees...

Two proposals would bring 57 homes to Long Grove

Oct 16 2017 | 8:17 am - Long Grove would grow by 57 homes through separate development proposals headed to a public hearing this month.

10-year teacher deal looms over District 15 support staff strike

Oct 16 2017 | 11:34 pm - An unprecedented 10-year teachers deal in 2016 should not be a factor in contract negotiations for Palatine Township Elementary District 15 support employees who went on strike Monday, a union leader says. But the school board president says the...

No negotiations scheduled as strike date looms in District 15

Oct 12 2017 | 9:07 am - No contract negotiations are scheduled ahead of a potential strike Monday by Palatine Township Elementary District 15 secretaries, nurses and other support employees.

Barrington District 220 schools lauded for good student attendance

Oct 12 2017 | 5:09 pm - Nine Barrington Area Unit District 220 schools placed in the top 10 for a September attendance contest.

Final chance for meal at Boloney’s Sandwich Shop in Barrington

Oct 13 2017 | 7:16 am - Fans of Boloney’s Sandwich Shop — a beloved eatery next to downtown Barrington’s Catlow Theater — will get their last chance for a meal there Saturday.

Senior housing complex plans on hold over Palatine fire chief’s concerns

Oct 10 2017 | 7:30 am - Plans for a 102-unit senior complex on Euclid Avenue in Palatine are on hold amid village council concerns over whether ambulance service could be provided to the property in a timely manner.

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