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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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Top techies visit Warren Township High School physics class

Sep 30 2014 | 6:07 pm - An entrepreneur who wants to move his semiconductor business to Gurnee and some of his high-tech pals brought an award-winning mobile laboratory to a Warren Township High School physics class Tuesday.

Road construction season still going strong in Lake County

Sep 30 2014 | 6:13 pm - If you thought road construction season and summer ended about the same time, you’ll have a different opinion if you drive in southern Lake County.Crews will be at work Wednesday on Arlington Heights Road from Lake-Cook Road to Route 83 in...

House District 64 state representative candidates differ on minimum wage, income tax

Sep 29 2014 | 5:28 pm - A Republican incumbent and her Democratic challenger have set themselves apart on the minimum wage debate and Illinois’ income tax in their race for a state representative seat covering McHenry and Lake counties. Barbara Wheeler, the...

Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year

Sep 22 2014 | 7:06 am - While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. “What was lacking this year were the warm spells,” Tom...

Parents want all-day kindergarten at Grayslake District 46

Sep 19 2014 | 5:06 pm - Citing moves at neighboring school systems, some parents say a full-day kindergarten program should be started at Grayslake Elementary District 46. Parents pitched the idea during public comment time at a District 46 board meeting this week.

Wife memorializes daughter, ex-husband killed by his DUI

Sep 18 2014 | 5:28 am - Despite the circumstances surrounding her 7-year-old daughter’s death, Luz Barrera says it is important that her former husband be remembered with the girl in a memorial planted Wednesday at a Round Lake Park railroad crossing where they were...

International manhunt for Lake County teacher ends in Sarajevo

Sep 19 2014 | 2:14 pm - An international manhunt for a Lake County teacher accused of molesting a student has ended with him in custody in Bosnia-Herzegovina awaiting extradition to face charges in the United States. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond J. Rose said Michael R.

Hoffman Estates tech firm could move to Gurnee

Sep 17 2014 | 12:04 pm - Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is seeking support from other local taxing agencies for a combined $2.3 million package of proposed financial incentives to a Hoffman Estates semiconductor company that supporters say could lead to a version of Silicon...

Tax incentives for new Gurnee business on agenda

Sep 16 2014 | 1:42 pm - Nearly all of Gurnee’s taxing agencies are scheduled to meet today regarding possible financial incentives for a proposed research and manufacturing facility. Members of the Gurnee village board, Woodland Elementary District 50, Warren...

Veteran Link versus newcomer Wilson for Lake County state senate seat

Sep 15 2014 | 12:46 am - Despite a sizable advantage in campaign funding over an upstart opponent, a longtime state senator from Lake County says the political climate dictates he work as hard as ever before the November election.

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