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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Panel: Gurnee should embrace East Grand thrift shops

Aug 23 2016 | 10:48 pm - Embracing — rather than replacing — existing thrift stores on East Grand Avenue is among the suggestions from an elite team of experts on how to boost the lackluster business corridor in Gurnee.

Libertyville gun shop plans to increase security after break-in

Aug 23 2016 | 7:28 pm - A Libertyville gun store plans to increase its security measures following an early Tuesday morning attempted burglary. “I really didn’t expect it to happen up here in Libertyville,” said store co-owner Lane Lebrun.

Refurbished Round Lake High School makes its debut

Aug 22 2016 | 5:42 pm - Round Lake High School’s $29 million renovation and expansion made a smashing debut Monday.

Lake County assessors clash over property value hikes

Aug 19 2016 | 11:15 pm - Cuba Township Assessor Rebecca Tonigan says her work to keep down property values has been “undermined” by an appointed Lake County official.

Defense witnesses testify in Calusinski’s hearing for new trial

Aug 18 2016 | 5:49 pm - Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd says an attempt to do the right thing - not politics - is why he became involved in an effort to free a woman in prison for killing a toddle at a day-care center.

Foundation forms Club 116 to help Round Lake-area schools

Aug 16 2016 | 11:52 pm - A private foundation that wants to significantly increase the money it provides to help students and teachers has started a fundraising effort playing off Round Lake Area Unit District 116’s number.

Retiring District 46 superintendent receives final contract

Aug 17 2016 | 4:05 pm - Grayslake Elementary District 46 Superintendent Ellen Correll has received a final three-year contract that will take her to her planned retirement after the 2018-19 academic season.

Revamped Round Lake High about ready to debut

Aug 15 2016 | 7:51 pm - Round Lake High School’s expansion and renovation is within budget and will be ready to debut in six days for the 2016-17 academic season, officials say.

Gurnee Mills celebrated 25 years of growth

Aug 07 2016 | 11:36 pm - From discount tourism center to regional mall with a mix of offerings, an evolving Gurnee Mills prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday. Officials say they’re confident the mall will last another 25 years.

‘Pokemon Go’ part of Gurnee walking campaign

Aug 06 2016 | 5:05 pm - “Pokemon Go” is being used to attract more participants in a Gurnee Park District campaign to get residents out and walking for exercise.

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