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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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Palatine council approves new storm sewers, water mains

Jul 17 2018 | 5:33 pm - Nearly $1 million in improvement projects addressing poor stormwater sewers and faulty water mains were approved Monday by the Palatine village council.

Palatine amends agreement for building owner

Jul 16 2018 | 11:14 pm - Palatine village council members have approved a compromise in an effort to make it easier for a downtown Palatine condominium and commercial building owner to fill space initially projected for sales-tax-generating operations.

No injuries after plane clips fuel truck at Chicago Executive Airport

Jul 17 2018 | 10:09 pm - An airplane and a fuel truck collided Tuesday morning at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, but no one was injured, officials said.

Long Grove Sunset Foods to sell wine, beer from bar in store

Jul 14 2018 | 3:53 pm - Sunset Foods in Long Grove has gained permission to serve beer and wine from a bar planned in a section of the store.

Schaumburg health club lifeguard saves toddler from drowning

Jul 12 2018 | 4:59 pm - A lifeguard saved a 2-year-old boy from drowning at a Schaumburg health club pool Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Long Grove approves food truck pilot program at brewery

Jul 12 2018 | 4:05 pm - Food trucks will be allowed to operate outside Buffalo Creek Brewing in Long Grove, under a pilot program approved this week by the village board.

Fremd High team part of national business competition

Jul 11 2018 | 2:59 pm - A team representing Fremd High School in Palatine will pitch the idea for a new business next week part of a national competition modeled after ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Long Grove covered bridge to be closed 9 or 10 months, ‘best-case scenario’

Jul 11 2018 | 8:24 am - Long Grove’s iconic covered bridge will be closed into next year to accommodate repairs to the span that sustained heavy damage due to a truck smashing through it soon after it became a national landmark in June, officials said at a village...

Palatine asked to reduce tax requirements for building’s businesses

Jul 09 2018 | 3:56 pm - In return for $5.6 million in public money, the developer of downtown Palatine building agreed in 2004 that all of its commercial tenants would generate sales taxes for the village. Now the building’s new owner wants a major reduction in that...

How Illinois retirement program works (and is it a good idea?)

Jul 08 2018 | 7:27 am - About 1.2 million Illinois residents will get to have money automatically deducted from their paychecks for a retirement savings plan through a state program being phased in 3 years after becoming law — a move the treasurer says could reduce...

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