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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2 dogs declared dangerous after Lake Zurich attack

Jul 27 2016 | 1:14 pm - Two dogs described as pit bulls have been declared dangerous as a result of an attack on a German shepherd mix while walking with its owners in Lake Zurich, according to Lake County officials.

Lake County cops want you to quit texting and driving

Jul 26 2016 | 6:25 pm - At least 11 Lake County law-enforcement agencies are participating in a campaign aimed at combating illegal texting and driving.

Flood-prone Lake Zurich subdivision fares well with weekend rain

Jul 25 2016 | 6:39 pm - Improvements at the flood-prone Cedar Creek subdivision in Lake Zurich passed a test posed by fierce weekend storms that caused problems elsewhere in the Chicago area, village officials said.

Will LPGA tournament give Lake County a tourism boost?

Jul 19 2016 | 11:01 am - There are at least a couple thousand reasons why hosting a big-time international women’s golf tournament is expected to pay off for Lake County. Hotel room bookings — roughly 2,000 of them — have been directly linked to the UL...

UL International Crown is public's ticket to Gurnee's Merit Club

Jul 18 2016 | 11:32 am - What will spectators, LPGA officials and UL International Crown competitors find when the Merit Club in Gurnee hosts the prestigious international competition? A large, nature-friendly course kept in such immaculate condition that it's hosting top...

Lawsuit settlement talks underway between U-Haul and Lake Zurich

Jul 14 2016 | 11:53 pm - Rejection isn’t getting in the way of U-Haul’s courtship with the village of Lake Zurich that began early last year.

Lake County teens playing ‘Pokemon Go’ robbed

Jul 15 2016 | 6:48 pm - Two Lake County teenagers were robbed of their mobile devices while playing “Pokemon Go,” authorities said Friday.

Baxter gives $100,000 to help families in crisis

Jul 15 2016 | 5:57 pm - Baxter International Inc. has committed $100,000 during the next five years to a Lake County nonprofit behavioral health services organization.

Ex-Woodland board member accused of favoring husband’s firm wants suit dropped

Jul 14 2016 | 12:54 am - A former Woodland Elementary District 50 board member is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit claiming a company employing her husband unfairly landed school spirit wear and athletic uniform deals in place of another business.

How can Gurnee revitalize East Grand Avenue?

Jul 13 2016 | 9:30 am - An elite team of experts is gathering feedback from Gurnee residents and businesses in an effort to revitalize East Grand Avenue.

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