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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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Raises in new contracts for Lake Zurich cops, other police employees

Dec 22 2014 | 7:48 pm - Lake Zurich police officers and other department employees will receive raises under separate multiyear agreements. "We believe we were able to lock in a good contract for the next few years that is fair to our hardworking employees, but is also...

Former top cop on ballot in Lake County

Dec 22 2014 | 6:13 pm - Caught up in controversy as Round Lake’s police chief in 2005, Charlie Foy will be on the spring ballot seeking a village board seat.

Celebrating Palatine High girls cross country excellence at French Market

Dec 20 2014 | 3:36 pm - After going on a jaunt with a running club, Palatine High School’s girls cross country team gathered where they finished at the downtown French Market in the village train station for a celebration of state and national achievements Saturday.

Meeting set on plan for homeless facility near Lake Zurich

Dec 19 2014 | 4:36 pm - An informational meeting is set for Jan. 12 regarding a proposal for chronically homeless people with mental illness to live in a building on the edge of Lake Zurich's north side.

Woodland, Warren school districts OK tax breaks to lure Akhan to Gurnee

Dec 18 2014 | 11:46 pm - Two school districts have agreed on property tax breaks for Akhan Semiconductor Inc. as part of a larger proposed incentive package to bring the technology company to Gurnee. “If it’s a good direction for the community, it’s a...

All-day kindergarten push continues in Grayslake

Dec 16 2014 | 12:36 am - A Grayslake Elementary District 46 parent continues to publicly tout the benefits of full-day kindergarten in an effort to persuade the school board to approve such a program. Jamie Taylor has presented an updated petition to the school board with...

People push for 'no gay' Warren board member's ouster

Dec 17 2014 | 8:11 am - Calls were made and 400 people showed to support for the resignation of Warren Township High School board member Liz Biondi for saying she would not want to hire someone who is gay to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates. "I am appalled...

Gay comments expected to draw crowd to Warren

Dec 13 2014 | 8:37 am - Warren Township High School in Gurnee is preparing to handle what's expected to be a large turnout for a board meeting in the wake of an elected official's comment about not wanting a gay superintendent. Superintendent Mary Perry Bates said an...

Supportive living senior project back to square one in Lake Zurich

Dec 12 2014 | 2:12 pm - A senior complex proposed for Lake Zurich’s north side is headed back to the starting line. Des Plaines-based Pathway Senior Living wants to build the three-story, 120-unit facility on part of six acres at the northwest corner of Rand Road...

Warren District 121 board member apologizes for saying don’t hire gay leader

Dec 11 2014 | 6:27 pm - Warren Township High School District 121 board member Liz Biondi says she apologizes “to everyone I offended” by stating she doesn’t want to hire someone who is gay to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates. She added...

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