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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Familiar face returning as CLC board chairman draws objection

Apr 28 2017 | 7:07 pm - Veteran College of Lake County Trustee Richard Anderson is back as the board’s chairman over the objection of a colleague who contends a rotation of familiar faces is “not healthy.”

Lake Zurich personal trainer wants to stay in industrial park

Apr 28 2017 | 5:01 pm - A Lake Zurich advisory panel recommends letting a personal trainer continue operating in an industrial park if the business can strike an agreement with the private property association governing the area.

Longtime CLC employee in line to be interim president

Apr 28 2017 | 7:20 am - College of Lake County plans to have a temporary president while it seeks a replacement for the departing Jerry Weber.

New CLC trustees Finger, Stanton ready to tackle key issues

Apr 26 2017 | 10:27 am - Two new trustees on College of Lake County’s board say they have some issues they hope to tackle out of the gate.

‘Divas’ half marathon, 5K coming to Lake Zurich this weekend

Apr 25 2017 | 4:34 pm - Champagne, tutus and boas will be part of a foot race making its Chicago-area debut Sunday at Lake Zurich’s Paulus Park.

Construction to challenge Gurnee’s revitalization plan

Apr 24 2017 | 5:38 pm - Gurnee’s plan to boost a long-struggling business corridor on the east side will face the additional challenge of a significant construction project at Route 41 and Grand Avenue.

Gurnee police chief addresses panhandling

Apr 20 2017 | 11:42 pm - Gurnee Police Chief Kevin Woodside discussed how officers address panhandling in the village at a neighborhood meeting Thursday night in the wake of a new social media effort calling attention to a perceived problem.

Great Wolf expected to open in Gurnee in mid-2018

Apr 20 2017 | 8:16 am - Great Wolf Resorts Inc. has finalized a deal to buy a Gurnee water park and hotel, with plans to renovate the property for about the next year before debuting under the new brand.

GED graduation ceremony returning to College of Lake County

Apr 19 2017 | 4:55 pm - After a two-year hiatus, College of Lake County will resume holding a graduation ceremony for older students receiving a high school equivalency diploma.

Grayslake-area man faces drug, assault charges

Apr 19 2017 | 5:41 pm - Drug and assault charges were leveled against a Grayslake-area man after authorities said he displayed what appeared to be a real gun during a neighborhood dispute Tuesday.

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