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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New senior community opens in Grayslake; more developments coming

Dec 02 2016 | 9:26 am - Lake County’s rapidly growing senior housing market has received its latest addition with Travanse Living at Grayslake on Route 120.

Lake Zurich to consider plan for Kmart site in December

Nov 30 2016 | 4:11 pm - A New Jersey-based developer will seek final Lake Zurich village board approval in December to replace the long-vacant Kmart on Rand Road with apartments and retail space.

Hawthorn Woods approves 39 new homes, 4 commercial lots

Nov 28 2016 | 11:06 pm - Hawthorn Woods village board members Monday night approved homes and commercial lots at Route 22 and Quentin Road, ending a process that began in late spring with residents protesting the original plan.

Lake Zurich wants to help businesses with revised liquor code

Nov 29 2016 | 3:46 pm - Lake Zurich might reduce the number of liquor license classifications and set consistent hours for alcohol sales as part of the effort to make it easier for businesses to operate in the village.

Trying to make Gurnee better for walkers and bicyclists

Nov 25 2016 | 12:21 pm - Gurnee has launched an advisory committee charged with suggesting options to help make the village more walkable and easier to traverse for bicyclists.

How to work social media into the Black Friday mix

Nov 23 2016 | 9:03 pm - Shoppers may want to consider keeping an eye on social media for potential deals or just to use as part of Black Friday fun.

Apartments approved for downtown Lake Zurich

Nov 22 2016 | 7:08 pm - A revised plan that includes only apartments has been approved by Lake Zurich’s elected officials in an attempt to revitalize the village’s downtown.

New greenhouse to help disabled students at Lake Zurich High School

Nov 21 2016 | 8:15 pm - Lake Zurich High School debuted a greenhouse geared to help older students with disabilities gain skills for everyday living and possibly horticulture-related jobs.

Farewell to Jackie’s Magic fundraiser Saturday in Gurnee

Nov 18 2016 | 4:20 pm - It’ll be the final curtain Saturday for a longtime fundraising magic show in Gurnee that’s been performed in memory of a College of Lake County student who died in a car crash.

Warren Township High School swimmer dies at practice in Vernon Hills

Nov 18 2016 | 3:57 pm - A 17-year-old Warren Township High School swimmer from Wadsworth died during a swimming club practice at Vernon Hills High School, authorities said.

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