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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Barrington push for Lake Zurich Road shift officially ends

May 25 2018 | 3:47 pm - Barrington’s quest for a realignment of Lake Zurich Road near the village’s library has officially ended.

What happened in Antioch, Gurnee could become learning tool for police

May 24 2018 | 9:29 pm - A former head of a Lake County police chiefs organization says confrontations with law enforcement that allegedly occurred in and around Gurnee and in and around Antioch could become something that’s studied and used in training for officers.

Investigators: Gurnee police shooting, Antioch standoff linked

May 24 2018 | 9:29 pm - A police confrontation in an Antioch neighborhood, a standoff with officers in Antioch Township and a fatal officer-involved shooting on Route 41 in Gurnee share a common link rooted in a call about a routine solicitor complaint.

Palatine’s Rosie Colucci recognized as top student volunteer

May 23 2018 | 11:38 am - Chalk up another honor for Palatine resident Rosie Colucci, a student at Plum Grove Junior High School in Rolling Meadows.

Plan to bring 8,500 chickens to North Barrington farm draws heavy criticism

May 23 2018 | 7:15 am - Plans for at least 8,500 chickens on a commercial farm drew heavy criticism before they were rejected by the North Barrington zoning board of appeals at public hearing Tuesday night.

Palatine gains another used-car business

May 22 2018 | 12:02 am - Palatine council members on Monday night granted a special-use permit allowing Mullins Used Cars Inc. to operate in a building at 2017 N. Rand Road, between City Limits Harley-Davidson and the Auto Alliance used vehicle dealership. It also will be...

What you need to know about Route 14 closing in Barrington

May 23 2018 | 6:56 am - Work soon will begin on a railroad crossing improvement project expected to create 10 difficult days for drivers who use Route 14 through Barrington.

Movie Nights returning to Palatine American Legion

May 16 2018 | 2:52 pm - Movie nights are returning for a second run at Palatine American Legion Post 690 in the village’s downtown.

Barrington rolling out red carpet for hometown fashion star Cynthia Rowley

May 16 2018 | 6:20 am - If you’re a fan of fashion, chances are you’ve seen some of famed designer Cynthia Rowley’s work on the red carpet and her appearances on shows such as “Project Runway” and “America’s Next Top Model.”...

Dist. 220 board receiving community feedback for potential school upgrades

May 16 2018 | 3:56 pm - Barrington Area Unit District 220 is nearly finished receiving feedback from residents on a draft plan showing five options for school upgrades that could cost $80 million to $330 million.

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