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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Gurnee village hall now a place to safely dispose of medical waste

Jul 25 2014 | 5:21 pm - Gurnee residents who want to safely dispose of syringes or other medical waste don’t need to look beyond village hall. “You’re always afraid of loose sharps just getting in the trash,” Gurnee Assistant to the Village...

Leaving on top: Gurnee library boss wins state honor just before retirement

Jul 24 2014 | 4:33 pm - Warren-Newport Public Library Executive Director Stephen Bero is heading into retirement next week on a career high. Bero has been named the state's librarian of the year. "I just feel good about the way I’m leaving now,” Bero said.

Round Lake Beach, Spring Grove men face child pornography charges

Jul 24 2014 | 4:20 pm - Two suburban men have been snared in a statewide initiative seeking those who download and trade child pornography online, authorities said Thursday.

Lake Zurich voters might decide if village gets home rule

Jul 23 2014 | 5:22 pm - Voters might get to decide whether to grant Lake Zurich government home rule, which would provide village officials more local control over taxes and other matters. “We’re not looking to raise property taxes,” Mayor Thomas...

Experts: Wear flotation devices away from shore

Jul 24 2014 | 10:20 pm - Personal flotation devices should always be worn by swimmers — no matter how experienced — when in the middle of a lake, the head of a regional dive rescue team and other experts say. “You know nothing can go wrong with a...

Craft beer festival coming to Lake Zurich

Jul 22 2014 | 12:59 am - Lake Zurich trustees Monday night agreed to expand the village's fun portfolio. Lake Zurich's first craft beer festival is set for Paulus Park on Rand Road in October.

Entrepreneur takes chance on Lake Zurich waterfront

Jul 21 2014 | 9:08 am - Bobby Razes says he saw an opportunity in a tired, former restaurant on Old Rand Road near Lake Zurich's waterfront when it was put up for sale earlier this year. Razes is renovating the former Eng's Tea House into Bobbers Bar and Grill. He said the...

Neighborhood on Gurnee’s west side becoming tropical bird paradise

Jul 19 2014 | 7:30 am - It’s become a tropical summer in a neighborhood on Gurnee’s west side. Tropical birds have been spotted — and six of them captured — since July 6, police and neighbors said. “We have not had any calls from anyone asking...

Elgin inspires Round Lake Park police to start YouTube channel

Jul 19 2014 | 12:47 am - Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko says he's trying to boost his department's social media presence with a YouTube channel. “It’s another tool in the box to communicate out there,” he told the Daily Herald.

Trucking terminal planned on Grayslake's south side

Jul 18 2014 | 7:57 am - Plans for a trucking terminal near the Lake County Fairgrounds have gained tentative Grayslake village board approval. Saia Inc.'s terminal would be used by semi-trailers to collect and deliver freight in the Chicago area, company spokeswoman...

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