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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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County wants $6,000 from Lake Zurich-area homeless opponents

Feb 04 2016 | 6:59 pm - Some residents might be on the hook for $6,000 in transcript costs related to a public hearing they initiated in fighting a plan to place homeless people in Midlothian Manor near Lake Zurich.

District 50 taking Grayslake charter fight to Illinois Supreme Court

Feb 03 2016 | 5:20 pm - Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee is turning to the Illinois Supreme Count in its legal fight against Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake.

Concerns raised about Rand Road plan in Lake Zurich

Feb 02 2016 | 11:25 pm - Veteran Lake Zurich developer John Alan Sfire will return to an advisory village panel this month as he seeks approval for a retail plaza and gasoline station on Rand Road.

Grayslake uses financial lure for Butera Market

Feb 03 2016 | 4:40 pm - An economic incentive package potentially worth $750,000 is awaiting final Grayslake village board approval in an effort to bring a Butera Market to town.

Woodland District 50 launches test for laptop initiative

Feb 01 2016 | 4:05 pm - Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee has launched a pilot program in advance of an initiative to provide laptop computers to all middle school students in the 2016-17 academic season.

New retail plaza to replace old Giordano’s at Rand, Rt. 22

Feb 01 2016 | 11:03 pm - Lake Zurich village board members have approved a plan for a retail building to replace a vacant restaurant considered an eyesore at Rand Road and Route 22.

Round Lake High renovations on time and within budget, official says

Jan 31 2016 | 4:44 pm - A mostly completed gymnasium is among the visible signs of progress for what will be a revamped Round Lake High School in the 2016-17 academic season. The estimated $29 million expansion and renovation remains on time and within budget, a school...

Hall of Fame for longtime Warren coach Dawson

Jan 30 2016 | 12:56 am - Longtime Warren Township High School track and cross country coach Bill Dawson will be honored with a spot in the Lake County Sports Hall of Fame next week

Suburban police,firefighters lead bottled water collection for Flint

Jan 27 2016 | 11:40 pm - Residents from the suburbs and beyond are coming together to help those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Sewage district candidate addresses taxation without service

Jan 28 2016 | 4:45 pm - A North Shore Water Reclamation District board candidate says a long-running dispute that his agency is taxing some Gurnee residents without providing service to them is a village issue to solve.

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