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Steve Zalusky

Staff Writer
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Steve Zalusky joined the Daily Herald on Sept. 11, 2000, and currently is a part-time reporter covering the village of Buffalo Grove and acting as a general assignment reporter on Sundays.

Prior to the Daily Herald, he worked for Pioneer Press, Press Publications, the Kane County Chronicle and Press-Republican Newspapers, all in the Chicago suburbs. Steve has been a Peter Lisagor Award finalist, for a project on suburban growth for Pioneer Press. He has won other reporting awards, including the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. He is proud of the knowledge he has gained on his various beats, which have included county government in three of the collar counties, Lake, Kane and DuPage.

Steve graduated from New Trier West High School in Northfield and received a bachelor's degree in comparative literature and a master's in journalism at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

A homeowner in Arlington Heights for over a decade, he lives there with his wife and son. Outside of journalism, his interests include vintage jazz and old movies, reading, playing piano (privately) and walking along Lake Michigan. Find him on Facebook as Steve Zalusky.

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Be on watch for servere storms

Aug 01 2014 | 8:54 pm - Severe storms may be moving into the area.

Grayslake fire quickly extinguished

Aug 01 2014 | 10:01 pm - Minor residential fire in Grayslake on Friday

Four suburban men face drug trafficking charges

Aug 01 2014 | 9:16 pm - An Elgin man and his two sons, as well as an Addison man, all are facing felony drug trafficking charges, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced Friday, following an investigation that led to the recovery of seven kilograms of...

Fatality closes part of 290 for 2 hours

Aug 02 2014 | 12:57 am - Four lanes on I-290 at Illinois Route 72 were expected to be closed for two hours after a fatal crash Friday night.

Buffalo Grove shifting minor offenses out of court system

Jul 31 2014 | 10:39 am - Buffalo Grove hopes to hold its first administrative adjudication hearings for parking, nonmoving traffic and ordinance violations, as well as building and zoning violations, in January, Police Chief Steven Casstevens said this week. But a lot of...

Buffalo Grove leaders face economic development questions

Jul 29 2014 | 4:13 pm - Buffalo Grove has been courting economic development for years,but has remained basically a bedroom community with pockets of strip malls. Whether that should stay the case was a topic of discussion this week as elected village leaders met as a...

Lisle man killed in Ogden Avenue motorcycle crash

Jul 28 2014 | 8:53 am - A 28-year-old Lisle man died Sunday after being thrown from his motorcycle along a Naperville road shortly before midnight Saturday. Erik P. Lat was traveling east on Ogden Avenue when he lost control of the 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle he was riding,...

Aurora police investigating spiritual healer scam

Jul 25 2014 | 8:37 pm - Authorities are investigating a scam staged by a woman claiming to be a spiritual healer who inveigled three people out of nearly $8,000 since early July, Aurora police said. The suspect, who went by the name of Esperanza and operated out of an...

Elgin man faces 6 years in prison for domestic attack

Jul 25 2014 | 8:42 pm - Elgin man faces prison for domestic attack

Sugar Grove honors longtime firefighter as Citizen of the Year

Jul 25 2014 | 10:21 pm - It was fitting that Wayne Parson was thinking of others while he was being honored as Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year.

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