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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Buffalo Grove honored for blood drives

Dec 14 2017 | 4:43 pm - When it comes to donating blood, Buffalo Grove is among the most generous communities in the region. That’s according to LifeSource, the Rosemont-based organization which recently honored Buffalo Grove for its efforts.

Aurora man pleads guilty in Thanksgiving 2015 shooting

Dec 11 2017 | 8:39 pm - Gheroncia N. Suggs, 22, of the 1000 block of North Avenue in Aurora, accepted a sentence of 6½ years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea to attempted aggravated battery with a firearm.

Buffalo Grove family takes ‘Festival of Lights’ to heart

Dec 11 2017 | 5:29 pm - Among the throng of Buffalo Grove homes adorned with Christmas decorations, one stands out for radiating a different kind of holiday cheer — celebrating Hanukkah.

Bartlett armed standoff ‘safely resolved,’ police say

Dec 10 2017 | 11:52 am - An armed standoff with a man barricaded inside a Bartlett home ended without injury Sunday morning, police said.

Former Carpentersville man faces life for sexually assaulting a child

Dec 08 2017 | 8:28 pm - Eight years after committing the crime, a former Carpentersville man faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Kane County Circuit Judge James C. Hallock Friday convicted James E. Melvin, 40, of predatory criminal...

Elgin drug dealer gets 12 years after 3rd conviction

Dec 08 2017 | 8:05 pm - An Elgin man convicted of delivering drugs for the third time will return to prison after his sentencing Friday. Kane County Associate Judge David R. Kliment sentenced Roosevelt D. Williams, 41, of the 500 block of Walnut Avenue, to 12 years in...

Mount Prospect restaurateurs want village board to OK video gambling

Dec 08 2017 | 4:08 pm - Mount Prospect restaurateurs told the village board this week they would like to offer video gambling.

Child safety seat prevents injury in serious Buffalo Grove accident

Dec 08 2017 | 1:43 pm - Buffalo Grove police honored its Saved by the Belt Award winner — the O’Connor family of Milwaukee — this week at its village board meeting.

Buffalo Grove commission rejects Link Farm development plan

Dec 07 2017 | 4:50 pm - Buffalo Grove’s planning and zoning commission voted 6-2 to recommend against a proposed development at the former Link Farm.

Mount Prospect mayor breaks tie to increase levy 1.92%

Dec 07 2017 | 11:40 am - With Mount Prospect trustees evenly split on whether to increase the tax levy, Mayor Arlene Juracek voted for the increase, which officials said will add $20 to the village portion of the property tax bill for the owner of a home valued at $350,000.

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