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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Mount Prospect searching for land for new police station

Feb 21 2018 | 1:20 pm - Mount Prospect leaders will begin talks next month about buying land for a new police station, though officials aren’t saying where.

Mount Prospect honors members of village’s Centennial Commission

Feb 18 2018 | 9:09 am - Mount Prospect’s Centennial Commission was honored at last week’s village board meeting.

New agreement should stabilize water costs in Mount Prospect

Feb 09 2018 | 5:50 pm - The days when Mount Prospect faced double-digit water price increases from the city of Chicago are at an end, village officials say.

Buffalo Grove seeks advice on spurring development by Metra stop

Feb 09 2018 | 6:19 pm - Buffalo Grove has targeted the area around the Prairie View Metra station for transit-oriented development, but the vision has fallen short due to, among other factors, the limited number of trains operating on Metra’s North Central service.

Buffalo Grove survey points to need for volunteers, diversity

Feb 07 2018 | 10:58 am - The need for more diversity on village boards and commissions and the aging of the community’s volunteer pool were among the issues that cropped up in a recent survey of Buffalo Grove residents conducted through the National Research Center.

Accomplished suburban jazz musician, businessman dies at 80

Feb 04 2018 | 6:21 pm - Services are set for Saturday for accomplished suburban jazz musician Dick Mattick. Mattick, of Barrington, was also a successful businessman.

Mount Prospect school officials make case for tax hike to maintain status quo

Feb 03 2018 | 8:48 pm - If voters in Mount Prospect School District 57 approve the referendum to raise the tax rate in March, they will essentially be voting to maintain the status quo, ensuring the district has sufficient funds to keep existing staff and programs,...

Clerk threatened with knife in Fox Lake robbery

Feb 02 2018 | 8:15 pm - Fox Lake police are investigating an armed robbery at the Phillips 66 gas station at 20 N. Route 12.

Olympic success brings extra joy to Norge festivities

Jan 28 2018 | 6:58 pm - The gathering for the Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament in Fox River Grove is always festive. On Sunday, though, fans at the 113th edition of the event had something unique to celebrate in the facility’s long history - its...

Schaumburg boy found after being reported missing overnight

Jan 28 2018 | 4:17 pm - A 12-year-old Schaumburg boy reported missing Saturday night was found safe Sunday morning, police said.

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