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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Loved ones carry on Naperville woman’s tradition of giving

Nov 22 2015 | 5:45 pm - Family and friends of a Naperville woman killed when struck by a car last year came together Sunday to help two of her most cherished causes — donating blood and helping former racing greyhounds find new homes.

Buffalo Grove police: 4 burglaries in 3 days on north side

Nov 19 2015 | 10:18 pm - Buffalo Grove police told residents about four burglaries over just a few days earlier this month and gave them tips to help stop them.

Truck parking on United Airlines property opposed by Mt. Prospect

Nov 18 2015 | 11:48 pm - Mount Prospect is raising its voice against a proposed truck parking lot on United Airlines property in unincorporated Elk Grove Township. If approved by Cook County, it would offer 180 spaces for trucks, tractors, trailers and other on-road...

Proposed Buffalo Grove tax levy hike raises questions

Nov 18 2015 | 3:38 pm - Buffalo Grove plans to increase its tax levy 3.2 percent next year, a hike that would add about $35 to the property tax bill of the owner of a $300,000 home. On the surface that may not seem that much, but one village trustee who heard Monday...

Youth is served at “Ace of Cakes” appearance in Schaumburg

Nov 15 2015 | 6:43 pm - The Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman, began his professional career at a bagel shop when he was just 14. So he probably could identify with the youngsters who flocked to the stage and eagerly raised their hands to ask him questions...

Nanny who falsely made child abduction claim expected in court Tuesday

Nov 16 2015 | 1:56 pm - A nanny who police say filed a false report claiming one of the three children she was watching had been abducted Saturday in Arlington Heights is being charged with disorderly conduct. Janina Majerczyk, 63, is free on a $10,000 recognizance bond,...

Dist. 204 teachers, board reach deal

Nov 14 2015 | 7:47 pm - The Indian Prairie Unit District 204 teachers union has approved a new three-year contract.

Fire causes extensive damage to Island Lake home

Nov 13 2015 | 8:54 pm - A Friday afternoon fire caused about $100,000 damage at an Island Lake home, officials said.

Buffalo Grove panel for residents with disabilities adds 2 members

Nov 12 2015 | 3:47 pm - Kevin Sullivan, a new member of Buffalo Grove's Commission for Residents with Disabilites, has a unique connectionto Village President Beverly Sussman.

Mount Prospect police chief requests $1 million budget hike

Nov 11 2015 | 6:54 pm - Mount Prospect Police Chief Tim Janowick is asking the village board for a $1 million increase in his 2016 budget - mostly because of rising personnel costs but also because he wants to add two full-time and two part-time community service officers.

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