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 honors two

Oct 19 2017 | 5:42 pm - Two people were recognized this week in Buffalo Grove for their contributions to the village.

Mount Prospect officially cuts ties with police chief

Oct 17 2017 | 11:39 pm - Mount Prospect has officially severed ties with police chief Tim Janowick. On Tuesday, the village board approved a voluntary retirement/separation and release agreement without discussion.

Buffalo Grove, firefighters agree to new three-year deal

Oct 17 2017 | 7:47 pm - The Buffalo Grove village board approved a new three-year deal with its firefighters Monday that will give them 2 percent raise next year.

Search continues for McHenry County man wanted for child assault

Oct 15 2017 | 3:37 pm - McHenry County authorities continue to search for a 26-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a child last week.

One injured after lightning sparks Hawthorn Woods house fire

Oct 15 2017 | 11:50 am - A lightning strike sparked a house fire that sent one person to the hospital and displaced a Hawthorn Woods family Saturday night, authorities said.

District 57 officials outline case for tax increase

Oct 13 2017 | 5:15 pm - Mount Prospect School District 57 officials faced some hard questions from residents who attended the first of three community forums Thursday to hear the district’s case for a March referendum.

Former Mount Prospect pastor left a lasting impression on his flock

Oct 10 2017 | 2:01 pm - Kris Zeile remembered her father, the Rev. Erhard Adolph (John) Zeile, as a shepherd of people.

Buffalo Grove creating method for tax-free donations to arts programs

Oct 09 2017 | 6:56 pm - Buffalo Grove is moving ahead with the Waukegan-based Lake County Community Foundation on a proposal to create a special fund that would help bankroll quality-of-life initiatives, such as the Arts Commission and the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band.

Charges filed in Antioch Township fireworks explosion that injured woman

Oct 08 2017 | 6:31 pm - A large firework mistaken for a candle exploded in a woman’s hand Saturday night at a home near Antioch, leaving her and two others injured and a Woodstock man facing criminal charges.

Buffalo Grove studying need for expensive building fixes

Oct 07 2017 | 6:36 pm - Buffalo Grove could be headed for a major face lift on its village campus, which includes not only village hall, but also the headquarters for police and public works.

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