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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Longtime Mount Prospect administrator leaves abruptly

Apr 27 2016 | 11:36 am - Longtime Mount Prospect Assistant Village Manager David Strahl no longer works for the village, officials confirmed this week, but declined to discuss the reasons behind his abrupt departure or the terms of his separation.

Fox Lake celebrates hometown Olympian, proud wrestling tradition

Apr 25 2016 | 9:32 am - Not everyone from Fox Lake will be able to fly down to Rio de Janeiro this summer to cheer on Grant High School graduate Daniel Dennis as he grapples for Olympic gold. So instead his hometown gave him a send-off Sunday with a parade and the formal...

District 102 concerned about proposed Buffalo Grove subdivision

Apr 21 2016 | 10:44 am - A plan to build 220 homes on a 50-acre site in northern Buffalo Grove is drawing opposition from Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 board members, who say they’re running out of space for additional children.

Mount Prospect, United strike deal ending plan for truck parking

Apr 20 2016 | 4:11 pm - Mount Prospect and United Airlines have struck a deal that not only will prevent the company from turning a 6-acre site on Dempster Street into a parking lot for trucks, but could lead to a larger development plan for the surrounding area.

Buffalo Grove to allow video gambling at full restaurants

Apr 19 2016 | 5:31 pm - Buffalo Grove has lifted its seven-year ban on video gambling machines at full-service restaurants in the village but will continue to prohibit gambling cafes, which derive a majority of their revenues from the machines and offer limited food and...

Buffalo Grove sells $6.3 million in bonds to fund roadwork

Apr 19 2016 | 4:32 pm - Buffalo Grove trustees voted Monday to issue nearly $6.3 million in bonds to finance street and infrastructure improvements. Officials said it is not clear yet how the bond issue will affect residents’ tax bills.

Antioch Township woman charged in shooting

Apr 17 2016 | 11:11 am - An Antioch Township woman was in custody at the Lake County jail on Sunday facing felony charges alleging she shot a man in the hand during a domestic dispute at her home early Saturday.

Fugitive had frequented bar where he was shot by police

Apr 17 2016 | 10:52 pm - A murder suspect shot dead in a confrontation with police Saturday outside a Lake County bar had been frequenting the establishment in the days leading up to the shooting, telling employees he was in town to settle his dead brother’s estate.

Radical changes to MPTV on the horizon

Apr 15 2016 | 11:36 pm - Some radical changes in local Mount Prospect TV programming are on the horizon, including creating a new Mount Prospect/MPTV YouTube channel, producing short informational videos, launching a monthly series of issue-oriented talk shows and a social...

Debris stops traffic on Route 20

Apr 15 2016 | 11:53 pm - Elgin police are reporting on the department’s Facebook page that traffic on eastbound Route 20 at Randall Road is stopped due to debris on the roadway.

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