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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New Mount Prospect police union contract includes drug testing

Sep 22 2017 | 10:35 am - Mount Prospect trustees have approved a collective bargaining agreement between the village and the Metropolitan Alliance of Police Mount Prospect Chapter 84, which represents its patrol officers, that for the first time includes drug testing.

Why a mom attends Buffalo Grove planning meetings

Sep 21 2017 | 6:18 pm - People attend public meetings for a variety of reasons. For Linda Cesario, who goes regularly to Buffalo Grove’s planning and zoning commission meetings, it’s because her son, Frank Cesario, is on the panel.

Gas station may replace restaurant on Milwaukee Avenue in Buffalo Grove

Sep 21 2017 | 8:52 am - The Buffalo Grove planning and zoning commission will be considering a proposal for a Shell gas station and convenience store that would sell beer and wine on a site currently occupied by the Wooil Restaurant at 185 N. Milwaukee Ave., at the corner...

Busse Triangle apartment plan gets early Mount Prospect OK

Sep 20 2017 | 8:36 pm - On Tuesday, a preliminary plan for a six-story apartment building and a two-story restaurant at 20 W. Northwest Hwy. sailed through the Mount Prospect village board.

Buffalo Grove swears in new trustee

Sep 19 2017 | 3:51 pm - When Eric Smith was sworn in Monday night as Buffalo Grove’s newest trustee, replacing Steven Trilling, who stepped down when he moved to Northbrook, it was not a new experience. He had been through the drill before, having been appointed in...

Dawn Patrol: Nekritz says she’s serious about run for attorney general

Sep 18 2017 | 5:59 am - Nekritz gathering signatures for bid for attorney general. Former Buffalo Grove mayor Hartstein weighing run for state House. Crash near Lakemoor late Saturday kills two. QB controversy renewed? Bucs blow out Chicago Bears 29-7. Wauconda schools...

Former Buffalo Grove mayor Hartstein weighing run for state House

Sep 17 2017 | 6:02 pm - Former Buffalo Grove Village President Elliott Hartstein is circulating nominating petitions for a potential run to replace outgoing state Rep. Carol Sente.

Police: Naperville man accused of secretly recording women at store

Sep 15 2017 | 8:58 pm - A Naperville man is accused of secretly recording women in a local store, police said Friday. Daniel Martinez, 36, has been charged with two counts of disorderly conduct after police were called around 1:40 p.m. Friday to the 500 block of Fort Hill...

Prairie Center for the Arts renamed after Schaumburg Village President Al Larson

Sep 10 2017 | 7:06 pm - Schaumburg’s Prairie Center For The Arts has a new name honoring the man whose vision helped shape its growth.

McHenry coroner: Man died trying to get into bed of moving truck

Sep 10 2017 | 7:56 pm - A 21-year-old Harvard man was killed Saturday evening after reportedly getting out of his truck while it was moving.

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