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 raises age to buy tobacco to 21

Aug 22 2017 | 5:45 pm - Buffalo Grove village officials have raised the minimum age for the sale and purchase of tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21, amid disagreement among trustees over whether the change would be effective.

Boats, spirits buoyant at Fox Lake cardboard regatta

Aug 20 2017 | 8:34 pm - Boats, spirits buoyant at Fox Lake cardboard regatta

Downtown Mount Prospect plan sparks parking, traffic concerns

Aug 21 2017 | 12:02 pm - Traffic and parking were the main concerns heard when Mount Prospect officials and representatives from developer Nicholas and Associates held an open house last week to reveal plans for an apartment development in the Busse, or...

Mount Prospect officials optimistic about downtown development plan

Aug 13 2017 | 5:11 pm - Mount Prospect will be holding a neighborhood meeting this week to discuss a new mixed-use development planned for the key downtown area known as the Busse or small triangle.

Suburbs welcome wounded vets on 500-mile trek

Aug 13 2017 | 5:50 pm - More than 100 wounded military veterans on a 500-mile cycling trek joined the Project Hero 2017 Barrington Honor Ride Sunday at the Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center.

Three detained, released after shots fired in Elmhurst

Aug 13 2017 | 7:17 pm - Elmhurst police say three people were taken into custody but later released following a report of shots fired in the city early Sunday morning, according to a posting on the department’s Facebook page.

Andy's Frozen Custard drawing a crowd in Mount Prospect

Aug 15 2017 | 8:29 am - Andy's Frozen Custard at 205 E. Rand Road in Mount Prospect, which opened at the beginning of the month, is proving a magnet for families, who are lining up at the window to order such items as the butter pecan concrete and the Rico Suave jackhammer.

Man killed in Des Plaines motorcycle crash

Aug 12 2017 | 7:18 am - A 40-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle crashed Friday afternoon on the 2300 block of South Mount Prospect Road.

Buffalo Grove studies tighter limits on RV parking

Aug 11 2017 | 8:05 pm - Buffalo Grove studies tighter limits on RV parking Buffalo Grove is considering changing its regulations over the parking and storage of recreational vehicles in residential areas, possibly adding greater restrictions to soften the visual impact.

Buffalo Grove looks at $450 annual parking pass for Metra lot

Aug 10 2017 | 10:51 am - Buffalo Grove is considering offering an annual parking pass for the Metra commuter lot. It would cost $450 annually.

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