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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Alternative school basketball tournament in Arlington Heights emphasizes playing the right way

Mar 18 2018 | 6:05 pm - There is an old expression — it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. That saying was given a practical demonstration over the weekend during a basketball tournament that equates sportsmanship with winning.

Police investigating Arlington Heights burglary

Mar 17 2018 | 4:06 pm - Arlington Heights police said they responded to a burglary Friday night.
Police said the incident took place at around 9:30 p.m. at a home in the 1500 block of North Hickory Avenue.

New role for veteran Buffalo Grove firefighter

Mar 14 2018 | 12:49 pm - Joe Alexander is probably best known in Buffalo Grove as the lead firefighter on the Muscular Dystrophy Association Boot Drives, but now he has a new title, Battalion Chief Alexander.

Downtown Mount Prospect building boom continues

Mar 14 2018 | 12:49 pm - Mount Prospect’s downtown building boom continues with village board approval last week of a 12-unit rowhome development called Park Terrace.

No injuries in Lake Forest house fire

Mar 09 2018 | 8:50 pm - Damage was estimated at $20,000 after a fire at a Lake Forest home Friday afternoon.

Mount Prospect approves downtown apartments, restaurant

Mar 08 2018 | 4:16 pm - A six-story apartment building and restaurant are coming to a long-vacant slice of land in the center of downtown Mount Prospect. Village trustees on Tuesday trustees granted final approval to the 20 West mixed-use development on the downtown site...

Mount Prospect agrees to spend $5.1 million on site for new police station

Mar 07 2018 | 9:05 pm - Mount Prospect trustees voted Tuesday to spend $5.1 million on a 103,126-square-foot industrial building in the Kensington Business Center for a new police headquarters.

Buffalo Grove nearing vote on Lake-Cook corridor plan

Mar 07 2018 | 7:46 pm - Buffalo Grove leaders are expected to adopt the village’s long-term plan for the Lake-Cook Road corridor in April, but first residents and other members of the public have a month to weigh in on development strategy.

Restaurants, retail coming to former Mount Prospect auto dealership site

Mar 08 2018 | 7:12 am - A controversial plan for a 5-acre commercial development on the former Mitchell Buick site in Mount Prospect received the green light from the village board Tuesday, despite residents’ concerns the project will encourage cut-through traffic in...

Home cooking for ‘Iron Chef’ winner in Lincolnshire

Mar 05 2018 | 8:14 am - The Sedgebrook retirement community in Lincolnshire not only held its first Iron Chef Invitational Sunday, but it also had its own entry.

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