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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Faith sustains Crawford relatives as they cope with crash

Feb 20 2017 | 5:59 am - In the face of the tragedy that took the lives of their daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Erwin and Ursel Schmidt say they are relying on their strong faith to sustain them.

Another record high doesn’t cool Palatine’s Polar Plunge

Feb 19 2017 | 5:37 pm - The suburbs continued to bask in record warm temperatures Sunday. While that made the Polar Plunge in Palatine a lot less polar, it didn’t hurt the spirits of the participants — or the turnout.

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Feb 17 2017 | 10:46 pm - Wheaton woman won $250,000 in the Illinois Lottery on a winning Crossword ticket.

Librarians don’t mind noisy celebration of World Series trophy in Elgin

Feb 12 2017 | 6:53 pm - Libraries are generally expected to be quiet places. But Sunday morning, the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin resounded with the strains of “Go, Cubs, Go,” as hundreds of fans lined up to have their picture taken with the World...

Mount Prospect restricts parking on Highland Street

Feb 11 2017 | 6:01 pm - An accident involving a child has led Mount Prospect to re-evaluate traffic along Highland Street.

Glen Ellyn man charged in COD armed robbery

Feb 11 2017 | 1:05 am - Bail has been set for one of two former College of DuPage students accused of stealing a student’s purse and backpack in the college’s parking lot.

Police: Hampshire man accidentally backed over son

Feb 10 2017 | 8:07 pm - A 3-year-old Hampshire boy died Friday morning in Florida after being struck by an SUV driven by his father, authorities said.

Shooter awaiting charges in Highland Park

Feb 10 2017 | 9:37 pm - Highland Park police said a man in his car was shot at Friday afternoon and a suspect has been arrested.

Man stabbed in Waukegan McDonald’s

Feb 10 2017 | 9:42 pm - Waukegan police are looking for the person who stabbed a man at a McDonald’s late Friday morning.

Buffalo Grove moves to toughen massage parlor regulation

Feb 10 2017 | 2:52 pm - Buffalo Grove is moving ahead with a draft ordinance that would place a two-year moratorium on a new massage establishment moving into a location where a massage license had been revoked because of prostitution.

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