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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Woman critically injured in North Aurora drive-by shooting

Jan 15 2017 | 4:57 pm - North Aurora police are investigating a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of a convenience store that critically wounded a Montgomery woman.

Snow a no-show at Volo Bog Winterfest, but fun prevails

Jan 15 2017 | 6:35 pm - The lack of snow and temperatures in the 30s didn’t dampen the mood at Volo Bog State Natural’s annual Winterfest

Woman, ex-boyfriend charged in staged home invasion, dog’s death

Jan 13 2017 | 9:38 pm - A Maine Township woman and her ex-boyfriend have been charged with staging a home invasion at her residence, Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart announced Friday.

Man to serve 34 years on drug, battery charges

Jan 13 2017 | 8:51 pm - A drug buyer who struck a police officer in Carpentersville with his vehicle and then led police on a lengthy chase has been sent to prison for 34 years.

Proposed roadwork could cost Buffalo Grove 250 trees

Jan 11 2017 | 4:22 pm - Buffalo Grove could receive as much as $5.7 million in federal money to help pay for a $7.6 million improvement project along Brandywyn Lane and Thompson Boulevard on the village’s north side. However, there’s a catch: Accepting the...

Buffalo Grove considers more restrictions for massage businesses

Jan 10 2017 | 6:46 pm - Massage businesses may find it harder to open in certain Buffalo Grove locations under a measure discussed Monday by village officials. A proposed ordinance would bar any massage business from opening for two years in a space where a massage...

Investigation continues into police shooting of Gurnee man

Jan 08 2017 | 5:49 pm - Details remain murky regarding the pursuit of a Gurnee man shot to death by police Friday night on a Metra train headed to Fox Lake, in part because the investigation into the slaying for which 32-year-old Jamal Parks was a suspect is ongoing.

Man attacks police officers, TSA officials at O’Hare

Jan 08 2017 | 6:10 pm - A 21-year-old man is being held in a hospital for treatment after attacking police officers and TSA officials when he was prevented from boarding a plane at O’Hare International Airport early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Fire destroys Ingleside home

Jan 06 2017 | 8:59 pm - Fire destroyed a home in Ingleside Friday morning, displacing a family of four and killing a dog.

‘Great listener’ retiring after 42 years as Mount Prospect funeral director

Dec 30 2016 | 11:02 pm - Thomas Nolan is retiring from Friedrichs Funeral Home in Mount Prospect after 42 years to embrace life and enjoy time with his grandchildren.

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