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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Truck slams into Round Lake Beach house; no injuries reported

Sep 25 2016 | 3:42 pm - No injuries were reported early Sunday after a pickup truck crashed into a house in Round Lake Beach, ABC 7 is reporting. Nobody was inside the home in the 1300 block of Brentwood Drive when the crash occurred at about midnight.

Guns, jobs, education at forefront of Dold, Schneider forum

Sep 25 2016 | 7:41 pm - Gun control, the economy and the upcoming presidential election were among the topics Sunday when Republican Congressman Bob Dold and democratic challenger Brad Schneider met for the first time this campaign season during a wide-ranging...

Round Lake Park man facing weapons, child endangerment charges

Sep 23 2016 | 9:27 pm - A Round Lake Park man is facing charges of child endangerment, as well as a series of weapons charges, after authorities said that, sometime in July, the man put a gun in a 12-year-old’s hand, held the weapon to the child’s head and...

‘No threat’ after Wauconda High arrest

Sep 23 2016 | 8:24 pm - A Wauconda High School student was arrested Friday after sending a picture of a gun over social media, police said.

Buffalo Grove Days’ move a big success, organizer says

Sep 22 2016 | 3:34 pm - Buffalo Grove Days’ move to a new location this year is being hailed as a big success by the annual festival’s organizers. The 2016 edition of the fest was moved to Mike Rylko Community Park from its traditional location at Lake-Cook...

Despite protests, Mount Prospect annexes 78 acres

Sep 21 2016 | 6:30 pm - Despite protests from some property owners and a neighboring fire protection district, Mount Prospect trustees voted Tuesday to annex 78 acres of unincorporated Cook County in three areas along Algonquin Road, a move they say will improve services...

Mt. Prospect focuses on crosswalk safety after bicyclist’s death

Sep 20 2016 | 12:30 am - Mount Prospect and IDOT officials assured residents who packed Mount Prospect village hall Monday they would work to address concerns about the new pedestrian crossing at Central Road and Weller Lane. Joni Beaudry was killed June 9 after being hit...

Brother tops brother to win Fox Valley Marathon

Sep 18 2016 | 4:01 pm - For a pair of running brothers, the first time at the Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon has proved to be the charm. Running his first marathon, Jeff Wysong of Chicago was the top finisher Sunday, repeating a feat his older brother accomplished two...

South Elgin settles drone case with resident

Sep 16 2016 | 11:19 pm - South Elgin resident Keith Kmieciak, who fought the village’s law regulating drone flights, has reached an agreement with the village that will allow him to fly his drone with a permit in all but one South Elgin park.

Juvenile accused of arson in Glen Ellyn townhouse fire

Sep 16 2016 | 7:51 pm - Glen Ellyn firefighters rescued three cats while putting out a fire in a townhouse Thursday morning. A juvenile has been accused of arson.

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