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Steve Zalusky

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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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Mount Prospect OKs shopping center expansion

Jul 17 2014 | 5:01 am - Mount Prospect trustees this week gave the new owners of village’s second largest shopping center approval to get even bigger, but some of the center’s neighbors are not thrilled at the prospect of an expansion. The decision will allow...

Early morning crash closes I-90 in Schaumburg

Jul 13 2014 | 10:29 am - The eastbound lanes of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway were blocked for approximately an hour early Sunday morning, following a crash involving a semitrailer and a passenger vehicle. The car's driver was hospitalized with nonlife threatening...

Fox BBQ competition heats up in St. Charles

Jul 13 2014 | 5:55 pm - The Fox Valley was the site of some smoking hot competition Sunday.More than 50 grilling teams put their backyard reputations on the line during the Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Competition and Festival, held in St. Charles.

Aurora gang member gets 9 years for gun possession

Jul 11 2014 | 10:16 pm - An Aurora man — whom authorities have identified as a gang member — has been sent to prison for unlawfully possessing a handgun.Terrance D. Boyd, 21, of the 500 block of Spring Street, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a...

Small fire in Barrington condo building

Jul 11 2014 | 10:27 pm - Barrington officials said a small fire at a condominium complex Friday afternoon is still under investigation. No one was injured.

Buffalo Grove police promote six

Jul 10 2014 | 12:14 pm - Recent promotions in the Buffalo Grove Police Department are having a trickle-down effect within the ranks. Several promoted police officers were sworn in Monday night: New lieutenants Scott Eisenmenger, Anthony Gallagher and Tom Nugent; and new...

Buffalo Grove cutting down close to 40 trees daily due to borer

Jul 10 2014 | 4:36 pm - Buffalo Grove is stepping up its efforts to remove dead or dying ash trees infested with the emerald ash border, cutting down as many as 40 a day this summer. “Originally we were doing spot removals, but with the infestation at this point...

Pedestrian bridge, flood control part of Mt. Prospect capital plan

Jul 10 2014 | 12:12 pm - Mount Prospect could spend as much as $64.2 million over the next five years on capital projects including a pedestrian bridge over Northwest Highway, flood control measures and new bathrooms in the police station. Officials discussed the...

Buffalo Grove eases traffic restrictions near Lake-Cook Road

Jul 09 2014 | 5:05 am - Buffalo Grove village trustees voted Monday to ease some of those measures taken in recent years to prevent drivers from cutting through smaller streets to avoid congestion on Lake-Cook Road. The vote lifts restrictions that previously prevented...

Thousands turn out for Mundelein parade

Jul 06 2014 | 6:52 pm - Mundelein proved Sunday that a July 6 parade can be just as festive as one held on the fourth. You didn’t even have to live in Mundelein to enjoy Sunday’s Mundelein Community Days parade.

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