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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Algonquin pushes back against floodwaters as river begins retreat

Jul 23 2017 | 9:01 pm - Bombarded by a record volume of floodwater, Algonquin residents have been punching back all weekend. Barring a significant amount of additional rainfall, their exhausting fight should be easing up in the coming days.

Rosemont bank robber suspected in three other heists

Jul 23 2017 | 10:48 am - Authorities say a man who robbed a Rosemont bank Saturday is wanted in three other suburban holdups since January, and are asking for the public’s help to capture him.

Buffalo Grove officials, residents still unhappy with Link Crossing townhouse plan

Jul 21 2017 | 5:23 pm - A new version of the proposed Link Crossing development north of Didier Farms was presented to the Buffalo Grove Planning and Zoning Commission, but the proposal’s critics still felt the plan needs less townhomes and more single-family homes.

Mount Prospect discusses money for Birch Manor fire code help

Jul 19 2017 | 4:01 pm - When residents of the Birch Manor condominium complex were recently annexed into Mount Prospect, they were told they would need to comply with state fire regulations. Birch Manor resident Tim Murphy told trustees this week that despite village help,...

Flooding focus turns to the Fox River

Jul 17 2017 | 8:27 am - Floodwaters along the Des plaines River continued their slow retreat Sunday as the focus turned west, where water continues to rise in Fox River communities like Algonquin. “We’ve survived so far. We’ll survive this,...

Aurora police say suspect found in crash that killed Des Plaines woman

Jul 14 2017 | 9:59 pm - Four years after a fatal crash in Aurora, Gustavo Villarreal has been arrested in Texas about 70 miles from the Mexican border. He is accused of fleeing the scene of the crash that killed a 57-year-old Des Plaines woman.

Two kayakers rescued from Fox River in St. Charles

Jul 14 2017 | 10:15 pm - St. Charles firefighters were dispatched to rescue two kayakers who had gone over a dam in the Fox River Friday evening.

What residents are saying about Lake-Cook Road corridor plans

Jul 12 2017 | 7:10 pm - Possible redevelopment of the Buffalo Grove Golf Course into open space, relocation of the village hall and campus to the area around the Buffalo Grove Town Center, and an east-west road connection between Buffalo Grove Road and Arlington Heights...

Rolling Meadows police seeking suspect in sexual assault

Jul 07 2017 | 8:01 pm - Rolling Meadows police have issued an alert to residents regarding a home invasion and sexual assault that occurred in the area of Algonquin Road and Algonquin Parkway during the early morning hours of July 1.

Buffalo Grove officials win honors in their fields

Jun 22 2017 | 5:08 pm - Honors recently received by village officials were noted at a recent Buffalo Grove Village Board meeting.

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