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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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Arlington Hts. church recreates the march into Jerusalem

Apr 13 2014 | 7:21 pm - Arlington Heights doubled for Jerusalem on Sunday, as the Rev. Claudio Diaz, Jr. recreated Jesus’ march into the city during a Palm Sunday procession from St. Thomas Villanova in Palatine to his home church of Mision San Juan Diego. Dressed in...

House near Wauconda catches fire

Apr 11 2014 | 9:46 pm - A pile of burning brush may have caused a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon in an unincorporated area near Wauconda, fire officials said.

Mount Prospect may swap speed humps with colored asphalt

Apr 11 2014 | 2:14 pm - Mount Prospect may be getting over the hump in its approach to slowing traffic on South See Gwun Avenue. About eight years after installing seven speed humps to address concerns over speeding and excessive traffic, officials are considering a new...

Buffalo Grove hangs onto Aaa bond rating

Apr 11 2014 | 3:12 pm - Moody’s Investor Services has confirmed Buffalo Grove’s Aaa bond rating for its existing general obligation debt. Moody’s was reviewing the village for a possible downgrade, but said the diversity of the community’s tax...

Police name top crash intersections in Buffalo Grove

Apr 09 2014 | 5:08 pm - Three of the top five accident-prone intersections in Buffalo Grove involve Lake-Cook Road, according to Buffalo Grove police. The village had 1,400 traffic crashes in 2013.

Buffalo Grove police honor ‘Saved by the Belt’ member

Apr 09 2014 | 2:28 pm - Buffalo Grove police passed out kudos this week, starting with a mother who prevented injury to herself and her daughter by making sure both were buckled up when they were hit by a driver who ran a red light. Also, two officers were honored for...

Isabella area sewer work delayed to 2015

Apr 09 2014 | 3:27 pm - The heavy snow cover of the just-past winter will prevent Mount Prospect from completing the Isabella area sewer improvement project this year, and instead it will be pushed to 2015, Mount Prospect Public Works Director Sean Dorsey told the village...

Mt. Prospect extends its vision to 2020

Apr 04 2014 | 1:09 pm - Mount Prospect has a new 2020 vision, one that hopes to foster “a climate for innovation and entrepreneurship” for business, as well as sustaining “a balance between preservation, revitalization and growth” in the area of...

Upscale Polish restaurant planned in Mount Prospect

Apr 04 2014 | 12:59 pm - Mount Prospect trustees this week paved the way for what's being billed as a new upscale Polish restaurant in the Mount Prospect Commons shopping center. The board voted to grant a liquor license to husband and wife owners Agnieszka Janowska and...

Mt. Prospect awards village manager with 5 percent raise

Apr 02 2014 | 5:27 pm - Despite 22 years in his role as Mount Prospect’s village manager, Michael Janonis ranked in the bottom half among 20 peers in a recent compensation survey. The Mount Prospect village board set out to rectify that Tuesday when it voted Janonis...

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