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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 hires firms to lead new fire station project

Jul 19 2018 | 5:54 pm - Despite one trustee’s objections, the Mount Prospect village board took another step this week toward construction of a new fire headquarters out of an existing building at 111 E. Rand Road.

Couple shares Buffalo Grove volunteer award

Jul 18 2018 | 11:40 am - Buffalo Grove residents familiar with the park district, local environmental efforts and the town’s Rotary Club are well aware of what Jeff and Martha Weiss mean to the community.

Mount Prospect’s plans to make crossing Central Road safer

Jul 15 2018 | 10:36 pm - Mount Prospect last week disclosed plans to make Central Road crosswalks safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

EXCHANGE: 12-year-old leads effort for 2019 pride parade

Jul 12 2018 | 3:15 pm - ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Girl leads effort to bring pride parade to the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove in 2019

Driver killed in Sycamore Speedway crash was devoted friend, family man

Jul 15 2018 | 4:56 pm - Friends and family are remembering Tim Erjavac as a devoted family man, hard worker and loyal friend who channeled his passion for automobiles and knack for fixing things into a hobby as a race car driver.

Mount Prospect discloses plan for Central Road crosswalk improvements

Jul 15 2018 | 10:32 am - Mount Prospect last week disclosed plans to make Central Road crosswalks safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Driver hospitalized after hitting tree in Arlington Heights

Jul 13 2018 | 8:22 pm - A driver who struck a tree had to be cut from her vehicle Friday evening in Arlington Heights, firefighters said.

Mount Prospect expected to allow video gambling, but for whom?

Jul 12 2018 | 6:20 am - Mount Prospect leaders are ready to present the public with an ordinance allowing video gambling licenses in the village, but questions remain over which businesses might be eligible to receive one.

Mount Prospect settles lawsuit with man who had heart attack during traffic stop

Jul 11 2018 | 9:56 pm - In a move they say will avoid costly litigation, Mount Prospect officials have approved a $145,000 settlement to a lawsuit claiming a former police officer conducted a 55-minute traffic stop while the man he pulled over was suffering a heart attack.

12-year-old girl leads effort to bring pride parade to Buffalo Grove in 2019

Jul 08 2018 | 6:25 pm - The first pride parade in the Northwest suburbs could be on the march as early as next year, thanks to the efforts of a 12-year-old from Buffalo Grove.

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