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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Five-car pileup in Buffalo Grove

Jul 24 2016 | 8:17 pm - After being struck from behind in Long Grove, a driver left the scene and crashed into four vehicles in Buffalo Grove, police said.

Firefighters extricate man in one-vehicle crash on Route 53

Jul 25 2016 | 12:45 pm - Man extricated in single-vehicle crash at I-290/Route 53 in Elk Grove Village.

York Township Republican Committeeman resigns in wake of Trump nomination

Jul 23 2016 | 5:56 pm - York Township Republican Committeeman Chris Ladd has announced his resignation in protest of Donald Trump’s nomination for president.

Three men sought in Waukegan McDonald’s robbery

Jul 22 2016 | 8:08 pm - Waukegan police are seeking three men who robbed a McDonald’s restaurant Wednesday night. Officers responded at 10:40 p.m. to the restaurant on the 1000 block of Waukegan Road in Waukegan. The three robbers, who were black, had their faces...

Mount Prospect widens search field for new police officers

Jul 20 2016 | 6:26 pm - Mount Prospect trustees have given Police Chief Tim Janowick the ability to rehire police officers who left in good standing while still on probation - something the chief says he needs, since 20 people are expected to retire over the next 36 months.

In search of savings, Buffalo Grove leaving insurance group it founded

Jul 19 2016 | 5:51 pm - With Village President Beverly Sussman casting the tiebreaking vote, Buffalo Grove formally severed ties Monday with the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency, a municipal insurance collective it helped found in the 1970s. Supporters say the move...

The hardest part about rodeo riding? Everything

Jul 17 2016 | 7:23 pm - Ask Shawn Minor the hardest part about riding a bucking bronco and he’ll sum it up in one word — “Everything.” Minor and his fellow cowboys competed and entertained this weekend in Wauconda at the Wauconda Area Chamber of...

Lisle church keeps Sandra Bland’s spirit alive

Jul 17 2016 | 6:53 pm - A year after Sandra Bland’s death, her presence remains alive within the walls of the Lisle church she faithfully attended. DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church held a memorial Sunday for the former Naperville resident, who died in July...

Dawn Patrol: Suburban police head to Dallas; prayer vigils here

Jul 13 2016 | 5:53 am - Suburban police head to Dallas in support of slain officers; Aurora and Elgin cops, residents join for prayer vigils; Chicago vigil to celebrate Sandra Bland one year after her death; Naperville woman dies from Book Road crash; two hospitalized...

Insurance switch could save Buffalo Grove $120,000 a year

Jul 13 2016 | 11:47 am - Buffalo Grove trustees are evaluating whether the village should seek its liability insurance in the private market instead of a risk-sharing pool with dozens of other northeastern Illinois municipalities, a move that could save the village up to...

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