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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Buffalo Grove picks new operator for golf course restaurant

Dec 07 2016 | 12:53 pm - In the Buffalo Grove Golf Course restaurant sweepstakes, Buffalo burgers beat out Southern-style steak sandwiches. Buffalo Grove trustees this week chose a proposal from the Cardone Restaurant Group, the owner of Mambo Italiano in Mundelein, to run...

Buffalo Grove approves $75 million budget, small levy hike

Dec 07 2016 | 2:43 pm - Buffalo Grove’s village board on Monday approved a $75 million budget for 2017 - less than 1 percent higher than this year’s spending plan - despite objections from a handful of residents unhappy about employee pay raises.

Lisle holiday celebration forges ahead with nod to the past

Dec 04 2016 | 5:20 pm - The Museums at Lisle Station Park furnished the setting Sunday for a 19th century-style Christmas. Families stepped back in time and sampled the season as a suburban resident might have 100 or more years ago at the “Once Upon a...

New bowling concept opening Tuesday in Buffalo Grove

Dec 05 2016 | 9:27 am - A new chapter in the history of bowling in Buffalo Grove’s Town Center is about to commence. The bowling alley once known as eSkape and then as Brunswick Zone is rebranding itself as Bowlero.

Worker at Batavia massage business charged with prostitution

Dec 02 2016 | 7:43 pm - A worker at a Batavia massage parlor is accused of offering to perform a sexual act on an undercover officer, officials said.

Body recovered from lake identified as missing Fox Lake woman

Nov 27 2016 | 4:49 pm - The body of a woman recovered Saturday from Nippersink Lake in Fox Lake has been identified as Mary Anton, a 57-year-old resident of the village. Anton originally was reported missing on Friday.

Hoffman Estates Redhawks pursue “Holy Grail” of Pop Warner three-peat

Nov 28 2016 | 11:06 am - The Hoffman Estates Redhawks youth football team is hoping to make history next month with their third straight Pop Warner national championship. But first, the team was hard at work Sunday collecting donations to help fund their trip to Florida to...

Two seriously injured, several cats die in Des Plaines fire

Nov 25 2016 | 8:22 pm - Two people were seriously injured and several cats died in a fire at a Des Plaines apartment Friday morning, officials said.

Former Fremd runner’s heart beats on through fundraiser, student screenings

Nov 20 2016 | 9:16 pm - Seven years after former Fremd High School athlete Joshua Jared Hardy died suddenly from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, his spirit lived on Sunday at Hoofin’ 4 Hardy, a 5K race that raises money to provide local high school students with free...

Aurora gang member sentenced for firing weapon

Nov 18 2016 | 7:15 pm - A man Kane County prosecutors said is a gang member was sentenced for shooting at someone he thought was a rival gang member.

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