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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U-46 board member criticized over Black History Month Facebook post

Feb 07 2016 | 11:37 pm - An Elgin Area School District U-46 board member has come under fire from a colleague and others over a Facebook post earlier this month she made to mark Black History Month. And further criticism could come tonight when the board meets in Elgin.

Des Plaines-area man arrested in connection with burglaries

Feb 07 2016 | 6:01 pm - An 18-year-old Des Plaines-area man was behind bars Sunday facing charges stemming from a pair of recent home burglaries, Cook County authorities said.

Suburban squads advance to cheerleading finals

Feb 05 2016 | 10:25 pm - Fifteen schools in the Daily Herald coverage area advanced Friday to Saturday’s Illinois High School Association state cheerleading finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

Kane County Board member wins Charlemagne award

Feb 05 2016 | 8:36 pm - The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce announced it has presented its lifetime achievement award to Kane County Board member and forest preserve commissioner John Hoscheit.

Man accused of pulling knife on cabdriver in Elgin

Feb 05 2016 | 8:18 pm - Elgin police arrested a 29-year-old Crete man who they say pulled a knife on a cabdriver early Friday morning and stole a bag of her receipts.

What’s the plan for Buffalo Grove area farmland?

Feb 04 2016 | 10:32 am - A portion of the Didier Farms property near Buffalo Grove is under contract with a developer, but no one is saying yet who the potential buyer is or what they want to do with the land.

Mount Prospect, District 57 settle Westbrook zoning dispute

Feb 04 2016 | 3:50 pm - Mount Prospect and Elementary District 57 officials have resolved a zoning dispute to allow for infrastructure improvements on the land outside Westbrook School on Central Road. In return, the village will have the first opportunity to buy the open...

Mount Prospect adds village car to new manager’s contract

Feb 03 2016 | 3:20 pm - Mount Prospect Village Manager Michael Cassady will have the use of a village vehicle for business and personal use, under an amendment to his employment contract approved Tuesday by the village board. The use of the village-owned vehicle, a 2013...

Buffalo Grove Days hoping to boost music acts after losing fireworks

Feb 03 2016 | 10:02 am - Buffalo Grove Days will no longer feature fireworks, freeing up $16,000 more for bigger name bands, but village trustees are reluctant to commit an extra $20,000 that the festival committee would like to boost the Saturday night offering.

Patience pays off at Norge ski jump competition

Jan 31 2016 | 5:13 pm - Rain and unseasonably warm temperatures delayed the start of the 111th annual Norge International Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove, but it was worth the wait for competitors and viewers alike. “It’s loud. It’s...

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