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 honors longtime District 96 employee

May 23 2018 | 1:01 pm - The Buffalo Grove village board Monday honored longtime District 96 employee Pat Hannon on her retirement.

Former Alexian chief had vision for suburban health giant

May 20 2018 | 7:50 pm - Dean Grant, who rose from an ambulance driver to health care system CEO, is being remembered for leading the growth of the Alexian Brothers Health System into a major force in suburban health care.

Aurora police arrest 3 after responding to drug call

May 18 2018 | 10:04 pm - Aurora police said two Aurora men and a Geneva woman were arrested on drug charges after officers responded to a call about suspected drug activity between occupants of two cars Wednesday afternoon.

Mount Prospect near deal for fire alarms in 288-unit complex

May 18 2018 | 5:42 pm - Mount Prospect may have a solution for a multifamily residential complex faced with a need for a fire alarm system after the village annexed it in April 2017.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Harvard

May 18 2018 | 8:29 pm - The McHenry County coroner’s office is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in Harvard Thursday evening.

Lake Zurich man accused of pushing bus driver in front of school

May 18 2018 | 8:21 pm - A Lake Zurich man accused of pushing a school bus driver during an argument in front of Middle School South now is facing charges, officials said.

Mount Prospect chooses police station construction manager

May 17 2018 | 5:00 pm - Mount Prospect village trustees took the initial step this week to hiring Zion-based Camosy Construction to oversee construction of the village’s new police station in the Kensington Business Center.

Mount Prospect buys building for new fire station

May 16 2018 | 12:33 pm - Barring any unforeseen obstacle, Mount Prospect will be moving its downtown fire station to the north side of the village. Village trustees, with one dissenting vote, agreed Tuesday to pay about $1.48 million for the MB Financial building at 111 E.

Panel stands by line-of-duty decision in Buffalo Grove firefighter’s cancer death

May 14 2018 | 5:52 pm - Buffalo Grove’s Firefighters Pension Board on Monday reiterated its findings that the January death of a firefighter from colon cancer was job-related and his family deserves his full pension as a result.

The upside of downsizing on display at Schaumburg tiny home show

May 13 2018 | 5:13 pm - Looking to downsize? Then you might be open to some of the homes on display this weekend during the first Chicago Tiny House Show at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg.

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