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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One killed in Bensenville apartment fire

Nov 19 2017 | 9:14 pm - Fire swept through an 18-unit apartment building in Bensenville early Sunday morning, killing one resident and leaving several others homeless, authorities said.

Des Plaines Legion, Sam’s Club give away Thanksgiving feasts

Nov 19 2017 | 5:21 pm - Des Plaines American Legion Post 36 and Sam’s Club teamed up Sunday to give away all the materials for a Thanksgiving feast to more than 150 families in need.

Buffalo Grove unveils latest plan to revive Lake-Cook Road corridor

Nov 18 2017 | 8:21 am - Buffalo Grove planners and consultants have unveiled a draft vision for the Lake-Cook Road corridor that presented ambitious plans for the Chase Plaza and Town Center shopping areas that is very different from a $320 million proposal voted down...

Elgin man accused of soliciting child pornography

Nov 17 2017 | 10:07 pm - An Elgin man is accused of soliciting child pornography over social media, officials said.

Mount Prospect considers letting boutiques serve alcohol

Nov 16 2017 | 11:10 am - Boutiques and booze apparently are starting to go hand in hand. Mount Prospect’s village board this week heard a request for a change in the village’s liquor regulations that would allow BYOB without service of food.

Buffalo Grove’s proposed budget includes 3.1% levy increase

Nov 14 2017 | 4:16 pm - Buffalo Grove officials presented a proposed 2018 budget that is up less than 1 percent but has a proposed property tax levy increase of 3.1 percent, which officials blamed on reduced revenue from the state.

Four-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient goes on Gurnee Mills shopping spree

Nov 12 2017 | 5:41 pm - Bianca Martinez won’t be lacking for winter gear this season. The four-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin, girl battling leukemia took her family on a $1,200 shopping spree Sunday at Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Buffalo Grove’s Plaza Verde West shopping center gets new name

Nov 08 2017 | 4:26 pm - Buffalo Grove’s Plaza Verde West shopping center is being renamed Grove’s Edge. “We are seeking to rebrand, because it is confusing being Plaza Verde West,” one of its owners said. “We’re kind of the...

Fish fans bond at Schaumburg aquatic show

Nov 05 2017 | 5:43 pm - You didn’t have to slog through heavy traffic to the Shedd Aquarium to view exotic fish this weekend. Everything from tiny colorful clownfish to enormous sea lions were on exhibit during the fifth annual Aquatic Experience at the Renaissance...

17-year-old charged in Waukegan shooting

Nov 03 2017 | 7:43 pm - A 17-year-old Waukegan resident has been charged in the shooting of two teenagers on Thursday.

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