Susan Klovstad

Community News Editor
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Susan Klovstad has worked on the Neighbor section at the Daily Herald since 1998, in both Kane and Cook counties. As Community News Editor for the Fox Valley and Tri-Cities, she evaluates story ideas, plans coverage, assigns and edits stories and photos, edits local columnists and oversees the Fox Valley's Academic and Leadership Team sections.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor's degree in English, Susan has been an avid reader all her life. Susan grew up in Mount Prospect but has also lived in Chicago and Schaumburg. She resides in Algonquin where she works at her second job as mom to three young children.

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‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’: Fairy tale mashup promises laughs at Jacobs

Apr 19 2016 | 4:08 pm - Student actors with a great sense of humor are a natural fit for Jacobs High School’s production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.”

Extra Credit with Robbin Dodson, Jefferson Middle School, Aurora

Apr 08 2016 | 12:43 pm - Technology has become integral as a teaching tool. “In my classroom, we use laptops for research, journaling, and collaborating throughout the writing process,” said Robbin Dodson, who teaches English and language arts at Jefferson...

Jacobs teacher makes complicated subject easier

Mar 14 2016 | 2:14 pm - Although he’s only been a teacher for two years, Conrad Rogers is a favorite with his biology students at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, who praise him for the way he makes complicated concepts easy to understand.

‘Scrooge’s Christmas’ features highlights from Dickens classic

Dec 09 2015 | 5:24 pm - Lovers of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" have an opportunity to get their Scrooge on, faster than ever. Playhouse 38's production of "Scrooge's Christmas" is a shortened adaptation of the classic that gets right to the heart of the lessons...

Dance studio’s updates keep ‘Nutcracker’ fresh

Nov 25 2015 | 10:27 am - For 12 years, Geneva’s State Street Dance Studio has been staging a production of “The Nutcracker” every holiday season. This year, the show has been updated with new choreography, scenery, a charity appearance, and even a new...

‘Wait Until Dark’ brings thrills and chills to Elgin

Sep 08 2015 | 3:10 pm - “Wait Until Dark” is a supsense thriller that made its debut on stage and in film nearly 50 years ago. Elgin Theatre Company’s production of “Wait Until Dark” debuts on Friday, Sept. 11, and promises to keep...

Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival returns to Geneva

Sep 01 2015 | 2:20 pm - Juel Ulven of Aurora, the founder of the Fox Valley Folklore Society, is proud of the depth and variety of performers featured at this year’s Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival.“We’re the largest folk festival in...

‘Tarzan’ takes flight in Batavia

May 12 2015 | 4:10 pm - The Batavia Fine Arts Centre will be transformed into a jungle this weekend, when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora presents “Disney’s Tarzan.” Performances are Friday through Sunday, May 15-17, and tickets, $9-$14, are available...

Elgin High School to stage ‘Young Frankenstein’

Feb 24 2015 | 2:56 pm - Creepy humor will be all the rage this weekend at Elgin High School, when students stage their production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” Performances run Thursday through Saturday at Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive,...

Geneva’s Playhouse 38 to stage Steel Magnolias’

Feb 11 2015 | 1:14 pm - It’s all about the ladies in this weekend’s Playhouse 38 production of “Steel Magnolias.” The all-female cast will allow audiences to step into the world of Truvy’s beauty salon, where a group of six women shares a...

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