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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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Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast celebrates community

Nov 21 2014 | 1:23 pm - When Lazarus House began serving a free Thanksgiving feast in 1998, the majority of guests were clients, staffers and volunteers. Over the course of 16 years, it's evolved into a community event that serves between 350 and 400 in St. Charles.

CTE presents musical version of ‘The Sword in the Stone’

Nov 18 2014 | 2:13 pm - Modern music will breathe new life into the legends of King Arthur and Camelot this weekend, when Children’s Theatre of Elgin stages “The Sword in the Stone.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, and 2 p.m.

Rosary and Marmion join to perform ‘Cinderella’

Nov 05 2014 | 5:02 pm - Audiences will be transported to the land where dreams come true when Rosary High School and Marmion Academy join in a production of “Cinderella, the Enchanted Edition” at Rosary High School’s McEnroe Auditorium. Performances...

Frank Lloyd Wright home featured on Batavia House Walk

Sep 25 2014 | 6:42 am - Although each of the five homes on the Batavia MainStreet House Walk is special, organizers expect one in particular to be popular — it's a Frank Lloyd Wright home. The eighth annual house walk, which includes a tea at Water Street Studios,...

Music and stories highlight Fox Valley Folk Festival

Aug 27 2014 | 9:57 pm - Geneva will come alive with story and song this weekend, when the 38th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival takes place at Island Park.

End the season at Lake in the Hills’ Summer Sunset Festival

Aug 27 2014 | 12:04 pm - An expanded wine tasting, a combined business and craft showcase and additional unlimited carnival ride times are some of the changes to Lake in the Hills’ Summer Sunset Festival. The 14th annual festival, which runs Friday, Aug. 29 through...

Gilberts Community Days adds kids’ activities, shuttle bus

May 27 2014 | 3:25 pm - More kids activities and a shuttle bus service are new additions to this year's Gilberts Community Days festival, which runs Thursday to Sunday, May 29-June 1, in Town Square Park.

Take a walk, run though downtown Elgin Saturday

May 21 2014 | 9:03 am - The 37th annual Elgin Fox Trot steps off from downtown Elgin with the first of two races and a 2-mile walk at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The courses all begin in the Center City area and take runners through historic neighborhoods as well as the winding...

‘Godspell’ shares powerful message through music

May 19 2014 | 1:46 pm - The musical “Godspell,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who later composed “Wicked,” made its debut in 1971. Forty-three years later, it’s being brought to the stage in the Fox Valley by Spotlight Youth...

Acts from U-46 schools to compete in TalentFest

Apr 14 2014 | 9:30 am - South Elgin High School's talent contest took place Thursday, April 10. The two top finishers from SEHS -- and the four other high schools in the district -- will advance to TalentFest 2014, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Hemmens in Elgin.

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