Susan Klovstad

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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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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.

Four musicals take the stage at Fox Valley high schools

Apr 10 2014 | 12:36 pm - Springtime is musical time at many high schools in the Fox Valley. This weekend is no exception, as at least four schools will present the culmination of many hours of hard work rehearsing and preparing for the show. What goes into putting together...

Elgin High School’s ‘The Music Man’ a family-friendly crowd pleaser

Feb 25 2014 | 3:44 pm - Take a trip back in time to the year 1912 in River City, Iowa, when Elgin High School brings the classic musical "The Music Man" to the stage this weekend. "This cast has so much energy and they are such great actors," director Jaclyn Offord said.

‘Peter Pan’ flies into Batavia

Feb 14 2014 | 1:19 pm - Get ready for highflying musical fun when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora presents "Peter Pan" at Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The Daily Herald checked in with director Vince Cortese of Aurora to find out more about the show.

Longtime Pioneer Sholes volunteers honored

Jan 22 2014 | 4:11 pm - Hazel and Art Clauter of Geneva have spent more than 30 years in a one-room schoolhouse. But not as students or teachers. The Clauters, now in their 90s, are longtime volunteers at Pioneer Sholes School, the 1872 one-room schoolhouse in LeRoy Oakes...

Learn to make super snacks for the Super Bowl

Jan 16 2014 | 9:29 am - What will you be eating while you sit on the couch in front of your wide screen TV on Super Bowl Sunday? Learn to move beyond the same old chips and dip and pick up some tips for creative snacking at Super Snacks for the Super Bowl, set for 1 to 3...

ETC's 'Men Are Dogs' blends comedy, romance

Jan 07 2014 | 1:33 pm - "Men Are Dogs" -- or are they? That's what a comedy, written by Joe Simonelli and performed by the Elgin Theatre Company, aims to find out as it takes a look at the lighter side of relationships. The show opens Friday, Jan. 10 and runs through Jan.

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