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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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Five private gardens to be featured on Geneva Garden Walk

Jun 14 2017 | 11:27 am - Gardening enthusiasts will want to carve out some time this Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, for the Geneva Garden Club’s biennial garden walk.

Fox Valley high schools spring into song with musicals

Apr 18 2017 | 2:32 pm - Musical lovers will have their pick of classic shows when area high schools stage ‘Anything Goes,’ ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘Guys and Dolls.’

Carpentersville kindergarten teacher balances learning with socialization

Apr 11 2017 | 8:34 am - “The growth kindergarten students make in one year is incredible,” says Angela Hammond, who teaches kindergarten at Perry Elementary School in Carpentersville.

Bartlett P.E. teacher set to retire after 21 years

Mar 10 2017 | 10:10 am - Marsha Vanek, one of the original physical education teachers at Bartlett High School, is set to retire this year after 21 years of teaching, all at Bartlett.

U-46 students get ready for annual TalentFest

Feb 23 2017 | 11:05 am - Talented high school students throughout Elgin Area School District U-46 are practicing their singing, dancing and other acts as they ready for TalentFest 2017.

Carpentersville teacher says students' backgrounds important

Mar 21 2017 | 1:06 pm - Jessica Cano, a bilingual ESL teacher at Golfview Elementary School in Carpentersville, says celebrating successes helps build students' confidence in their second language.

Images: Icons of Lakemoor

Nov 30 2016 | 4:30 pm - Lakemoor, with a population of 6,017, is a small village with big aspirations, including hopes to bring a Woodman’s store to a key corner. Here is a look at some of the icons of Lakemoor.

Elgin principal is passionate about summer reading

Oct 11 2016 | 4:31 pm - Principal Steve Johnson believes that in order for kids to succeed, they need to spend more time reading.

Small-town charm draws visitors to Maple Park Fun Fest

Aug 30 2016 | 4:17 pm - Maple Park Fun Fest, which started 18 years ago as a local softball tournament, has grown to include a variety of events for kids and adults, but its biggest draw might be its small-town, rural charm.

‘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.”

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