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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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...

Treat your valentine to free pasta at Elgin Have a Heart dinner

Feb 11 2015 | 3:16 pm - If you’re a pasta lover with no plans for Valentine’s Day, consider attending the Have a Heart community dinner in Elgin. The sixth annual meal, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Elgin’s First United Methodist...

Youth theater group flies high with ‘Aladdin’

Feb 10 2015 | 3:43 pm - Discover “A Whole New World” of magic, mayhem and magic carpet rides when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora stages Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Public performances of...

A century of black history showcased at Elgin festival

Feb 04 2015 | 3:38 pm - Families can learn about black history and culture this Saturday, Feb. 7, at Elgin’s Black History Family Festival, set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The theme of the festival, which is...

Elgin Literary Festival welcomes writers and readers of all ages

Feb 03 2015 | 3:18 pm - The Elgin Literary Festival, billed as “a free celebration of the written word for readers and writers of all ages,” is the brainchild of Elgin author and resident Karly Kirkpatrick. The Daily Herald caught up with Kirkpatrick to find...

St. Charles grandfather, grandsons honored at Blackhawks game

Jan 25 2015 | 2:11 pm - It was an emotional moment for the Strohmaier family of St. Charles when a grandfather and his three grandsons shared the spotlight as military honorees at a Chicago Blackhawks game. As Jim Cornelison sang the national anthem before the start of the...

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...

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