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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Hoffman Estates P.E. teacher helps kids build confidence

Jan 04 2018 | 12:55 pm - He enjoys teaching the high jump and he works to instill confidence in at-risk kids. Meet Gene Wohlert, who’s been teaching physical education for 32 years in Elgin Area School District U-46.

Geneva teacher believes anyone can create art

Dec 08 2017 | 10:34 am - Jon Kristofer, who teaches art at Geneva Middle School South, believes anyone can learn the skills and techniques to be good at art.

How Jacobs students will present ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’

Nov 09 2017 | 6:05 am - Performing 30 plays in 60 minutes may seem like a tall order, but Jacobs High School drama students are up to the task, says English teacher David McGill, the director of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.”

Barrington Scarecrow Fest offers fall fun for families

Oct 18 2017 | 10:30 am - Scarecrow decorating and pumpkin painting are two of the highlights of Barrington’s 17th annual Scarecrow Festival.

Elgin-based Independent Players opens 40th season with ‘Our Town’

Sep 18 2017 | 2:18 pm - According to Don Haefliger, artistic director of Elgin-based Independent Players, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” has been on the company’s “to do” list for years.

Geneva's Festival of the Vine features more wines, new menus

Sep 06 2017 | 5:09 am - Geneva's 36th annual Festival of the Vine opens Friday and features more food and wine choices than ever before.

Maple Park Fun Fest to feature bands with Kaneland teachers

Aug 29 2017 | 11:57 am - Maple Park Fun Fest began in 1998 but continues to grow. Of note this year are new kids’ activities and two bands performing that include Kaneland teachers.

Geneva Concours d’Elegance spotlights Nash autos, Indy race cars

Aug 23 2017 | 4:46 pm - Classic car enthusiasts may want to steer in the direction of Geneva on Sunday, Aug. 27, when the 13th annual Concours d’Elegance rolls into town.

Five private gardens to be featured on Geneva Garden Walk

Jun 14 2017 | 10:27 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 | 1:32 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.’

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