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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U-46 students get ready for annual TalentFest

Feb 23 2017 | 10:05 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

Dec 09 2016 | 11:40 am - 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 | 3:30 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 | 3:31 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 | 3:17 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 | 3:08 pm - Student actors with a great sense of humor are a natural fit for Jacobs High School’s production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.”

Extra Credit with Robbin Dodson, Jefferson Middle School, Aurora

Apr 08 2016 | 11:43 am - Technology has become integral as a teaching tool. “In my classroom, we use laptops for research, journaling, and collaborating throughout the writing process,” said Robbin Dodson, who teaches English and language arts at Jefferson...

Jacobs teacher makes complicated subject easier

Mar 14 2016 | 1:14 pm - Although he’s only been a teacher for two years, Conrad Rogers is a favorite with his biology students at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, who praise him for the way he makes complicated concepts easy to understand.

‘Scrooge’s Christmas’ features highlights from Dickens classic

Dec 09 2015 | 3:24 pm - Lovers of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" have an opportunity to get their Scrooge on, faster than ever. Playhouse 38's production of "Scrooge's Christmas" is a shortened adaptation of the classic that gets right to the heart of the lessons...

Dance studio’s updates keep ‘Nutcracker’ fresh

Nov 25 2015 | 8:27 am - For 12 years, Geneva’s State Street Dance Studio has been staging a production of “The Nutcracker” every holiday season. This year, the show has been updated with new choreography, scenery, a charity appearance, and even a new...

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