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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6 parks and preserves where you can do more than just picnic

May 21 2018 | 5:03 pm - Looking for someplace to do more than just spread a blanket or sit in a folding chair this Memorial Day weeeknd? Here are a few parks and forest preserves where there’s plenty to do and see, with activities to keep you busy long after you...

Celebrating more manufacturing and applied science teachers

May 11 2018 | 9:55 am - Michael DeWees teaches engineering at St. Charles East High School using the national Project Lead the Way curriculum.

Carpentersville teacher has passion for special education

Apr 06 2018 | 10:22 am - Pamela Mahoney has always wanted to be a special education teacher. For the past 12 years she has taught special needs students ages 3-5 at deLacey Family Education Center in Carpentersville,.

Hoffman Estates P.E. teacher helps kids build confidence

Jan 04 2018 | 1:55 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 | 11:34 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 | 7:05 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 | 11:30 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 | 3:18 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 | 6:09 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 | 12:57 pm - 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.

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