Susan Sarkauskas

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Susan Sarkauskas started work at the Daily Herald in 1990 as a copy editor on the Neighbor desk; was an assistant city editor in the DuPage County bureau; then returned to the Neighbor production staff as the Daily Herald expanded into Elgin and Tri-Cities areas.

Responsibilities included editing copy, designing pages and, for several years, writing features about local houses of worship. In 2007, she became a reporter for the Tri-Cities, North Aurora and Kaneland areas. Before coming to the Daily Herald, Sarkauskas worked for several years for the Suburban LIFE Graphic newspaper as a reporter. Sarkauskas grew up in Woodridge, and now calls Batavia home. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In her spare time, Sarkauskas has served on the governing council for her church, and was co-director for 10 years of its vacation Bible school. For several years, she was an advisory member of the board of a parochial school.

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Big brother’s murder led new Aurora cop to his career choice

Jan 19 2018 | 12:50 am - For more than two deacdes, Jason Contreras got a close look at Aurora police officers as they worked tirelessly to bring justice to the killers of his six-year-old brother. Now, Contreras is one of those officers’ “brothers in...

With Sam’s Club closing, Batavia making plans to fill $1 million hole

Jan 17 2018 | 4:56 pm - Batavia is making plans to deal with the unexpected loss of about $1 million in revenue from when the Sam’s Club store closes.

2 killed in Route 47 crash in McHenry County

Jan 15 2018 | 4:32 pm - Two people were killed Sunday in a head-on crash in Hebron Township

Acquaviva Winery plans new restaurant in downtown Batavia

Jan 15 2018 | 4:55 pm - The owner of Acquaviva Winery plans to open an Italian restaurant in downtown Batavia in the space that housed the former Range Grill and Tap.

Why Kane County is changing the way it handles specialty courts

Jan 12 2018 | 8:17 pm - The specialty drug, mental health and veterans courts in Kane County are taking a unified approach, with a single judge overseeing them.

Pal Joey’s moving out of Batavia downtown

Jan 12 2018 | 4:54 pm - Pal Joey’s Batavia location is moving out of downtown and into the former Golden Corral restaurant.

Six suburban Sam's Club stores part of nationwide closing

Jan 12 2018 | 6:16 am - Six suburban Chicago Sam's Club are among 63 the company is closing nationwide.

Judge: Referendum on Aurora election law can go on March ballot

Jan 10 2018 | 7:12 pm - Aurora residents will get to decide whether to have election duties taken over by county clerks, a Kane County judge has decided.

Revamped guidelines should make recycling right easier in Kane County

Jan 10 2018 | 5:31 pm - Kane County is offering new, simpler guidelines to improve the quality of curbside recycling.

Energy Secretary Perry tells Fermilab employees he is their advocate

Jan 09 2018 | 5:50 pm - Energy Secretary Rick Perry told Fermilab employees Tuesday he sees himself as an advocate for the research they do. But he also reminded them that it helps if something commercially viable comes about as a result, even if unplanned, of their...

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