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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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Personal attention improving Tri-Cities school scores

Oct 31 2014 | 12:57 am - Individualized attention is among the reasons for improved mathematics and reading growth scores for Kaneland McDole Elementary School in Montgomery. Those score, released today, were among the best of elementary or middle schools in the West...

Blackberry Twp. to lend medical equipment

Oct 31 2014 | 6:26 pm - Blackberry Township officials are starting a medical equipment lending program for residents, who may need wheelchairs and other items temporarily.

Geneva High atop local lists for science, reading

Oct 31 2014 | 12:48 am - Geneva High School continued to have the highest composite average ACT score among schools in and near the Tri-Cities, despite a slight dip in that score. And Kaneland High School's score climbed 5.2 percent.

Elburn, Fox River fire officials field ‘emotionally charged’ questions

Oct 29 2014 | 11:31 pm - People who attended a forum Wednesday night at Fox River Station 1 in Wasco fell mostly on the side of not disconnecting from the Elburn and Countryside Fire District to join the Fox River and Countryside district, judging by the critical comments...

Batavia football coach criticized over referendum email

Oct 30 2014 | 7:42 pm - A Batavia resident has complained to the Kane County clerk about Batavia school district employees, including the varsity football coach, campaigning to get voters to say "yes" to borrowing money to improve sports fields.

Voters to choose between Elburn, Fox River fire districts

Oct 28 2014 | 5:48 pm - Voters in a portion of an Elburn fire protection district get to decide through Nov. 4 whether to join another fire district.

Ex-Siemens foundations could come out in January, company tells Batavia

Oct 28 2014 | 11:06 am - Removal of some asphalt parking lots will begin soon at the former Siemens factory site in Batavia, according to a letter from company officials. And, they wrote, concrete foundations could be removed starting in January.

Fire damages Batavia apartments

Oct 27 2014 | 8:56 pm - Fire damaged the third floor of an apartment building Monday afternoon on Lorlyn Circle in Batavia

State of Siemens’ site angers Batavia

Oct 22 2014 | 11:48 pm - Batavia officials are increasingly irate over the status of the grounds of the former Siemens factory. The buildings were torn down five years ago, but Siemens has yet to remove foundations and plant a lawn. “It looks like a bomb has gone off...

Judge won’t rush results of Elburn fire district vote

Oct 22 2014 | 6:44 pm - A Kane County judge has agreed not to immediately certify results of a Nov. 4 referendum asking if some properties should be allowed to disconnect from the Elburn Fire Protection District. Circuit Judge David Akemann agreed to the delay Monday at...

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