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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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Batavia club puts environmental, economic price out for all to see

Sep 18 2014 | 7:17 pm - Price tags have popped up on trees throughout Batavia this month, but they are not for sale. It's a campaign by members of the Batavia Woman's Club to draw attention to what trees do for our environment and our properties. "Trees are very important...

Sugar Grove to continue breaks on fees to housing builders

Sep 18 2014 | 7:12 pm - Sugar Grove will continue to offer reduced impact fees to encourage homes to be built, for another year, the village board decided Tuesday. It is also considering reducing some fees for a proposed assisted-living development.

Route 30/Dugan Road changes laid out for Sugar Grove officials

Sep 17 2014 | 4:28 pm - The state is planning some changes to the intersection of Route 30 and Dugan Road in Sugar Grove, to make it safer and reduce traffic backups. The village board learned about the design Tuesday.

Residents ask Batavia school board to stop increasing taxes

Sep 17 2014 | 12:24 am - People attending a Batavia school budget hearing Tuesday pleaded with the school board to stop increasing property taxes.

Batavia leaders support medical marijuana grow center

Sep 16 2014 | 5:36 am - Batavia aldermen threw their support Monday behind a company's effort to open a medical marijuana cultivation center in town. They authorized the mayor to write to state agriculture department officials in support of PharMar Farms' application.

Emmanuel House helps refugees find a true home in Aurora

Sep 16 2014 | 3:58 pm - Imaad Hasan was grateful he and his family were safe in Aurora, far from the turmoil of war in Iraq. But he yearned for the stability of owning a house. "Emmanuel House gave me the dream," he said, in the house he purchased in 2010 through the...

Geneva wants Route 31 cut to three lanes

Sep 16 2014 | 6:43 pm - Geneva wants the southern leg of Route 31, now a four-lane road, reconfigured as a three-land road with bicycle lanes, when the state resurfaces it next year. The concept, nicknamed a "road diet," would make it easier for pedestrians to cross,...

Ex-business manager for Rosary High gets probation for gambling-related theft

Sep 15 2014 | 5:28 pm - The former business manager for Rosary High School in Aurora was sentenced to four years probation Friday for stealing at least $45,000 from the school.

Minivan, garbage truck crash near Sugar Grove

Sep 12 2014 | 2:08 pm - Two people were hospitalized after a crash between a minivan and a garbage truck at Route 30 and Dugan Road near Sugar Grove Friday morning.

Geneva man charged with disorderly conduct after Sept. 3 standoff

Sep 12 2014 | 1:45 pm - A Geneva man has been given a ticket charging him with disorderly conduct, accused of shooting a handgun in his yard after arguing with his wife Sept. 3.

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