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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 named in suit over electricity plant deal

Aug 19 2014 | 11:35 am - Batavia is being sued as a respondent in discovery over its involvement in the Prairie State Energy Campus, by a longtime resident, business owner and land owner.

Batavia customers file suit against electricity provider

Aug 19 2014 | 6:35 pm - Batavia resident and businessman Joe Marconi hopes the class-action lawsuit he filed Tuesday will get Batavia out from under a $240 million investment in the Prairie State Energy Campus coal mine and plant, by forcing officials to reveal...

Batavia: Still ‘no’ to video gambling

Aug 19 2014 | 5:37 pm - The video gambling ban will stay in place in Batavia after aldermen voted 8-6 not to overturn the existing ban.

Batavia alderman Sparks resigns

Aug 19 2014 | 12:47 am - Batavia 1st Ward Alderman Garran Sparks resigned his seat Monday because he is moving to North Aurora. “It is kind of with great sadness I announce there will be no more Bluestem Christmas Walk,” is how he announced his resignation at...

D302 board to discuss appointing interim superintendent Monday

Aug 15 2014 | 11:44 am - The Kaneland school board Monday will discuss, in closed session, what to do when Superintendent Jeff Schuler leaves at the end of the month, including possibly hiring an interim superintendent.

Batavia schools post tentative budget, but change is likely

Aug 14 2014 | 5:03 pm - The Batavia school board has put its tentative 2014-15 budget on display, and plans to have a public hearing a week before it's due to vote on it.

Batavia-area home gives seniors 70 and over a respite

Aug 14 2014 | 2:00 pm - A four-day stay in semi-rural Kane County is a welcome respite for the elderly clients of the Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, an organization long dedicated to helping enrich the lives of isolated older people. "I wait all year for my...

Where to go for help: Robin Williams’ death inspires calls

Aug 14 2014 | 7:09 pm - "I can be like Robin, and maybe I need to get help right now" is what callers to Alexian Brothers Behavior Health call center have been telling intake workers since actor Robin Williams took his own life Monday. The call line received 17 percent...

Batavia school to ask voters for permission to borrow $15 million

Aug 13 2014 | 5:39 am - Batavia school district voters will be asked in November whether the district should borrow $15 million to speed up its capital-improvement works list, which includes items such as installing artificial turf in the Batavia High School stadium.

Geneva ready to order new $506K fire truck

Aug 12 2014 | 1:03 am - Geneva is ready to spend $506,022 on a new fire engine pumper, to replace one that is 30 years old.

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