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Susan Sarkauskas

Staff Writer

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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Elgin man with violent history sentenced on cocaine charge

Apr 18 2014 | 5:41 pm - An Elgin man with a history of violence -- including beating a store clerk with a pipe wrench -- was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for dealing cocaine.

Downtown Batavia water main replacement starts Monday

Apr 17 2014 | 12:43 pm - Getting down Houston Street in downtown Batavia will be a little difficult next week, as the city replaces a water main along it. Water Street between Wilson Street and Houston will also get a new water main.

One fewer bus in proposed Geneva school budget

Apr 17 2014 | 5:24 pm - The Geneva school district would sell back 26 buses, and buy 25 new, under a proposed 2014-15 transportation fund budget. And it may spend operations and maintenance fund money on bullet-resistant window film and a wall-mounted police alert system...

Gag order placed in animal neglect case

Apr 17 2014 | 6:13 pm - A Kane County judge Thursday ordered county animal control workers, sheriff's deputies and other investigators to refrain from speaking about the Stacy Fiebelkorn animal neglect and cruelty case, to preserve her right to a fair trial by jury.

Winter blows Batavia snow removal budget for 2014

Apr 16 2014 | 12:39 pm - Winter put a $239,000 beatdown on the Batavia budget for street department overtime, double time and contracts related to removing snow and ice, according to a report made to the city council Tuesday.

Developer withdraws plan to buy Batavia building

Apr 16 2014 | 5:32 am - A proposal to take the Thomle Building off the City of Batavia's hands has fallen through. The would-be owners wanted to combine the riverside building with the one next door, but couldn't reach an agreement with the owner of that building,...

Geneva schools may stretch out debt, to keep payments level

Apr 14 2014 | 11:47 pm - The Geneva school board has decided it is officially open to stretching out the district's debt payment plan to keep the property taxes collected for debt level, even if it means ultimately paying more.

Woman charged in Kane County animal neglect case gives up goats

Apr 14 2014 | 3:47 pm - Stacy Fiebelkorn Monday volunteered to give up ownership of two goats, the last of the 90-plus animals seized from her last month. With that, Kane County Circuit Court Associate Judge Elizabeth Flood agreed to close a forfeiture case brought against...

Neglect-case animals making way to new homes

Apr 13 2014 | 8:10 am - Kane County Animal Control is trying to do what it can to make sure the animals involved in a March neglect and cruelty case end up in good homes. As of Friday, adoptions were finalized for all but seven of the 90-plus animals that Stacy Fiebelkorn...

Geneva residents voicing electricity cost complaints

Apr 11 2014 | 6:19 am - Genevans are starting to join Batavians in noticing, and complaining, about the rising cost of their electricity, due in part to the towns' use of electricity from the Prairie State Energy Campus.

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