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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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Candidate filing ends for Tri-Cities area

Dec 22 2014 | 6:35 pm - Campton Hills President Patsy Smith is not seeking re-election. A Batavia man is running for both city council and school board. So is a Lily Lake trustee. Two veteran Geneva alderman are stepping away. This, as the deadline came Monday for people...

Batavia candidate who filed in two races has choice to make

Dec 17 2014 | 4:33 pm - Ron Rechenmacher of Batavia is seeking election to the Batavia City Council and the Batavia school board. Sort of. He doesn't want to serve both, and likely couldn't, but he filed for both offices to ensure competition for the seats, he said Tuesday.

Elgin volunteer, politician known for generosity

Dec 17 2014 | 6:50 pm - Shirley Rauschenberger, who served on the Elgin Area U-46 school board and was a leader in many organizations, including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Open Door Clinic, died Dec. 15, at age 88. "She had a very strong personality and a very...

Illness necessitates Bohler to step down

Dec 17 2014 | 5:45 pm - Sugar Grove Trustee Bob Bohler resigned Tuesday, due to ill health. "I think we have seen a lot of things come down that are positive for the village," he said of his nearly 18 years on the board.

$200,000 damage to St. Charles Twp. home

Dec 16 2014 | 2:45 pm - A St. Charles-area home sustained $200,000 damage to the building and contents, in a midnight fire Tuesday.

Fenton principal to be new Kaneland superintendent

Dec 15 2014 | 9:27 pm - The Kaneland school board hired Todd Leden, principal of Fenton High School and associate superintendent of Fenton District 100 in Bensenville, as the new superintendent Monday.

Batavia school board hot among Tri-Cities races

Dec 15 2014 | 7:59 pm - The Batavia school board race in April will be a highly contested one, as eight people filed this morning for theree seats. And one of those candidates is also seeking a seat on the Batavia City Council.

Geneva library close to buying Kane Co.’s Sixth Street School

Dec 12 2014 | 6:00 pm - Kane County is in the final stages of negotiating a deal with the Geneva Library for the sale of the county's Sixth Street School property.The sale would trigger the move of the Kane County Regional Office of Education, the possible sale of the...

Lockport school superintendent seeks Kaneland job

Dec 11 2014 | 11:21 pm - The second finalist for Kaneland School District’s top job — the superintendent of a one-school district in South suburban Lockport — told an audience Thursday that his decisions are filtered by one primary concern.

Geneva schools outline priorities for building work

Dec 10 2014 | 10:56 pm - Geneva schools are looking at spending more than $9 million over the next seven years on repairs and security to improvements to buildings, according to plans presented Monday to the school board.

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