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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 puts off brush, leaf collection fee hike

Nov 25 2014 | 11:46 pm - The Batavia committee of the whole decided Tuesday that the city can afford to hold off increasing the brush-and-leaf-pickup fee. There had been talk of raising it $1 a month, to $48 annually per residential utility bill, because the price of brush...

Five seek 3 North Aurora village seats

Nov 24 2014 | 5:48 pm - No primary will be needed in North Aurora, as only five people are running for the three seats on the village board.

‘I screwed up and have no defense,’ Cunningham says

Nov 21 2014 | 6:08 am - Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham pleaded guilty Thursday to violating the county's ethics ordinance when he conducted campaign business via his county email. "I screwed up," he told reporters after his hearing.

Police visit to East Dundee murder suspect at jail questioned

Nov 20 2014 | 10:43 am - The attorney for Richard Schmelzer, charged with murdering his grandmother, is questioning a visit Tuesday by police to Schmelzer at the Kane County jail. He told a Kane County judge Wednesday that the officers talked to Schmelzer about his family...

Man pleads not guilty in shooting at Aurora restaurant

Nov 19 2014 | 5:38 pm - Prosecutors say Chase West is eligible for up to 75 years in prison if convicted of attempted murder. West is one of three men accused of attempted murder in the shooting of three workers during an armed robbery Sept. 4 at a KFC restaurant in...

Batavia public school enrollment continues declining

Nov 19 2014 | 4:20 pm - Enrollment in the Batavia public schools will likely continue to decline for several more years, according to a report presented to the school board Tuesday. District officials expect that next fall it will enroll its smallest kindergarten class in...

Batavia school board seeks higher tax levy

Nov 19 2014 | 12:42 am - Batavia school board members said they struggled Tuesday when deciding to ask for more property taxes, instead of holding the levy steady. Uncertainty about possible changes to state funding for aid and pensions that could cost the Batavia district...

Three incumbents file for re-election in North Aurora

Nov 17 2014 | 9:49 am - Current trustees Mark Guethle, Laura Curtis and Mark Carroll have filed petitions for election to the North Aurora village board.

Kane coroner blasts consultant’s report that he did too many autopsies

Nov 14 2014 | 11:33 am - Kane County Coroner Rob Russell vehemently criticized a report by a former coroner that contends 50 out of 160 autopsies she reviewed were unnecessary. “Cleary the intent (of the review) was not to help me, but to embarrass me," Russell said.

Rotary Club leader wins Geneva community service award

Nov 13 2014 | 11:55 pm - Mary O'Brien, chief executive officer of Fox Valley Orthopaedic Institute, Thursday night was named the 2014 Wood Award winner, the equivalent to citizen of the year for Geneva.

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