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Susan Sarkauskas

Staff Writer
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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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New track near top of list of potential Batavia school projects

Jan 24 2015 | 1:25 am - A new outdoor track at Batavia High School and work on the main entrance to Rotolo Middle School are some of the top projects on the Batavia school district's annual capital projects list.

Mauricio resentenced to 55 years, instead of 60, for ’07 murder

Jan 23 2015 | 6:27 pm - Hector Mauricio, convicted of killing an Aurora Township man in 2007, is resentenced to 55 years, rather than 60 years, in the death of World War II veteran Roscoe Ebey during a home break-in.

Geneva Library board OKS Sixth Street School site buy

Jan 23 2015 | 3:43 pm - The Geneva Public Library board Thursday approved the purchase of the old Sixth Street School as a possible site for a new library.

Waubonsee Community College looking at tuition and fee hikes

Jan 22 2015 | 5:35 am - Waubonsee Community College could pick up a bigger share of the college's operating costs, if the college drops a long-held policy on how to split the bill between students, property taxpayers and the state.

Township will again ask for tax increase for road maintenance

Jan 22 2015 | 5:23 pm - Fourth time's the charm? Blackberry Township officials are again asking voters to increase property taxes to pay for road repairs and paving. "Roads are really starting to deteriorate in Blackberry Township," Highway Commissioner Rodney Feece says,...

Batavia tables discussion on design for Houston Street

Jan 20 2015 | 11:28 pm - The Batavia City Council was supposed to discuss the merits of a design for a path along Houston Street near Depot Pond Tuesday, so that engineering work could get started. But it evolved in to a quarrel over whether designers had done what the...

Geneva man remembered as city’s ‘champion’

Jan 20 2015 | 6:21 pm - Weldon Johnson elicited many a smile over the years, as he marched in the Swedish Days parade in Geneva in his Viking get-up. He was proud of his Swedish ancestry, and of the town he grew up in. Johnson, a former alderman and downtown businessman,...

Batavia council to pick design for Houston Street work

Jan 19 2015 | 5:42 pm - Should the stretch of trail between Island Avenue and Water Street in Batavia have an "Islands in the River" theme, with strips of blue pavement and landscaping mounds to slow down cyclists and runners? The Batavia City Council will discuss the...

Geneva parking deck on track for Feb. 1 opening

Jan 16 2015 | 4:34 pm - Contractors lost a week of work due to cold weather, but the third level of the Geneva parking deck is still due to open by Feb. 1, city officials say.

Batavia aims to start road resurfacing earlier

Jan 16 2015 | 4:32 pm - Batavia plans to do its road resurfacing work earlier this year, in hopes of getting better prices on the contract.

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