Editorial

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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Defense suggests Geneva death was accident, not murder

Mar 05 2015 | 8:06 pm - A defense attorney for Shadwick King of Geneva, who is on trial for his wife's death, asks whether Kathleen King could have been drunk before her body was discovered along railroad tracks in July 2014.

North Aurora candidates address mothers’ club

Mar 03 2015 | 11:34 pm - Four of the five candidates for the North Aurora village board made their cases for election Tuesday night to the North Aurora Mothers Club.

Fuel spill closes part of Batavia Library briefly

Mar 03 2015 | 3:12 pm - A diesel fuel spill in a parking lot prompted the evacuation of the lower level of the Batavia Library Tuesday morning, as fumes entered the building.

Could sales tax, vehicle stickers fund Elburn police pension?

Mar 02 2015 | 11:57 pm - An Elburn trustee suggested Monday that maybe the village could bring back vehicle stickers, or raise its sales tax, to pay the town's police pension obligations.

Why 7 people want to be on Geneva school board

Feb 26 2015 | 5:36 pm - A passion for education and concerns about school district spending are fueling the interest of candidates in the race for the Geneva school board.

Dist. 302 building projects list: Long on work, short on money budgeted

Feb 27 2015 | 4:55 pm - How much repair work and new equipment do Kaneland schools need? About $2.25 million' worth this year, according to a report made to the school board, including $1 million of roofing for Kaneland High School. But the district only budgets about...

Elburn considering special referendum for police tax

Feb 27 2015 | 1:04 pm - Should a special election be conducted for Elburn voters to decide on a tax to pay for police pensions? The village board will discuss the idea Monday night.

New Batavia alderman to be sworn in Monday

Feb 26 2015 | 4:25 pm - Kevin Botterman, an 11-year resident, will be the new alderman for Batavia's 5th Ward. Botterman will be sworn in Monday to replace his friend, Steve Vasilion, who resigned in January.

Two charged with robbing Batavia gas station

Feb 26 2015 | 4:26 pm - A man and a woman accused of robbing a gasoline station Monday in Warrenville now face charges of robbing a station Tuesday morning in Batavia.

Kane finance panel: No new vehicles for sheriff this year

Feb 25 2015 | 9:37 pm - Money for new vehicles and overtime may be removed from Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer's budget, to partially make up for the loss of income from the canceled contract to house federal prisoners for the U.S. Marshal Service.

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