2014 election guide

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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State of Siemens’ site angers Batavia

Oct 22 2014 | 11:48 pm - Batavia officials are increasingly irate over the status of the grounds of the former Siemens factory. The buildings were torn down five years ago, but Siemens has yet to remove foundations and plant a lawn. “It looks like a bomb has gone off...

Judge won’t rush results of Elburn fire district vote

Oct 22 2014 | 6:44 pm - A Kane County judge has agreed not to immediately certify results of a Nov. 4 referendum asking if some properties should be allowed to disconnect from the Elburn Fire Protection District. Circuit Judge David Akemann agreed to the delay Monday at...

Gasoline prices below $3 in Kane, DuPage, Lake counties

Oct 22 2014 | 6:13 pm - Gasoline prices at some spots in the Western suburbs are the lowest they have been in several years, dipping below $3 a gallon last week for 87 octane regular unleaded.

Batavia seeks OK to extend TIF district

Oct 21 2014 | 12:35 am - Batavia wants to extend the expiration date on its ability to offer financial incentives for development in the downtown, to 2039. The council voted Monday to ask the General Assembly for permission to extend tax-increment financing district 3.

Peaceful grotto damaged by vandals in Geneva

Oct 21 2014 | 6:04 pm - A paint-wielding vandal has defaced a Christian shrine, left over from the days when the Kane County Government Center was a Catholic seminary, in the woods of the campus in Geneva.

Hospital stay inspires Geneva teen to help others

Oct 19 2014 | 7:18 am - Spending 14 weeks in hospital beds and a wheelchair could have ruined the summer for 15-year-old Lindsey McDonald of Geneva, injured when a horse fell on her. But she chose to concentrate on making life a little better for other patients at Ann and...

2 charged with beating girl, stealing her pot in Batavia

Oct 17 2014 | 6:09 pm - Two Batavia residents have been charged with robbery, mob action and battery, accused of beating on a 16-year-old girl and stealing marijuana from her, Batavia police report.

Follow Geneva on official YouTube, Instagram accounts

Oct 17 2014 | 6:05 pm - The city of Geneva has decided to do more with social media, by starting an Instagram account and a YouTube channel.

Youth sports could use part of new Kane forest preserve site

Oct 16 2014 | 4:39 pm - Youth soccer, baseball and lacrosse players may get to use part of a 60-acre site the Kane County Forest Preserve District recently purchased in Blackberry Township. The former Gum family farm, on Bateman Road, is just south of McNair Field, where...

Batavia school officials explain referendum plan

Oct 15 2014 | 3:58 pm - Questions about whether property taxes would go up, why the district wants artificial turf fields and more were raised Tuesday at a Batavia school district meeting about an advisory referendum on borrowing $15 million for capital projects.

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