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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 dog rescuers help counterparts in Tennessee

Jul 21 2014 | 5:04 am - Traveling hundreds of miles to rescue dogs from death isn't anything new for volunteers with Batavia-based Casey's Safe Haven Horse and Dog Rescue. But a dozen volunteers went to Tennessee two weekends ago with a different mission: to rescue a...

Proposed Geneva schools budget calls for deficit on purpose

Jul 21 2014 | 11:44 pm - The Geneva school board is contemplating a 2015 budget with more than $4 million deficit. But district officials say it's a deficit they planned on, as the district is using excess money in its funds to repay some of the debt it owes.

Batavia gets a step closer to repealing video gambling ban

Jul 16 2014 | 5:23 am - The Batavia City Council seems likely to repeal its ban on video gambling, judging by a vote Tuesday at a committee meeting. Only two of 10 aldermen voted against the idea. “We should be looking at ‘Is it good for Batavia or bad for...

Geneva council hears pitch for apartments at Cetron site

Jul 15 2014 | 5:18 am - The crumbing Cetron factory in downtown Geneva could be replaced by 200 apartments, plus shops and restaurants, under a proposal presented to the Geneva City Council. Marquette Cos. of Naperville wants to tear down the factory to build a five-story...

Third RR track coming to Geneva, as funding is announced

Jul 10 2014 | 5:35 pm - The addition of the third track on the Union Pacific railroad line through Geneva is on track for construction in 2016, as the railway company and the Illinois Department of Transportation have announced funding for it is in place.

Geneva Library seeks to fill board vacancy

Jul 09 2014 | 4:21 pm - Applications are due July 31 for people who want to fill a vacancy on the Geneva Library board.

Batavia seeks new assistant administrator

Jul 09 2014 | 12:49 pm - Batavia is looking for a new assistant city administrator. Jason Bajor quit last month for personal reasons, Mayor Jeff Schielke said.

3rd level for Geneva parking deck is a go

Jul 09 2014 | 10:40 am - Downtown Geneva will get more parking, as the third deck of the parking garage in Third Street will finally be built.

North Aurora prepares fee break to get hotel

Jul 08 2014 | 5:48 pm - North Aurora will cut its development-impact fees by about $90,000 to get a hotel to build west of Orchard Road.

Batavia council: Keep Randall Road 75% shopping, dining

Jul 08 2014 | 11:42 am - Randall Road is for sales tax-producing retail, the Batavia City Council decided Monday, as it voted to limit how much space in shopping centers could be used for medical offices, health clubs and the like -- just 25 percent. “That’s...

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