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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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Elburn woman, Darien man plead guilty in marijuana case

Jul 25 2014 | 5:15 pm - Two people pleaded guilty to lesser charges Friday, in a $2.7 million marijuana-trafficking case. Crystal Westerlin of Elburn and Dean Dziuba of Darien pleaded guilty to charges of felony possession of marijuana. Three other people, including...

Carpentersville man pleads guilty to bomb threats

Jul 25 2014 | 8:23 pm - Akiel Davis of Carpentersville pleaded guilty Friday to making bomb threats that disrupted business in September 2013 at Kane County courts in St. Charles Elgin, Carpentersville, Geneva and Aurora.

No cameras yet for Geneva doctor’s sex assault trial

Jul 25 2014 | 4:53 pm - No cameras are being allowed in court, for now, at hearings in the case of Geneva doctor Mark Lewis, who has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.

Guilty plea in North Aurora child exploitation case

Jul 25 2014 | 6:00 pm - Duncan Murphy of England pleaded guilty Friday to sexual exploitation of a child in a 2013 North Aurora case.

Dawn Patrol: Boy killed in fire; gentleman’s club sued over drowning

Jul 24 2014 | 5:56 am - A 4-year-old boy died in a fire in Bensenville; family of drowned Elk Grove Village man sues gentleman's club; giant wooden soldier dismantled in St. Charles; Carpentersville woman accused of violating probation on murder plea; Palatine police seek...

Fox Valley Park District board to be elected, not appointed

Jul 24 2014 | 6:00 pm - Commissioners for the Fox Valley Park District, the second-largest in the state, will be elected rather than appointed by county board chairmen. "I would never argue against democracy," Kane chairman Chris Lauzen said, while expressing some...

Palatine police look for missing ill man

Jul 23 2014 | 11:02 pm - Palatine police are seeking a missing 63-year-old man, who has bipolar disorder and can appear to be delusional, they say.

Lombard missing woman found safe

Jul 24 2014 | 12:29 am - Lombard police have found a woman with autism who walked away from her school Wednesday.

Lake in the Hills standoff ends peacefully

Jul 23 2014 | 9:17 pm - Residents of a Lake in the Hills neighborhood were asked to stay inside for some of Wednesday afternoon, as police dealt with a suicidal man who had barricaded himself and his teenage son in a house on Deerpath Road.

Truck crossed center line in fatal Pingree Grove crash, cops say

Jul 23 2014 | 4:29 pm - Pingree Grove police say a pickup truck crossed in to oncoming traffic, in the July 17 crash on Route 20 that killed its driver.

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