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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Smoke prompts Batavia school evacuation

Feb 08 2016 | 1:32 pm - Smoke that prompted the evacuation Monday morning of Holy Cross Catholic School in Batavia came from an overheated motor in the climate-control system.

Portable classrooms planned for Geneva High

Feb 08 2016 | 10:55 pm - Geneva High School students could be attending classes in mobile rooms this fall, as the district seeks a way to add space without altering the building.

Does Batavia need to hire a communications director?

Feb 09 2016 | 11:17 pm - Batavia aldermen are considering hiring a communications director for the city, but first they want to talk about where it would fit with their priorities. City Administrator Bill McGrath has recommended hiring someone to handle writing items for...

Geneva douses Dunkin’ Donuts proposal

Feb 08 2016 | 10:49 pm - Geneva alderman don’t like plans for a drive-up Dunkin’ Donuts in a west-side shopping center, saying they are worried about traffic safety.

Memory Cafe in St. Charles to fight dementia-related isolation

Feb 08 2016 | 3:50 pm - People and caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease can sometimes suffer from social isolation. Several Tri-Cities residents want to fight that by starting a Memory Cafe.

Man accused of breaking into Geneva home, wielding knives

Feb 05 2016 | 7:22 pm - A St. Charles man is accused of breaking into an occupied Geneva home Friday morning, and wielding two butcher-type knives, police say.

Six artists added to Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame

Feb 04 2016 | 5:52 pm - Chicago Symphony Chorus founder among six to be inducted to Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame.

Waubonsee contemplates increasing tuition

Feb 03 2016 | 4:38 pm - Waubonsee Community College will vote later this month whether to raise tuition about 7 percent. And trustees expect to shift more of the cost of running the college to students, as their fears about disappearing state support grow.

Authorities: Geneva woman charged in husband’s death also tried to kill him in 2002

Feb 04 2016 | 4:55 am - Julia L. Gutierrez, the Geneva woman charged with killing her husband by poisoning him with sleeping pills, also tried to do so in 2002, according to documents Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Greg Sams presented in court Wednesday.

Geneva to charge for nominating historic landmarks, districts

Feb 01 2016 | 11:04 pm - Want to nominate something as a landmark in Geneva? It will cost you

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