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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North Aurora Days may add a day and move the party

Dec 08 2016 | 4:55 pm - Festival organizers are considering moving North Aurora Days to a larger space and adding a third day of festivities. The early August festival is primarily held on the grounds of Fearn Elementary School and Fearn Park on Hawksley Lane.

Panel talks suburban sprawl, planning, with 2050 in mind

Dec 07 2016 | 6:06 am - Should outward expansion of the Chicago area continue? What should the area look like in 2050? A panel discussed the issues Tuesday at a forum in Aurora.

Batavia swears in new 3rd Ward alderman

Dec 07 2016 | 3:38 pm - Batavia has filled the vacant 3rd Ward city council seat

Geneva says ‘no’ on letting aldermen have liquor licenses, but ...

Dec 07 2016 | 5:55 pm - Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns put the kibosh Monday on the idea of letting liquor-licenseholders serve as aldermen. But now, three aldermen have called a special meeting, to try to get the matter reconsidered.

Objection filed to candidate for North Aurora president

Dec 06 2016 | 6:36 am - A resident has objected to the candidacy of Ben Popp for North Aurora village president.

Batavia plan panel to start review on One North Washington Place

Dec 06 2016 | 11:21 am - Zoning requests and design review for One North Washington Place begin with a Batavia Plan Commission hearing Wednesday.

Ex-Chicago Bear among St. Charles youth center guards arrested

Dec 02 2016 | 12:37 am - Enjoying a chance to hit people was an asset for Johan Asiata back when he was an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears. Authorities say he may have carried that love for contact into his more recent job as a guard at the Illinois Youth Center in...

Batavia City Council to vote Monday on higher tax levy

Nov 30 2016 | 12:15 am - As part of its proposed $132.2 million budget for 2017, Batavia will ask for a property tax increase of $300,000 to spend on stormwater drainage work.

Simonian ready to spend on bid to become Geneva’s mayor

Nov 30 2016 | 7:19 pm - Geneva Alderman Tom Simonian is taking aim at replacing Kevin Burns as mayor by putting up $75,000 of his own money for the campaign.

Contested races now for North Aurora president, trustee

Nov 28 2016 | 6:06 pm - North Aurora President Dale Berman now has an opponent in his bid to retain his post, as a Ben Popp filed election paperwork Monday

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