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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Accuser of sex abuse at Aurora church drops anonymity

Nov 30 2015 | 7:30 pm - Members of two groups critical of the Catholic Church’s handling of sexual abuse by priests are calling for parishioners to withhold financial donations to an Aurora church.

Kaneland teachers urge board to settle contract

Nov 30 2015 | 10:20 pm - Teacher after teacher asked the Kaneland school board Monday to "quickly settle a fair and competitive contract" with higher pay that, they contend, would increase the district's ability to retain teachers. Contract talks are due to resume Tuesday.

Fox Valley charities to donate to on Giving Tuesday

Nov 28 2015 | 6:50 am - You just bought a 60-inch TV on Black Friday, for an incredibly low price? That must mean you have a few bucks in your pocket to participate in #GivingTuesday, and there are Fox Valley local charities that you can help.

Geneva plans special brush pickup

Nov 27 2015 | 10:06 am - Because of tree damage from a weekend snowstorm, Geneva will have a special brush pickup the week of Nov. 30. And in Batavia, crews will attempt to finish curbside leaf pickup as the snow melts. In both cities, free pickup of bagged leaves continues...

‘Just a small pinch to save a life’

Nov 25 2015 | 5:53 pm - "I can't stand needles," says Peter Miller of Elburn. But that hasn't stopped him from donating at least 8 gallons of his blood to others.

Holiday shopping: Time to treat ourselves?

Nov 26 2015 | 12:13 am - At least one-third of the folks shopping the Black Friday sales are getting items for themselves, according to a National Retail Foundation study. Why? "I buy for myself year around, but when it comes close to Christmas I buy more because the deals...

Informal hat and scarf giveaway makes Batavia warmer

Nov 26 2015 | 7:01 pm - Misplaced your mittens? That's not a lost and found bin in the lobby of the Batavia Police Department. The bin of hats, scarves and mittens is part of the new "Need One? Take One" drive in Batavia. Anyone can take an item, in an initiative started...

Batavia schools seek tax levy increase

Nov 25 2015 | 3:41 pm - The Batavia school district is asking for 3.97 percent more in property taxes in 2016, but doesn't expect to get all of what it wants.

Proposed Batavia alcohol tax questioned

Nov 24 2015 | 10:56 pm - Batavia aldermen are willing to raise charges for water and sewer service and consumption, leaf and brush pickup, and fuel for vehicles. But they are reconsidering putting a 2 percent city tax on alcohol, after two bar and restaurant owners...

Gia Mia restaurant to open location in Geneva

Nov 25 2015 | 9:32 am - The owners of Fire+Wine restaurant in Glen Ellyn and Gia Mia Pizza Bar in Wheaton, plan to open another Gia Mia in Geneva.

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