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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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Emmanuel House helps refugees find a true home in Aurora

Sep 16 2014 | 12:53 am - Imaad Hasan was grateful he and his family were safe in Aurora, far from the turmoil of war in Iraq. But he yearned for the stability of owning a house. "Emmanuel House gave me the dream," he said, in the house he purchased in 2010 through the...

Batavia leaders support medical marijuana grow center

Sep 16 2014 | 5:36 am - Batavia aldermen threw their support Monday behind a company's effort to open a medical marijuana cultivation center in town. They authorized the mayor to write to state agriculture department officials in support of PharMar Farms' application.

Ex-business manager for Rosary High gets probation for gambling-related theft

Sep 15 2014 | 5:28 pm - The former business manager for Rosary High School in Aurora was sentenced to four years probation Friday for stealing at least $45,000 from the school.

Batavia school maintenance building: Fix old, rent-to-own from former school board president?

Sep 12 2014 | 6:13 pm - Should the Batavia school district lease a factory building to house its maintenance facility, with the idea of eventually buying it? And does it matter that a former school board member owns the building? School board expect to discuss Sept. 23

Minivan, garbage truck crash near Sugar Grove

Sep 12 2014 | 2:08 pm - Two people were hospitalized after a crash between a minivan and a garbage truck at Route 30 and Dugan Road near Sugar Grove Friday morning.

Geneva man charged with disorderly conduct after Sept. 3 standoff

Sep 12 2014 | 1:45 pm - A Geneva man has been given a ticket charging him with disorderly conduct, accused of shooting a handgun in his yard after arguing with his wife Sept. 3.

Batavia council supporting marijuana cultivation center

Sep 10 2014 | 12:04 am - Batavia leaders are amenable to formally supporting a medical marijuana cultivation center's application to open in town.

Batavia Walgreens project gets extension

Sep 10 2014 | 11:26 am - A developer will be granted a four-month extension on the deadline to start building a new downtown Walgreens in Batavia.

Elburn OKs sewer plant renovation despite added cost

Sep 09 2014 | 12:30 am - The Elburn village board went ahead Monday with a plan to renovate the town's sewage-treatment plant, despite an unexpected increase in cost.

Batavia industrial park plan will need to start over

Sep 05 2014 | 12:54 pm - A developer who wants to build an industrial park on Kirk Road in Batavia will have to start the approval process over, the city's attorney has determined.

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