Bob Susnjara

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Bob Susnjara is a reporter covering village governments, schools and other issues in Gurnee, Grayslake and other parts of Lake County.

Since joining the Daily Herald in September 1999, he has written several significant stories that include revealing peculiar spending of activity fund money by former principal Philip Roffman at Warren Township High School in Gurnee. In 2005, Roffman pleaded guilty to illegally using $400 on Steppenwolf Theatre Co. tickets for family and friends.

Susnjara also wrote stories raising questions about the validity of "blue ribbon awards" given by a paid consultant to schools at Grayslake Elementary District 46. The stories also showed how District 46 spent public money to collect the awards as part of the consultant's conventions in South Carolina and Florida. Susnjara makes periodic appearances on behalf of the Daily Herald on ABC-7's Sunday morning newscast and on WBBM 780-AM.

Before joining the Daily Herald, Susnjara spent time at the Waukegan News-Sun and wrote a popular sports media column for the Copley News Service that used to be affiliated with the paper. He often was called on to discuss columns with former Chicago radio sports-talk host Chet Coppock and others.

Susnjara earned a radio-television communications major and a journalism minor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

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Former Woodland board member dismissed from lawsuit

Sep 29 2016 | 5:03 pm - A Lake County judge has dismissed a former Woodland Elementary District 50 board member from a lawsuit that claimed a company employing her husband unfairly landed school spirit wear and athletic uniform deals in place of another business.

Lake County schools score national blue ribbon awards

Sep 28 2016 | 4:57 pm - Lake County schools have been honored with a top blue ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mundelein High’s unusual schedule will end

Sep 28 2016 | 9:08 pm - Mundelein High School officials capped two years of study Wednesday night by deciding to end an unusual block bell schedule.

Bitterness resurfaces in rematch of Yingling, Drobinski

Sep 27 2016 | 12:41 am - Democratic state Rep. Sam Yingling and Republican opponent Rod Drobinski are in a rematch reminiscent of their hotly contested 2014 race.

Community gives feedback to Lake Zurich Dist. 95

Sep 27 2016 | 8:03 pm - Lake Zurich Unit District 95 launched a community meeting series Tuesday designed to encourage feedback on facilities, student learning and other issues as part of a stategic planning initiative.

Newcomer vs. veteran for Lake County state senate seat

Sep 19 2016 | 10:34 am - Voters will select from a first-time candidate and a veteran politician to decide who represents a state senate district covering a swath of Lake County.

Quentin Road Baptist says goodbye to leader after more than four decades

Sep 18 2016 | 7:54 am - The Rev. James Scudder is retiring nearly 45 years after starting what would become Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church in Lake Zurich.

Parents push for more recess for younger Grayslake District 46 students

Sep 17 2016 | 6:49 pm - Some Grayslake Elementary District 46 parents cite health benefits in wanting officials to consider providing daily recess for younger children.

Judge rejects ballot question on merging Round Lake-area towns

Sep 16 2016 | 11:07 pm - Voters won’t be deciding in November whether three Round Lake-area villages should be merged. A judge ruled Friday a petition to get the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot was filed too late.

Dawn Patrol: Cubs’ magic number is 0

Sep 16 2016 | 5:48 am - Cubs’ magic number now 0. Rolling Meadows mayor headed to state Senate. Wheaton service brings peace, hope to those who have lost children. Lake County coroner to make announcement today. Home monitoring ordered for Elgin torture suspect.

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