Steve Zalusky

Staff Writer
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Steve Zalusky joined the Daily Herald on Sept. 11, 2000, and currently is a part-time reporter covering the village of Buffalo Grove and acting as a general assignment reporter on Sundays.

Prior to the Daily Herald, he worked for Pioneer Press, Press Publications, the Kane County Chronicle and Press-Republican Newspapers, all in the Chicago suburbs. Steve has been a Peter Lisagor Award finalist, for a project on suburban growth for Pioneer Press. He has won other reporting awards, including the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. He is proud of the knowledge he has gained on his various beats, which have included county government in three of the collar counties, Lake, Kane and DuPage.

Steve graduated from New Trier West High School in Northfield and received a bachelor's degree in comparative literature and a master's in journalism at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

A homeowner in Arlington Heights for over a decade, he lives there with his wife and son. Outside of journalism, his interests include vintage jazz and old movies, reading, playing piano (privately) and walking along Lake Michigan. Find him on Facebook as Steve Zalusky.

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Des Plaines police treating boy’s fall from sixth-story window as accident

May 29 2016 | 6:16 pm - A 5-year-old boy’s fall from a sixth-floor window at a downtown condominium is being investigated as an accident, Des Plaines police said Sunday.

Garland encourages grads to focus outward

May 29 2016 | 5:07 pm - As he addressed graduates at Niles West High School Sunday, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland remembered a different world.

Girl critically hurt after being hit by truck in Gages Lake

May 27 2016 | 7:43 pm - A 12-year-old girl was hit by a pickup truck and seriously injured in Gages Lake Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Buffalo Grove moving more cases out of court system

May 26 2016 | 5:15 pm - The success of Buffalo Grove’s administrative adjudication process to date has village officials expanding it already.

Dawn Patrol: Gliniewicz could lose pension; man accused in murder can stay with son

May 25 2016 | 5:39 am - Lawmaker’s plan could eventually take away Gliniewicz pension. Barrington man accused of killing wife can stay with son for now. Suspect who cops say hit officer with car arrested. Clerk injured in Aurora armed robbery. Tip leads to Aurora...

Suspect who cops say hit officer with car arrested

May 24 2016 | 8:30 pm - Round Lake Beach police said Tuesday that a man suspected of hitting a police officer with a car while fleeing from a store parking lot is in custody.

Smooth running for Des Plaines River canoe marathon

May 22 2016 | 7:17 pm - Paddlers overflowed with compliments for the Des Plaines River after Sunday’s 59th annual running of the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon.

Randhurst Crossing Starbucks expanding, adding drive-through

May 20 2016 | 12:23 pm - The Starbucks at Randhurst Crossing in Mount Prospect will be moving to the former site of X-press-O Coffee in the center and adding a drive through option.

Algonquin library board president dies

May 20 2016 | 11:01 pm - Lynn Hammerlund, president of the Algonquin Area Public Library District Board of Trustees and a Judson University associate professor who gained a measure of national fame by winning $22,500 on “Jeopardy!,” died Thursday after a long...

Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights fire departments settle differences

May 19 2016 | 3:42 pm - Residents in parts of Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights can expect quicker responses to emergencies after the two communities’ fire departments set aside long-standing differences this week to forge a new mutual aid agreement.

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