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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Judge orders psych evaluation for man guilty of killing Naperville roommate

Oct 21 2016 | 9:55 pm - A judge has delayed the sentencing of a man found guilty last month of killing his new roommate in Naperville, according to a spokesman from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Village clerk lived up to lofty Mount Prospect motto

Oct 21 2016 | 4:13 pm - Mount Prospect’s motto states that it is a place “where friendliness is a way of life.” Whatever one thinks of the merits of the claim, Village Clerk Lisa Angell always exemplified it.

Mount Prospect dissolves downtown TIF, prepares for new one

Oct 18 2016 | 11:44 pm - Mount Prospect village board members Tuesday voted to dissolve the downtown TIF district, which began in 1985, effective at the end of the year.

Buffalo Grove postpones vote on Woodman’s project to review new design

Oct 19 2016 | 11:17 am - Buffalo Grove’s village board postponed a vote Monday to approve the planned Woodman’s Food Market on the northeast side of town, after developers proposed changes to the project’s layout.

Buffalo Grove lifts ban on BYOB

Oct 19 2016 | 12:41 pm - Buffalo Grove is lifting its ban on BYOB. Village restaurants with liquor licenses can now apply for an ancillary license allowing patrons to bring their own bottle of wine to drink with their meals, under a measure approved by village trustees...

Students tackle senior health issues through AMITA challenge

Oct 17 2016 | 8:18 am - Teams of college students used Arlington International Racecourse as an incubator for ideas over the weekend, spurning sleep to devise ways technology can help older adults with the aging process. They took part in the first AMITA Health Design...

Identity of body found near Woodridge golf course remains mystery

Oct 16 2016 | 11:16 am - Authorities are still trying to determine the identity of the body found Saturday in a river adjacent to the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge.

Buffalo Grove to give taxpayers some relief

Oct 16 2016 | 12:04 am - Buffalo Grove will abate $650,000 in property taxes to ease the pain taxpayers are feeling as they repay the debt for street improvements — even as the village needs more money for infrastructure work, officials say.

Buffalo Grove eyes annexations along Milwaukee Avenue, elsewhere

Oct 14 2016 | 2:09 pm - As Buffalo Grove examines areas its leaders would like to bring into the village, the highest priorities are along Milwaukee Avenue.

Woman injured in crash that stops Route 53 traffic

Oct 14 2016 | 10:51 pm - A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night that closed down all traffic lanes Friday evening on Route 53 near Woodfield Mall, police said.

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