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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Cold, rain no match for Special Olympians’ spirit in Lake Zurich

May 01 2016 | 6:35 pm - Inclement weather forced the cancellation of field events at this year’s Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern/Area 13 Spring Games, but despite the unrelenting drizzle, cold and wind, the cauldron still burned during opening ceremonies in...

Mount Prospect grapples with rising pension costs

Apr 29 2016 | 7:08 pm - Projections show Mount Prospect ending the budget year with a $4.4 million surplus, but it may have to use as much as half of the money to fund the growing costs of the community’s growing police and fire pension obligations, the...

Employee charged in Woodridge warehouse blaze

Apr 29 2016 | 9:12 pm - Authorities have charged an employee of The RoomPlace with setting the April 21 fire that destroyed the company’s warehouse in Woodridge.

Arlington Heights bank robbed

Apr 29 2016 | 9:19 pm - Arlington Heights police confirmed Friday that a robber took an undisclosed amount of cash Thursday from the Ben Franklin Bank on the 800 block of East Kensington Road.

Elgin man sentenced for sexually assaulting a child

Apr 29 2016 | 9:02 pm - An Elgin man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting a child.

Agreement paves the way for racing at Arlington

May 01 2016 | 7:44 pm - As Opening Day inched closer at Arlington International Racecourse, track officials reached an agreement that will allow the racing season to begin as scheduled on May 6.

Longtime Mount Prospect administrator leaves abruptly

Apr 27 2016 | 11:36 am - Longtime Mount Prospect Assistant Village Manager David Strahl no longer works for the village, officials confirmed this week, but declined to discuss the reasons behind his abrupt departure or the terms of his separation.

Fox Lake celebrates hometown Olympian, proud wrestling tradition

Apr 25 2016 | 9:32 am - Not everyone from Fox Lake will be able to fly down to Rio de Janeiro this summer to cheer on Grant High School graduate Daniel Dennis as he grapples for Olympic gold. So instead his hometown gave him a send-off Sunday with a parade and the formal...

District 102 concerned about proposed Buffalo Grove subdivision

Apr 21 2016 | 10:44 am - A plan to build 220 homes on a 50-acre site in northern Buffalo Grove is drawing opposition from Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 board members, who say they’re running out of space for additional children.

Mount Prospect, United strike deal ending plan for truck parking

Apr 20 2016 | 4:11 pm - Mount Prospect and United Airlines have struck a deal that not only will prevent the company from turning a 6-acre site on Dempster Street into a parking lot for trucks, but could lead to a larger development plan for the surrounding area.

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