Susan Klovstad

Community News Editor
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Susan Klovstad has worked on the Neighbor section at the Daily Herald since 1998, in both Kane and Cook counties. As Community News Editor for the Fox Valley and Tri-Cities, she evaluates story ideas, plans coverage, assigns and edits stories and photos, edits local columnists and oversees the Fox Valley's Academic and Leadership Team sections.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor's degree in English, Susan has been an avid reader all her life. Susan grew up in Mount Prospect but has also lived in Chicago and Schaumburg. She resides in Algonquin where she works at her second job as mom to three young children.

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Dance studio’s updates keep ‘Nutcracker’ fresh

Nov 25 2015 | 9:27 am - For 12 years, Geneva’s State Street Dance Studio has been staging a production of “The Nutcracker” every holiday season. This year, the show has been updated with new choreography, scenery, a charity appearance, and even a new...

‘Wait Until Dark’ brings thrills and chills to Elgin

Sep 08 2015 | 2:10 pm - “Wait Until Dark” is a supsense thriller that made its debut on stage and in film nearly 50 years ago. Elgin Theatre Company’s production of “Wait Until Dark” debuts on Friday, Sept. 11, and promises to keep...

Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival returns to Geneva

Sep 01 2015 | 1:20 pm - Juel Ulven of Aurora, the founder of the Fox Valley Folklore Society, is proud of the depth and variety of performers featured at this year’s Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival.“We’re the largest folk festival in...

‘Tarzan’ takes flight in Batavia

May 12 2015 | 3:10 pm - The Batavia Fine Arts Centre will be transformed into a jungle this weekend, when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora presents “Disney’s Tarzan.” Performances are Friday through Sunday, May 15-17, and tickets, $9-$14, are available...

Elgin High School to stage ‘Young Frankenstein’

Feb 24 2015 | 1:56 pm - Creepy humor will be all the rage this weekend at Elgin High School, when students stage their production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” Performances run Thursday through Saturday at Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive,...

Geneva’s Playhouse 38 to stage Steel Magnolias’

Feb 11 2015 | 12:14 pm - It’s all about the ladies in this weekend’s Playhouse 38 production of “Steel Magnolias.” The all-female cast will allow audiences to step into the world of Truvy’s beauty salon, where a group of six women shares a...

Treat your valentine to free pasta at Elgin Have a Heart dinner

Feb 11 2015 | 2:16 pm - If you’re a pasta lover with no plans for Valentine’s Day, consider attending the Have a Heart community dinner in Elgin. The sixth annual meal, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Elgin’s First United Methodist...

Youth theater group flies high with ‘Aladdin’

Feb 10 2015 | 2:43 pm - Discover “A Whole New World” of magic, mayhem and magic carpet rides when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora stages Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Public performances of...

A century of black history showcased at Elgin festival

Feb 04 2015 | 2:38 pm - Families can learn about black history and culture this Saturday, Feb. 7, at Elgin’s Black History Family Festival, set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The theme of the festival, which is...

Elgin Literary Festival welcomes writers and readers of all ages

Feb 03 2015 | 2:18 pm - The Elgin Literary Festival, billed as “a free celebration of the written word for readers and writers of all ages,” is the brainchild of Elgin author and resident Karly Kirkpatrick. The Daily Herald caught up with Kirkpatrick to find...

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