Susan Sarkauskas

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Susan Sarkauskas started work at the Daily Herald in 1990 as a copy editor on the Neighbor desk; was an assistant city editor in the DuPage County bureau; then returned to the Neighbor production staff as the Daily Herald expanded into Elgin and Tri-Cities areas.

Responsibilities included editing copy, designing pages and, for several years, writing features about local houses of worship. In 2007, she became a reporter for the Tri-Cities, North Aurora and Kaneland areas. Before coming to the Daily Herald, Sarkauskas worked for several years for the Suburban LIFE Graphic newspaper as a reporter. Sarkauskas grew up in Woodridge, and now calls Batavia home. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In her spare time, Sarkauskas has served on the governing council for her church, and was co-director for 10 years of its vacation Bible school. For several years, she was an advisory member of the board of a parochial school.

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Oct 23 2016 | 12:05 am - The first question was about civility in politics. But Saturday’s debate between 10th Congressional District Rep. Bob Dold and challenger Brad Schneider soon had accusations flying.

8th Congressional candidates talk Trump on ABC7 debate

Oct 23 2016 | 12:05 am - How important is it what presidential candidate people running for the 8th Congressional district seat support? Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi and Republican Pete DiCianni talked about it during an ABC 7 Chicago News debate to be broadcast Sunday.

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Oct 21 2016 | 6:14 am - The story of Donnie Rudd — former suburban school board member, disbarred lawyer, con suspect and now murder suspect — has captivated us and many readers since his arrest late last year on charges he killed his teenage bride 43 years...

Geneva considering stormwater utility

Oct 21 2016 | 2:36 pm - Geneva aldermen may hire a consultant to see if the city should create a stormwater utility, to finance and pay for drainage-related work.

Batavia picks business owner as replacement alderman

Oct 19 2016 | 12:40 pm - The owner of a marketing business will be the replacement for Ward 1 alderman in Batavia

Geneva council rejects duplex plan

Oct 17 2016 | 10:52 pm - Geneva city officials rejected plans Monday to let a developer build a 32-unit duplex development, targeted at senior-citizen buyers, on the site of the former Geneva Greenhouse.

Convicted Elburn cop’s pension being reviewed

Oct 14 2016 | 5:05 pm - Elburn officials are reviewing whether they were correct in granting a pension to a police officer who has since pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child.

Woman injured, dog dies, in Batavia house fire

Oct 14 2016 | 2:08 pm - A woman was injured, and a dog died, in a house fire in Batavia Thursday night.

Cops & Crime: $20 million wrongful conviction settlement at stake in divorce

Oct 14 2016 | 11:35 am - Juan Rivera fought nearly two decades for his freedom after being wrongfully convicted of a heinous Lake County child murder. Now he's fighting his wife for the record $20 million settlement he received three years after being released from prison.

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