Susan Sarkauskas, Shaw Local

Susan Sarkauskas

Shaw Local

Batavia Township, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

Man pleads guilty to killing Carpentersville woman, unborn child in crash

A Carpentersville man pleaded guilty Friday to killing a woman and her unborn child in a crash four years ago. → Read More

Montgomery man charged with trying to kill his wife, himself

A Montgomery man is charged with attempted murder and inducement of suicide. Police say he tried to kill his wife, then himself. → Read More

Tireless work on murder case earns McHenry deputy honor as state's top cop

McHenry County sheriff's Sgt. Trent Raupp's tireless pursuit of a missing woman, and eventually her suspected killer, helped earn him recognition as the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police's Most Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. → Read More

Man charged with impersonating police to rob St. Charles resident

Jeremy Yolich, 20, of Arlington Heights, impersonated a police officer to rob a 65-year-old St. Charles resident. → Read More

Batavia man pleads guilty to gun charge; counts of attempted robbery, battery dropped

Daeshawn J. Clemons, 20, of the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, accepted a sentence of one year in prison. → Read More

Man charged in forest preserve slaying prosecutor calls ‘gang execution’

Arrest made in investigation of the slaying of Francisco J. Zavala, 26, of Round Lake Beach on Jan. 29. → Read More

Former Metea Valley music teacher accused of sexually abusing student

A former Metea Valley High School music teacher is charged with sexually abusing and assaulting a student over several years. → Read More

Round Lake Beach man charged in shooting death of fellow gang member, prosecutor says

A Round Lake Beach man has been charged with first-degree murder for shooting another village resident 11 times on a January night at a forest preserve in DuPage County, authorities said. → Read More

2 charged with murdering man during Aurora robbery

Yecenia Granados, 31, of the 700 block of Talma Street in Aurora, and Michael E. James, 37, of the 600 block of South La Salle Street in Aurora, both are charged with first-degree murder, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department. → Read More

'Humbles me daily': Elgin police sketch artist's son inspires his Autism Awareness patch

As the Elgin Police Department's composite sketch artist, officer Roberto Soberano is accustomed to putting his creative skills to work when he's on the job. But when a commanding officer asked him to design a special uniform patch for officers to wear in April for Autism Awareness Month, he found his inspiration at home. → Read More

Elgin man gets five years in prison for sexually abusing child

An Elgin man has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child. → Read More

Wheaton robber fails to report to jail

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Wheaton woman who pleaded guilty last week to a robbery but failed to report to the DuPage County jail. → Read More

Wheaton man faces child porn, sex offender registry charges

A Wheaton man is charged with possession of child pornography and failure to update his address as a sex offender. → Read More

Bill backed by suburban lawmakers targets organized retail theft rings

Participating in a crime ring to steal from stores - like the smash-and-grab robberies we've seen at area malls over the past year - could soon be a felony, under a bipartisan proposal touted this week by suburban lawmakers. → Read More

Carpentersville man guilty of sexually assaulting two children

A Carpentersville man was found guilty of sexually assaulting and sexually abusing two children. → Read More

Fermilab grounds reopen for public recreation

Access to indoor areas remains limited and there are new visiting hours and access requirements. → Read More

Burr Ridge shooting killer was upset about pay, about to be fired, police say

An Arkansas truck driver, upset about his pay and assignments, was about to be fired when he shot his supervisor to death at a Burr Ridge freight business Tuesday. → Read More

Three men sought in Bloomingdale bank robbery

Three men are sought after a robbery Wednesday of a BMO Harris bank branch in Bloomingdale. → Read More

Lights and noise at Irvin's State of City address, where Aurora Christkindlmarket is announced

Never let it be said Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's annual State of the City address is a dry, low-key recitation of facts. The theme of the night was "Aurora Forward" -- spelled out next to him in 3-foot-tall white, illuminated letters on the stage of the Paramount Theatre. And he announced the city will be hosting a Christkindlmarket this year. → Read More

Authorities: Aurora man shot neighbor's dog in the head while out on walk

An Aurora man has been charged with shooting a neighbor's dog in the head. → Read More