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Deborah DonovanStaff Writer
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Deborah Donovan was named to cover Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows and Prospect Heights in May 2008. Besides reporting on governmental activities in those towns, she writes features about residents and organizations.
Donovan also is the lead writer for the Daily Herald's Home & Garden section. For many years she wrote about housing for the Daily Herald. In 2007, she participated in the award-winning series "The Dream Foreclosed" about home foreclosures. She was named Employee of the Year for the Editorial Department of the Daily Herald in 2008. Before coming to the Daily Herald in 1978, Donovan wrote for the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa, and United Press International in Minneapolis. Donovan has presented her stories many Sunday mornings on ABC Channel 7.
She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in journalism and took post-graduate courses at Michigan State University. She currently is pursuing a master's degree in library and information science at the University of Illinois. Donovan is married and the mother of two adult daughters and an adult son.