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Eric Peterson

Staff Writer

Eric Peterson currently covers Schaumburg and the seven-village Barrington area for the Daily Herald. He joined the paper in March 2000 after previously working for Pioneer Press, the Northwest Herald and the former Chicago Suburban Times newspapers.

Peterson was among the reporters whose 2006 series on international adoption, "Finding Family," won the Chicago Journalists Association's Sarah Brown Boyden Award for Best Series in 2007. He was the writer of "Last Letters Home" on the correspondence of four U.S. soldiers killed in action to their Chicago suburban families, which won the CJA's Sarah Brown Boyden Award for Online Features in 2008 and was named Best Multimedia Story in 2009 by the Illinois AP Editors Association in Division A.

Peterson earned his journalism degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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Conant High School develops old glass-plate images of Schaumburg

Apr 21 2014 | 5:57 am - Students and teachers at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates recently applied their “old-fashioned” photo-developing skills to bring to life images from more than 110 years ago in neighboring Schaumburg. The pictures were preserved...

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Apr 18 2014 | 10:06 am - Linda Patino-Goergen, a teacher at Conant High School, and her photography club students developed glass plate negatives from about 1905 of scenes from the Schaumburg area's rural past.

District 54 adds ethics clause to superintendent's contract

Apr 18 2014 | 1:09 pm - Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 board members completed their reprimand of Superintendent Andy DuRoss Thursday following his conviction last month for aggravated driving by adding an ethics clause to his contract and reducing his...

Gun owners criticize aspects of new concealed carry law

Apr 17 2014 | 5:30 am - An informational meeting held by Democratic state Rep. Elaine Nekritz in Wheeling Wednesday, which was intended to clarify some gray areas of Illinois’ new concealed carry law, largely focused on the criticisms of current gun owners who...

Schaumburg honors its invaluable volunteers

Apr 17 2014 | 6:34 pm - After soldier Bryan Anderson lost both legs and his left hand to a bomb in Iraq in October 2005, he was overwhelmed by the goodwill of volunteers who physically and financially rebuilt his family’s Rolling Meadows home to make it accessible...

Schaumburg's budget boosts roadwork, lowers taxes

Apr 15 2014 | 11:51 am - While Schaumburg expects to be earning and spending only slightly more in the next budget year, the coming construction season is planned to be an especially big one for road maintenance. The village's $31 million capital improvement plan for...

Schaumburg to join drug task force it suggested

Apr 11 2014 | 11:58 am - Schaumburg police are planning to join Arlington Heights and Hanover Park on a new Northwest suburban drug task force whose June 1 creation was first suggested by Schaumburg. The formation of a Northwest Cook County arm of the 26-year-old North...

Boy Scout recruitment site coming to Woodfield

Apr 11 2014 | 6:14 pm - The Boy Scouts of America is setting up shop on the busiest street it can find — Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. A recruitment center — the Boy Scouts of America Discovery Outpost — will open May 31 by the play area in the center...

Help and tears follow story on veterinarian

Apr 11 2014 | 12:28 am - A week ago the Daily Herald reported the generous assistance provided to Roselle fire victim Donna Rozycki and her three dogs by Schaumburg veterinarian Jeffrey Bloomberg. Since then, both good news and sadness has fallen on Rozycki's household.

Granite City Brewery, hotel to neighbor Woodfield

Apr 10 2014 | 9:44 am - Construction will begin this summer on a Granite City Food and Brewery restaurant and Hampton Inn and Suites hotel that will open side-by-side next year just west of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The paired-up developments will take over the former...

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