Eric Peterson

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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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8th District Democrats compare credentials, experience

Feb 03 2016 | 10:54 pm - The Democrats hoping to succeed Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth as representative of the 8th District compared their qualifications during an interview Wednesday with the Daily Herald Editorial Board. Villa Park Mayor Deb Bullwinkel, state Sen.

Dist. 211 begins public input meetings

Feb 01 2016 | 11:19 pm - Though ambitious in its intent to reflect the will of the district’s residents, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s planned series of community engagement meetings took a first step Monday that satisfied the expectations of...

St. Alphonsus collects a fourth of what it needs to stay open

Jan 29 2016 | 7:57 pm - St. Alphonsus Liguori School in Prospect Heights has collected $110,000 of the $400,000 cash in hand it needs to keep from closing in June, with a deadline of Feb. 8 looming.

Palatine H.S. students go to Springfield to discuss manufacturing education

Jan 28 2016 | 4:58 pm - Palatine High School juniors Gabriela Alvarado and Luis Miranda traveled to Springfield on Tuesday to speak about Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s manufacturing program. The students’ remarks came at the annual meeting of...

Schaumburg approves new restaurant, art studio

Jan 27 2016 | 6:12 pm - Schaumburg soon will be welcoming two new businesses — an Asian cuisine restaurant and an art studio that will serve food and wine. Village trustees Tuesday approved both enterprises.

Schaumburg settles 11th suit against disgraced former cops

Jan 27 2016 | 4:03 pm - Schaumburg officials Tuesday agreed to pay $19,000 to settle an 11th lawsuit filed against one or more of the three former undercover police officers arrested in 2013 on multiple drug conspiracy charges. The village has now paid $198,500 to settle...

Families still displaced after Schaumburg condo fire

Jan 26 2016 | 3:39 pm - Though an 18-unit condominium building in Schaumburg left without power after a fire Sunday remains uninhabitable, six families who were being housed there by Fellowship Housing are safely in temporary accommodations elsewhere, officials said.

Dist. 211 launching community forums

Jan 25 2016 | 4:43 pm - In preparation for the drafting of a new five-year strategic plan this fall, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 will begin soliciting public input at a pair of community engagement meetings early next week.

Church revives Dist. 211 transgender locker room debate

Jan 22 2016 | 8:50 am - Several members of New Hope Community Church in Palatine are objecting to a month-old agreement between Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and the U.S. Department of Education to provide a transgender student limited access to the girls...

Opponents worry transgender student won’t follow rules

Jan 22 2016 | 7:49 pm - Before a transgender student won limited access to the girls locker at Fremd High School late in 2015, she broke the rules several times by going into the girls locker room without permission, a report shows, and opponents fear the student...

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