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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Manufacturing leaders want to draw suburban students

Oct 03 2015 | 9:59 am - Business leaders say Schaumburg's location and access to young, skilled talent make it an ideal place for manufacturing firms to locate.

Dist. 54: Preschool, kindergarten changes a hit

Oct 02 2015 | 9:17 am - Parents have overwhelmingly embraced Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s year-old Early Learning Center and month-old full-day kindergarten program, according to a staff report heard by the school board Monday night. The Early...

With new elevator and escalators, Woodfield renovations nearing completion

Oct 02 2015 | 10:08 am - Getting around Schaumburg’s multilevel Woodfield Mall has never been easier, despite the final stages of a yearlong renovation going on. The $13.9 million project took a major step toward completion Thursday with the activation of a second...

McLeod honored for 35 years on Hoffman Estates board

Oct 01 2015 | 10:59 am - Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod was surprised by his fellow village board members Monday with a heartfelt resolution honoring him on his 35th anniversary as a member of the board. “My enthusiasm is the same as it was on Sept. 22, 1980, when...

Coroner: Des Plaines student’s death in fall at NIU under investigation

Sep 29 2015 | 4:45 pm - An autopsy Tuesday was inconclusive on the manner of death of a 19-year-old Northern Illinois University student from Des Plaines who authorities say fell from an 11th-floor dormitory window Saturday night.

Hoffman Estates police soon might carry overdose antidote

Sep 28 2015 | 11:47 pm - By the end of October, Hoffman Estates could be among the suburban communities whose police patrol officers are equipped with and trained to administer naloxone, a heroin overdose antidote. Kane County has offered to supply the drug and train police.

McDonald’s might replace Hoffman Estates computer store

Sep 18 2015 | 11:24 pm - Hoffman Estates trustees Monday will consider approval of a new McDonald’s to replace the long vacant Myoda Computer Center building at 1070 N. Roselle Road. The village is already planning to install a traffic signal this fall at the...

Woodfield nears end of yearlong renovation

Sep 18 2015 | 11:26 pm - Woodfield Mall is nearing completion of a $13.9 million renovation of the 2.2-million-square-foot shopping center that began just after last holiday shopping. It is on track to be finished, but for one elevator, by the time Santa returns in early...

District 211 buys its new special education building

Sep 17 2015 | 10:23 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members voted unanimously Thursday to buy the district’s newly opened Higgins Education Center next to Hoffman Estates High School for $1.51 million. The 26,000-square-foot building began...

Prospect Hts. teachers union chief: Parents could be in for a ‘long haul’

Sep 16 2015 | 10:57 pm - The teacher strike at Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 has canceled classes for a second day, and no new negotiating sessions are scheduled, meaning that Friday classes could also be in jeopardy.

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