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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Schaumburg support-staff union to protest lack of contract

Jun 22 2018 | 4:54 pm - Members of the village of Schaumburg’s clerical and support-staff union say they plan to attend Tuesday’s village board meeting to voice their frustration at being without a contract for more than a year.

Off-duty Schaumburg police officer resigns after DUI charge

Jun 22 2018 | 2:46 pm - A Schaumburg police officer resigned Friday after being charged with driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed when the car he was driving while off duty struck a tree in Schaumburg in the early morning.

District 54 extends contracts for 8 top administrators

Jun 22 2018 | 12:17 am - Expressing strong support for their eight top administrators, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 board members Thursday approved the extension of their contracts to five years.

Schaumburg to use longtime logo, tagline in new promotions

Jun 20 2018 | 11:07 pm - Despite rejecting changes to Schaumburg’s logo and tagline in January, village trustees Tuesday unanimously gave their nod to stepped-up promotional use of the 45-year-old current ones.

2 businesses with gambling request permits in Bartlett

Jun 19 2018 | 11:58 pm - Both a gambling lounge that would serve food and liquor and a full-service restaurant that would have gambling are seeking permits to open in Bartlett within the next few months.

Feed My Starving Children hopes to grow in Schaumburg

Jun 18 2018 | 5:42 pm - Feed My Starving Children wants to move to new quarters in Schaumburg that would approximately double its current space in the village and increase its number of employees and volunteers.

Schaumburg hires Elgin’s interim police chief as deputy chief

Jun 18 2018 | 6:21 pm - Schaumburg Police Chief James Lamkin announced Monday the hiring of Elgin interim Police Chief Bill Wolf as his new deputy chief beginning Aug. 14.

Heat cancels Elk Grove parade, but RotaryFest goes on

Jun 16 2018 | 4:29 pm - Some — but not many — saw the heat-related cancellation of Elk Grove Village’s Hometown Parade Saturday afternoon as an opportunity to get to the food, rides and games of Elk Grove RotaryFest even sooner.

New program allows District 211 students to track goals, success

Jun 14 2018 | 12:02 am - A test group has given positive reviews to a new online tool that allows Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 students set goals and measure progress on their journey to college and careers.

New nightclub, bakery, outdoor seating at Pilot Pete’s get OK from Schaumburg board

Jun 14 2018 | 9:45 pm - Schaumburg trustees have approved plans for a nightclub in the Schaumburg Towncenter Shopping Center, to be run by the owners of the Polish restaurant next door, as well as outdoor seating for Pilot Pete’s restaurant at Schaumburg Regional...

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