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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Viking ship arrives, just like vessel now in Geneva did in 1893

Jul 27 2016 | 9:55 pm - For the first time in 123 years Wednesday, a dragonhead ship from Norway sailed into harbor in Chicago. Almost as rare among the participants in Navy Pier’s annual Tall Ships exhibition, the Viking vessel Draken Harald Hårfagre then...

Longtime Schaumburg library trustee Miller dies

Jul 26 2016 | 12:11 pm - Debby Miller, who served as one of the guiding trustees of the Schaumburg Township District Library for more than four decades, died Saturday at the age of 78. “She was a strong advocate for libraries not only in Schaumburg Township, but...

Schaumburg apartment complex sold after doubling value in four years

Jul 26 2016 | 5:29 pm - An approximately $7 million upgrade allowed a redevelopment partnership to sell the 300-unit Woodbury Place apartment complex in Schaumburg for $43.2 million this month after buying it for only $19.2 million in 2012.

Will Viking vessel’s arrival in Chicago provide boost for suburban ship?

Jul 27 2016 | 8:09 pm - The world’s largest replica Viking ship — the Draken Harald Hårfagre — arrives at Navy Pier today for the Pepsi Tall Ships Chicago 2016. Suburban residents working to preserve a similar vessel that traveled from Norway to...

Dist. 211 aims to avoid levy hike

Jul 25 2016 | 5:10 pm - With a transfer of $2 million from existing reserves to fund ongoing debt payments, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 officials are again aiming to avoid an increase of their annual tax levy on property owners.

Schaumburg, Motorola Solutions eyeing redevelopment agreement

Jul 23 2016 | 8:42 am - Though Motorola Solutions is moving its global headquarters from Schaumburg to Chicago, a redevelopment agreement for a portion of its former campus is being negotiated that would retain 1,600 of the telecommunication company’s employees.

Hoffman Estates adopts new pet shop regulations

Jul 22 2016 | 11:05 am - A new Hoffman Estates law requiring pet shops to disclose the breeding history of their animals has removed the village’s Petland store as the last under the jurisdiction of a Cook County regulation that applied different tactics to the...

Schaumburg mourns loss of former Mayor Atcher's widow

Jul 21 2016 | 6:05 pm - Family members and longtime friends are mourning the death this week of Maggie Atcher — the widow of Schaumburg's influential second mayor Bob Atcher — at the age of 88. Maggie made her own mark on Schaumburg through her support for the...

Expert: Give trees, lawns some extra attention during heat wave

Jul 21 2016 | 9:43 am - Tips on keeping family members and pets safe through the coming heat wave have been abundant, but outdoor plants and trees need special attention weathering such high temperatures as well.

Schaumburg revisiting plans for performing arts center

Jul 20 2016 | 5:45 am - Ten years after Schaumburg’s Renaissance Hotel and convention center opened their doors, village officials are revisiting the feasibility of building a performing arts center next door — and examining whether a recent jump in the number...

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