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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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Hatchet murder suspect fit to stand trial

Dec 19 2014 | 4:41 pm - An Arlington Heights man charged with killing his estranged wife with a hatchet last month was declared competent to stand trial Friday during a hearing in a Racine County, Wisconsin, courtroom, according to published reports. The Journal Times...

Schaumburg employees support needy families for holidays

Dec 18 2014 | 4:47 pm - Seven of the departments that make up Schaumburg’s village government are each sponsoring a different family in need this holiday season to fulfill their wish lists for items such as clothes, cribs, blankets, toys and books.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Cuban cigars

Dec 18 2014 | 2:12 pm - A suburban tobacco distributor doesn’t expect to sell his first Cuban cigar for at least a year, and possibly much longer.

Dist. 211 to discuss strategic plan in wake of levy criticism

Dec 17 2014 | 4:42 pm - In the wake of criticism from residents over a $216.1 million property tax levy approved last week, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members plan to discuss a long-deferred strategic plan at their Jan. 15 meeting.

Rolling Meadows mourns passing of police commander

Dec 17 2014 | 4:33 pm - Rolling Meadows police Cmdr. Thomas Calcagno, a 23-year veteran of the department, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Calcagno, 54, distinguished himself throughout the law enforcement community and set an example of a loyal, honorable and...

Schaumburg sets $146 million capital improvement plan

Dec 17 2014 | 8:27 am - Schaumburg trustees Tuesday recommended approval of a $146 million capital improvement plan for the next five years that includes road repairs, new tollway interchanges and replacement of trees destroyed by the emerald ash borer. For the work...

District 211 board President Robertson not seeking re-election

Dec 17 2014 | 10:04 am - [No Paragraph Style]NewsPalatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board President Bill Robertson has announced he won’t seek re-election in the April 7 race. Robertson, who also serves as superintendent of Creston Community Consolidated...

Sussman, Braiman file for Buffalo Grove president

Dec 15 2014 | 5:49 pm - Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman officially challenged Village President Jeffrey Braiman Monday as both filed their candidacies for the village’s highest office. As well, five candidates have filed so far for three seats on the BG...

Hoffman Estates bank robbed Monday morning

Dec 15 2014 | 12:10 pm - Hoffman Estates police and the FBI are investigating a Monday morning robbery at Hoffman Estates Community Bank, 2200 W. Higgins Road.

Hearing focuses on Hoffman candidate’s residency

Dec 15 2014 | 5:24 pm - Questions over where Hoffman Estates trustee candidate Prajesh “Pat” Patel actually lives became the hub of an electoral board hearing Monday on objections filed against his nominating papers.

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