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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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District 211 issuing iPads to all students

Apr 23 2014 | 2:22 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 will issue iPads to every student and teacher at its seven schools in August after a gradual buildup of its “One-to-One” technology program over the past two school years. After hearing a...

Fire causes $400,000 damage to Hoffman Estates home

Apr 23 2014 | 10:18 am - The cause of a fire that caused an estimated $400,000 damage to a Hoffman Estates home Tuesday afternoon remains under investigation, fire officials said Wednesday. The fire caused minor injury to an occupant who was treated at the scene of the...

Hoffman Estates sees plan for 135 homes

Apr 23 2014 | 10:50 am - The largest new residential subdivision Hoffman Estates has seen in several years already is raising concerns from village leaders and neighboring residents. Naperville-based M/I Homes has a plan for 59 single-family homes and 76 rowhouse units at...

Schaumburg getting new Starbucks, first Which Wich

Apr 23 2014 | 5:18 am - A new Starbucks with a drive-through and Schaumburg's first Which Wich restaurant are expected to open in the same shared building this fall on the former site of Egg Basket in an outlot of the National Plaza Shopping Center at 395 S. Barrington...

Hoffman Estates parks adding more security cameras

Apr 23 2014 | 5:30 pm - The Hoffman Estates Park District is expanding the use of surveillance cameras at its facilities this spring, in an effort to keep patrons safe and business operations secure, officials said. Park district commissioners Tuesday approved a $21,190...

Gaming-themed restaurant planned for Woodfield

Apr 22 2014 | 5:26 pm - Namco Entertainment Inc., the Wood Dale-based company affiliated with the makers of Pac-Man, plans to open a high-end, gaming-themed restaurant and entertainment center at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The new concept restaurant, including eight...

Conant High School develops old glass-plate images of Schaumburg

Apr 21 2014 | 1:17 pm - Students and teachers at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates recently applied their “old-fashioned” photo-developing skills to bring to life images from more than 110 years ago in neighboring Schaumburg. The pictures were preserved in...

Schaumburg budgeting for new village jobs

Apr 22 2014 | 12:03 am - Already embarking on an ambitious road improvement program while aiming for lower property taxes, Schaumburg trustees Monday also agreed in principle with administrators’ plans for several other service enhancements in the coming year. The...

District 54 adds ethics clause to superintendent's contract

Apr 18 2014 | 1:09 pm - Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 board members completed their reprimand of Superintendent Andy DuRoss Thursday following his conviction last month for aggravated driving by adding an ethics clause to his contract and reducing his...

Gun owners criticize aspects of new concealed carry law

Apr 17 2014 | 5:30 am - An informational meeting held by Democratic state Rep. Elaine Nekritz in Wheeling Wednesday, which was intended to clarify some gray areas of Illinois’ new concealed carry law, largely focused on the criticisms of current gun owners who...

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