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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New road to pave way for Motorola redevelopment

Apr 23 2018 | 1:32 pm - A Schaumburg committee has recommended spending nearly $10.2 million for the final engineering and construction of a central roadway through the former Motorola Solutions campus, enabling the ambitious redevelopment of 225 acres there.

Bartlett reviews concept for senior living facility

Apr 19 2018 | 4:28 pm - Bartlett village board members this week gave a largely supportive review to a concept plan for a 170-unit senior living facility and a commercial outlot building on a 10-acre site on the west side of Route 59, just south of Schick Road.

Schaumburg budgets for biggest year of capital improvements

Apr 17 2018 | 10:38 pm - Schaumburg’s recommended 2018-19 budget envisions the largest capital improvement program in the village’s history and the creation of a new Economic Development Department, but no increase to the property tax levy.

Bill Kurtis salutes Schaumburg volunteers

Apr 18 2018 | 4:10 pm - Unsung contributors to the success of Schaumburg heard renowned Chicago anchorman and documentarian Bill Kurtis deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the village’s 31st annual Volunteer of the Years Awards Luncheon.

Hoffman Estates talking with New Jersey developer about AT&T campus

Apr 18 2018 | 8:53 am - Hoffman Estates officials are talking with a developer whose repurposing of the former Bell Labs building in Holmdel, New Jersey might provide the recipe for a similar remake of the shuttered AT&T corporate campus along the Jane Addams Tollway.

New fire chief leads five promotions in Hoffman Estates

Apr 16 2018 | 10:00 pm - Five months after the retirement of former Hoffman Estates fire chief Jeff Jorian, his old job is going to the deputy chief who’s been leading the department ever since.

Publication of new, existing Hybels books stopped

Apr 13 2018 | 5:56 pm - One suburban-based Christian book publisher has suspended its scheduled publication of a new book by retired Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill Hybels while another has decided not to reprint an existing title in the wake of allegations of...

Bartlett may annex land it hopes to sell for development

Apr 12 2018 | 11:21 pm - Bartlett trustees Tuesday will consider annexing a village-owned 3.6 acres near the intersection of Route 59 and West Lake Street to better market a combined 10.8-acre site there for sale and development.

Pillar of downtown Bartlett poised to fall

Apr 13 2018 | 4:25 pm - One of the oldest buildings in downtown Bartlett, whose operational life ended with the closing of Lucky Jacks Neighborhood Bar & Grill in 2012, soon will be only a memory.

Parents learn how District 211 partners with police for safety

Apr 11 2018 | 11:31 pm - About 70 people Wednesday attended the first of two community education sessions on school safety in which Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 explained its collaboration with police in preventing, investigating and responding to any...

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