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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Northwest suburban measles case confirmed

Jan 28 2015 | 6:01 am - A Northwest suburban resident's recently confirmed case of measles may have created potential exposure to others at three locations in Arlington Heights and Palatine, public health officials reported Tuesday. Among the sites of potential exposure...

Woman died from smoke in Barrington-area fire

Jan 26 2015 | 7:24 pm - An autopsy confirmed Monday that the elderly woman found dead Saturday morning after fire gutted a Barrington area house died of smoke inhalation. Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd said a DNA test is necessary for his office to positively identify the...

Activist wants Schaumburg to lead on reusable bags

Jan 25 2015 | 9:26 am - Dennis Paige, an environmental activist who lives in Schaumburg, believes his hometown should be leading the way in use of reusable shopping bags and moving beyond the paper-versus-plastic debate. But despite being among the first in the state to...

Schaumburg Dist. 54 approves free, full-day kindergarten

Jan 23 2015 | 3:22 pm - Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board members voted 5-0 Thursday to start offering a free, full-day kindergarten program at all 22 of its elementary schools this fall. But the vote — which included an abstention from board...

Schaumburg lowers fee for medical pot dispensary

Jan 22 2015 | 1:23 pm - Schaumburg officials have reduced their recommended annual impact fee for a medical marijuana dispensary from $100,000 to $37,752. The new recommendation, to be voted on Tuesday, assumes one police call and one paramedic call per week.

Hoffman Estates honors WINGS volunteer as ‘Great Citizen’

Jan 21 2015 | 8:25 pm - Sarah McClarey attended Monday’s Hoffman Estates village board meeting to recognize local business Fabbrini’s Flowers for its help in her annual campaign to send roses to recent survivors of domestic abuse on Valentine’s Day.

Paddocks still tied to Palatine school that became their namesake in 1955

Jan 21 2015 | 5:02 pm - It's been nearly 70 years since Stuart R. Paddock School opened in Palatine, and last week Stuart Paddock III, Daily Herald Media Group's senior vice president, showed students how his family's history and their school's, are connected.

Woodfield Mall reveals new interior look to take shape in 2015

Jan 21 2015 | 5:33 am - Woodfield Mall officials Tuesday morning revealed details and renderings of their planned $13.9 million renovation expected to begin almost immediately. Among the major aspects of the “design enhancement” are the removal of brick...

Outdoor fitness area to overlook Schaumburg lake

Jan 19 2015 | 5:31 pm - The Schaumburg Park District hopes to help residents not miss the great outdoors this year by working out only in gyms and fitness centers. The district is preparing to install 20 pieces of fitness equipment in a 3,000-square-foot area overlooking...

Wauconda hosts Future Business Leaders conference

Jan 17 2015 | 6:21 pm - More than 700 students participated in Saturday’s Future Business Leaders of America Northern Area Conference in Wauconda. Wauconda High School hosted the event which also saw more than 300 business community members involved in judging...

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