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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Mentor program for District 211 graduates wins national awards

Dec 10 2017 | 7:15 pm - A mentorship program for college-bound Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 graduates has been named the 2017 Dollars for Scholars Innovation Award winner.

Kegarise joins Bernas in 56th District GOP primary

Dec 08 2017 | 4:15 pm - In her second consecutive run for the 56th District state House seat, Schaumburg Township District Library Trustee Jillian Rose Bernas will face a Republican primary opponent in longtime Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Board Member...

Schaumburg Township Library plans communitywide book read

Dec 07 2017 | 6:12 pm - The Schaumburg Township District Library is planning a communitywide reading and discussion of the 2003 novel “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri during the fall of 2018.

Leader, servant of Bartlett, Hanover Twp. Bill Tiknis remembered

Dec 06 2017 | 4:38 pm - The village of Bartlett and Hanover Township are remembering the late Bill Tiknis and the many contributions he made to the community they share as both leader and servant.

State causing Hoffman Estates budget cuts, levy hike

Dec 05 2017 | 12:34 am - The state of Illinois is identified as a major influence on cuts in the village of Hoffman Estates’ 2018 budget as well as the 4.9 percent increase in the village’s property tax levy to offset the loss of funds to which the state has...

Transgender Palatine student explains legal fight for locker room access

Dec 06 2017 | 4:05 pm - Nova Maday, a transgender student at Palatine High School, said Tuesday she hopes the state lawsuit she filed against Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 results in a policy allowing all transgender students of the district unrestricted...

Fioretti challenges Preckwinkle for board president, Stroger backs out

Dec 08 2017 | 4:43 pm - Though beleagured by the controversial and recently repealed sweetened beverage tax, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will face only one challenger and not two in her March 20 bid for the Democratic nomination for another term.

Bartlett teen charged with burglary to vehicle

Dec 04 2017 | 4:29 pm - Bartlett police early Sunday charged an 18-year-old village resident with one count of burglary to a vehicle.

Cook County soda tax’s wounds are permanent, some businesses say

Dec 01 2017 | 5:57 pm - Vijay Patel says the short-lived Cook County sweetened beverage tax, which expired Friday, probably had a permanent negative effect on business at the Subway restaurant he manages at the southwest corner of Lake-Cook and Arlington Heights roads in...

Schaumburg media host announces candidacy for 8th District GOP primary

Dec 01 2017 | 9:46 pm - A second Republican candidate for the March 20 primary for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by first-term Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi has announced her run for office.

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