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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DiCianni, Krishnamoorthi compare plans to help working families

Oct 25 2016 | 12:42 am - Both candidates for Illinois’ 8th District congressional seat — Republican Pete DiCianni of Elmhurst and Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg — differ on the role a minimum wage hike and other measures would play in...

One year after car crashed into home, search for driver ends

Oct 25 2016 | 10:45 am - Citing a lack of sufficient evidence, police have closed their investigation into who crashed a car into Schaumburg home just over a year ago and then fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind in a resident’s living room.

‘Superdad’ without eyes helps others see rare cancer

Oct 23 2016 | 8:24 am - After tumors took Timothy Spencer’s eyes and threatened his son Andrew’s, the Schaumburg man dedicated himself to helping others see the signs of the rare, aggressive and often fatal childhood cancer that’s afflicted his family.

Krishnamoorthi raises 11 times as much money as DiCianni in 8th Dist. race

Oct 21 2016 | 10:52 pm - In their race for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District seat, Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg raised more than 11 times as much campaign money as Republican Pete DiCianni of Elmhurst by the end of September. But both candidates...

Schaumburg gymnastics coach indicted on molestation charges

Oct 21 2016 | 4:48 pm - A gymnastics coach from Schaumburg has been formally indicted in Georgia on charges alleging she sexually abused two developmentally disabled athletes while attending a competition north of Atlanta in the spring of 2015.

Schaumburg Park District scares up some Halloween fun

Oct 21 2016 | 12:06 pm - Once again this Halloween, the Schaumburg Park District intends not to leave its residents at a loss for ideas on how to celebrate the spookiest of holidays.

Mount Prospect sales taxes exceed property taxes for first time

Oct 20 2016 | 8:59 pm - Mount Prospect’s sales tax revenues are exceeding its property tax revenues, one of many signs of progress in the village’s economic development efforts, Mayor Arlene Juracek said Thursday during her State of the Village address.

District 54 hoping to sell unused Schaumburg land

Oct 20 2016 | 6:34 pm - Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 has negotiated a new deadline of Dec. 5 for developer DRH Cambridge Homes to complete environmental testing ahead of a proposed $1.1 million land sale.

Schaumburg to name plaza for late village attorney Jack Siegel

Oct 19 2016 | 4:42 pm - Schaumburg officials are ironing out plans to honor their first village attorney, the late Jack Siegel, by naming the outdoor plaza between the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center and Prairie Center for the Arts in his honor.

Cubs fan leaves no doubt about which team he’s backing in the playoffs

Oct 19 2016 | 6:45 pm - Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is doing what he can to show support for his beloved Cubbies by painting a 27-foot-diameter version of the team’s logo on his front lawn.

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