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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Images: Icons of Hoffman Estates

May 29 2016 | 9:26 am - Hoffman Estates is a quintessential Northwest suburb whose entire history from barns and still undeveloped land to state-of-the-art corporate campuses, arenas and medical centers can be seen on a drive through the sprawling community in 2016.

District 211 already complies with new disciplinary law

May 27 2016 | 11:59 am - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 administrators say they are already nearly compliant with a new state law taking effect in September which restricts the degree to which out-of-school suspensions and expulsions can be used as discipline.

Schaumburg settles 15th lawsuit against former undercover cops

May 25 2016 | 2:38 pm - Schaumburg trustees Tuesday approved the 15th settlement stemming from lawsuits filed against the village over the actions of former undercover police officers. At $90,000, the settlement with plaintiff Victor Alvarado of Elk Grove Village is the...

Dist. 211 agreements: Ensuring professionalism or stifling debate?

May 23 2016 | 11:11 am - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members this month unanimously approved a list of agreements defining their responsibilities and behavior toward each other. While supporters say the agreements assure professionalism on the board,...

Sunstar Americas brings 400 new jobs to Schaumburg

May 26 2016 | 6:21 pm - Sunstar Americas Inc. has completed its new North American headquarters in Schaumburg, bringing 400 jobs to the village. The 302,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility just off the Jane Addams Tollway will produce oral health care items...

Schaumburg mayor leads bike to work ride

May 20 2016 | 6:05 pm - Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Board President Char Kegarise led an annual Bike to Work Week ride through the village Friday morning on a two-passenger pedal cart.

Groundbreaking Sunday for St. Theresa expansion in Palatine

May 20 2016 | 5:15 pm - St. Theresa Parish in Palatine will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, May 22, for an expansion of its school and parish facilities, including the addition of a new school hall, science and computer labs, a music room and kindergarten classrooms.

Obama library archives may find temporary home in Hoffman Estates

May 19 2016 | 5:29 pm - The long-vacant Plunkett Furniture building on Golf Road in Hoffman Estates could become the temporary holding facility for the Barack Obama presidential library’s archives, Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod confirmed Thursday.

Retiring Palatine High School choir director oversees last concert Friday

May 19 2016 | 11:01 pm - An overflow crowd will fill Palatine High School’s auditorium Friday night to see retiring choir director Steve Sivak’s final performance.

Northwest suburban students place among state’s top young journalists

May 19 2016 | 1:10 pm - Several Northwest suburban high school students placed highly this spring in the 11th annual IHSA state journalism competition. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire boasted two first-place winners, a second-place finisher, and as a team finished...

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