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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Campaign complaints against District 211 winners dismissed

Oct 17 2017 | 6:36 pm - The State Board of Elections Tuesday dismissed all campaign disclosure violation complaints filed against the three winners of last April’s Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 election by a Hoffman Estates resident.

Hanover Park police investigating shooting of man

Oct 16 2017 | 11:38 am - Hanover Park police are investigating the Friday afternoon shooting of a 19-year-old man who has been released from the hospital.

Huntley businessman pleads guilty to failing to pay federal taxes

Oct 16 2017 | 6:38 pm - A Huntley businessman pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to causing false union benefit fund statements and to failing to pay more than $600,000 in Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes.

Streamwood to consider new 100-foot cellular pole

Oct 16 2017 | 4:52 pm - Streamwood trustees are scheduled to vote Thursday on a 100-foot-tall cellular pole proposed by AT&T Mobility for a commercially zoned site adjacent to the Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve at the northwest corner of Bartlett and Schaumburg roads.

Schaumburg might start ticketing drivers for using cellphones

Oct 13 2017 | 6:58 am - Frustrated over the rate at which judges are throwing out citations against drivers accused of using handheld cellphones, Schaumburg officials are considering allowing their police officers to write local tickets for first-time negligent driving...

District 211 recommends 2.4 percent levy hike

Oct 12 2017 | 4:42 pm - Administrators in Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 are recommending a 2.4 percent increase in the property tax levy — the district’s first levy that will be only for operations and carry no debt payments.

Schaumburg mayor out of hospital, recovering

Oct 11 2017 | 1:51 pm - A week after being admitted to the hospital, Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson said Wednesday he was back at home and expecting to return to work early next week.

Why Schaumburg is restricting fundraising at certain intersections

Oct 11 2017 | 6:13 am - Seeking to improve pedestrian safety, Schaumburg trustees Tuesday unanimously approved increased restrictions on the places and times volunteers can solicit monetary donations for charity at intersections in the village beginning in 2019.

Buffalo Grove police arrest brothers, seize drugs

Oct 10 2017 | 5:05 pm - Buffalo Grove police arrested two brothers and seized various amounts of different illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia after executing a search warrant early Tuesday morning at a house on the 400 block of Gregg Lane.

Hoffman Estates OKs Holiday Inn Express next to Cabela’s

Oct 09 2017 | 11:06 pm - Hoffman Estates officials Monday unanimously approved construction of a 121-room Holiday Inn Express hotel immediately south of the Cabela’s store in the Prairie Stone Business Park.

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