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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District 211 sticking with iPads over Chromebooks

Jan 20 2017 | 1:09 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members have unanimously agreed to spend $2.5 million on 7,168 Apple iPads for next year’s freshmen and sophomores — rejecting a possible change to Chromebooks.

District 211 to analyze ideas for Schaumburg site

Jan 19 2017 | 11:08 pm - Having received numerous ideas for the future use of a vacant 60-acre site in Schaumburg, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 administrators will spend the next two months fashioning a system of analysis by which to weigh their relative...

Superintendent leaving Mount Prospect school district

Jan 17 2017 | 1:52 pm - After nearly a decade as the top official in Mount Prospect-based River Trails Elementary School District 26, Superintendent Dane Delli is leaving at the end of the year to take the same post with Glenview Public School District 34.

District 211 to discuss plans for vacant 60-acre site in Schaumburg

Jan 17 2017 | 4:34 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members on Thursday will begin discussing the public’s ideas for how the district should use a 60-acre site it owns in a Schaumburg neighborhood.

Brighter 2017 forecast for Schaumburg Convention Center, hotel

Jan 16 2017 | 11:50 pm - A rosier 2017 is forecast for Schaumburg’s convention center and adjoining Renaissance Hotel, despite the facility having fallen marginally short of its lofty top five goals for their 10th anniversary year in 2016.

Schaumburg ready to buy office complex

Jan 15 2017 | 10:56 am - Schaumburg officials have opened a $10 million line of credit at a local bank in anticipation of the Jan. 20 closing on an office complex just north of the convention center to redevelop the site as an entertainment district.

Bartlett 4th of July Fest needs new volunteers

Jan 12 2017 | 12:36 pm - The Bartlett 4th of July Committee is seeking new volunteers to help prepare and run the village’s 4th of July Fest, which is in danger of losing several popular activities if more residents don’t sign up to help.

Preckwinkle addresses role of King’s legacy in 2017

Jan 13 2017 | 12:01 am - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Thursday spoke of the responsibilities of her job — as well as the duties of all Northwest suburban leaders and residents — that specifically advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Design of new road on Motorola campus to cost Schaumburg $625,000

Jan 11 2017 | 4:36 pm - Schaumburg officials have approved a $624,898 contract with Itasca-based Civiltech Engineering for the design of a new public road across Motorola Solutions’ former 277-acre campus.

Hoffman Estates again rejects preschool proposal

Jan 10 2017 | 12:43 am - Convinced a misunderstanding must have played a role, the would-be developers of a Goddard School for preschoolers in Hoffman Estates asked village officials Monday to reconsider their 4-3 vote last month against waiving a retail-only restriction on...

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