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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Cost of new police station leads to 12.8 percent levy hike in Bartlett

Dec 07 2016 | 5:14 pm - Plans to start building a new $20 million police station in Bartlett next year are behind the 12.8 percent increase in the village’s annual property tax levy approved this week, officials said. The hike will lead to an average increase of...

Hoffman Estates approves sergeants’ contract, 2017 budget

Dec 06 2016 | 12:09 am - Hoffman Estates village board members Monday approved a new three-year contract with their police sergeants — making it the last foreseeable component of the 2017 budget they adopted at the same meeting.

Zurich North America sued over condition of former HQ

Dec 06 2016 | 4:23 pm - Zurich North America, which wowed the Northwest suburbs and the state with its impressive new headquarters in Schaumburg this fall, now faces a lawsuit from its former landlord over the conditions left behind at its former headquarters less than two...

Streamwood approves flat tax levy for 60th anniversary

Dec 02 2016 | 4:54 pm - For its 60th anniversary in 2017, Streamwood will keep its property tax levy stable and lower its water and sewer rate by 1 percent, while still pursuing such capital improvements as the resurfacing of six miles of streets.

Hanover Park approves $61.1 million budget, flat levy for 2017

Dec 02 2016 | 4:51 pm - Hanover Park will keep its village services on their current course in 2017, resulting in a property tax levy with no increase from last year’s.

Mt. Prospect drunken driver gets 13 years for hitting trooper

Dec 01 2016 | 9:39 pm - A judge sentenced a 61-year-old Mount Prospect woman to 13 years in prison Thursday for causing a 2014 collision while intoxicated that critically injured an Illinois state trooper and sent a family of four to the hospital.

Hoffman Estates to consider 2.6 percent levy hike Monday

Nov 30 2016 | 6:35 pm - Hoffman Estates’ village board Monday will consider a 2.6 percent increase in its property tax levy next year to help cover a projected 4.6 percent hike in costs in the proposed 2017 budget.

Grant will help pay for more efficient lighting at Sears Centre

Nov 28 2016 | 11:12 pm - Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena is continuing its 10-year upgrade by accepting a state grant that will pay more than half the cost of a new lighting system for sports events, and save $25,000 or more in usage costs each year.

Schaumburg changing planned plaza honoring first attorney

Nov 29 2016 | 10:55 am - Schaumburg trustees expect to approve revisions Dec. 13 to the proposed Jack Siegel Memorial Plaza, honoring the town’s longtime village attorney, just outside the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center.

Northwest Community Hospital recognized for stroke program

Nov 29 2016 | 5:40 pm - Employees and former stroke patients at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights gathered Tuesday to celebrate the facility’s recent recognitions for its neurological care services, including its new certification as a Comprehensive...

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