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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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Schaumburg dog park opens, but pond stays closed

Oct 01 2014 | 5:12 pm - The Schaumburg Park District’s hotly anticipated dog park opened as scheduled Wednesday — but not the use of its pond, which became a point of contention with a local critic recently. Water quality tests showed that the detention pond...

Crisis backpack taken from Hoffman Estates elementary school

Oct 01 2014 | 2:15 pm - A backpack containing emergency equipment and the names and contact information of every student was stolen from outside Lincoln Prairie Elementary School in Hoffman Estates after it was left behind by a teacher during an afternoon recess Friday.

Duckworth, Kaifesh differ on raising minimum wage

Oct 01 2014 | 11:51 am - Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and her 8th District Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh disagree over many aspects of the business environment in the U.S., not the least of which is whether the minimum wage needs to be higher. Duckworth is...

Barrington Hills cop on leave after domestic battery arrest

Sep 29 2014 | 5:22 pm - A Barrington Hills police officer has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest last week on a charge of domestic battery. Gary A. Deutschle, 40, whose address was listed as Algonquin, was arrested at 4:07 p.m. Thursday in the 4900...

Omron expands to new headquarters in Hoffman Estates

Sep 29 2014 | 5:32 pm - Creating a more inviting environment for customer visits without sacrificing access to transportation hubs were key reasons Omron Automation and Safety’s recently relocated from two Schaumburg buildings to one larger facility in Hoffman...

Arlington Hts. native paralyzed in crash

Sep 27 2014 | 5:29 pm - An Arlington Heights family is praying for the eventual full recovery of their 25-year-old daughter, even as the 28-year-old Naperville man accused of running away from the Chicago car crash in which she was paralyzed appeared in court Friday.

Duckworth, Kaifesh disagree on arming Syrian rebels

Sep 26 2014 | 5:22 am - Eighth Congressional District Republican hopeful Larry Kaifesh says its rare that he agrees more with President Barack Obama on an issue than does his Democratic opponent, incumbent Tammy Duckworth. But that’s where he finds himself after...

Prospect Heights man charged with soliciting teen online

Sep 26 2014 | 1:45 pm - Wheeling police Thursday charged a 27-year-old Prospect Heights man with soliciting a 14-year-old girl for sex through social media. Ulises Cabrera, of the 500 block of Piper Lane in Prospect Heights, was charged with one count of grooming and one...

McLeod marks anniversaries as Hoffman trustee, mayor

Sep 25 2014 | 4:06 pm - Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod marked two close anniversaries this week regarding his service to the village. Thirty-four years ago — and only two years after he moved to the village — McLeod was appointed a trustee on the village...

Longtime suburban attorney Jack Siegel dies

Sep 25 2014 | 10:16 am - Jack Siegel, who served as village attorney for Schaumburg, Arlington Heights and several other Northwest suburban communities for more than 50 years, died Tuesday night. “He was a true friend to the Village of Arlington Heights,” said...

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