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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State of the suburbs: Governments making up for lost time

Aug 29 2015 | 1:23 pm - The recent recession took a huge toll not only on the viability and growth of for-profit businesses, but also the local governments that depend on the sales taxes and property taxes that naturally rise when the economy is strong. With even a village...

Palatine family adds Facebook to search for missing dog

Aug 28 2015 | 4:50 pm - The more than three-week search for missing dog Digger of Palatine has spread to Facebook. The German shepherd-beagle mix escaped from a Palatine kennel Aug. 5 while owners Todd and Christy Caponi were visiting Disneyland in Anaheim, California,...

Grants to help Lombard, Schaumburg convention centers pursue shows

Aug 28 2015 | 5:39 pm - Schaumburg and Lombard are expected to be among the beneficiaries of a bill signed into law by Gov. Rauner Thursday that refunds midsize convention centers up to 80 percent of their hotel taxes in order for them to fund the pursuit of currently...

Schaumburg Boy Scout earns Eagle after planting butterfly garden

Aug 27 2015 | 7:00 pm - Jimmy Minard, a 15-year-old Boy Scout who attends Schaumburg High School, planted a butterfly garden at the Alexian Village of Elk Grove assisted-living facility last weekend to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

Band, new facilities welcome District 211 students back to school

Aug 27 2015 | 2:55 pm - Greeted by their classmates in the marching band playing their instruments on the front steps, students arrived at Schaumburg High School early Thursday morning as classes resumed throughout Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211.

Elgin man charged in Palatine home invasion

Aug 27 2015 | 10:26 am - Palatine police have charged an Elgin man with home invasion and criminal trespass to residence, saying he broke into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend shortly after noon on Tuesday. Bond for Albert Moore III, 29, whose last known address was on...

Schaumburg to prosecute cyberbullying, sexting offenses in-house, bypass courts

Aug 26 2015 | 9:27 am - Schaumburg trustees Tuesday continued preparations for a new local adjudication system to start in January by defining offenses such as cyberbullying, electronic harassment, sexting and possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana in the village...

Schaumburg may toughen rules for some tax incentives

Aug 28 2015 | 8:23 am - Schaumburg officials may toughen the rules for businesses asking for county-based tax incentives - arguing that too much of the burden gets shifted to other taxpayers.

Schaumburg plans Heritage Park at historic crossroads

Aug 20 2015 | 11:53 pm - Schaumburg opened a convention center and adjoining hotel during the village’s 50th anniversary in 2006, but will mark its 60th next year in more modest fashion with the dedication of a nearly half-acre public park. Heritage Park, as its name...

Art Van Furniture moving into Schaumburg Dominick’s

Aug 21 2015 | 7:46 pm - Schaumburg has now solved the problem of its two vacant Dominick’s stores with the news Friday that Art Van Furniture will soon occupy the one at the southwest corner of Higgins and Meacham roads.

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