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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In Schaumburg, Rauner tells credit union convention ‘I’m working for you’

Apr 17 2015 | 5:33 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner received a warm reception when he dropped by the Illinois Credit Union League Convention for its final minutes at the Schaumburg Convention Center Friday afternoon. And while Rauner conceded that not every aspect of his...

Punch Bowl Social moving into John Barleycorn building in Schaumburg

Apr 17 2015 | 12:33 pm - A vibrant dining and entertainment chain just moving into suburbs hopes to breathe new life into Schaumburg's former John Barleycorn restaurant this year. Punch Bowl Social has submitted a permit request for renovations at the 22,000-square-foot...

Schaumburg makes biggest lawsuit settlements yet involving former cops

Apr 16 2015 | 12:40 am - Schaumburg trustees have approved two more settlements among the 16 lawsuits filed against the village stemming from the actions of three former police officers indicted on multiple drug conspiracy charges in 2013. The new out-of-court agreements...

Former sports stars highlight grand opening celebration of Level 257 in Schaumburg

Apr 17 2015 | 10:30 am - Several former Chicago sports stars will be on hand for the grand opening party of Level 257 — Namco USA Inc.'s Pac-Man themed restaurant at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg — from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

Practice makes perfect ACT scores for Palatine twins

Apr 14 2015 | 5:53 am - Palatine twins Kyle and Ryan Jannak-Huang are the living embodiment of the sentiment that practice makes perfect. The 17-year-old siblings each earned a perfect score of 36 on the college admissions exam this year. “Being twins, we’re...

Duluth Trading Co. store planned near Sears Centre

Apr 14 2015 | 12:47 am - The foreclosed site of a proposed restaurant campus in Hoffman Estates’ Prairie Stone Business Park might instead become the first Illinois location of a Duluth Trading Co. store by mid-2016. The 26-year-old company, based in Belleville,...

AT&T’s commitment to Illinois strong, president says

Apr 14 2015 | 3:05 pm - Though an industry as forward-looking as any, telecommunications is finding its advancements hobbled by laws and regulations written to govern the use of rotary dial telephones during the 1930s, AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza told...

Schaumburg honors its outstanding volunteers

Apr 09 2015 | 6:03 pm - Schaumburg honored the volunteers credited with building a true community within the village at its annual Volunteer of the Year Awards luncheon on Thursday. Winners included Lynn Eikenbary in the adult individual category; Elizabeth Einig in the...

Schaumburg businessman honors mother with oil change benefit

Apr 09 2015 | 5:13 pm - Lifelong Schaumburg resident Dan Origer will hold his 10th annual — and final — oil change benefit for the American Cancer Society in honor of his late mother next week at his business, DJs Auto Service, 495 Estes Ave. in Schaumburg.

Dawn Patrol: Strong winds, hail today; father of abandoned toddler in custody

Apr 09 2015 | 5:56 am - Strong winds, hail expected today. Father of 3-year-old girl found walking in Prospect Heights by herself in custody. Mount Prospect village administrator getting $200,000 deal to quit. Aurora cousins plead not guilty to terrorism charges. Buffalo...

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