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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Roosevelt University president: We’re in Schaumburg to stay

Feb 09 2016 | 4:38 pm - Roosevelt University President Ali Malekzadeh said the university intends to reinvest in the Schaumburg campus, and in the Northwest suburban business community. “I’m here to tell you, as emphatically as I can, Roosevelt University is...

St. Alphonsus school awaits archdiocese decision on its future

Feb 08 2016 | 6:32 pm - While St. Alphonsus Liguori School in Prospect Heights was reportedly “very close” to the fundraising goal it needed to reach by 5 p.m. Monday to remain open beyond June, Archdiocese of Chicago officials say they will wait until the...

8th District Democrats debate response to terrorism

Feb 08 2016 | 2:24 pm - How to deal with the threat of ISIS and other terorrist groups is an issue where voters can find some separation between the three candidates in the 8th Congressional District Democratic primary.

St. Alphonsus’ future rests on last-minute fundraising

Feb 07 2016 | 8:28 am - For some families in the community surrounding St. Alphonsus Liguori School, last week’s Catholic Schools Week promotions may have been the first time they became aware of the small school in Prospect Heights. But those potential new families...

Catholic schools marketing themselves to survive

Feb 07 2016 | 12:59 am - Since 1965, more than half of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s schools have closed, and while schools in the suburbs are doing better, they also are falling victim to falling enrollment. Can the trend be reversed?

8th District Democrats compare credentials, experience

Feb 03 2016 | 10:54 pm - The Democrats hoping to succeed Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth as representative of the 8th District compared their qualifications during an interview Wednesday with the Daily Herald Editorial Board. Villa Park Mayor Deb Bullwinkel, state Sen.

Dist. 211 begins public input meetings

Feb 01 2016 | 11:19 pm - Though ambitious in its intent to reflect the will of the district’s residents, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s planned series of community engagement meetings took a first step Monday that satisfied the expectations of...

St. Alphonsus collects a fourth of what it needs to stay open

Jan 29 2016 | 7:57 pm - St. Alphonsus Liguori School in Prospect Heights has collected $110,000 of the $400,000 cash in hand it needs to keep from closing in June, with a deadline of Feb. 8 looming.

Palatine H.S. students go to Springfield to discuss manufacturing education

Jan 28 2016 | 4:58 pm - Palatine High School juniors Gabriela Alvarado and Luis Miranda traveled to Springfield on Tuesday to speak about Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s manufacturing program. The students’ remarks came at the annual meeting of...

Schaumburg approves new restaurant, art studio

Jan 27 2016 | 6:12 pm - Schaumburg soon will be welcoming two new businesses — an Asian cuisine restaurant and an art studio that will serve food and wine. Village trustees Tuesday approved both enterprises.

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