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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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Hoffman Estates officials take on ice bucket challenge

Aug 28 2014 | 4:36 pm - The ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association has reached the village government of Hoffman Estates, where it was recently accepted by Mayor Bill McLeod, Village Manager Jim Norris and Police Chief Mike Hish. “I think everyone likes...

District 54 opens new Early Learning Center

Aug 28 2014 | 9:42 pm - Young children, their families and teachers were on hand for Thursday’s official opening of Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s new Early Learning Center in Schaumburg. A few of the new students even took part in a...

District 54 reopens 27 schools, prepares for 28th

Aug 26 2014 | 12:48 pm - Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 welcomed back students to 27 of its schools Tuesday — with the ribbon-cutting for its 28th coming Thursday. That’s when the district’s special-needs and at-risk 3- to 5-year-old and...

Attorney says abuse suit against cleared priest “is alive”

Aug 22 2014 | 5:13 pm - The man accusing Catholic priest Joseph Wilk of sexual abuse will continue his lawsuit against the former Schaumburg pastor, despite the Archdiocese of Chicago recently reinstating the priest to good standing and removing him from a list of abusive...

Schaumburg OKs LED signs at Streets of Woodfield

Aug 19 2014 | 11:50 pm - After a further month of research and consideration, a majority of Schaumburg trustees Tuesday agreed to a request for two large LED signs and an increase in the number of ground signs at Streets of Woodfield shopping center. If approved by the full...

Archdiocese clears former Schaumburg pastor of abuse allegation

Aug 21 2014 | 1:23 pm - New information has cleared a former pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Schaumburg of allegations he sexually abused a young parishioner, leading to his reinstatement as a priest in good standing, the Archdiocese of Chicago confirmed...

Roosevelt in Northwest suburbs for nearly 40 years

Aug 19 2014 | 10:57 pm - The story of Roosevelt University began in Chicago at the end of World War II, but it wasn’t long before the school reached out and found a home in the suburbs. Roosevelt reached the Northwest suburbs in 1976, and 10 years later began...

Resident: Racing at Sears Centre is too noisy

Aug 19 2014 | 5:32 am - A recent noise study objectively determined that one of the occasional auto racing events in the parking lot of Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena wasn’t dangerous to the hearing of anyone there or of neighbors living just across the...

Roosevelt University leaving most of Schaumburg campus

Aug 20 2014 | 8:47 am - Roosevelt University will eliminate many of the programs at its Schaumburg campus, relocate numerous faculty and try to rent its facilities there as part of a wider effort to focus resources on the school’s main Chicago campus, according to...

Harper, Roosevelt strike deal to cultivate pharmacy students

Aug 18 2014 | 4:22 pm - An agreement signed Monday between Roosevelt University and Harper College creates a program grooming new Harper students for a spot in Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy within two years. Elgin Community College recently reached a similar...

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