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 students hear story of Holocaust escape, reunion

Feb 23 2018 | 1:15 pm - Author Fern Schumer Chapman and her mother, 92-year-old Holocaust refugee Edith Westerfeld Schumer, spoke to students at Addams Junior High in Schaumburg about both Schumer’s escape from Nazi Germany and her 21st-century reunion with a...

House candidates decry ads linking Republican hopeful to Madigan

Feb 22 2018 | 10:49 am - Both candidates in the 56th state House District Republican primary are decrying a series of mailers and ads alleging one of them has an unspecified financial connection and other ties to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Suburban students walk out of school to demand stricter gun control

Feb 22 2018 | 11:36 am - Thousands of suburban high school students joined their peers across the country Wednesday in a national walkout to demand stricter gun control after the killing of 17 students last week at a Florida high school.

Schaumburg High students plan to take part in national walkout Wednesday

Feb 20 2018 | 6:30 pm - Some students at Schaumburg High School intend to be among others in the region and across the nation participating in a walkout Wednesday to draw attention to the cause of stricter gun control, particularly in regard to greater school safety.

Hoffman Estates man accused of abducting Florida girl

Feb 19 2018 | 10:02 pm - A Hoffman Estates man was behind bars Monday in Bibb County, Georgia, accused of abducting an 11-year-old girl from Orlando, Florida, before his arrest Sunday.

District 54, Schaumburg police respond to threat against Frost Junior High

Feb 19 2018 | 5:51 pm - School officials and Schaumburg police responded quickly Sunday to a threat made against Frost Junior High by one of its students in a group text.

Old, concerning videos cause stir at Conant High School

Feb 16 2018 | 12:17 pm - The resurfacing of videos from last year by a one-time student at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates caused a stir on both social media as well as at the school itself Friday morning that Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 officials...

GOP candidates Bernas, Kegarise debate who can defeat Mussman

Feb 15 2018 | 4:47 pm - Jillian Rose Bernas and Charlotte Kegarise’s most basic disagreement in their race for the Republican nomination in the 56th state House District is over which is more capable of defeating four-term Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman in...

Schaumburg finalizes vision for former Motorola site

Feb 13 2018 | 11:18 pm - Schaumburg trustees Tuesday formalized the village’s vision for the future of the former Motorola Solutions campus as a virtually self-contained community of offices, homes, stores, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues on 225 acres.

Black History Month play in Schaumburg highlights last day of King

Feb 14 2018 | 4:45 pm - Schaumburg-based Powerhouse Productions’ 2018 Black History Month play, “Last Night as King: The Final 24 Hours of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” will recognize the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights leader’s...

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