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 ranked best for families, Millennials

May 22 2015 | 7:08 am - Schaumburg has topped Niche.com’s 2015 rankings for best Illinois town to buy a home, raise a family and be a Millennial. Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson considers the rankings a testament to the hard work of village staff, as well as other local...

Man charged after third attempt to rob same Hoffman Estates bank

May 21 2015 | 4:08 pm - A Hoffman Estates man is facing a federal bank robbery charge after authorities say he was arrested trying to hold up a village bank for the third time since December. Shelton R. Brooks, 52, is charged with the robbery of approximately $11,916 from...

St. Peter principal prepares to say goodbye after 42 years

May 21 2015 | 11:30 am - St. Peter Lutheran School has been serving the Schaumburg community for 168 years, and for a quarter of that time Principal Roger Kirsch has been there. Kirsch, who began teaching fifth grade at the school in 1973 and became principal in 1987, is...

Schaumburg library highlights Sister Cities’ cultures

May 21 2015 | 5:40 pm - The Schaumburg Township District Library will host several programs this summer highlighting the four overseas communities — in Germany, Japan, India and Turkey — with whom Schaumburg maintains Sister Cities relationships. All of the...

Rosemont approves Budweiser Lounge at Allstate Arena

May 20 2015 | 2:56 pm - Rosemont trustees Wednesday approved contracts for the construction of a Budweiser Lounge expected to open at the Allstate Arena before the end of the summer. The total construction cost, shared among several subcontractors, will be $317,657.

Fatal Palatine fire caused by electrical problem

May 18 2015 | 4:37 pm - Palatine fire investigators say an electrical malfunction is to blame for a fire Friday that killed a 63-year-old woman and injured her disabled daughter. Officials said Monday the fatal blaze was accidental, having started in the bedroom of the...

Schaumburg mayor honors Bike to Work Week

May 15 2015 | 6:26 pm - Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson on Friday continued his annual tradition of honoring “Bike to Work Week” by leading a group of village residents on a morning ride to his own workplace at village hall.

Dist. 211 to prepare students for computer careers

May 14 2015 | 11:28 pm - With an estimated 65 percent of U.S. jobs to require more than a high school diploma by 2020, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 is trying to find new ways for its students to spend their four years learning what they like or don’t...

Schaumburg police mark 55th anniversary with poignant reunion

May 15 2015 | 11:46 pm - The Schaumburg Police Department’s “Past Meets Present” get-together for retirees and current officers Friday was a reunion for the department’s 55th anniversary, but also a poignant reminder of the restoration of a proud...

Lead investigator in John Wayne Gacy serial-killing case dies

May 15 2015 | 10:09 am - The Des Plaines police detective credited with leading the investigation that captured serial killer John Wayne Gacy has died. Joe Kozenczak, 75, was the former Des Plaines police chief who worked for the department for 27 years before his...

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