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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Key Northwest suburban primary election races

Nov 30 2015 | 8:34 pm - Four Democrats are circling Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown as filing closed Monday, resulting in a five-way primary in March. Meanwhile, a pair of sitting mayors will challenge state Sen. Dan Duffy's favored candidate in the...

Hoffman Estates tax levy, water rates to rise

Nov 30 2015 | 4:24 pm - Hoffman Estates’ property tax levy is expected to increase 4.8 percent for 2016 and water rates may rise 6 percent, but an anticipated hike in garbage collection fees won’t occur, and spending caused by the emerald ash borer is nearly...

Parent group opposes compromise in Dist. 211 transgender case

Nov 30 2015 | 8:51 pm - A newly formed parents group is opposing any compromise between Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding a transgender student’s access to locker rooms.

Schaumburg preparing for Dick's plan to sell handguns

Nov 29 2015 | 7:02 am - The expansion of gun sales to include handguns is making Schaumburg officials take extra special care with a proposed change at Dick's Sporting Goods to include a Field & Stream store.

Naming of Bulls’ development team enters second round

Nov 25 2015 | 5:47 pm - Though Wednesday was the deadline to nominate a name for the Chicago Bulls’ new Development League team in Hoffman Estates, a second round of the process is planned for December, during which the public can vote from among a list of finalists.

Settlement coming in District 211 transgender case?

Nov 25 2015 | 6:14 pm - A potential settlement regarding a transgender student’s access to locker rooms will be the subject of a special Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board meeting Dec. 2. School officials said Wednesday they could not yet...

Ex-Barrington couple get 5 years in starved baby case

Nov 23 2015 | 4:36 pm - A former Barrington couple was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to charges stemming from the starvation death of their then 7-month-old daughter in January 2014. Markisha Jones, 20, and Gene Edwards, 23, each admitted...

How softball helps once-homeless Conant student named Dream

Nov 24 2015 | 9:57 am - From homelessness to her mother's incarceration to the long drives to school and practice, Dream Aaron had plenty of excuses to not work hard and persevere. Instead, the Conant High senior has embraced those challenges, and it's paid off with a full...

Snow’s winding down in suburbs — now brace yourself for frigid temps

Nov 21 2015 | 8:08 pm - The first snow of the season — dumping the heavy, white stuff across the suburbs and canceling hundreds of flights at O’Hare and Midway — will be followed by frigid temperatures Sunday, forecasters say. Wind chills will feel as...

Police investigating murder near West Chicago

Nov 21 2015 | 7:14 pm - The DuPage County Sheriff’s office is investigating the murder of a 27-year-old man at the intersection of Highlake and DuPage avenues just outside West Chicago. Police received a call of a person lying on the side of the road at about 11...

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