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 panel recommends first new apartment complex in 30 years

Feb 26 2015 | 1:59 pm - Schaumburg’s first new apartment complex in 30 years finally was deemed worthy by the village’s zoning board Wednesday after the developer dropped 12 of the originally proposed 192 units to allow more space for parking.

Trustees green-light Schaumburg’s 30th hotel

Feb 25 2015 | 12:30 am - Schaumburg trustees approved a 105-room extended-stay hotel on the former site of Bally Total Fitness Tuesday, bringing the village’s total number of hotels to 30. The four-story, 61,797-square-foot Home 2 Suites Hotel at 1300 E. American...

Positives and negatives in outlook for Hoffman Estates, mayor says

Feb 26 2015 | 12:17 pm - The good news of economic growth and fresh successes at the Sears Centre Arena was counterbalanced by bad news of proposed cuts in state funding threatening police and fire staffing during Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod's annual state of the...

Schaumburg settles sixth lawsuit against former cops

Feb 26 2015 | 5:46 am - Schaumburg officials have approved a sixth settlement among the 16 lawsuits filed against the village and three former police officers arrested on multiple drug conspiracy charges in January 2013. The latest settlement pays plaintiff Nicholas...

Pac-Man-themed restaurant opens at Woodfield

Feb 24 2015 | 10:02 pm - On the verge of his 35th birthday, Pac-Man has a new home at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Level 257, Wood Dale-based Namco Entertainment Inc.'s prototype restaurant and entertainment center themed after the iconic video game, has finally opened...

Report clears Wheeling officer in crash that killed pedestrian

Feb 23 2015 | 8:24 pm - A Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team investigation report released Monday clears a Wheeling police officer of wrongdoing in connection with a September crash in which his squad vehicle struck and killed a 20-year-old Des Plaines man. However,...

Lake Barrington hopefuls debate gas station’s approval

Feb 20 2015 | 11:20 pm - Though all six candidates for Lake Barrington village trustee agree the Speedway gas station at Route 14 and Kesley Road is a done deal, the biggest debate in this year’s election campaign is over how public input on that issue was heard and...

Schaumburg police save first life with overdose antidote

Feb 20 2015 | 2:27 pm - Schaumburg police have saved their first life from a heroin overdose through the use of the drug Narcan, a statement released Friday says.

Burst pipe caused early end of Arlington Heights’ Harry’s

Feb 20 2015 | 3:26 pm - A burst frozen pipe at Harry’s in downtown Arlington Heights last month flooded the beloved establishment and prevented an opportunity for a proper sendoff - before its rebirth as a suburban location of Chicago-based Cortland’s Garage...

Small fire at nursing home injures four

Feb 19 2015 | 1:24 pm - A small fire at the Ballard Nursing Center in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines sent four people to the hospital Thursday morning. Three of them were nursing home residents who suffered from smoke inhalation, officials said.

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