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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District 211 budget paves way for debt-free future

Aug 13 2017 | 11:36 pm - As classes resume this week, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 finds its financial situation in a year of historic highs and lows.

Metra service resumes after pedestrian hit by freight train near Barrington

Aug 10 2017 | 10:46 am - Metra train service on the Union Pacific Northwest Line is gradually returning to normal after a 49-year-old woman was struck by a Canadian National freight train near Barrington at 2:38 a.m. Thursday.

Sunflowers prepare Barrington Hills farm for organic future

Aug 09 2017 | 10:49 pm - Fifty acres of blooming sunflowers debuted in northwest Barrington Hills this week to create a unique carpet of bright yellow, and prepare a farm for a totally chemical-free future.

State chamber recognizes Zurich project in Schaumburg

Aug 14 2017 | 10:53 am - Congratulations to Zurich North America’s new 783,800-square-foot headquarters in Schaumburg for being among the five winners of this year’s Economic Development in Illinois Awards — the Edies.

Long-sought hardware store opens in Hoffman Estates

Aug 09 2017 | 8:35 am - The co-owner of a new and long-awaited Ace Hardware store in Hoffman Estates shared the joy of his opening day with customers and even village officials Tuesday.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to headline Willow Creek Leadership Summit

Aug 09 2017 | 9:43 am - Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Google senior adviser Laszlo Bock and Marcus Lemonis of CNBC’s “The Profit” are among the headlining faculty of the 23rd Global Leadership Summit to be broadcast from Willow...

Streamwood allowing Bartlett to use its jail

Aug 04 2017 | 9:12 pm - Bartlett and Streamwood officials are finalizing an agreement allowing people arrested in Bartlett to be jailed in Streamwood while Bartlett’s new police station is under construction.

Schaumburg volunteer appointed to District 211 board seat

Aug 03 2017 | 11:11 pm - A Schaumburg man with a long history of community volunteerism and a professional background in human resources management joined the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board Thursday by a unanimous vote of his soon-to-be colleagues.

Schaumburg mourns retired zoning board chairman

Aug 03 2017 | 5:27 pm - Former colleagues are mourning retired Schaumburg zoning board chairman Fred Dietrich, whom they say influenced both their own public service as well as the village’s development in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Campaign complaints filed against District 211 winners

Aug 02 2017 | 4:34 pm - A Hoffman Estates man has filed campaign disclosure violation complaints against the three winning candidates in April’s Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 election and three groups that supported them.

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