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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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House 56 hopefuls debate their bipartisan appeal

Sep 23 2016 | 5:54 pm - Despite their different party affiliations and stances on Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, both candidates for the 56th District state House seat Friday explained why they believed their voter support on Nov. 8 could come from...

District 211 to research broadcasting its meetings

Sep 23 2016 | 9:48 am - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members in December will hear an estimated cost and implementation time for a system of video recording and broadcasting their meetings after several expressed philosophical support for the idea...

U. of Illinois students to document Schaumburg’s historic Schweikher House

Sep 22 2016 | 3:45 pm - Students from the University of Illinois’ School of Architecture in Champaign-Urbana will spend this fall visiting the historic Paul Schweikher House in Schaumburg and preparing drawings and other documentation for the Historic American...

District 211 has 3-year plan for vacant property in Schaumburg

Sep 20 2016 | 1:43 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 plans to decide within three years what to do with an unused 60 acres in Schaumburg that has caught the eye of village and park district officials.

Helicopter school coming to Schaumburg Regional Airport

Sep 16 2016 | 5:37 pm - Schaumburg Regional Airport — already a home base for many of the Chicago area’s news helicopters — will soon be a place where students can learn to fly such hovering aircraft.

Helicopter school coming to Schaumburg Regional Airport

Sep 18 2016 | 7:56 pm - Schaumburg Regional Airport — already a home base for many of the Chicago area’s news helicopters — will soon be a place where students can learn to fly such hovering aircraft.

Krishnamoorthi: DiCianni should take stance on Trump

Sep 15 2016 | 5:55 am - The presidential bid of Republican businessman Donald Trump has become a point of contention in the race for the suburbs’ 8th Congressional District seat. Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi is criticizing his Republican rival, Pete DiCianni, for not...

Barrington Hills environmental pioneer mourned

Sep 15 2016 | 4:12 pm - Barbara MacArthur of Barrington Hills, who died Monday at 82, is being remembered for her work to establish and defend the village’s strong stance on environmentalism. “Without the MacArthurs, the village would be a very different...

Bergman farmhouse in Hoffman Estates escapes demolition vote

Sep 13 2016 | 12:21 am - The Bergman family farmhouse has stood for 116 years at what is now the northwest corner of Algonquin and Ela roads in Hoffman Estates, but it survived possibly the most vulnerable night of its long existence Monday.

8th District hopefuls stress their cross-party appeal

Sep 13 2016 | 9:50 pm - The candidates hoping to succeed Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth in representing Illinois’ 8th District in Washington believe they can appeal to voters across the great partisan divide. Republican Pete DiCianni of Elmhurst and...

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