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 hires new fire chief from Skokie

Jun 22 2017 | 9:22 am - Schaumburg officials have hired Skokie Fire Chief James Walters to lead their village’s fire department after the retirement of longtime Schaumburg Fire Chief Dave Schumann on Aug. 25.

Bartlett pub seeks live music, outdoor seating

Jun 21 2017 | 11:08 pm - As O’Hare’s Pub continues settling into its new downtown Bartlett location, its owner is seeking permission for outdoor seating, live music inside, and to sell package liquor to go.

Bartlett mulls merging planning, zoning boards

Jun 22 2017 | 4:30 pm - Whether most residents of Bartlett care if the village’s plan commission and zoning board are consolidated for efficiency, the recent suggestion by Village President Kevin Wallace became a passionate concern for those who serve or have served...

Dining, gaming venue proposed in Bartlett

Jun 20 2017 | 11:15 pm - Olivia’s Place — a proposed venue that would combine dining, liquor, gaming and live music in a Bartlett strip mall — received mixed opinions from village trustees Tuesday but is moving on to a public hearing before the plan...

Former employee charged with robbing Bartlett golf club

Jun 19 2017 | 5:35 pm - A Naperville man who formerly worked at the Bartlett Hills Golf Club in Bartlett faces charges for the theft of money from an office safe there.

District 211 may decide fate of Schaumburg land in July

Jun 18 2017 | 11:13 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board members are poised to decide next month whether they want to keep or sell a vacant 62-acre site in a Schaumburg neighborhood — less than a year into their originally proposed...

Veteran plans Schaumburg’s first tattoo shop

Jun 15 2017 | 6:51 pm - Jeff Jucha of Addison led the charge to allow tattoo businesses Schaumburg this week, and will discuss possible locations for his own shop with village staff next week.

Schaumburg allows requests for tattoo businesses

Jun 13 2017 | 11:52 pm - Schaumburg trustees Tuesday approved tattoo businesses as special uses in many commercial areas, and the first application for such an establishment could be filed soon.

Schaumburg sets own fines for sub-$1,000 retail thefts

Jun 14 2017 | 4:38 pm - With the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office having stopped approving felony charges for most retail thefts of under $1,000 of merchandise this year, Schaumburg officials have created their own fines to cover thefts between the...

Not guilty by mental defect in fatal highway shooting of Buffalo Grove woman

Jun 13 2017 | 5:45 am - A Milwaukee-area man will spend 40 years in a state institution after a judge Monday ruled him not guilty by reason of mental defect for the deadly May 2016 shooting of a Buffalo Grove woman on a Wisconsin interstate.

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