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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Dist. 211 renames new special-needs building

Mar 27 2015 | 11:40 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 will start next school year with an additional building with a brand new name to house new and relocated programs serving students and graduates with special needs. Renovation of the former Barrington...

Daily Herald disputes Long Grove candidates’ mailer

Mar 27 2015 | 6:03 pm - A recent mailer in the Long Grove trustee race appeared to imply the Daily Herald had endorsed an entire slate when in fact the newspaper had endorsed only one of its members. “In my opinion, it’s an unconscionable effort to mislead...

Schaumburg donor drive seeks match for oncology nurse

Mar 27 2015 | 2:33 pm - The family of a longtime oncology nurse battling leukemia is holding a stem cell donor drive in Schaumburg Sunday hoping to help her find a cure.

New Roosevelt president to review Schaumburg campus plan

Mar 26 2015 | 6:07 pm - Roosevelt University’s newly named president-elect, Ali R. Malekzadeh, plans to get up to date with the school’s revised vision for its Schaumburg campus when he succeeds Charles R. Middleton this summer. “Honestly, I have to...

Schaumburg says yes to high-end apartment complex

Mar 25 2015 | 12:08 am - By a 5-to-1 vote Tuesday, Schaumburg trustees finally approved the village’s first new rental apartment complex in about 30 years after lingering questions threatened a tie vote two weeks ago. Resolution of those questions for two trustees...

Wholesale auto auction house wants Hoffman Estates land

Mar 24 2015 | 5:04 pm - Hoffman Estates’ village board is expected to vote April 6 on a proposed wholesale auto auction house west of the Prairie Stone Business Park that could potentially sell about 75,000 cars per year and employ 150 full-time and 100 part-time...

Schaumburg-area man dies snorkeling in Florida Keys

Mar 27 2015 | 1:13 pm - Larry Coltrin, who for decades raised horses and produced hay on a Schaumburg-area farm as the village and surrounding communities rapidly developed around him, died Monday while snorkeling in the Florida Keys, authorities said. Coltrin, 72, fell...

New Moretti’s opens, neighboring Fridays closes in Hoffman Estates

Mar 23 2015 | 5:26 pm - The recent opening of a new Moretti’s and the even more recent closing of TGI Fridays are part of a changing lineup for the restaurant campus at the southeast corner of Barrington and Higgins roads in Hoffman Estates. The sudden closing this...

Chicago man gets 30 years for Streamwood armed robbery

Mar 19 2015 | 6:11 pm - A Chicago man received a 30-year sentence Thursday for a 2012 armed robbery of a Streamwood Aldi store, while one of his two co-defendants had his own trial set for June. Freddie Clemons, 45, of the 2800 block of West Wilcox in Chicago, was found...

Trial date set in Palatine one-punch slaying

Mar 19 2015 | 2:35 pm - A jury trial date of June 1 was set Thursday for Michael Platt, the Palatine man charged with first-degree murder in the death last July of 26-year-old Ryan Flannigan, also of Palatine.

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