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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Palatine man charged with burglary in Prospect Heights

Jul 31 2015 | 5:26 pm - A 19-year-old Palatine man was charged Thursday with burglary to auto in a parking lot on the 600 block of Piper Lane in Prospect Heights. Uriel Rodriguez of the 1700 block of North Rose Street in Palatine was arrested at 2:45 a.m. July 30 while...

Schaumburg Town Square getting grocer, restaurant

Jul 31 2015 | 6:41 pm - Two new businesses have been confirmed for the Schaumburg Town Square to open in 2016 - a breakfast-lunch restaurant in the former Applebee's and a Tony's Finer Foods in the vacant Dominick’s.

Prosecutors; Former Barrington man spit on officer

Jul 31 2015 | 5:24 pm - An 18-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning after reportedly resisting and spitting on a police officer after being found trespassing on a family member’s property where he was not welcome. Tyler Bosworth, formerly of Barrington,...

Frato’s Pizza donates wing winnings back to charity

Jul 30 2015 | 4:48 pm - After winning the “Best of the ‘Burbs” award in Sunday’s charity Wingfest for the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization, Frato’s Pizza of Schaumburg went the extra mile by donating its $250 cash prize back...

Children’s recreation center coming to Schaumburg

Jul 28 2015 | 11:00 pm - Both the Level 257 restaurant and entertainment center at Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall and the forthcoming Main Event family entertainment center being built next to Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena are designed to attract adults...

Giordano’s coming to Schaumburg?

Jul 29 2015 | 5:07 pm - Giordano’s Pizza is seeking a liquor license to open a restaurant just west of Woodfield Mall on Meacham Road in Schaumburg. What that means for the White Chocolate Restaurant & Bar that currently operates out of that space at 930 N. Meacham...

Founder of Hoffman Estates fire service mourned

Jul 27 2015 | 6:00 pm - One of the first homeowners in what would soon be Hoffman Estates, Mark Dick understood the need for fire protection in his fledgling community. Dick, the first commissioner of the Hoffman Estates Fire Protection District, was memorialized at a...

Mother of bullied Fremd student wills $50,000 to scholarship

Jul 25 2015 | 8:57 am - Heartbroken she was unable to stop the bullying her son endured at Fremd High School, Jeanne Trout found peace in the last months of her life after members of the Class of ‘75 committed to fighting such injustice in her son’s name.

Starbucks, store coming to Pompei site in Schaumburg

Jul 23 2015 | 11:40 am - A new commercial building that will contain a Starbucks and a yet-to-be-determined retailer is being built at the southwest corner of Higgins and Meacham roads in Schaumburg this summer, on the former site of Pompei Little Italy restaurant.

Suburban Carpet One stores to receive pieces of World Trade Center

Jul 23 2015 | 10:27 pm - In recognition of their contributions to the construction of high-tech “smart homes” catering to the needs of severely injured soldiers, eight suburban Carpet One Floor & Home stores will be presented with pieces of steel from...

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