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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 OKs LED signs at Streets of Woodfield

Aug 19 2014 | 11:50 pm - After a further month of research and consideration, a majority of Schaumburg trustees Tuesday agreed to a request for two large LED signs and an increase in the number of ground signs at Streets of Woodfield shopping center. If approved by the full...

Archdiocese clears former Schaumburg pastor of abuse allegation

Aug 20 2014 | 6:51 pm - New information has cleared a former pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Schaumburg of allegations he sexually abused a young parishioner, leading to his reinstatement as a priest in good standing, the Archdiocese of Chicago confirmed...

Roosevelt in Northwest suburbs for nearly 40 years

Aug 19 2014 | 10:57 pm - The story of Roosevelt University began in Chicago at the end of World War II, but it wasn’t long before the school reached out and found a home in the suburbs. Roosevelt reached the Northwest suburbs in 1976, and 10 years later began...

Resident: Racing at Sears Centre is too noisy

Aug 19 2014 | 5:32 am - A recent noise study objectively determined that one of the occasional auto racing events in the parking lot of Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena wasn’t dangerous to the hearing of anyone there or of neighbors living just across the...

Roosevelt University leaving most of Schaumburg campus

Aug 20 2014 | 8:47 am - Roosevelt University will eliminate many of the programs at its Schaumburg campus, relocate numerous faculty and try to rent its facilities there as part of a wider effort to focus resources on the school’s main Chicago campus, according to...

Harper, Roosevelt strike deal to cultivate pharmacy students

Aug 18 2014 | 4:22 pm - An agreement signed Monday between Roosevelt University and Harper College creates a program grooming new Harper students for a spot in Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy within two years. Elgin Community College recently reached a similar...

Streamwood man, 63, accused of kissing 16-year-old girl

Aug 18 2014 | 5:29 pm - A 63-year-old Streamwood man is charged with misdemeanor battery on allegations he kissed a 16-year-old girl on the lips on more than one occasion during the past month. Raymond Nemecek Jr., of the 200 block of Willow Road, is free on $150 bond,...

Driver who fled Elgin-O’Hare crash still at large

Aug 15 2014 | 9:19 pm - Illinois State Police on Friday night were still searching for a 30-year-old man from Melrose Park who is believed to have fled a crash on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway that injured two construction workers.

District 211 projects help create $23.5 million deficit

Aug 15 2014 | 5:20 am - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 Thursday presented a tentative yearly budget with a $23.5 million deficit overall due to pending capital projects, but a $6.7 million surplus in the operating funds required by law to be balanced.

Tyler Perry at Willow Creek talks about mixing artistry, leadership

Aug 15 2014 | 9:29 pm - Faith in God and a desire to champion underdogs like himself took Tyler Perry from a poor and abusive household in Louisiana to being one of the most influential voices in American entertainment. He spoke during Willow Creek Community...

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