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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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Schaumburg incumbents unite against challenger Moynihan

Nov 26 2014 | 5:56 pm - Schaumburg’s April 7 election isn’t simply about four candidates vying for three village trustee seats. Incumbents George Dunham, Mark Madej and Tom Dailly are identifying themselves as a team being challenged by Jim Moynihan, the...

Hoffman Estates’ property tax levy likely won’t rise

Nov 25 2014 | 2:43 am - Hoffman Estates’ costs and revenues are expected to rise next year, but its property tax levy likely won’t be a penny more than the $17.9 million sought last year. “I’m very proud to say the proposed budget for 2015 has a...

Hoffman Estates candidates begin talking issues

Nov 25 2014 | 10:38 pm - Hoffman Estates residents will have at least one reason to go to the polls April 7 when three incumbents and two challengers vie for the three available trustee seats on the village board. Former trustee Cary Collins and political newcomer Prajesh...

Larson uncontested for 8th term as Schaumburg mayor

Nov 25 2014 | 1:38 pm - With no opponent having materialized Monday, Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson effectively won his eighth consecutive term in his current office. But it will still take until Election Day, April 7, for him to know the exact makeup of his village board.

Schaumburg ready to release 2014 community ornament

Nov 20 2014 | 4:26 pm - Schaumburg will usher in the holiday season next Friday, Nov. 28, with the village’s annual tree lighting, a visit from Santa, and the release of its 2014 community ornament depicting the historic Schweikher-Langsdorf House. The festivities...

Candidate filing starts for three northwest Cook County villages

Nov 16 2014 | 11:58 pm - Three Northwest suburban villages — Hoffman Estates, Palatine and Schaumburg — begin their weeklong filing period today for candidates wanting to run for a seat on their boards or councils. The villages have the potential for a primary...

Hoffman Estates to consider 81 new homes Monday

Nov 15 2014 | 1:56 pm - Hoffman Estates village board members Monday will consider approval of an 81-home subdivision on 37 acres at the northwest corner of Algonquin and Ela roads. The former farm property was long owned by the Bergman family, who only recently began...

Schaumburg mulls $100,000 fee for medical pot dispensary

Nov 13 2014 | 5:07 pm - Schaumburg officials are considering an annual $100,000 impact fee to cover governmental costs generated by any medical marijuana dispensary that may locate in the village. Though only one state license is available for the total area covered by Elk...

Poisoned Schaumburg dog was deliberately targeted

Nov 12 2014 | 5:09 pm - While most dogs find commercial rat poison as irresistible to ingest as the vermin it’s intended for, it’s not often that a canine is deliberately targeted for harm. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years and I can’t...

Schaumburg revises inspection policy for rented houses

Nov 11 2014 | 11:30 pm - In light of the number of foreclosures in recent years and the rising age of Schaumburg’s housing stock, village officials Tuesday revised a program for the inspection of rented single-family homes and increased the annual fee of landlords.

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