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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7 suburban waterparks where you can get wet — and go wild

May 26 2018 | 7:11 am - With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, suburban residents will have a wide variety of choices both near and far to indulge in the wet, wild fun of the region’s outdoor waterparks.

Willow Creek talking with Hybels’ accusers through third party

May 25 2018 | 5:17 pm - Willow Creek Community Church has hired a Christian conflict-resolution organization to serve as an independent and neutral third party to speak with the multiple women who have made allegations of inappropriate conduct against former senior pastor...

Schaumburg police report suspicious approaches to drivers

May 24 2018 | 2:38 pm - Schaumburg police say they’ve received four calls this month about suspicious behavior involving women approaching drivers along village roadways and asking for assistance.

Insurance to pay Schaumburg $130,000 for settling lawsuits against ex-cops

May 24 2018 | 3:57 pm - Schaumburg’s insurance company will pay the village $130,000 for its settlements in two of 17 lawsuits alleging false arrest, illegal search or malicious prosecution by former police officers charged in 2013 with multiple drug conspiracy...

Topgolf becomes first step in redevelopment of Motorola campus

May 22 2018 | 10:38 pm - A 67,000-square-foot Topgolf sports entertainment facility has become the first specific approval of the 225-acre Veridian development on the former Motorola Solutions campus in Schaumburg.

Capital Grille taking over Joe’s Crab Shack location in Schaumburg

May 23 2018 | 7:09 pm - The Capital Grille steak and seafood restaurant will replace the long-vacant Joe’s Crab Shack as the first eatery at Schaumburg’s eastern gateway at Golf Road and McConnor Parkway.

Chalk artist demonstrates optical trickery in Schaumburg

May 22 2018 | 6:35 pm - Innovative sidewalk chalk artist David Zinn demonstrated and explained his faux 3-D creations to students Tuesday at Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg.

One injured in garage fire near West Chicago

May 22 2018 | 4:50 pm - A resident of a home in an unincorporated area near West Chicago was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries after the attached garage caught on fire Monday afternoon.

Why Schaumburg has a hard time getting bigger acts for Septemberfest

May 22 2018 | 6:55 am - Musical acts like The Romantics, Mickey Dolenz, 10,000 Maniacs and a Queen tribute band could be hired to perform at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest, but that might require an increase in the village’s budget for the Labor Day weekend...

Extended safety netting becoming standard in suburban ballparks

May 19 2018 | 6:54 pm - Following the lead of all 30 Major League Baseball teams, suburban minor and independent-league ballparks are extending their protective netting from behind home plate to the outer ends of their dugouts to keep fans safe from foul balls and flying...

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