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Matt AradoStaff Writer
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Matt Arado is a part-time reporter at the Daily Herald who writes about news happening in Mount Prospect and surrounding suburbs. He also contributes music and general entertainment stories to the Daily Herald's weekly Time Out! section, and he works on Sundays in the Daily Herald's Lisle office as the daytime DuPage County reporter.
Arado joined the Daily Herald's local news staff in 1999. He covered several beats while on staff, including the communities of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Mount Prospect. In 2006, he starting splitting his time between writing feature stories for the paper and working on the daytime copy desk.
He was named to the Daily Herald's new Suburban Edge reporting staff in 2008, covering education and pop culture. In 2009, Arado switched to a part-time schedule so he could pursue a master's degree in creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Arado has received a number of awards for his writing during his career, including Peter Lisagor awards in 2011 (for arts reporting) and 2012 (for investigative reporting). He graduated from Lawrence University with a degree in English, and he expects to complete his master's degree in December of 2014. He lives with his family in Evanston. His interests include rock/pop music (on vinyl!), novels, White Sox baseball cards, and movies.