Sara Hooker

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Sara Hooker currently works as a breaking news beat reporter on Monday and Wednesday nights, and writes dining and drink columns for the Daily Heraldís entertainment section, as well as edits stories for Reflejos.

Sara began her career with the Daily Herald in 2004 as a reporter in the DuPage County bureau covering the communities of Glen Ellyn and Glendale Heights. In 2005, she began covering Indian Prairie School District 204.

In 2007, following the birth of her oldest child, she went part-time and has since worked on various web projects, editing and story assignments.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Sara worked as a reporter and editor at Southern Illinois University Carbondaleís college paper, the Daily Egyptian.

Sara earned a bachelorís degree in journalism from SIU and a masterís degree in public affairs reporting from University of Illinois Springfield.

As part of the masters program at UIS, Sara completed an internship in the Daily Heraldís Springfield bureau covering statehouse politics.

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Winter storm outlook worsening, foot of snow possible

Jan 31 2015 | 4:48 pm - Predictions for the winter storm that was to strike the area beginning Saturday evening worsened during the day, with 8 to 12 inches of snow now expected, meteorologists say.

3 hurt in ATV crash on Forest Lake

Jan 31 2015 | 9:21 pm - Three people were injured Saturday afternoon when an ATV crashed on the ice on Forest Lake, fire officials said. Lake Zurich firefighters responded to the call just before 3:30 p.m., setting up a treatment area for the injured at Forest Lake Boat...

Electrical fire damages church rafters in Libertyville

Jan 31 2015 | 5:39 pm - A small electrical fire damaged some wood rafters inside the chapel of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville Saturday morning, fire officials say. Firefighters responded to the call just before 11:30 a.m. in the 100 block of East Maple Avenue...

Body found in Vernon Hills

Jan 31 2015 | 1:20 am - A person found dead Friday morning in Vernon Hills might be a woman reported missing Thursday evening, police said.

Dawn Patrol: COD board OKs buyout; ‘offensive image’ sent to teens

Jan 29 2015 | 7:34 am - COD board again approves Breuder's severance deal, despite outcry. ‘Offensive image’ sent to Fremd students. Delnor knife suspect has lengthy criminal past. Kane County to slash sheriff budget. Defense seeks to suppress statements in...

‘Offensive image’ sent to Fremd students

Jan 28 2015 | 6:16 pm - Palatine police are investigating after an email with a “graphic and offensive image” went out to students at Fremd High School, District 211 officials say. The inappropriate email was sent Tuesday night to a “large number of...

Ill. Attorney General: Rosemont must release contract info

Jan 24 2015 | 10:02 pm - Rosemont violated the Freedom of Information Act when it denied requests for details about Garth Brooks’ appearance at Allstate Arena, the Illinois Attorney General’s office determined. The village has fought for months to protect...

Strong winds, snow early Sunday

Jan 24 2015 | 10:36 pm - Sunday’s forecast includes snow and wind throughout the suburbs combined with dropping temperatures, meteorologists said. Despite the predictions, the event is expected to be mild - with snow beginning around 5 a.m. and totaling possibly an...

DuPage County judge remembered as advocate for children

Jan 24 2015 | 10:13 pm - As a longtime DuPage County judge, it would be nearly impossible for Michael R. Galasso to please everyone who appeared before him in court. Yet, friends and family say he seemingly managed to do just that, with his caring and relatable demeanor.

Dawn Patrol: COD president’s $762,000 deal; Danica Patrick in Lombard

Jan 23 2015 | 5:49 am - COD board says yes to $762,000 Breuder severance deal. Bail revoked for former Gavin teacher in sexual assault. Autistic man from Glendale Heights is missing. Patrick leads ‘Healthy Driven’ campaign in suburbs. Messmer sings national...

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