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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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Dawn Patrol: Protests in Chicago after Ferguson cop not indicted

Nov 25 2014 | 5:39 am - Grand jury doesn’t indict Ferguson cop. Naperville bar security to get more training. FAA avoids taking blame, suggests changes after Aurora sabotage. Teen critically injured in Gurnee crash. Suburbs see slight snow accumulation. Rose, Gasol...

Diversity leader Brooks: Ferguson another reason to diversify police

Nov 25 2014 | 5:57 am - The Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, chairman of the Illinois Commission on Diversity & Human Relations, reacted to the decision on the Ferguson shooting by saying perception in this case is more powerful than facts given “the historical problem that...

Van drives into retention pond in Round Lake Hts.

Nov 24 2014 | 10:48 pm - A minivan drove through a grassy area outside the Round Lake Heights Police Department and into a retention pond Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

Teen critically injured in Gurnee crash

Nov 24 2014 | 7:06 pm - Two separate crashes in Gurnee sent nine people to area hospitals, including a 13-year-old who was critically injured, police and fire officials said.

Suburbs see slight snow accumulation

Nov 24 2014 | 7:43 pm - Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

Dawn Patrol: Minimum wage vote possible today; Naperville ranked safest city for women

Nov 20 2014 | 6:33 am - Minimum wage vote possible today in state Senate. Naperville ranked safest city for women. State police finish Carpentersville death probe. Aurora police charge 6 in burglaries. Libertyville seems unlikely to reverse video gambling ban. Blackhawks...

Dawn Patrol: Report on post-traffic stop death; Cupich installation

Nov 18 2014 | 6:45 am - Report: Internal bleeding killed Carpentersville man after arrest. Palatine man convicted of killing teen in 2003 crash arrested in another DUI. Former Gavin teacher turns himself in. Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance...

Car jumps curb, runs into Fox River Grove bank

Nov 17 2014 | 5:43 pm - A vehicle driven Fox River Grove woman jumped the curb outside Chase Bank and struck the building Monday afternoon, breaking out a window, police say.

Cold will linger throughout the week, meteorologists say

Nov 17 2014 | 6:25 pm - A weather system bringing in the coldest air of the season into the region also is expected to deliver a massive lake-effect snowfall east of the Great Lakes.

Ex-Gavin teacher turns himself in on failure to report abuse charges

Nov 18 2014 | 5:40 am - The third teacher charged with failure to report suspected child abuse in the Gavin South Middle School molestation case turned himself in, officials said Monday.

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