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Sara Hooker

Staff Writer
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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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Dining events: LongHorn intros winter menu

Dec 16 2014 | 10:44 am - Now through February, taste winter at LongHorn Steakhouse with new seasonal entrees. Chicago’s oldest family-run steakhouse announced plans and the location for its first expansion: Rosemont. The yet-to-be named restaurant will go in at 9421...

Dawn Patrol: Kaneland hires Fenton principal; packages stolen in St. Charles

Dec 16 2014 | 5:50 am - Fenton principal will be next leader of Kaneland district. Arrest made in St. Charles package thefts. Crystal Lake couple arrested after drug raid. Rosemont renews contract with mayor's brother. Two charged in Elgin vehicle burglaries. Rozner says...

2 charged in Elgin car break-ins

Dec 16 2014 | 12:52 am - Two Elgin men accused of breaking into cars early Monday morning will appear in bond court this morning in Rolling Meadows.

St. Charles police: Man stole packages from doorsteps

Dec 15 2014 | 5:21 pm - A St. Charles man who police say stole packages from the doorsteps of as many as 15 different people was arrested last week, police said.

Dawn Patrol: Board member: no gay superintendent; Bulls win

Dec 11 2014 | 5:59 am - Warren Township High School District 121 board member: No gay superintendent. Gene & Georgetti picks Rosemont for first expansion. New Kane panel leader not sold on Settler’s HIll cross country track. Ex-DuPage state’s attorney...

Dawn Patrol: Ye Olde Town Inn closes; Samardzija back to Chicago?

Dec 09 2014 | 5:47 am - Woman charged with filing false stabbing report. Jeff Samardzija returning to Chicago, on the White Sox, reports say. Investigation into Rosemont hotel gas leak continues. West Chicago man charged with DUI in fatal crash. Atheism sign vandalized...

Cary bank robbed Monday evening

Dec 09 2014 | 12:14 am - Cary police received a call at 5:53 p.m. of a bank robbery at Fifth Third Bank, 750 Northwest Highway, Sgt. Geoffrey Witherow said. The robbery happened just before closing time.

Dawn Patrol: New charges in shooting; Christmas haunted house to open

Dec 04 2014 | 5:50 am - Woman charged with delivering guns used to shoot McHenry County deputies. Christmas haunted house set to open in Lombard. Ex-Bensenville cop indicted on theft charges. Longtime Elgin grocer, dress shop owner dies. 1st gold coin shows up in Round...

1st gold coin shows up in Round Lake Salvation Army kettle

Dec 03 2014 | 6:58 pm - The first gold coin of the season showed up in a Salvation Army Red Kettle outside a Round Lake Wal-Mart over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Salvation Army officials say.

Dawn patrol: Cab crashes into man’s bed; I-90 worker hurt on Fox River

Dec 02 2014 | 5:51 am - Cab crashes through Glendale Heights home, pinning resident to the bed. Fans thank George W. Bush for service at signing. Construction worker critically injured on Fox River barge. New Kane sheriff follows in father’s footsteps. Cook County...

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