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: Joe Biden in Vernon Hills; Batavia police seek cop attacker

Oct 23 2014 | 5:50 am - Vice President Biden in Vernon Hills. Waukegan teachers strike continues. Batavia police looking for man who attacked officer. Carpentersville defies ruling to release post-traffic stop death details. Prospect Hts. man killed in Indiana crash. Long...

Man charged in Leyden Twp. hit-and-run

Oct 22 2014 | 10:46 pm - A man who police say hit a bicyclist in Leyden Township on Saturday night and then drove away has been charged.

Prospect Hts. man killed in Indiana crash

Oct 22 2014 | 9:38 pm - A Prospect Heights man died Wednesday morning after the motorcycle he was driving struck the back of a semitailer truck in southern Indiana, police said.

No school in Waukegan for rest of week

Oct 22 2014 | 10:49 pm - Schools in Waukegan will remained closed the rest of the week as contract negotiations ended Wednesday evening with no compromise in sight, both sides said. About 17,000 students in Waukegan Community School District 60 have been out of class since...

Long Grove man dies after crash

Oct 22 2014 | 11:23 pm - A Long Grove man died after his vehicle ran into a parked semi Wednesday afternoon, police said. The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on the southbound shoulder of Old McHenry Road north of Prairie Wind Drive in Long Grove, police said in a news...

Dawn Patrol: Quinn, Rauner in feisty debate; how deputies’ lives saved

Oct 21 2014 | 5:58 am - Sheriff: Holiday Hills shooter ready to ‘finish off’ officers. Quinn, Rauner's final debate a feisty one. Hinsdale District 86 OKs teacher contract. Truck driver’s statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash. Early voting...

Hinsdale district OKs new two-year contract

Oct 21 2014 | 12:29 am - Hinsdale High School District 86’s school board approved a two-year contract with its teachers Monday night in a 4-3 vote.

Dawn Patrol: Mundelein firm selling Ebola gear; O’Hare screenings today

Oct 16 2014 | 6:03 am - Demand up for Mundelein company’s Ebola fighting gear. Elgin officer fights termination. Man charged with twice robbing Crystal Lake 7-Eleven. Hampshire rescue going well, horses still available.N. Aurora man charged with robbery, theft.

Dining events: MB Urban Roadhouse opens in Naperville

Oct 14 2014 | 3:05 pm - Italian and Jewish influences meld into one tasty menu at the newly opened Mb urban roadhouse in Naperville. In honor of national pasta day, on Friday, Oct. 17, five pasta dishes will be just $4 at Francesca’s Restaurants.

Dawn Patrol: Ebola measures in suburbs; Biden in suburbs next week

Oct 14 2014 | 7:07 am - Suburban hospitals play it safe with Ebola; one patient in Elgin put in isolation. Biden plans to show in suburbs for Schneider. Lake County investigators to be honored for baby killer case. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry visits Arlington Heights...

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