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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Night life events: Countyline’s Firkin Friday features Ankle Biter stout

Jun 22 2016 | 2:45 pm - Countyline Tavern’s Final Friday Firkin for June will feature BuckleDown Brewing Co.’s Ankle Biter American Stout; Bar Louie celebrates national martini month; grab a martini at Bonefish Grill.

Dawn Patrol: Storms rake the Midwest

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Dining events: Become a grill master at Real Urban BBQ class

Jun 22 2016 | 4:15 pm - Hone your grilling skills at Real Urban BBQ’s grilling class beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, in Highland Park. Let them eat cake at Prairie Grass Cafe’s cake buffet June 28.

Dundee Township official charged with indecent exposure

Jun 23 2016 | 10:47 am - Dundee Township Highway Commissioner Larry Brassch has been charged with indecent exposure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Aurora man faces gun charges

Jun 22 2016 | 11:06 pm - Raheim D. Davis

Dawn Patrol: What Hastert’s life will be like in prison

Jun 21 2016 | 5:54 am - What Hastert’s life will be like in prison. Child drowns in Downers Grove. Waukegan police seek information about 2 armed robberies. Former Illinois GOP chairman part of group trying to stop Trump. High hopes as runway rotation plan submitted...

Waukegan police seek information about 2 armed robberies

Jun 20 2016 | 7:06 pm - Two armed robberies took place in Waukegan over the weekend, and police said on Monday it’s unclear whether the two are related.

Motorcyclist hurt in Volo crash

Jun 20 2016 | 11:20 pm - A motorcyclist was injured in a Monday evening crash in Volo, fire officials said.

Dawn Patrol: Palatine parking lot shooting; Viking warship launched

Jun 17 2016 | 5:49 am - Shooting reported in Palatine apartment complex. Teen charged with robbing pizza delivery driver in Waukegan. Libertyville man successfully launches Viking-style wooden boat. Free ride on Elgin-O’Hare Expressway ends July 5. Founder of...

Teen charged with robbing pizza delivery driver in Waukegan

Jun 16 2016 | 6:35 pm - A teen has been charged with robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint last month in Waukegan, police said Thursday.

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