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: Missing Warrenville girl sought; person questioned in Hinsdale murder

May 26 2017 | 7:18 am - Naperville Amtrak shooting suspect to have mental evaluation. Police searching for missing Warrenville girl. Federal judge certifies class-action lawsuit against Oakton. Two men recovering after being shot in Aurora. Officials investigating Addison...

Dining events: Schaumburg’s Punch Bowl Social fetes National Burger Day Sunday

May 26 2017 | 10:16 am - Punch Bowl Social burgers it up with a specialty burger Sunday, May 28, on National Burger Day. Kick off the long holiday weekend on Oak Brook’s Tuscany’s patio with free appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 26.

Night life events: Country soul crooner comes to Naperville’s Club Mamalu

May 24 2017 | 11:25 am - Steve Shelton plays live at Naperville’s Club Mamalu Friday, May 26, bringing a country soul sound to the stage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Shaw’s in Schaumburg welcomes back sip and slurp — its annual summer tradition.

Officials investigating Addison fire that killed 2 cats

May 25 2017 | 5:21 pm - A house fire near Addison Thursday killed two cats and displaced a family, fire officials said.

Police question person of interest in Hinsdale woman’s murder

May 25 2017 | 10:59 pm - A person of interest is being questioned in the murder of Hinsdale mother Andrea Urban, who was found beaten to death in her home earlier this month, ABC 7 is reporting.

Two men recovering after being shot in Aurora

May 25 2017 | 8:15 pm - Two people have been shot in Aurora by a man who fled from the scene on foot, Aurora police said.

Dawn Patrol: Voters defeat Antioch Golf Club proposal; man shot, killed in Elk Grove Village

May 23 2017 | 6:49 am - Huge crowd of voters defeats Antioch Golf Club proposal. Man shot, killed in Elk Grove Village. Man stable after being shot near Downers Grove. Prospect Heights couple plead not guilty to sexually abusing teens. Student killed by hammer throw...

Man shot, killed in Elk Grove Village

May 22 2017 | 8:08 pm - A person was shot in the neck and found dead Sunday in Elk Grove Village, the medical examiner’s office said.

Man stable after being shot near Downers Grove

May 22 2017 | 7:01 pm - A man was shot in an unincorporated area near Downers Grove Monday afternoon and police continue to investigate.

Dawn Patrol: Guilty verdict in assault of Arlington Hts. senior

May 19 2017 | 6:00 am - Guilty verdict in sexual assault of 97-year-old Arlington Heights woman. Batavia police say sister stabbed brother. Mount Prospect man dies after motorcycle hits car. Class of 2017 graduates from Hoffman Estates High School. Willowbrook teen charged...

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