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: Opponents of homeless plan speak out

Feb 21 2017 | 6:06 am - Opponents of Midlothian Manor near Lake Zurich cite location, safety Man dies in motorcycle crash in Glendale Heights. Flowers, trees face downside to this week’s warmup. Streamwood teen dies after being hit by SUV. Oakton set to vote on...

Man dies in motorcycle crash in Glendale Heights

Feb 20 2017 | 8:52 pm - A 26-year-old man died Monday after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a crash in Glendale Heights, police said.

Night life: Bahama Breeze’s $2.22 margaritas on national margarita day

Feb 15 2017 | 2:57 pm - Schaumburg’s Bahama Breeze goes all out for national margarita day Wednesday, Feb. 22, with $2.22 classic margaritas all day.

Dining events: AO Sushi adds ramen bowls to the menu

Feb 15 2017 | 7:13 pm - AO Sushi recently unveiled its ramen bowls, a traditional and authentic Japanese twist to the popular noodle trend. Wadsworth restaurant The Shanty does it all — including brunch from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday.

Dawn Patrol: Inverness detective named in Lake Zurich hazing lawsuit

Feb 17 2017 | 6:04 am - Inverness detective named in Lake Zurich football hazing lawsuit. Naperville cancer patient’s welcome parade proves ‘there’s no place like home.’ Arrests made after Waukegan armed robberies. Cary battery suspect...

Arrests made after Waukegan armed robberies

Feb 16 2017 | 8:16 pm - Police have arrested two armed robbers who committed recent crimes in Waukegan, authorities said in a news release Thursday.

Cary battery suspect identified himself as chiropractor, police say

Feb 16 2017 | 8:03 pm - A man who identified himself as a chiropractor entered a downtown Cary business Wednesday and offered to evaluate a woman before covering her mouth from behind and telling her to go to sleep, police said.

Dawn Patrol: Halt on immigration ban not yet ‘victory,’ Foster cautions

Feb 14 2017 | 5:59 am - Foster: Halt on immigration order not yet ‘victory.’ Des Plaines, developer close deal on $28 million Mannheim-Higgins Road. Mexican restaurant opens in downtown Elgin. 33 in suburbs arrested in federal immigration sweep. Suburban...

From heart-shaped pizzas to cakes: Suburban eateries offer Valentine’s specials

Feb 09 2017 | 4:40 pm - Indulge your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day: In Winnetka, Restaurant Michael serves up a five-course prix fixe menu and George Trois offers a six-course menu with a flight of three wines paired with the dishes. Love chocolate?...

Dawn Patrol: Axelrod knocks Clinton, Trump at Aurora University

Feb 10 2017 | 5:58 am - Axelrod knocks Clinton and Trump at Aurora University appearance. Body found in Lake in the Hills identified. Bolingbrook man sentenced to 15 years for Lombard robbery. Missing South Elgin teen found dead. Prosecutors say Lake County boy died after...

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