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: New drinks, Halloween parties for the weekend

Oct 24 2016 | 5:18 pm - Punch Bowl Social introduces new autumn drinks to its menu. Snuggery Schaumburg celebrates Halloween with back-to-back parties beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Make the rounds at MB Financial Park during a spooky Halloween bar crawl from 6...

Dawn Patrol: Will Schwarber be DH for Cubs in Game 1 tonight?

Oct 25 2016 | 6:07 am - Will Schwaber be the DH tonight in Game 1 of World Series? What to do, where to eat in Cleveland. Accolades pour in for Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner as he prepares to step down. Lack of evidence ends search for driver who crashed into Schaumburg home.

St. Charles middle school evacuated for cooking oil fire

Oct 25 2016 | 6:47 pm - A cooking oil fire in the kitchen classroom caused a St. Charles middle school to be evacuated Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

Dawn Patrol: Cubs one win from World Series; Bears fall to 1-6

Oct 21 2016 | 6:04 am - Lester, Russell put Cubs one win from World Series. Police: ‘Highly intoxicated’ man assaulted Arlington Heights officers. Woman convicted of killing cat in Elmhurst faces resentencing. Demolition firm hired by Rosemont contributed to...

Night life events: Game day specials on tap at Beer Market, Official’s Time Out

Oct 19 2016 | 1:34 pm - Game on with beer specials at the Beer Market in Vernon Hills. Official’s Time Out in Hoffman Estates welcomes Blackhawk fans with several game-day specials.

Police: ‘Highly intoxicated’ man assaulted Arlington Heights officers

Oct 20 2016 | 10:39 pm - A “highly intoxicated” Des Plaines man assaulted three Arlington Heights officers after police found him sleeping with his head in some bushes, authorities said.

Wheeling family displaced after fire

Oct 20 2016 | 10:24 pm - A Wheeling family has been displaced after a fire broke out Thursday afternoon in their two-story townhome, fire officials said.

Dawn Patrol: Arrieta looks to swing momentum back to Cubs

Oct 18 2016 | 5:50 am - Arrieta looks to swing momentum back to Cubs in Game 3 of NLCS. Aurora’s Paramount leads all suburban theaters in Jeff Awards. Police treating Barrington Hills man’s death as a homicide. Update coming Thursday on Baby Hope probe. Feds...

Police treating Barrington Hills man’s death as a homicide

Oct 17 2016 | 10:09 pm - The death of a Barrington Hills man found in a burning car in Chicago last month is being treated as a homicide by Chicago police. James D. Gerage, 43, co-owner of Elgin-based Omega Demolition Corp., was found Sept. 23 in the back seat of a burning...

Night life events: Caliendo’s hosts a free darts tourney Friday

Oct 12 2016 | 11:48 am - Hit up Caliendo’s free darts tournament from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14. McQ’s hosts the first Bolingbrook Brew Fest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

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