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: Gurnee police seek missing woman; TV anchor from Addison dies

May 27 2015 | 5:46 am - Gurnee woman missing since Friday. Former TV anchor from Addison dies. Army specialist from Oak Brook charged with sexual assault. Organizer: No regrets in canceling Arlington Heights parade. Naperville’s growing population could overtake...

Dining events: Rack House serves up $10 Moo burgers through Sunday

May 26 2015 | 8:17 am - Rack House closes out national barbecue month with a deal. Now through Sunday, get their signature Moo & Oink and Moo & Moo Burger for $10. Through Sunday, order certain items off RA Sushi’s menu and 100 percent of the proceeds go to benefit...

Four injured in crash Saturday on I-290

May 23 2015 | 4:18 pm - Four people were taken to Elmhurst Hospital after a rollover crash on I-290 Saturday afternoon, Elmhurst fire officials said. The two-car crash happened at 1:45 p.m. on eastbound I-290 just west of York Road, Elmhurst Fire Battalion Chief David...

Gurnee boy, 10, killed on way to church outing

May 23 2015 | 5:19 pm - A 10-year-old Gurnee boy killed in a crash Saturday morning on I-94 was on his way to Wisconsin to a church outing when the accident happened, officials said. Reeve Mathew and an 11-year-old Des Plaines boy were thrown from their vehicle after it...

Storm threat forces Arlington Heights to cancel parade

May 23 2015 | 11:28 pm - The Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Monday morning has been canceled as a severe storm is expected, organizer Greg Padovani said. So far, everything else is still on, other suburbs report.

Dining events: Fuller House bringing upscale pub fare to Hinsdale in June

May 20 2015 | 8:58 pm - A new pub-style, family-friendly restaurant, Fuller House, is set to open in early June in Hinsdale. Fuller House will have upscale American pub fare, classic cocktails, craft beer and an extensive bourbon program.

Dawn patrol: Aurora Marine killed in Nepal honored; Prom queen makes her mark

May 21 2015 | 5:51 am - Congressman honors Aurora Marine killed in Nepal. Barlett prom queen makes her mark. State lawmaker's plan to curb heroin abuse moves forward. Hampshire man remembered as generous, avid cyclist. Don't miss chance to audition for Suburban Chicago's...

Congressman honors Aurora Marine killed in Nepal

May 20 2015 | 9:59 pm - Congressman Bill Foster paid homage to Aurora’s fallen Marine Cpl. Sara A. Medina Wednesday in a brief speech on the House floor in Washington, D.C.

Dawn Patrol: Bicyclist killed near Hampshire; South Barrington house fire

May 19 2015 | 5:52 am - Bicyclist killed near Hampshire. More than 30 departments respond to South Barrington house fire. Former Carpentersville teacher charged with sex assault of minor. Fatal Palatine fire caused by electrical problem. Elgin murder suspect testifies he...

Bicyclist killed near Hampshire identified

May 19 2015 | 8:14 am - A 68-year-old Hampshire bicyclist was killed Monday afternoon after hitting the side of a vehicle in the middle of an intersection in an unincorporated area near Hampshire, Kane County officials said.

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