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: Party in Naperville Saturday at Crosstown Pub, Potter’s Place

Jul 17 2017 | 6:09 pm - Crosstown Pub Naperville celebrates 10 years with a block party from noon until close Saturday, July 22. The first Potter’s Place Fest kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, with entertainment from Mike and Joe, Nick Lynch band, Summer Son,...

Dining events: BRIO in Lombard fetes national lasagna day

Jul 17 2017 | 2:17 pm - Lombard’s BRIO Tuscan Grille celebrates national lasagna day a couple of days early when it offers 50 percent off Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese on Thursday, July 27. For one night only, Seaside’s takes its Jersey Shore flavors to the...

Dining events: Baskin Robbins serves free slice of polar pizza Friday

Jul 13 2017 | 9:04 pm - Baskin Robbins treats ice cream lovers with a free slice of the new mint chocolate chip polar pizza from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 14.

Night life events: Catch concerts, fireworks from Bub City Rosemont’s patio

Jul 12 2017 | 12:14 pm - Bub City Rosemont’s outdoor patio recently opened with seatings on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Catch MB Financial Park’s live entertainment from the patio — Country in the Park on Tuesdays and Rockin’ in the Park...

Dawn Patrol: ‘American Idol’ star arrested at Palatine bar

Jul 12 2017 | 9:53 am - ‘American Idol’ star, Wheeling native Haley Reinhart arrested at Palatine bar. Boys accused of threatening to use gun at Maine South. Outpouring of well-wishes for Elgin man with Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome. Tour of Lake Ellyn...

Boys accused of threatening to use gun at Maine South

Jul 10 2017 | 6:07 pm - Two Park Ridge juveniles were charged Monday with unlawful use of a weapon after making threats on social media about using a gun at Maine South High School’s summer school classes today, police said.

Dawn Patrol: Suburban lawmakers help bring budget, income tax hike

Jul 07 2017 | 5:51 am - Suburban lawmakers endure wrath to support budget with income tax hike.

Antioch man facing weapons, trespassing charges

Jul 06 2017 | 6:45 pm - An Antioch man faces weapons and trespassing charges after police responded to a disturbance early Thursday morning.

Police: Waukegan woman stabbed, killed man in domestic dispute

Jul 06 2017 | 6:54 pm - A Waukegan woman has been charged with second degree murder after a domestic dispute escalated on the Fourth of July, police say.

Night life events: Rosemont’s Sugar Factory to debut Night Owl goblet

Jun 28 2017 | 1:52 pm - Rosemont’s Sugar Factory has a new signature goblet debuting soon: the Night Owl, featuring Virginia black whiskey by Drake. Catch the Cubs while enjoying gameday specials at Official’s Time Out in Hoffman Estates.

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