Sara Hooker

Staff Writer
  • Emailshooker@dailyherald.com
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

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.

Complete the form below to send Sara a message

Your full name
Your e-mail address
Your phone number
Your message
items 1-10 out of 930

Dawn Patrol: 1 hurt in house explosion; 6 cars, house damaged in DUI

Sep 16 2014 | 5:44 am - One injured in Elgin explosion. St. Charles liquor commission urges tobacco shop, massage parlor oversight. Woodridge teen charged with DUI after damaging six cars, house. Disabled couple visiting Schaumburg High: ‘best thing that ever...

One person injured in Elgin house explosion

Sep 16 2014 | 1:46 am - An explosion blew out the windows of an Elgin home Monday night, sending one person to the hospital, fire officials said. Just before 10 p.m. Elgin firefighters responded to a reported explosion on the 1100 block of Morningside Drive. Neighbors...

After 6 cars, house damaged, Woodridge teen charged with DUI

Sep 15 2014 | 6:04 pm - A Woodridge teen who lost control of her red Ford Mustang Sunday night and damaged a total of six cars and a house has been charged with DUI, police said. Hope Brown, 18, was driving south on Westview Lane approaching the intersection at Everglade...

Dawn Patrol: 9/11 beam in Wauconda? McHenry County horse race delay

Sep 11 2014 | 5:48 am - Driver accused of running over, killing skateboarder charged. Kane officials hope for big profits from cross country track. Ray Graham employee charged with defrauding residents. The man behind the Super J. dies. Palatine officials praise storm...

Night life events: Elmhurst Pub Crawl happening Saturday

Sep 09 2014 | 8:25 am - Follow the sound of the bagpipes at this year’s Elmhurst Barstool Open Pub Crawl from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Tailgate at Spears Bourbon Burger Beers throughout the month of September with live entertainment, including rock/reggae/pop...

Dawn Patrol: Man dies in crash; Police: Girl killed by punch malnourished

Sep 09 2014 | 6:11 am - Police: Waukegan girl killed by punch was malnourished, beaten previously. Police staying quiet on Louis Vuitton burglary. Deerfield man struck, killed in Wisconsin. Arlington Heights grants puppy mill ban reprieve to shop. Teens smash 75 mailboxes...

75 mailboxes smashed in Schaumburg; arrests made

Sep 08 2014 | 5:26 pm - Two teens were arrested early Monday morning after Schaumburg police say they smashed as many as 75 mailboxes on the city’s northwest side.

Night life events: Trivia Thursdays at Karma Pub

Sep 04 2014 | 4:57 pm - Team trivia at Karma Pub in Mundelein; Bear down at Hawthorn’s Backyard in West Chicago; Jimmy’s Grill in Naperville under new ownership.

Dawn patrol: Officer on leave for Facebook comments; Fatal crash

Sep 04 2014 | 6:50 am - Elgin officer on leave, Facebook comments under investigation. Motorcyclist killed, passenger seriously injured in Aurora crash. Hoffman Estates man upset after being intentionally crashed into. Lawmakers want O’Hare noise standards reviewed...

Dining events: Free kids’ meal at Francesca’s

Aug 31 2014 | 10:32 am - Prove that you’re not a fool with pickup carryout meals at Francesca’s Restaurants. Now through next Tuesday, get a free kids’ meal with purchase of an adult entree.

items 1-10 out of 930

Latest Tweets