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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Dining events: All Chocolate Kitchen, Altiro pair up for Cinco de Mayo dinner

Apr 27 2015 | 1:30 pm - All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva partners with Mexican tapas restaurant Altiro Latin Fusion to host a seven-course, prix fixe Cinco de Mayo celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. The menu includes Mexican staples and for dessert, All...

DeKalb man killed in Aurora crash, wife seriously injured

Apr 25 2015 | 11:33 pm - A DeKalb man died and his wife was critically injured after a vehicle lost control and struck their vehicle on Aurora’s far east side Friday evening, police said.

Dawn Patrol: Blackhawks lose 5-2; four hurt when driver fleeing cops flips car

Apr 24 2015 | 5:41 am - Blackhawks match Predators’ pace until third period in 5-2 loss. Authorities: 4 hurt when driver fleeing Lombard police flips car. ‘Regular person’ Cardinal George takes final resting place in Des Plaines. Gurnee police...

Dawn Patrol: Getting to George's burial service; hospital stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

Apr 23 2015 | 10:01 am - How you can get to the cardinal's burial service in Des Plaines. Gurnee couple upset after watching video of their car on 96-mph joy ride. Des Plaines alderman push for investigation of police. Mulch catches fire outside Batavia pub. Hospital...

Authorities: 4 hurt when driver fleeing Lombard police flips car

Apr 24 2015 | 6:43 am - A vehicle fleeing police lost control in Lombard Thursday afternoon and flipped four times, injuring all four of its occupants, Lombard police said.

Dining events: Time to try O’Toole’s new menu

Apr 20 2015 | 1:34 pm - Timothy O’Toole’s in Gurnee recently revamped its food menu to include new salads (like the Greek pub salad), appetizers, sandwiches (such as the bahn mi-inspired option) and entrees. Also, Woodfield Mall’s new Pac-Man restaurant,...

Dawn Patrol: Gunshot wounds in Elgin death; Arlington Hts. girl’s death probed

Apr 21 2015 | 5:47 am - Three years for truck driver in fatal crash near Aurora. Des Plaines planning road closures for Cardinal George’s funeral procession. Elgin death still under investigation, officials say. Death of Arlington Heights girl under investigation.

Elgin death still under investigation, officials say

Apr 20 2015 | 9:45 pm - An autopsy Monday determined a 20-year-old Elgin man died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Kane County Coroner’s office said, but both police and the coroner’s office declined to label the death a homicide yet.

Death of Arlington Heights girl under investigation

Apr 21 2015 | 11:27 am - Arlington Heights police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was found unresponsive and later died at a hospital.

Dawn Patrol: Feds launch investigation into COD; man trapped in machinery dies

Apr 16 2015 | 5:41 am - Federal authorities now investigating College of DuPage spending. Man dies after trapped in Elk Grove factory machinery. Medical marijuana coming to Elk Grove Village. McHenry traffic stop yields heroin. Fire shuts down Naperville Arby's. Wheeling...

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