Eric Peterson

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Eric Peterson currently covers Schaumburg and the seven-village Barrington area for the Daily Herald. He joined the paper in March 2000 after previously working for Pioneer Press, the Northwest Herald and the former Chicago Suburban Times newspapers.

Peterson was among the reporters whose 2006 series on international adoption, "Finding Family," won the Chicago Journalists Association's Sarah Brown Boyden Award for Best Series in 2007. He was the writer of "Last Letters Home" on the correspondence of four U.S. soldiers killed in action to their Chicago suburban families, which won the CJA's Sarah Brown Boyden Award for Online Features in 2008 and was named Best Multimedia Story in 2009 by the Illinois AP Editors Association in Division A.

Peterson earned his journalism degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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Blackhawks inspire chair hockey tournament at retirement village

Apr 25 2015 | 2:02 am - Fired up by the Chicago Blackhawks’ presence in the NHL playoffs, a group of especially active retirees at Schaumburg’s Friendship Village and official team mascot Tommy Hawk came together for several high-energy games of chair hockey...

Schaumburg H.S. band heading to Sugar Bowl

Apr 23 2015 | 2:37 pm - Congratulations to the Schaumburg High School marching band on its invitation to perform at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans next New Year’s Day. The band will be among several invited to play during the halftime show.

Schaumburg budget based on current state funding

Apr 21 2015 | 11:51 pm - Though Schaumburg’s proposed new budget ambitiously combines enhancements of service with 1 percent reductions in spending and the property tax levy, it relies on one big assumption — the current system of state funding for...

Schaumburg once again expecting reduction in property taxes

Apr 21 2015 | 2:05 pm - Schaumburg's proposed 2015-16 budget, despite a robust $25 million capital improvement plan, includes a 1 percent reduction from last year in spending and the property tax levy.

Schaumburg library trustee reflects on 44 years in the books

Apr 20 2015 | 9:36 am - Debby Miller, who's played an integral role in the evolution and growth of the Schaumburg Township District Library since 1971, will be stepping down from the board of trustees next month with many happy memories and no regrets. “I'm really...

Snyder, Boland lead in Palatine library race

Apr 20 2015 | 8:38 pm - Though some mail-in ballots are still anticipated to arrive, a canvass Friday identified the two likely winners in the Palatine Public Library District board race that included three write-ins candidates.

Fremd HS alumni create anti-bullying scholarship in classmate's memory

Apr 19 2015 | 8:44 am - As they look forward to their 40th reunion later this year, some Fremd High School grads are looking back with remorse at the way they treated one of their classmates. In hopes of making amends, they're creating a scholarship in his honor for future...

In Schaumburg, Rauner tells credit union convention ‘I’m working for you’

Apr 17 2015 | 5:33 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner received a warm reception when he dropped by the Illinois Credit Union League Convention for its final minutes at the Schaumburg Convention Center Friday afternoon. And while Rauner conceded that not every aspect of his...

Punch Bowl Social moving into John Barleycorn building in Schaumburg

Apr 17 2015 | 12:33 pm - A vibrant dining and entertainment chain just moving into suburbs hopes to breathe new life into Schaumburg's former John Barleycorn restaurant this year. Punch Bowl Social has submitted a permit request for renovations at the 22,000-square-foot...

Schaumburg makes biggest lawsuit settlements yet involving former cops

Apr 16 2015 | 12:40 am - Schaumburg trustees have approved two more settlements among the 16 lawsuits filed against the village stemming from the actions of three former police officers indicted on multiple drug conspiracy charges in 2013. The new out-of-court agreements...

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