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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Schaumburg likely to tax treehouse, other short-term rentals

Jun 27 2016 | 6:51 pm - New Schaumburg regulations already ensure that a large, luxurious backyard treehouse village officials learned about last year is the last of its kind. Now the village board is set to impose an 8 percent hotel tax on overnight stays there.

Harper College deal would mean indoor pool for Palatine residents

Jun 23 2016 | 5:29 pm - Palatine Park District residents could be just two years away from a long-sought indoor pool through a pending agreement between the district and Harper College. Harper trustees Wednesday voted 6-1 to approve their half of an agreement with the park...

Buffalo Grove doctor charged in national health care fraud sweep

Jun 23 2016 | 5:26 pm - A Buffalo Grove physician is among 301 people charged in connection with a nationwide health care fraud sweep disclosed this week, the largest such action in U.S. history, authorities say.

Hoffman Estates approves three-year police contract

Jun 21 2016 | 11:22 am - Hoffman Estates police officers will receive a 1 percent pay hike retroactive to Jan. 1 and another 1 percent raise July 1, under a new three-year contract approved by village trustees Monday.

Hoffman Estates hires consultant for 185-acre TIF district

Jun 21 2016 | 5:57 am - Hoffman Estates village board members voted 5-2 Monday to pay a consultant $28,500 to work with them on the consideration of a $21 million property tax reimbursement for a developer — as long as the developer pays for the consultant's contract.

With renovations complete, Woodfield Mall gets new general manager

Jun 21 2016 | 6:46 pm - Fresh off its $13.9 million facelift in 2015, Schaumburg's Woodfield Mall will soon have a new general manager in Kurt Webb, a six-year employee of parent company Simon Property Group. He replaces David Gott, who oversaw last year's Woodfield...

District 54 superintendent gets 10 percent raise

Jun 20 2016 | 4:54 pm - Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss will receive a 10 percent raise next school year after the accomplishments of the past two years redeemed him from the shadow of drunken driving charges in the winter of 2014,...

How to create a monarch butterfly way station

Jun 17 2016 | 10:54 pm - While any commitment to increase the number of milkweed plants in the environment is likely to help the monarch butterfly, following these tips from the University of Kansas-based Monarch Watch to create a certified monarch waystation provides a...

How to bring monarch butterflies back to suburbs: Plant milkweed

Jun 18 2016 | 7:21 am - A teacher from Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Park District are leading efforts to reverse a steady decline in the number of monarch butterflies in the suburbs and elsewhere. And you can help, simply by adding one plant to your backyard garden.

District 211 board hears public input for new strategic plan

Jun 17 2016 | 10:02 pm - After nearly six months of gathering public input, the co-chairs of Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s community engagement facilitating team Thursday shared a summary of their findings with the school board. The data they...

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