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 library names deputy director to top spot

Sep 28 2016 | 4:25 pm - The Schaumburg Township District Library’s next executive director will require no time at all learning the lay of the land. Library trustees have appointed current Deputy Director Monica Harris to succeed departing Executive Director...

Zurich’s new Schaumburg HQ impresses on opening day

Sep 28 2016 | 4:13 pm - Wednesday’s grand opening of Zurich North America’s opulent new headquarters in Schaumburg provided not only a privileged glimpse inside for some members of the public, but also a chance for several employees to get a first impression...

Schaumburg wants to buy offices to clear way for entertainment district

Sep 27 2016 | 11:08 pm - Schaumburg trustees Tuesday approved a $6.58 million offer to buy the two single-story office buildings just north of the village’s convention center and Renaissance Hotel to help develop a new entertainment district and reconfigure Thoreau...

An inside look at Zurich North America’s ‘masterpiece’ headquarters

Sep 28 2016 | 10:38 am - Zurich North America’s stunning 750,000-square-foot headquarters in Schaumburg opens today, bucking the trend of corporations abandoning suburban campuses for city centers. The massive glass, steel and wood structure is a throwback to an era...

44th District hopefuls urge thinking beyond partisanship

Sep 26 2016 | 7:49 pm - Democratic state Rep. Fred Crespo of Hoffman Estates and Republican challenger Katy Dolan Baumer of Streamwood say residents of their 44th state House district can still wield an influence over the direction of the state despite the ongoing power...

House 56 hopefuls debate their bipartisan appeal

Sep 23 2016 | 5:54 pm - Despite their different party affiliations and stances on Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, both candidates for the 56th District state House seat Friday explained why they believed their voter support on Nov. 8 could come from...

District 211 to research broadcasting its meetings

Sep 23 2016 | 9:48 am - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members in December will hear an estimated cost and implementation time for a system of video recording and broadcasting their meetings after several expressed philosophical support for the idea...

U. of Illinois students to document Schaumburg’s historic Schweikher House

Sep 22 2016 | 3:45 pm - Students from the University of Illinois’ School of Architecture in Champaign-Urbana will spend this fall visiting the historic Paul Schweikher House in Schaumburg and preparing drawings and other documentation for the Historic American...

District 211 has 3-year plan for vacant property in Schaumburg

Sep 20 2016 | 1:43 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 plans to decide within three years what to do with an unused 60 acres in Schaumburg that has caught the eye of village and park district officials.

Helicopter school coming to Schaumburg Regional Airport

Sep 16 2016 | 5:37 pm - Schaumburg Regional Airport — already a home base for many of the Chicago area’s news helicopters — will soon be a place where students can learn to fly such hovering aircraft.

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