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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Elmhurst celebrates girl who inspired life-saving law

Aug 27 2016 | 12:50 pm - Both tears and smiles accompanied the dedication Saturday of a maple tree and bench to the memory of a 13-year-old Elmhurst girl whose death from an allergic reaction a year ago inspired a newly enacted law aimed at saving others in similar...

Schaumburg library details renovation plans

Aug 25 2016 | 6:02 pm - Schaumburg Township District Library officials are sharing more details about the $1.4 million renovation expected to begin just after Labor Day in the lobby and Audiovisual Theatre on the first floor of the central library at 130 S. Roselle Road in...

Schaumburg library director to retire at year’s end

Aug 25 2016 | 3:43 pm - After nearly eight years at the helm of the Schaumburg Township District Library, Executive Director Stephanie Sarnoff plans to retire at the end of the year. “We’re definitely sad to see Stephanie go,” library board President...

Woman charged with falsely reporting assault in Schaumburg

Aug 25 2016 | 11:05 pm - Prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania woman with having filed a false report of battery and criminal sexual assault against a Rolling Meadows man in Schaumburg Tuesday. Lauren Ryan, 20, of York, Pennsylvania, was charged with disorderly conduct...

Last day in Schaumburg for some Motorola Solutions workers

Aug 25 2016 | 3:29 pm - About 200 Motorola Solutions employees spent their last day at the company’s former global headquarters in Schaumburg on Thursday before starting next Monday at the company’s new Chicago office in the West Loop. The group of employees...

Schaumburg lowers threshold for ash trees’ removal

Aug 23 2016 | 10:49 pm - Schaumburg’s ash tree management and reforestation plans are continuing to evolve in the wake of the emerald ash borer infestation and its wave of destruction. Village trustees Tuesday approved lowering the threshold for infected...

District 211 adopts tentative budget

Aug 18 2016 | 11:11 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday adopted a tenative budget for the 2016-17 school year that reflects both a $1.8 million reduction in spending and a $10.4 million decrease in reserves.

Use of non-union labor picketed at Obama archives site in Hoffman Estates

Aug 19 2016 | 4:04 pm - A dispute over the use of non-union labor in the conversion of a former Plunkett Furniture store in Hoffman Estates into the temporary archives of the future Barack Obama Presidential Center materialized late this week.

Transgender student may soon access locker room at Hoffman Estates High

Aug 19 2016 | 5:04 pm - A transgender student may soon have permission to access a gender-specific locker room at Hoffman Estates High School, just as another transgender student does at Fremd High School elsewhere in Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211.

Schaumburg rejects burying Plum Grove Road power lines

Aug 18 2016 | 4:26 pm - Schaumburg trustees have voted down a plan to pay for the burial of overhead utility lines along the northern stretch of Plum Grove Road that would have added $3 per month to residents’ electricity bills for five years.

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