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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Dawn Patrol: Retired vice admiral named new COD president

May 03 2016 | 5:50 am - Retired vice admiral named new College of DuPage president. COD acknowledges Open Meetings Act violation. Abduction attempt reported in Des Plaines area. Buffalo Grove woman shot on Wisconsin highway. Elgin orchestra tops in Illinois for 2016. Suit...

Abduction attempt reported in Des Plaines area

May 02 2016 | 9:49 pm - A man who appeared to hold a knife tried to abduct a boy Monday morning near Des Plainesg, Cook County sheriff’s police say.

Dawn Patrol: Wood Dale bank robbed; Bears draft Georgia LB

Apr 29 2016 | 5:45 am - Glenbard West threats unfounded, officials say. Robber hits bank in Wood Dale. Hastert’s state lawmaker pension checks continue, for now. Mosque won’t sue Rolling Meadows after city denies move. Anti-heroin Lali’s Law moves in...

Night life events: Mickey Finn’s fetes 2 years in new locale

Apr 27 2016 | 2:19 pm - Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville celebrates its second anniversary in its new location with a party and specials all day Friday, April 29.

Dining events: Last call for smelt specials at Shaw’s in Schaumburg

Apr 28 2016 | 3:50 pm - Saturday concludes a month of smelt at Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg. Plus, chef John Chiakulas introduces a new spring salad to the menu at Antico Posto in Oak Brook.

Robber hits bank in Wood Dale

Apr 28 2016 | 7:25 pm - A Wood Dale bank was robbed Thursday afternoon by a man wearing a red Indiana hoodie, police say.

Glenbard West threats unfounded, officials say

Apr 28 2016 | 10:36 pm - Glenbard West High School classes will be in session Friday after an investigation of online threats found no danger to students or staff, school officials said.

Dawn Patrol: Hawks’ season over after Game 7 loss to Blues

Apr 26 2016 | 5:38 am - Old friend Troy Brouwer seals Blackhawks’ 3-2 loss. Yorkville man dies in I-88 crash near Naperville. Lightning strikes Vernon Hills townhouse building. Settlement in lawsuit over Aurora fire that killed 6. One hurt in Hampshire Twp. crash.

Yorkville man dies in I-88 crash near Naperville

Apr 25 2016 | 10:42 pm - A Yorkville man died after a crash involving two trucks during Monday evening’s commute on I-88 near Naperville, state police said.

Car crashes into wall, Starbucks in Libertyville

Apr 25 2016 | 5:43 pm - Two people were taken to the hospital after their vehicle crashed into a wall outside Starbucks in Libertyville Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

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