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: Man gets 35 years for Aurora murder

Sep 30 2016 | 6:04 am - Woman’s body found at White Pines near Bensenville. Fox Lake standoff shuts down neighborhood. Man gets 35 years for Aurora murder. Rolling Meadows mayor sworn in as senator. Kane County judge upholds vehicle search in drug case. West Dundee...

Dining events: Taco Tuesday at Punch Bowl Social

Sep 28 2016 | 3:41 pm - Celebrate National Taco Day at Schaumburg’s Punch Bowl Social on Tuesday, Oct. 4, with ’Lil Street Tacos.

Night life events: Dip your toes in the sand at new Downers Sand Club

Sep 28 2016 | 1:07 pm - Bump, set and spike at the newly opened Downers Sand Club, an 18,000-square-foot venue in Downers Grove featuring indoor sand volleyball courts, pool, bags, entertainment, darts, foosball, food and drinks.

Man gets 25 years for Aurora murder

Sep 29 2016 | 9:09 pm - A Joliet man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for the 2014 murder of an Aurora man during a drug deal gone bad, Kane County officials said.

Woman’s body found at White Pines near Bensenville

Sep 29 2016 | 11:17 pm - A woman was found dead Thursday morning near the White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville, police say, and they’re calling it a homicide.

Fox Lake standoff shuts down neighborhood

Sep 29 2016 | 10:51 pm - A suicidal man with a gun threatened Fox Lake police Thursday night, causing a neighborhood near Arthur Avenue and Forest Avenue to be shut down, authorities said.

Dawn Patrol: Clinton and Trump debate; Cubs notch 100th win

Sep 27 2016 | 5:56 am - Suburban political team dissects presidential debate. Cubs reach century mark in wins. Parents chastise, support U-46 board over transgender access. Mundelein man who was shot in Champaign was visiting friends. Barrington Hills resident found dead...

Dining events: Ted’s Montana Grill bids farewell to summer with specials

Sep 22 2016 | 2:42 pm - Ted’s Montana Grill gives summer one last hurrah with three unique specials. Bricks Wood Fired Pizza Cafe’s pizza of the month is the Diavola. And it’s only $12.

Dawn Patrol: Jamie Lee Curtis brings book to Naperville

Sep 23 2016 | 6:07 am - Jamie Lee Curtis brings ‘This is Me’ to Naperville. Union claims unsafe working conditions at Lake County jail. Man, brother-in-law sentenced in fraud case. Elgin man sentenced to prison for 8th DUI. Vote nears on Geneva...

Night life events: Hofbrauhaus keeps the Oktoberfest party going

Sep 19 2016 | 9:28 pm - Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont celebrates Oktoberfest with an entire month of specials. Snuggery Schaumburg goes country Friday, Sept. 24, with an evening of cowgirls and cocktails.

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