Eileen O. Daday

Daily Herald Columnist

Eileen O. Daday has been contributing to the Daily Herald since 1986, when she first started covering prep sports in Wheeling. A local column opened up within a year in Arlington Heights and she hasn't looked back. She now writes a weekly column, called "Good News," that covers the positive and often uplifting things going on in the Northwest suburbs. She also serves as a floating news reporter, dispatched to cover events across the area, develop local features, as well as write news obituaries or life stories on local residents who have left their mark on the region.

Many of her columns and features seem to feature children, teens and families in the Northwest suburbs, and it's no wonder. Daday is the mother of six children, who literally have grown up around their mother's writing -- and have even occasionally been featured in it. Daday graduated from the University of Notre Dame, with a degree in American Studies and a communications concentration. While at Notre Dame, as a member of the university's second co-ed class, she worked for the daily newspaper on campus, the Observer, covering their fledgling women's sports program. Daday is a native of Arlington Heights, and she continues to make her home there.

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Harper College gala flies high for scholarship fund

Sep 16 2017 | 7:50 pm - Harper College may have found a new tag line after Saturday night’s 50th anniversary gala: Come fly with me. An aviation theme and the chance to fly into the future was at the center of the evening’s flight plan, and guests ate it up.

Miss Septemberfest chair steps down, reflects on title

Sep 11 2017 | 11:06 am - This year’s Septemberfest was bittersweet for Cara Mohr, who chaired the Miss Septemberfest competition for the last time after running it for 20 years. She won the title herself in 1993.

St. James School celebrates 90 years

Sep 05 2017 | 8:21 am - St. James School in Arlington Heights has been serving families in the Northwest suburbs for 90 years.

Recording artist Brandon Fox returns to Elk Grove High

Aug 29 2017 | 7:31 pm - Recording artist Brandon Fox, who made his Lollapalooza debut in 2013 and will have his first solo album released this fall, returned to where he first found his voice: Elk Grove High’s choir room.

Palatine Scouts’ STEM project blasts off to space

Aug 21 2017 | 12:40 pm - After more than two years of working on their project, a group of Palatine Boy Scouts realized the dream of a lifetime: They watched their project blast off in a NASA flight headed for the International Space Station.

Legendary Prospect basketball coach set the bar high

Aug 18 2017 | 5:01 pm - Dick Kinneman, the first boys basketball coach at Prospect High School, set the bar high and created a legacy that is remembered some 50 years later. The North Barrington resident died Thursday. He was 91.

Bears take over Prospect High stadium, and local fans love it

Aug 18 2017 | 9:22 am - The second annual Bears Varsity High School Takeover lived up to its billing Thursday as thousands of fans started pouring into Prospect High School’s football stadium a full two hours before the Chicago Bears arrived.

‘Joyful’ is the aim of Roosevelt summer reading clinic

Jul 24 2017 | 2:34 pm - Roosevelt University professor Margaret Policastro had one vision in mind when she established the school’s summer reading clinic at its Schaumburg campus: she wanted to make reading “joyful” so children would become lifelong...

Schaumburg golf league holds fundraiser for local cancer patient

Jul 17 2017 | 12:23 pm - Members of the Women’s Golf League at the Schaumburg Golf Club think of themselves as more than playing 18 holes every week. They’re a sisterhood, and they take care of their own.

Rotarians support butterfly garden to help abused children

Jul 10 2017 | 11:40 am - Landscapers have been working steadily over the last few weeks, transforming the area behind the Children’s Advocacy Center in Hoffman Estates into a vibrant butterfly garden.

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