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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Rotary connections aid teens’ visit to Germany

Nov 20 2017 | 1:00 pm - Thirty years ago, a Rotary exchange student from Germany spent a year with an Arlington Heights family. This summer, that family’s granddaughter returned the visit.

New interfaith group, Daughters of Abraham, brings women together

Nov 14 2017 | 6:14 am - A newly-formed Northwest suburban group called Daughters of Abraham aims to bring together women of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths.

Shelter, Inc. celebrates 30 years with gala

Nov 11 2017 | 12:02 am - Supporters of Shelter, Inc. went back to the future Friday, as they held their 30th charity ball — in the same Hyatt Regency Schaumburg where they first created the signature event, which heightened their name and mission across the Northwest...

New Burlington Store donates $10K to Hoffman Estates school

Nov 07 2017 | 9:18 am - Burlington Stores recently donated $10,000 to Eisenhower Junior High, in celebration of its new store which opened in Hoffman Estates.

Arlington Heights woman about to join ‘super’ club on 110th birthday

Nov 06 2017 | 4:54 pm - Lois Arbanas of Arlington Heights is on the verge of joining a select club: supercentenarians, or people 110 years or older. “It’s impressive how engaged she still is. She still loves a party,” says Lisa Vandermark, executive...

Rotary clubs join forces to bring X-rays to Guatemala

Nov 01 2017 | 6:21 am - In a unique show of solidarity, more than 50 Rotary Clubs across the suburbs are working together to bring digital X-ray systems to rural Guatemala.

Rolling Meadows students design shirts for fifth-graders

Oct 30 2017 | 12:42 pm - Excitement was running high last week, when fifth-graders at Juliette Low School in Arlington Heights saw their new T-shirts for the first time designed by a local startup company.

St. Viator students paint portraits for Syrian refugee children

Oct 17 2017 | 5:15 am - Art students at St. Viator High School are painting portraits of Syrian refugee children for the Memory Project, a charity that aims to help impoverished children feel valued.

How shooting affected St. Viator School in Las Vegas

Oct 09 2017 | 10:03 am - Rob Robertson, a religious brother with the Viatorian Community, has found himself caught up in helping his current school cope with the aftermath of last week’s shooting.

Racquetball group marks 40 years of playing together

Oct 03 2017 | 5:38 am - A group of racquetball players that meet once a week at Forest View Racquet and Fitness Club in Arlington Heights marked its 40th year.

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