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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Architect who helped shape look of Arlington Heights dies

Jun 23 2016 | 5:27 pm - Alan Bombick, a commercial architect who helped shape the look of the Arlington Heights by serving on its design commission, has died.

Schaumburg senior works to save natural area

Jun 13 2016 | 1:02 pm - Most afternoons, Schaumburg resident Herb Demmel can be found outdoors clearing brush from the largest remaining remnant of Sarah’s Grove woodlands. He has been at it for 15 years.

Former St. Viator leader helped craft school's groundbreaking curriculum

Jun 14 2016 | 8:27 pm - The Rev. Kenneth Yarno, who's credited with restoring St. Viator High School's theater after a 1968 arson fire gutted the facility and playing a key role in crafting the Arlington Heights school's groundbreaking curriculum, has died. He was 84.

Elk Grove H.S. band to march in Washington parade

Jun 20 2016 | 2:45 pm - The countdown is on for members of Elk Grove High School’s marching band. In a little more than a week, they leave for a high profile gig: the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. “We’re so excited,” says...

HOTT Productions in Schaumburg to stage ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’

Jun 06 2016 | 1:18 pm - By day, Ron Prazuch works in the world of book publishing for a wholesale dealer in Barrington. But each night for the last few months, he sheds his inhibitions and channels his inner Elvis self.

Pianist, accompanist known throughout Arlington Heights

May 26 2016 | 5:22 pm - A celebration of life will be held June 2 for a longtime Arlington Heights piano teacher and accompanist.

Arlington Heights physician’s new foundation will help women in need

May 25 2016 | 5:16 pm - Dr. Peter Geittmann may be retiring from a long and fruitful obstetrics practice, but that will only give the Arlington Heights physician more time to focus on his new charity. The Dr. Peter Geittmann Foundation will help uninsured and underinsured...

4 sets of twins in Arlington Heights separating after 8 years

May 31 2016 | 3:35 pm - Four sets of twins graduating from St. James School in Arlington Heights look ahead to different high schools after eight years together.

Buffalo Grove students win contest with idea born in laundry

May 24 2016 | 7:01 pm - A team from Buffalo Grove High School wowed a group of investors last week at the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Startup Showcase -- and wound up with $2,500 in startup money for their business concept, which started when one team...

Barrington Scout’s project results in little library at Hoffman Estates school

May 23 2016 | 3:19 pm - A partnership between a Hoffman Estates school and a Barrington Eagle Scout candidate has resulted in the latest “little free library” and its movement to create a literacy-friendly neighborhood.

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