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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Hoffman Estates honors Gigi’s Playhouse and its founder

Jul 20 2016 | 8:39 pm - Hoffman Estates honored Nancy Gianni and her creation, Gigi’s Playhouse, on Monday. The nonprofit for Down syndrome adults and kids has grown from a modest storefront to an international organization.

Pioneering school psychologist was first one hired by District 54

Jul 20 2016 | 6:33 pm - Services will be held Friday for Robert “Chuck” Hanlon, a longtime school psychologist in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 who pioneered ways to determine the needs of special education students and who was instrumental in...

Worship Night returns to Sears Centre on Saturday

Jul 14 2016 | 3:56 pm - For the second year in a row, the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates will host some of the biggest Christian recording artists and most inspirational speakers, all in one night.

Mount Prospect woman's Lemons of Love brings relief to cancer patients

Jul 13 2016 | 11:06 am - Lemons of Love, a charity that provides practical relief for patients undergoing chemotherapy, is the brainchild of a Mount Prospect businesswoman and cancer survivor.

Legendary golf pro ‘Hubby’ Habjan dies at 84

Jul 08 2016 | 8:45 am - In and around golf circles, he was known by just one name, Hubby, and he was legendary.

Margaret Schlickman remembered for her 'dedication and commitment'

Jul 06 2016 | 4:32 pm - Margaret Schlickman, a passionate advocate for the homeless and for affordable housing in Arlington Heights who also served on the legislative staffs of U.S. Sen. Charles Percy and U.S. John Porter, has died.

'Legendary' brother was global citizen, St. Viator's first president

Jun 29 2016 | 6:38 pm - Brother Leo Ryan, who taught the world over but also served on the committee that planned St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights and later was the high school's first president, has died.

Rosemont Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps has new leaders

Jun 27 2016 | 12:20 pm - Nearly 35 years ago, Rosemont Mayor Donald E. Stephens stepped in to sponsor the struggling Rosemont Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, after which it went on to win several national titles.

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.

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