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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Long Grove’s Robinson honored by Shelter Inc. board

Nov 27 2015 | 3:11 pm - A longtime member of the Shelter Inc., board, Jeffrey Robinson was honored with that organization's highest award at the 27th annual Shelter Ball.

Tiny Tims open hardest of hearts in Metropolis' ‘Christmas Carol’

Nov 24 2015 | 2:03 pm - Three talented children - the youngest an Arlington Heights 6-year-old - share the role of Tiny Tim in this year's "A Christmas Carol" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.

In wake of Paris attacks, interfaith service as relevant as ever

Nov 18 2015 | 1:42 pm - It's been 25 years since the first Northwest suburban Interfaith Thanksgiving service was held, but the appeal has grown, not diminished. More than 1,000 people are expected Sunday night at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire for the 2015 service

‘Jack Reacher’ creator visits Arlington Heights book club

Nov 11 2015 | 1:21 pm - A trio of well-known authors - led by the creator of the Jack Reacher series - were the stars of a book club event in Arlington Heights this week.

Elk Grove actor in Metropolis’ ‘Spamalot’ meets John Cleese

Nov 09 2015 | 1:30 pm - It's a good time to be Joe Bianco. The Elk Grove Village native has just come off a successful "Spamalot" run at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center, he had his first TV appearance last week on "Chicago Fire" and he just met icon John Cleese.

Longtime teacher brought the world into his classrooms

Nov 04 2015 | 7:59 pm - When Richard O'Brien retired from teaching in District 214 he took up volunteering, and a whole other generation of students would benefit. O'Brien, of Barrington, died Oct. 31

Rolling Meadows resident relishes her Cubs memorabilia collection

Nov 05 2015 | 6:34 am - By any measure, Jean Wenzel of Rolling Meadows is a huge Cubs fan. Her collection of photos, autographs and collectibles rivals that in any man cave out there. She even has a photo that features her mother and grandmother at Wrigley Field, which now...

Barrington educator Herbert Price left legacy of innovation

Nov 03 2015 | 3:38 pm - A longtime educator who presided over four different schools as principal during his career with Barrington Area Unit District 220 has died. Herbert Price, Jr. led Hough Street, Roslyn Road and Woodland elementary schools, as well as Barrington...

High-risk babies return to hospital for reunion

Oct 26 2015 | 10:30 am - An AMITAHealth Hoffman Estates reunion of formerly high risk babies - now healthy children - is a gratifying moment for parents and medical professionals.

Local dental team volunteers services at Clearbrook

Oct 19 2015 | 11:36 am - Schaumburg based dentist Dr. A.J. Acierno has his work cut out for him as one of the Chicago Wolves' three dentists. But he and a team of assistants and hygienists also volunteer their services for the clients at Clearbrook in Arlington Heights.

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