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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Owner of iconic Arlington Heights store dies at 99

Dec 07 2016 | 8:41 am - Vern Hagenbring, the former owner of an iconic Arlington Heights store that helped anchor the village’s downtown for nearly 75 years, has died.

Nonprofits lean to corporate giving as state funding becomes tighter

Nov 21 2016 | 9:41 am - Suburban nonprofits say they have seen an increase in corporate giving as the economy improves, but the state impasse has made the field more competitive for that money.

Hunger Network links surplus food with those in need

Nov 22 2016 | 6:09 pm - The Hunger Resource Network, started in 2009 by Northbrook resident Daniel Jariabka, has donated more than one million pounds of food to agencies in Chicago and the suburbs.

Prospect band student to be featured in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Nov 22 2016 | 8:58 pm - Prospect Marching Knights senior Drum Major Hannah Thornton, in New York for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, has won the $10,000 Bob Hope Band Scholarship and will appear on the national telecast of the nation’s biggest holiday...

Buffalo Grove church packed for interfaith service

Nov 20 2016 | 11:04 pm - For 26 years, the annual interfaith Thanksgiving celebration in Buffalo Grove has brought members of local Christian and Jewish congregations together in prayer. This year’s service drew a standing-room-only crowd Sunday night at St. Mary...

Rolling Meadows’ Bethel Lutheran closing, merging with Palatine ministry

Nov 19 2016 | 9:59 am - A merging of two faith congregations will take place Sunday, when Bethel Lutheran Church in Rolling Meadows closes and its members attend service at All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine.

Richard Lundberg, former rector at Arlington Heights church, dies at 91

Nov 17 2016 | 7:27 pm - The Rev. Richard Lundberg, who successfully led a capital campaign that changed the footprint and reach of St. Simon Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights, has died. Lundberg, who served as church rector for 15 years, died Nov. 12. He was 91.

Priest who served in Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove and Wauconda dies at 64

Nov 17 2016 | 4:43 pm - Catholic parishes across Cook and Lake counties are mourning the loss of a beloved pastor, the Rev. Patrick Cecil, who died Monday.

See Festival of Wreaths in Arlington Heights

Nov 14 2016 | 1:05 pm - If you think holiday wreaths are all about balsam, garland and ornaments, think again.

Streamwood veteran pioneered helicopter use in Korean War

Nov 10 2016 | 9:14 am - Don Williams of Streamwood helped pioneer the first Naval helicopter squadron during the Korean War.

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