Neil Holdway

Assistant managing editor/copy desk
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Neil Holdway is the assistant managing editor/copy desks at the Daily Herald. He is the lead editor at night, particularly overseeing the final front page of the newspaper each day and the home page of dailyherald.com. He has been at the Daily Herald since 1992, always working on its copy desk, where he oversees the team giving the final edit on stories, writing headlines, designing pages, and now, editing for web. For eight years, Neil worked on the Neighbor section before moving to the night desk in 2000. He also is cycling fanatic, so every now and then he write an article related to the sport.

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Top trails and roads to ride your bike in the suburbs

Apr 05 2015 | 10:11 am - It's time to get the bike out! Lucky for us, the suburbs are full of good trail and road options. Classic, new and improved, and smaller trails, plus beautiful roads provide fantastic paved and crushed-limestone or dirt options, where road and...

Cuddle up by a fire: Nasty, windy cold weather for Valentine’s Day

Feb 14 2015 | 3:15 pm - The National Weather Service is warning of nasty low temperatures and wind chills in the suburbs today. A “powerful Arctic front” will bring wind gusts of 40-45 mph. Wind chills could fall to as low as minus 30.

Look back at suburbs’ year in weather — with a poem

Jan 01 2015 | 1:28 am - The National Weather Service of Chicago wrote a poem to describe 2014's weather. Enjoy this whimsical look back at the best and the (mostly) worst. With some of the prettier pictures taken in the suburbs last winter.

Late Blackhawks staffer Clint Reif honored throughout hockey

Dec 27 2014 | 10:08 pm - The hockey world has been mourning beloved Blackhawks assistant equipment manager Clint Reif ever since word of his death Dec. 21. The latest salute to Reif came in a minor league hockey game Saturday. Pictures posted on social media showed hockey...

Rupert Murdoch defends using white actors in ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Nov 30 2014 | 11:14 pm - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch responded to criticism that the cast of “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” a movie about Moses that his studio is distributing, is all white.

Despite People magazine article, Kirk Douglas is not dead

Nov 30 2014 | 10:03 pm - People magazine got caught mistakenly posting a pre-written obituary on legendary actor Kirk Douglas.

Dawn Patrol: Our elected leaders on Obama’s immigration plan

Nov 21 2014 | 7:01 am - Our elected leaders on Obama's immigration plan. Ex-Zion man pleads not guilty to 2005 murders of two girls. Fox River Grove death investigated. 5 years for Naperville man in 7-Eleven robberies. Lake Barrington Speedway vote up for legal challenge?

VIDEO: Watch plane’s rough landing as winds turn it at O’Hare

Nov 06 2014 | 6:25 pm - ABC 7 Chicago obtained a video clip of a passenger plane struggling to land in the high winds over O’Hare International Airport.

Metra trains to Western suburbs delayed

Nov 06 2014 | 6:56 pm - Trains traveling to Geneva, West Chicago, La Fox, and Elburn are operating approximately 15-60 minutes behind schedule due to an earlier collision with a semitrailer truck.

N. Chicago man captured after abduction of Zion children

Aug 15 2014 | 6:37 pm - A North Chicago man accused of abducting his two children early Thursday morning, triggering an Amber Alert, was captured and is in jail, the Lake County state’s attorney’s office said.

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