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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Bicycling to work in the suburbs requires risk, effort; why I do it anyway

Oct 13 2017 | 10:46 am - Night editor Neil Holdway of Schaumburg enjoys riding his bike to work at the Daily Herald, Here’s why it’s worth the time and effort to him.

6 colorful suburban spots to ride a bike this fall

Oct 11 2017 | 12:11 pm - The beauty of autumn biking is you can see more fall foliage in one outing than you can while hiking. Here are a selection of suburban bike trails sure to give you a colorful blast of fall.

State leaders say they’ve got a deal on school funding reform

Aug 24 2017 | 9:59 pm - General Assembly leaders said Thursday afternoon they’ve reached a deal on school funding reform, and the House will return to session Monday to vote on it. But they did not release details of the deal.

Portillo's hopes to offer delivery via mobile app at all locations

May 12 2017 | 2:24 pm - The Oak Brook-based Portillo's restaurant chain is testing delivery from a Chicago location and in two other markets nationally with the hope of rolling out delivery from all its stores, including in the Chicago suburbs.

Stranded Cubs fans from Elgin make ‘Goatbusters’ video

Nov 01 2016 | 4:02 pm - Former Elgin residents Taylor Evelyn Barone and Emily Speakes were determined to get back to Chicago when the Cubs were playing in the World Series at Wrigley Field, but they got stranded in the Minneapolis airport instead and made a...

Palatine native surprises dad with World Series tickets, makes film about it

Oct 30 2016 | 5:45 pm - A Palatine High School graduate who’s now a film student at the University of Southern California found a sponsor to help him procure World Series tickets and make a film about flying back to Palatine from California to surprise his father...

Why it’s so hard to make bike trails

Jun 06 2016 | 11:14 am - When Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor pulled his support for extending Route 53 north, he proposed instead a greenway that would include “a new trail corridor through the center of Lake County.” But bicycle trails don’t...

Two big bike rides: Lake County’s Millennium Trail vs. DuPage’s Century Trail

Jun 05 2016 | 11:03 pm - Lake and DuPage counties have been working hard at making countywide trail links, particularly with two systems: Lake County’s Millennium Trail, and what DuPage County has dubbed its Century Trail. So which one is harder?

Angry Alvarez on McDonald case handling: 'I'd rather lose an election'

Dec 04 2015 | 6:50 pm - Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez on Thursday angrily defended her handling of the Laquan McDonald police shooting case and repeated emphatically that she will not resign. “I'd rather lose an election than compromise the integrity of...

Storm with strong winds heading south through suburbs

Aug 14 2015 | 8:52 pm - The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of strong thunderstorms and winds heading south through the suburbs.

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