Articles filed under Holdway, Michelle

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  • Poll Vault: Are you registered as an organ or tissue donor? Jun 21, 2013 12:01 AM
    Are you on the national bone marrow registry? Have you signed the back of your driver’s license to signify you’re an organ donor? Do you give blood? Have you or anyone in your family benefitted from an anonymous donor?

  • Poll Vault: Best gift you’ve given or received for Father’s Day? Jun 14, 2013 12:10 AM
    Do you have a traditional gift for your dad? What has he liked the best? If you are a dad, what’s been you favorite gift? Are you a sentimental type who saves the handmade cards? Or are you a strong, silent type who tells the kids not to make a fuss?

  • Poll Vault: Worst grade you received on a report card? Jun 7, 2013 12:01 AM
    As Elgin Area School District U-46 plans to change its grading policy so the worst a student can get is a 50 out of 100, Michelle Holdway asks, what's the worst grade you ever got?

  • Poll Vault: How would you do in a spelling bee? May 31, 2013 12:26 AM
    Have you ever won a spelling bee? Could you compete with the entrants in this year’s National Spelling Bee, fielding words like “tokonoma,” “haupia” and ptyalagogue”?

  • Poll Vault: What’s the best suburban festival? May 24, 2013 12:01 AM
    What’s your favorite suburban fest? Do you have a summer tradition of attending, for example, Eyes to the Skies in Lisle or Frontier Days in Arlington Heights? What’s the biggest draw for you: the food, the parades, the music or the rides?

  • Poll Vault: Have you ever served on a jury? May 17, 2013 1:09 AM
    Have you ever been on a jury in a criminal case? How long did you deliberate, and what was the outcome? How about in a civil trial?

  • Poll Vault: What's the best ride at Great America? May 10, 2013 1:24 AM
    What do you like best at Great America? Do you favor the vintage American Eagle or the more high-tech, enclosed Dark Night? Or are you more of a water ride kind of person?

  • Poll Vault: Best teacher you ever had? May 3, 2013 12:01 AM
    As Golden Apple Awards were announced this week, consider the people who educated you from kindergarten to college. Who was the best teacher? What attributes made him or her stand out?

  • Poll Vault: Where did you get your pets? Apr 26, 2013 12:59 AM
    Is getting a pet from a pet store and not a shelter just wrong in your mind? Or do you think it's OK because unsold pets at shops will go to the shelter anyway, or worse? Where did you get your pets?

  • Poll Vault: How are you spending your tax refund? Apr 19, 2013 1:02 AM
    Are you receiving or have you received an income tax refund this year? More than last year? What are you spending it on?

  • Poll Vault: Do you remember your first pro baseball game? Apr 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    When was the first time someone took you out to the ballgame? Share some of your memories about America's pastime.

  • Poll Vault: Who will win more games — Cubs or Sox? Mar 29, 2013 12:21 AM
    The Cubs' 2013 season will begin Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The Sox will open at home later that day against Kansas City. What are your predictions for the year? Which team will win more games? Can the Cubs finish better than fifth?

  • Poll Vault: Who’s in your Final Four? Mar 21, 2013 11:53 PM
    Your bracket might be semi-busted already, with No. 14 seed Harvard upsetting No. 3 New Mexico and a pair of No. 5 seeds out as well. Do you have the No. 1 seeds in your Final Four? How does your bracket look?

  • Poll Vault: When did you get your first mobile phone? Mar 15, 2013 12:01 AM
    If you were one of the people who got their first cellphone in the 1970s, it might have been Motorola's "brick." When did you get your first one? When did you switch to a cellphone, if you ever did?

  • Poll Vault: What do you take for a cold? Mar 8, 2013 12:01 AM
    Is there an over-the-counter product you swear by to get you through the coughs, sniffles and sneezes? What DOESN’T work for you?

  • Poll Vault: What changes would you like the next pope to make? Mar 2, 2013 1:11 AM
    Benedict XVI's retirement sets the stage for a new pontiff who could dramatically alter the face of Catholicism. Or not. What are your hopes for the next pope? Would you prefer someone younger or perhaps someone from a non-European country? Do you wish for a huge shift like allowing priests to marry?

  • Poll Vault: What TV shows are you hooked on? Feb 22, 2013 12:11 AM
    Michelle Holdway just discovered "Downton Abbey" and went on a weekend marathon watching Season 1 on demand. What TV series, new or old, have you just gotten hooked on?

  • Poll Vault: Would you stand by a jailed spouse? Feb 8, 2013 12:30 AM
    Of the three Schaumburg cops recently arrested, one's wife is standing by him and another has already filed for divorce. What would you do if your spouse were arrested?

  • Poll Vault: How bad is your commute? Feb 1, 2013 3:33 PM
    When it snows you might be tempted to take mass transit to work instead of your car. Then again, with the cost of a 10-ride Metra pass going up today, you might be tempted to trade the train for the tollway. How do you get to work, and how long does it take you?

  • Poll Vault: Are you a union member? Jan 25, 2013 4:36 PM
    Are you or have you ever been a member of a labor union? What do you think of union influence in politics? Labor unions fought for many benefits we now take for granted, such as workplace safety and overtime laws, but are they still necessary?

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