About this Site
~ About Eileen Daday ~
Eileen O. Daday spent 35 years writing columns for the Daily Herald, including a weekly column, called “Good News” that covered the positive and often uplifting things going on in the Northwest suburbs.
Many of her columns featured children, teens and families in the Northwest suburbs, and it”s no wonder. Daday is the mother of six children and now seven grandchildren. She and her husband, Steve, raised their family in Arlington Heights and most of her family remains in the Chicago area. Consequently, her network of sources who share their inspiring stories, stretches across the age spectrum.
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 the early years of women’s sports.
After so many years in print journalism, she now is branching out with this hyperlocal website. It’s a new adventure, but her beat remains the same: sharing news that aims to inform, educate and maybe even inspire.
~ About Mary Kate O’Brien ~
Mary Kate O’Brien works behind the scenes of SuburbTalk, helping with social media. She is a trained speech-language pathologist and works in a nearby suburban school district, but she has an interest in photography and design.
Having grown up in Arlington Heights as Eileen’s middle daughter, attending high school in Des Plaines and now living in Mount Prospect with her husband, Dan, and three little boys, Mary Kate has a pulse on families and local activities in the Northwest suburbs.
She studied Communication Disorders at Saint Mary’s College and then earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Saint Louis University. Mary Kate has lived and worked in Chicago, St. Louis and Nashville, and now is eager to spread the good news happening across the Northwest suburbs.