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  • Dispute arises over Milton Township assessor's layoffs Jan 21, 2014 5:05 AM
    Milton Township Assessor Chris LeVan has been in his position for less than a month, but he already has fired seven employees, leaving people who worked in the office for years scrambling to find new jobs. LeVan says the previous assessor strained the budget. But former Assessor Bob Earl says, "This is a political firing."

  • Services for Milton Twp. Trustee Patrick Kehoe on Saturday Nov 15, 2013 5:08 PM
    Friends and family will gather Saturday morning to remember former Milton Township Trustee Patrick Kehoe. A recently elected trustee, Kehoe, of Wheaton died suddenly Sunday while traveling to Springfield for the 106th Annual Township Officials of Illinois Education Conference with Trustees Marty Keller and Yadav Nathwani. He was 66.

  • Milton Township officials clash over 16.2 percent pay raises May 28, 2013 6:33 PM
    Whether 16.2 percent pay raises given last month to six employees in the Milton Township assessor’s office represent a higher workload or a sweetheart deal depends on who you ask. Assessor Bob Earl, who is stepping down at the end of the year, insists the pay raises largely were the result of his decision to increase the number of hours the employees are working each week. But Township Supervisor O. Chris Heidorn is calling the situation “a parting shot at the (township) board or a last-ditch gift to favored employees by a lame duck, or both.”

  • Gary Muehlfelt: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for Gary Muehlfelt, running for Milton Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

  • Gail Hinkle: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for Gail Hinkle, running for Milton Township Clerk (4-year Term)

  • O. Heidorn: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for O. Heidorn, running for Milton Township Supervisor (4-year Term)

  • Chris LeVan: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for Chris LeVan, running for Milton Township Assessor (4-year Term)

  • Yadav "Nick" Nathwani: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for Yadav "Nick" Nathwani, running for Milton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Sal Falbo: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for Sal Falbo, running for Milton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Patrick Kehoe: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for Patrick Kehoe, running for Milton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Marty Keller: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:35 PM
    Candidate information for Marty Keller, running for Milton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • William Adams: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2013 4:09 PM
    Candidate information for William Adams, running for Milton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Longtime Wheaton educator made her mark Sep 16, 2012 6:39 PM
    Helen Gum Westlake, a staunch Democrat and dedicated educator for more than 50 years, helped shape thousands of young minds across the country not just in the areas of family living and child development, but in life and love. The 84-year-old died surrounded by her family Sunday, Sept. 9, after a brief hospitalization.

  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

  • Milton Twp. cleanup was top-notch Aug 14, 2012 4:21 AM
    A Milton Township letter to the editor: After the fierce storm passed through DuPage County on July 1, it left a path of destruction. The unincorporated area I live in Milton Township was especially hit hard, downing many, many trees and branches. It had looked like a tornado had hit, but it was just the results of winds up to 90 mph.

  • Efforts of many made storm cleanup success Aug 7, 2012 4:24 AM
    Efforts of many made storm cleanup success On July 1, Milton Township again suffered through a major microburst with winds around 117 miles per hour. The Milton Township Highway Department crews were dispatched immediately after the storm passed to clear township roads with heavy equipment so that emergency vehicles, etc. could have access to our residents. The “after the storm” cleanup is complete almost four weeks later even with the help from neighboring township highway departments, cities, villages, CERT volunteers and DuPage County Sheriff’s office SWAP. Again, I’d like to thank the residents of Milton Township for their patience and cooperation in this extreme event. Also, a big thank you to all the cooperating friends who assisted us with the storm clean up: DuPage County Sheriff’s office – SWAP; Downers Grove Township Highway Department; Lisle Township Highway Department; Naperville Township Highway Department; Lemont Township Highway Department; the village of Hinsdale; and the many volunteers with the Milton Township CERT program and our own Milton Township Highway Department crew, along with other municipalities, townships and DuPage County Highway Department, for getting all roads open in such an extreme weather event. The great spirit of cooperation and quick turn around after so much damage is a good indicator that Milton Township is a community that works. Thank you all. Gary Muehlfelt Highway Commissioner Milton Township

  • Milton Twp. article unfair to Hinkle Aug 5, 2012 4:46 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: In my opinion, the Page 1 article written by Robert Sanchez is a prime example of "hack journalism" that should be below the standards set by the Daily Herald.

  • Milton Twp. debate: Political crony or valued employee? Jul 23, 2012 5:29 AM
    Is Ralph Hinkle a dedicated township employee who's transformed a fledgling emergency response program into an army of hundreds of lifesaving volunteers? Or is he a patronage worker who campaigned for GOP candidates on township time and took advantage of his government credit card and cellphone? Local Republicans — including a former gubernatorial candidate — are fighting about Hinkle, executive director of Milton Township's Community Emergency Response Team.

  • DuPage still reeling from July 1 storm Jul 13, 2012 12:50 PM
    DuPage County communities and townships say it could be weeks to clean the aftermath from the storm on July 1. And while there's an effort to get federal money to help pay for it, it's unlikely that the county will qualify.

  • Lawsuit filed in death of DuPage jail inmate May 14, 2012 4:48 PM
    The family of a Wheaton man who died after attempting suicide in the DuPage County jail has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the sheriff's office. Christopher Colburn, 37, died at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield last May following his arrest on a felony theft charge, according to the complaint.

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