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  • CCIW lead on the line Oct 21, 2014 11:29 PM
    Familiarity may breed rivalry, but for Wheaton College and North Central College it has also bred respect. Over roughly a half century the two schools have been playing for The Little Brass Bell trophy, and this year it once again has playoff implications.

  • 14-year-old girl helps USS Indianapolis survivor tell his story Sep 24, 2014 10:38 AM
    In the past year, Ellie Rutan has formed a passion for meeting and interviewing World War II veterans. Of all the veterans she has met, the 14-year-old has been particularly inspired by Edgar Harrell, one of the only remaining survivors of the USS Indianapolis. Harrell has agreed, at Ellie's request, to share his story story during a free event Friday, Oct. 3 at College Church in Wheaton. “I really wanted others to be able to hear his story and to hear his testimony,” Ellie said.

  • Injuries taking toll on Benedictine Sep 23, 2014 10:30 PM
    Nothing derails a football team faster than injuries, and Benedictine is proof.

  • Wheaton College hoping to make some noise Sep 9, 2014 10:23 PM
    The pressure to live up to expectations can weigh heavily on any team. The Wheaton College women’s soccer team knows that feeling well.

  • High expectations again for North Central College Sep 2, 2014 11:22 PM
    Many of the names may be different, but the results are expected to be more of the same in the CCIW this year.

  • Syracuse ranks as No. 1 party school Aug 4, 2014 10:48 PM
    Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation’s top party school. The No. 1 ranking was revealed Monday by The Princeton Review. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was ranked fifth. Wheaton College, meanwhile, ranked second among “stone-cold sober” schools.

  • Wheaton College among most ‘stone-cold sober’ schools Aug 4, 2014 10:49 PM
    Wheaton College was named second-most sober school in the country, behind Brigham Young University, by The Princeton Review’s nationwide survey of 130,000 students.

  • Where the Wheaton College ruling could lead Jul 5, 2014 8:01 AM
    Legal experts say the temporary Supreme Court decision involving Wheaton College is likely to embolden religious groups and lead to a new wave of lawsuits about contraception coverage.

  • Women on Supreme Court blast Wheaton College ruling Jul 4, 2014 9:17 AM
    A divided Supreme Court allowed Wheaton College, which objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan, to avoid filling out a government document, at least for now, that the college says would violate its religious beliefs. “On the eve of Independence Day, we are grateful to God that the Supreme Court has made a wise decision in protecting our religious liberty,” Wheaton College President Philip Ryken said.

  • U.S. Supreme Court grants Wheaton College relief from contraceptive mandate Jul 1, 2014 12:18 PM
    On the same day it ruled Hobby Lobby could hold religious views under federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Wheaton College temporary relief from a mandate to provide contraceptives to female employees, according to a news release from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. The court’s decision to enter a temporary injunction with the college came Monday night, just hours before the college’s insurance plan went into effect.

  • Visiting teens dig in to help DuPage-area communities Jun 27, 2014 7:28 PM
    Teens from eight states did all sorts of cleanup work -- including pulling weeks and mulching trails -- in DuPage-area communities Friday as part of their service day activities at the Jack and Jill of America Inc. leadership conference at Wheaton College.

  • Ten North Central athletes make All-America May 27, 2014 10:30 PM
    The local schools were well-represented in both the men’s and women’s Division III Track and Field National Championships. Wheaton, Elmhurst and North Central all went home with newly named All-Americans.

  • Officials consider addition to Wheaton College’s Wade Center May 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Wheaton City Council agreed Monday to have the city attorney prepare an ordinance that would allow Wheaton College to put an addition on the Wade Center. College officials say the building ­— located at 351 E. Lincoln Avenue, on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Washington Street — is no longer large enough to accommodate the increased number of people who attend events at the center. It currently houses a 48-seat classroom space.

  • More awards for Wheaton’s Martin May 20, 2014 10:04 PM
    The accolades continue to roll in for Trey Martin. After finishing his senior season at Wheaton College, Martin has been named the Central Region Player of the Year by

  • Wheaton, North Central fighting for final playoff spot Apr 23, 2014 10:42 PM
    If the goal is to be playing meaningful baseball at the end of the year, then both Wheaton College and North Central are right on track. The two neighboring schools face off this weekend with a spot in the CCIW Tournament on the line.

  • Double duty has its rewards for Martin Apr 8, 2014 11:40 PM
    Baseball is a mentally grueling game for any player, but Wheaton’s Trey Martin is pulling double duty. Not only is the senior playing first base and pitching, he is doing both at an elite level.

  • Mellinger, Rahn leading Wheaton College Mar 25, 2014 11:43 PM
    Early-season baseball is difficult and often inconsistent. The Wheaton College baseball team experienced some of that with early-season road trips but seems to have found its groove and is now riding a six-game winning streak.

  • Ex-Wheaton College prof's sentence lowered in child porn case Mar 20, 2014 11:06 AM
    A judge Wednesday sharply reduced an ex-Wheaton College professor's sentence for possessing child porn. Three overlooked videos, Judge John Kinsella said, were “disgusting” but not as egregious as a DVD he did view before sentencing Donald Ratcliff in February to 42 months in prison. The new sentence is 180 days in jail. “The contents of the DVDs were described to be the same (as the one he viewed in court), but they were not,” the judge said. “I'm not suggesting this was innocent material because it's not. It's disgusting. But after re-examining all of the evidence I am compelled to reconsider the sentence.”

  • Wheaton College eliminated Mar 14, 2014 11:53 PM
    The Wheaton College men’s basketball team had its season ended on Friday night in an 81-71 loss to Dickinson College in the sectional semifinal of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

  • Married nearly 63 years, Carol Stream couple die days apart Mar 9, 2014 5:22 PM
    They started dating as teenagers. They stayed together when he served in the Navy. They worked together at Wheaton College. Together, they experienced tragedies and triumphs. They moved into a nursing home together. And, after nearly 63 years of marriage, Ron and Mary Lou McCurdy shared death together.

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