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  • 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 D3baseball.com.

  • 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.

  • Wheaton advances again Mar 8, 2014 10:04 PM
    The Wheaton Thunder men’s basketball team used a strong second half to earn a 68-40 victory over Penn State-Behrend on Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

  • Wheaton College familiar with March Mar 4, 2014 11:08 PM
    Playing in March has become almost tradition for the Wheaton College men’s basketball team. For the third consecutive year and fourth in the last five years the Thunder will play in the Division III NCAA Tournament.

  • Wheaton College claims CCIW title Mar 1, 2014 10:22 PM
    The Wheaton Thunder men’s basketball team defeated Illinois Wesleyan 87-66 on Saturday night in the CCIW Tournament championship game. By winning the CCIW Tournament, Wheaton earns the CCIW’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The NCAA will announce pairings and selections at 11:30 a.m. Monday at ncaa.org.

  • Ratcliff sentenced to 42 months on child porn charges Feb 25, 2014 2:55 PM
    A former Wheaton College professor whose computers, prosecutors said, were “virtually dripping with child porn” files, was sentenced Tuesday to 42 months in prison. Donald Ratcliff, 62, was charged in March 2012 after Carol Stream police found more than 500 images of child pornography on at least three of his seven home computers and three DVDs containing videos, authorities said.

  • Sentencing of former Wheaton College professor coming Tuesday Feb 24, 2014 5:22 PM
    A former Christian education professor at Wheaton College, convicted on aggravated child pornography charges, faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday. Donald Ratcliff, 62, was charged in March 2012 after Carol Stream police found more than 500 images of child pornography on at least three of his seven home computers and three DVDs containing videos, authorities said.

  • Wheaton College misses its chance Feb 22, 2014 10:58 PM
    If Saturday night’s men’s basketball game had worked out the way Wheaton College hoped it would, the Thunder would have defeated No. 4-ranked Illinois Wesleyan to earn a share of the CCIW championship and host the league tournament next weekend.

  • Wheaton College to be judged by peers for accreditation Feb 19, 2014 11:18 AM
    Later this spring, a team of accreditors will visit the campus of Wheaton College. School President Philip Ryken says the accreditation process is Wheaton's public opportunity to demonstrate the quality of its academic programs to a jury of its peers.

  • Smith gets Wheaton College going Jan 26, 2014 12:34 AM
    The best thing Wheaton College coach Mike Schauer did Saturday night was put Peter Smith in a position where the junior forward absolutely had to shoot the basketball.

  • Youth no excuse for Wheaton College Jan 14, 2014 10:59 PM
    Youth and inexperience in Division III basketball are often synonyms for rebuilding.

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