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  • Wheaton Reindeer Run raising money for Ronald McDonald House Nov 25, 2014 12:52 PM
    Wheaton's third annual Reindeer Run and Walk -- a 5K race through downtown -- steps off Dec. 6 and raises money to support the Ronald McDonald House opening in January near Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Ron Austin will be one of the runners. This is his story.

  • Wheaton parks honored for volunteer, arts program Nov 7, 2014 8:29 AM
    The Wheaton Park District recently received two Best of the Best awards from the Illinois Association of Park Districts, honors celebrating the park district’s commitment to the arts and recognizing the contributions of a volunteer.

  • New turf field installed at Wheaton’s Graf Park Aug 23, 2014 7:47 AM
    Young soccer, football and lacrosse players in Wheaton now have a new field to play on. Wheaton Park District played host to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday evening for the recently installed synthetic turf field at Graf Parat 1701 Manchester Road, behind Monroe Middle School.

  • Foundation’s golf outing to benefit Cosley Zoo Jul 28, 2014 12:51 PM
    Bobcats and bogeys may not seem to have anything in common, but they come together once a year in Wheaton to celebrate and support the Cosley Foundation’s Mike Williams Cosley Classic Golf Outing.

  • Summer chill changes scene at area pools Jul 15, 2014 5:53 PM
    An unusually chilly July day caused some area swimming pools to close Tuesday and left others with much smaller crowds than you'd expect in the heart of summer.

  • First phase of Wheaton sensory playground, gardens opening soon Jul 6, 2014 8:01 AM
    If the weather starts to cooperate, planners say the first phase of a nearly $2.5 million sensory playground and garden project in Wheaton will be complete and ready for visitors in just a few months. “It's a place for everyone,” said Sarah O'Donnell, director of development for the Wheaton Park District.

  • 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.

  • Nature at Cantigny sweet backdrop for art show Jun 14, 2014 2:36 PM
    Cantigny Park, known for its beautiful gardens, is embracing art on a more human scale this weekend. Nearly 80 artists are displaying paintings, photography, sculptures and jewelry at the Wheaton park during the Art in Bloom festival.

  • Wheaton Fish-O-Rama brings families (and fish) together Jun 14, 2014 6:38 PM
    For 24 years, getting families together outdoors on Father’s Day weekend has been the basis of the Wheaton Park District’s Fish-O-Rama fishing competition. And like most fishing competitions, some come mainly for the fishing, and others for the competition. “With my daughter, it’s actually all about the competition,” laughs Steve Zumbrock of Wheaton.

  • Wheaton Park District receives two health-based grants May 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    Wheaton Park District has received two grants for its health-focused work in the community.

  • More than 200 kites soar over Wheaton May 3, 2014 8:05 PM
    As Mary Poppins once sang, “You can dance on the breeze over houses and trees with your fist holding tight to the string of your kite.” And with 20 mph winds Saturday morning, the kites were dancing over Wheaton during the sixth annual Go Fly a Kite! event at Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road.

  • Wheaton Brew Fest to feature more than 100 beers Aug 1, 2013 11:07 AM
    Whether you're a craft beer snob or just starting to learn about the hop-filled world that lies outside the king of beer's castle, there's likely to be a brew just for you at the third annual Wheaton Brew Fest. “Our brewery list is a good marriage of brews this year,” said Arrowhead Golf Club beverage manager and Wheaton Brew Fest committee member Brian Whitkanack.

  • Wheaton playground equipment finds new life in Haiti Jul 19, 2013 5:29 AM
    Wheaton's old Central Park slide and swings will live another day to thrill children and help them try to touch the sky. But the playground equipment will be a world away in Haiti. For the second time since 2010, Wheaton Park District has partnered with Kids Around the World to rebuild playgrounds in Haiti with its used equipment.

  • Mark Schobel: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Mark Schobel, running for Wheaton Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Steve Fieweger: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Steve Fieweger, running for Wheaton Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jane Hodgkinson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Jane Hodgkinson, running for Wheaton Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • John Kelly: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for John Kelly, running for Wheaton Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Wheaton Park District still debating hotel at Arrowhead Oct 25, 2012 1:58 PM
    Roughly a year after a developer pitched a proposal to bring a hotel to Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton Park District officials continue to review the concept’s economic viability. Executive Director Mike Benard says three developers are interested in obtaining a lease from the district, including Fairway Suites LLC, a Kansas-based company that approached park officials last summer about attracting a 120-room, nationally branded hotel on the course property at 26W151 Butterfield Road in Wheaton.

  • Bobcats take up residence in Cosley Zoo’s new exhibit Sep 24, 2012 11:40 AM
    A pair of bobcats are taking center stage this week in Wheaton following the unveiling of Cosley Zoo's first new wildlife exhibit since the late 1990s. The 10-year-old bobcats, Salvatore and Valentino, arrived in August from a humane society in California and moved into their 20-foot-high exhibit — the tallest in the intimate, 5-acre zoo. Zoo officials had coveted the elusive hunters since they listed the bobcat on Cosley's animal collection plan in 1990.

  • Better late than never, Wheaton holds annual summer parade Sep 4, 2012 11:30 AM
    Storms bombarded Wheaton and surrounding communities July 1, leaving behind a path of destruction that required a massive cleanup effort. And even though the calendar said July 4 was approaching, residents and public works crews hardly had the time to celebrate. But on Monday — Labor Day — Wheaton wasn't going to let Mother Nature rain on its rescheduled parade.

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