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  • Wheaton, Carol Stream Fourth of July events are Labor Day weekend Aug 29, 2012 7:54 AM
    The heat wave of early summer is gone, the dangerous drought conditions are easing, and now residents of Wheaton and Carol Stream can finally have some overdue fun. Both communities rescheduled their Independence Day celebrations in July due to the extreme weather conditions. And both will take advantage of the Labor Day holiday to celebrate the Fourth of July in early September.

  • With renovation, Eagle Ridge puts disaster in its past May 1, 2012 6:20 PM
    In this week's golf column, Len Ziehm takes a closer look at the renotations at Eagle Ridge Golf Resort, the opening and changes at the South Course at Arrowhead in Wheaton, the Big Ten golf tournament winners, and the latest points figures for contenders for the 2012 Ryder Cup teams. Plus lots of helpful online links and more.

  • Wheaton families watch ‘soothing’ flight of kites Apr 21, 2012 4:18 PM
    Caution, giant kites, read several signs posted at a Wheaton park Saturday morning. And for good reason. The signs marked the site where Dan Jones of Milwaukee would launch a 75-foot, manta ray kite and an 80-foot octopus kite during Wheatons fourth annual Go Fly a Kite event at Graf Park.

  • Wheaton recommends changes to Hubble plan Feb 28, 2012 1:15 PM
    Wheaton officials continue to push for enhancements to development plans for the former Hubble Middle School site, but an attorney for the owner cautioned some of the proposed changes could adversely impact the project's economic viability. In the second public hearing on the project Monday, the city council discussed sidewalk construction, road improvements and outdoor lighting at the site.

  • Wheaton Park District to discuss Hubble development Jan 20, 2012 4:07 PM
    Wheaton Park District will hold an informational session Saturday to field concerns and questions about the development at the former Hubble Middle School site. The district mailed 270 invitations to residents and business people for the meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St.

  • Wheaton cross-country ski lessons just need one thing: snow Jan 19, 2012 12:27 PM
    Here's another reason to hope for snow soon -- classes are about to begin for those who want to learn to cross-country ski. This popular Wheaton Park District course runs over the next several weekends and to ski, participants need at least 6 inches of snow.

  • Developer interested in vacant Wheaton Jewel site Jan 12, 2012 11:58 PM
    The long-running search for a buyer to take over the vacant Jewel site in downtown Wheaton may be coming to an end. Mayor Michael Gresk says a contract is pending for the sale of the former grocery store at 114 E. Willow Ave. The prospective developer envisions tearing down the 20,000-square-foot structure and constructing a medical office building, Gresk said.

  • Wheaton center helps clients with fitness resolutions Dec 30, 2011 2:42 PM
    Before New Year's resolutions are dashed and discarded, consider Michelle Artist. She's planning to tackle a relay race across the state of Iowa in the summer. A 340-mile race. Over three days. The personal trainer's boot camp class will be one of several free exercise classes at the Wheaton Park District's Parks Plus Fitness Center Saturday, Jan. 7 through Monday, Jan. 8.

  • Park district Groupons can beat residents' rates Dec 23, 2011 5:11 AM
    Some suburban park districts have entered the world of online daily deals in an effort to attract more users. But the effort to boost the bottom line also means the potential for taxpaying residents to miss what typically are the best prices on programs and facility use, officials concede. Wheaton, Gurnee, River Trails and Joliet park districts are the few known to have used daily deal coupons.

  • DuPage history museum to open Girl Scout exhibit Oct 22, 2011 2:28 PM
    To honor the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, the DuPage County Historical Museum will display one of the largest and longest running Girl Scout history exhibits in Illinois. The grand opening is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. The exhibit, which runs through April 30, will feature uniforms, photos and artifacts.

  • Wheaton Community Center ready for scary good time Oct 19, 2011 2:53 PM
    Wheaton Park District presents Halloween Happening, which transforms the community center into a spooky, child-friendly facility for a night.

  • Wheaton parks win national essay contest for sensory playground Oct 18, 2011 4:26 PM
    Wheaton Park District won a national essay contest and, as a result, will be getting $150,000 in equipment to go toward a new sensory playground planned for the south end of the district.

  • Wheaton Park District eyes former downtown Jewel site Oct 11, 2011 6:58 PM
    Wheaton Park District receives state grant but now officials say they may not want it. When they applied, they intended on putting the $2.4 million toward buying the old Jewel site. But things have changed ever since, with new opportunities at the old Hubble Middle School site appearing. Now, they must decide: take the money and find additional money in the budget for expected renovations or say "No" and possibly hinder future grant applications.

  • Carnival to benefit Wheaton parks program that helps those in need Sep 28, 2011 3:28 PM
    A brand new festival will bring people to the Danada area in Wheaton as the park district looks to bolster its scholarship program, which provides money and recreation opportunities to families in need.

  • Wheaton to participate in Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play Sep 23, 2011 8:24 AM
    Wheaton Park District is teaming up with a household name — at least in many households with preschoolers — in its effort to defeat childhood obesity. As part of Nickelodeon’s eighth annual Worldwide Day of Play, the park district will offer special activities Sept. 24 designed to encourage children and their families to get off the couch and move around.

  • You can review Wheaton parks budget Sep 22, 2011 4:36 AM
    Wheaton Park District opens a 30-day inspection period for its 2012 budget, which will lead into a public hearing in October.

  • Controversial Wheaton park project bids way over budget Sep 21, 2011 4:12 PM
    Wheaton park officials say bids for the Kelly Park project came in about 26 percent over budget, prompting a new round of criticism from nearby residents. Board President Ray Morrill said a delay in approving the Kelly Park project, which was sent back to committee, does not indicate its future is in jeopardy.

  • Wheaton parks OK solar panels at community center Aug 19, 2011 12:44 PM
    Wheaton Park District will install solar energy panels at its community center.

  • Wheaton parks to take on Hubble maintenance costs Aug 9, 2011 5:44 PM
    Wheaton Park District may soon be on the hook for all utility and maintenance costs at the old Hubble Middle School after Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 OKs a change in the agreement that split the utility costs.

  • Once-dry Wheaton holds first Ale Fest Aug 6, 2011 3:28 PM
    Micro-brew festivals dot the suburbs throughout the summer. But the one in Wheaton on Saturday has special significance, as it takes place in a city that was still dry in the 1980s. Mayor Mike Gresk says he still meets people who think his city does not allow alcohol.

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