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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    More than 20 area communities are represented in this edition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of an underwater robot, a disappointed skier, and an outgoing frozen zucchini.

     
  • St. Charles grandfather, grandsons honored at Blackhawks game Jan 25, 2015 2:11 PM
    It was an emotional moment for the Strohmaier family of St. Charles when a grandfather and his three grandsons shared the spotlight as military honorees at a Chicago Blackhawks game. As Jim Cornelison sang the national anthem before the start of the Jan. 18 game at the United Center, World War II veteran Charles Strohmaier, 87, stood proudly on the ice with his grandsons Steven, Keven and Brian Strohmaier.

     
  • Families warm to ice carving demonstrations in downtown Wheaton Jan 25, 2015 8:19 AM
    "Frozen" stars Elsa and Olaf will greet Wheaton shoppers and diners downtown, at least until they melt. They started as blocks of ice and were transformed into shimmering sculptures in the city's first ice festival Saturday. “The kids just love this,” said Paula Barrington, the head of the Downtown Wheaton Association.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jan 23, 2015 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of January 19.

     
  • Images: Lake Park vs. Wheaton North, boys basketball Jan 23, 2015 10:48 PM
    Wheaton North hosted Lake Park for boys basketball action on Friday.

     
  • DuPage Historical Museum to host Gatsby Casino Night Jan 23, 2015 1:43 PM
    Get ready to party like Gatsby at DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation's 5th annual casino night fundraise on March 7.

     
  • Nancy Writebol to speak about Ebola crisis this weekend Jan 23, 2015 6:25 PM
    Ebola survivor and missionary Nancy Writebol with her husband, David, will share their riveting story during the dark days at ELWA Hospital in Liberia. Nancy Writebol and husband David will be telling their story at Wheaton College and two local churches on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25. All events are free and open to the public.

     
  • Wheaton council agrees to spend more on ash tree removal Jan 23, 2015 5:56 PM
    Wheaton’s parkways will be clear of ash trees in less than four months, thanks to the city council’s agreement earlier this week to put more money toward combating the Emerald Ash Borer. On Monday, the council unanimously approved increasing the amount spent on ash tree removal in the 2014-15 budget from $570,000 to more than $1.7 million. “With this additional money it appears that we will have all the ash parkway trees removed by May 1 of this year, with the exception of some trees that are being privately treated,” City Manager Don Rose said.

     
  • Over 300 building violations found at DuPage fairgrounds Jan 23, 2015 7:29 PM
    DuPage County Fair organizers are vowing the annual event will continue without interruption despite the discovery of more than 300 building code violations inside multiple structures at the DuPage County fairgrounds. Wheaton City Manager Don Rose said many of the violations at the site were “very minor” while others were “more substantial.”

     
  • DuPage parts ways with animal control boss Jan 23, 2015 11:55 PM
    The veterinary administrator who oversaw DuPage County Animal Care and Control for more than two years no longer works at the Wheaton facility. Dr. Todd Faraone’s employment with the county ended this week, a county spokesman confirmed on Friday. But the spokesman wouldn’t say why because it’s personnel matter.

     
  • Lake in the Hills third safest, website claims Jan 22, 2015 1:15 PM
    Lake in the Hills ranked third on NeighborhoodScout.com’s list of the 100 Safest Cities in America with 25,000 or more people based on the number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. “I’m not all that surprised we ranked that high,” Village President Paul Mulcahy said. “It’s absolutely a testimony to the excellence of our police department and just the quality of the town across the board."

     
  • Nancy Writebol, Rear Admiral Ziemer to headline “Work: For Flourishing” events at Wheaton College Jan 23, 2015 10:00 PM
    Ebola survivor and missionary Nancy Writebol, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, and faith and vocation experts Steven Garber and Katherine Leary Alsdorf are among the speakers at “Work: For Flourishing,” a series of events taking place on the Wheaton College campus Jan. 24 and 27-29. On Saturday, Jan, 24 at 7 p.m., Writebol, with her husband David, will share how their sense of calling sustained them during their experience as medical missionaries in Liberia and when Writebol contracted Ebola.

     
  • J&P Moving Service to sponsor UFC Fighter Kenny Robertson Jan 23, 2015 10:06 PM
    &P Moving Service Inc., an Addison, IL-based residential mover, will sponsor Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Kenny Robertson in his upcoming match against fellow welterweight Sultan Aliev at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, Jan 24. The preliminary fight will be televised on Fox Sports starting at 4 p.m. ET.

     
  • 2015 Orchid Show Tells the Story of Vanilla – the Orchid in Everyone’s Kitchen Jan 23, 2015 10:35 AM
    Visitors to the 2015 Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden will encounter an exotic bloom that has a place in most kitchens. Vanilla, the world’s most popular flavoring, comes from Vanilla planifolia, the only orchid of roughly 30,000 known species to have agricultural value.

     
  • Norwegian National League Of Chicago Offers Scholarships And Cash Prizes Jan 23, 2015 10:35 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Wheaton boy now the face of fight against childhood cancer Jan 23, 2015 5:23 AM
    Chase Ewoldt, 5, of Wheaton is a special face for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. A brain and spinal cancer patient, Chase was named one of five national ambassadors for the organization. His family hopes it will help them raise awareness about childhood cancer research funding. “There are quite a few pediatric cancer treatments where the side effects border on barbaric," his mom Ellie says.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Saint Charles Rowing Club partners with forest preserve, fitness center Jan 21, 2015 6:35 PM
    The Saint Charles Rowing Club and the Kane County Forest Preserve District are pleased to announce the first step in the development and usage of Fox River Bluff East Forest Preserve as a Community Rowing Facility.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Singing Valetine’s or Telegrams Jan 19, 2015 7:18 AM
    Singing Valetine’s or Telegrams

     
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