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  • Cook of the Week Challenge: 16 prepare for the heat of competition Aug 27, 2014 9:32 AM
    The 2014 Cook of the Week Challenge gets underway today as we reveal the 16 suburban cooks who will battle it out for the title Cook of the Year. Over the next two months, these folks will compete in one-on-one recipe contests that challenge them to use the same “mystery ingredients” to create an entree and at least one side dish or a one-pot meal. The cook with the winning recipe will advance to the next round. The four left standing will compete in a live cook-off, where the winner will be crowned Cook of the Year.

     
  • Ex-Wheaton N. booster president no show again for sentencing Aug 27, 2014 5:42 PM
    A DuPage County judge issued a no-bail warrant after the former president of the Wheaton North High School Booster Club, who recently pleaded guilty to stealing more than $11,000 from the organization, ditched her sentencing hearing. Dorothy “Dee” Horky, 58, of Winfield failed to attend her third consecutive court date related to her impending sentencing Wednesday. When she is sentenced, she faces between three and seven years in prison for the thefts.

     
  • Charlie’s Center for the Arts event to featured art galleries, video presentation Aug 27, 2014 7:05 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is presenting the latest in their series of pop-up art galleries. Two new neXt galleries at Charlie’s, part of the Charlie’s Center for the Arts – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN Event. For the Charlie’s event, the neXt galleries will be joined by the Yellow House Artists plus a video installation project.

     
  • Wheaton may provide water for St. James Farm Aug 27, 2014 7:05 PM
    With 28 projects planned for the site over the next several years, St. James Farm near Wheaton is on track to be transformed into a more visitor-friendly forest preserve. Before that can happen, though, the DuPage Forest Preserve District needs to take the critical first step of getting clean, potable water into the section of the preserve near the northeast corner of Butterfield and Winfield roads. That will require help from Wheaton and the city appears willing to oblige.

     
  • Nonprofit Joseph Academy closes DuPage location Aug 27, 2014 7:52 PM
    A nonprofit school that helps young people with severe behavioral, emotional and learning disorders has moved out of DuPage County's former youth home just two years into a four-year lease agreement with the county. Joseph Academy officials this month told county board Chairman Dan Cronin that they weren't able to sustain the program in the facility at 420 County Farm Road, Wheaton.

     
  • Wags, Whiskers, and Whimsy at Clearbrook’s Pet Festival Aug 26, 2014 7:48 AM
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 26, 2014) – Wag those tails and jump for joy because Clearbrook’s first-ever Raise the Roof Pet Festival is coming to Melas Park in Mount Propsect on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

     
  • Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare to Terrorize Chicago Aug 26, 2014 4:51 PM
    Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will invade the Chicago metropolitan area select nights from September 26-November 1 at Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL. It will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie’s GAN will include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night. Tickets are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at only $25 for September 27-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 26 and November 1: September: 26, 27 October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 November: 1 Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays). Go to GreatAmericanNightmare.com for more info and to purchase tickets.

     
  • Especially for Girls Interested in Science and Math: A Day of Exploration Aug 26, 2014 4:44 PM
    This one-day program will introduce sixth-to-ninth-grade girls to many types of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

     
  • Wheaton Resident Named New Chief Operating Officer of Chicago Lighthouse Aug 26, 2014 4:37 PM
    Wheaton resident Pamela Tully has been named the new chief operating officer of The Chicago Lighthouse, one of the nation’s most comprehensive social service agencies assisting people who are blind, visually impaired, multi-disabled and Veterans.

     
  • Avoid ticks and Lyme disease Aug 26, 2014 4:38 PM
    While enjoying the great outdoors this summer and fall, the DuPage County Health Department reminds residents to take precautions against ticks to prevent contracting the diseases they carry, including Lyme disease.

     
  • Crafters Wanted Aug 26, 2014 4:42 PM
    Crafters wanted for the 25th Annual Westmont High School Craft Fair

     
  • Wheaton considers giving $41,000 to downtown organization Aug 26, 2014 5:30 PM
    The Downtown Wheaton Association may receive supplemental funding from the city’s general fund this year after experiencing a shortfall in revenue. During a planning session Monday, most city council members said they would grant the association’s request for $41,000. But not all agreed. “I know it’s tough, it’s a challenge, but you’ve got to live within what you’ve got,” one councilman said.

     
  • Wheaton Courthouse Square development work could start in 2015 Aug 26, 2014 5:34 AM
    After many years of planning and dispute, Wheaton's Courthouse Square development is back on track. The Wheaton City Council approved two ordinances Monday, both with a 6-1 vote, that amended the original Courthouse Square development agreement for a fifth time, and granted the developer a special use permit to construct two luxury apartment buildings near Willow Avenue and Naperville Road. Construction is expected to begin sometime in early 2015.

     
  • Athletico Physical Therapy Shares Health Tips to Start the School Year off Right Aug 26, 2014 4:32 PM
    Whether your child’s fitness routine consists of varsity football or walking to and from the school bus with a load of books strapped to the back, there are several health and safety steps you and your child should know about before school starts this fall. Athletico, with headquarters in Oak Brook, offers tips for young athletes and bookworms alike.

     
  • CN100 Game of the Week: Football - Wheaton Warrenville South vs. Glenbard West Aug 26, 2014 4:33 PM
    The Tigers and Hilltoppers kick off the 2014 season on the CN100 Game of the Week.

     
  • United Stationers Foundation Provides School Supplies for 200 Needy Kids Aug 26, 2014 4:27 PM
    Last Thursday, a group of volunteers from United Stationers in Carol Stream distributed 200 backpacks full of supplies to impoverished children at Army Trail Elementary School in Addison.

     
  • Wheaton’s Shakespeare in the Park to feature ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ Aug 25, 2014 9:00 AM
    Theater under the summer night sky returns to Wheaton’s Memorial Park with Shakespeare in the Park’s performance of “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Wheaton Park District and Wheaton College’s Arena Theater have teamed up to present the light tale about attraction, mistaken identities and love on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. The partnership began last year with the intention of bringing Shakespeare in the Park to Wheaton for years to come.

     
  • Even ‘common’ birds are worth watching Aug 25, 2014 8:43 AM
    Our Jeff Reiter says bird watchers take great joy in finding unusual birds. But, he says, there's a lot to be learned from the more common members of the bird world, too.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Aug 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features lots of photos of the first day of the new school year, some rain and mud photos, and a colorful benefit run picture.

     
  • Be considerate to ‘outsiders’ on bicycles Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I was appalled to read about the battle between residents of Barrington Hills and bicyclists. All bicyclists in Spandex are not professionals. We are mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.

     
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