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  • Wheaton man charged with sexual assault Aug 4, 2014 6:03 PM
    A 27-year-old Wheaton man is facing criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery charges following an incident that happened Saturday morning at his ex-girlfriend's apartment in Glen Ellyn.

  • The DuPage Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Agency Endowment Funds Aug 4, 2014 5:12 PM
    WHEATON, IL—The DuPage Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of two new agency endowment funds, one by the Elmhurst Choral Union and the other by Tri-Town YMCA of Lombard.

  • DuPage Chorale Invites New Members for Fall Season Aug 4, 2014 4:57 PM
    DuPage Chorale, a large community chorus of amateur and semi-professional singers based at College of DuPage, invites singers to join the group this fall.

  • The MAC’s Lakeside Pavilion Summer Starlight Free Concert Series Continues in August Aug 4, 2014 4:55 PM
    The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, continues its inaugural Summer 2014 Starlight Free Concert Series at the new Lakeside Pavilion at College of DuPage in August with Grammy-nominated The Holmes Brothers (Aug. 8). New Philharmonic, the 60-piece professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Kirk Muspratt completes the series on Aug. 15. Admission to all concerts is free; all concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

  • ‘Impact DuPage’ strives to advance our well-being Aug 4, 2014 4:49 PM
    In the midst of health care reform, state and federal fiscal crises, and an increased demand for services, DuPage County partners are cognizant of the need to advance collaborative efforts to address community needs in relation to health and human services.

  • COD Graduate Illustrates Children’s Book Aug 4, 2014 4:47 PM
    College of DuPage graduate Tim Kietzman has always had a passion for telling stories with pictures. Now he’s sharing that passion in “The Crack in the Sidewalk,” a new children’s book written by his mother, Laurel, and brought to life through Kietzman’s illustrations. The story is about Crack, who journeys to a variety of places.

  • COD Offers New Music Business Degree, Audio Production Certificate Aug 4, 2014 4:43 PM
    The new Music Business degree and Audio Production certificate at College of DuPage will prepare students for careers in the commercial music industry.

  • COD Multimedia Producer/Director Gives Back to WWII Veterans Aug 4, 2014 4:41 PM
    College of DuPage Multimedia Services Producer and Director Kevin Willman has donated his time and skills for the past three years to a very worthy cause. During this period, Willman has been volunteering for Honor Flight Chicago, an organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring WWII veterans.

  • Orangetheory Fitness Wheaton works with clients heart rates Aug 4, 2014 12:53 PM
    An interview with Michael Kessler, owner of Orangetheory Fitness Wheaton. Q: Describe your business. What do you do? A: The idea of Orangetheory Fitness is simple. Our science backed 60-minute workout is designed to push individuals into the “Orange Zone,” which utilizes 84 to 91 percent of one’s maximum heart rate, in order to create an “Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption” effect. This EPOC ensures that clients continue to burn calories for 24 to 36 hours after their workout. The workout itself, composed of treadmill, water rowing, and weight training /resistance training blocks, is different each day in order to ensure that clients never get bored or plateau. Q: What made you start your business? A: I’ve always wanted to own my own business. Something to call my own. Something that I can say that I built from the ground up. I opened up my first business to provide a good lifestyle for my family and, eventually, have more flexibility with my schedule so I can be there to witness all of my children’s “firsts.” Q: What has been the most difficult obstacle in running or starting a small business? A. Finding and retaining talented staff. We have a great staff now, but it has not been easy getting to this point. There are also little unexpected problems that come up on a daily basis. You have to be a good juggler. Q: What do you enjoy most about operating your business? A: Seeing personal growth in our members as they start to see results from the program. Their newfound confidence and pride in their achievements makes the countless late nights worthwhile. Q: Is this what you pictured yourself doing when you were young? When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? A: Not exactly. I always imagined being some type of international business man flying on planes and wearing suits. Not sure why I thought that was appealing when I was young. I have the business art right, but staying close to family and wearing workout gear everyday has its perks. Q: What keeps you up at night? A: Making sure that our clients are receiving the best quality of service/experience that my staff and I can deliver. Q: If you could give one tip to a rookie business owner, what would it be? A: Embrace mistakes and turn them into a positive. When you are just getting started it is very easy to get overwhelmed and to get down when things go wrong. You just realize that every business has struggles no matter the size, just keep your head down and turn the mistakes into a positive any way that you can. • Every Monday we feature a small, suburban business. We want to hear about yours. Contact us at

  • Summit woman found guilty in Wheaton heroin death Aug 4, 2014 10:24 PM
    A DuPage County jury deliberated for nearly four hours before finding a Jennifer Nere of Summit guilty of supplying Augustina Taylor of Wheaton with a fatal dose of heroin in 2012. Nere is just the second person to be charged with, tried and convicted on drug-induced homicide charges in DuPage County. “(Taylor) was alive all these hours, then an hour after (Nere) shows up, she’s dead,” said Assistant State’s Attorney Jae Kwon.

  • Surely, God is neutral in sports Aug 3, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: The July 26 Daily Herald sports section has a picture of Cubs’ Luis Valbuena crossing home plate after hitting a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals, looking skyward, and raising his arms toward the heavens “celebrating” his home run.

  • Veteran tells of ‘incredible’ World War II dog in Wheaton Aug 3, 2014 7:15 AM
    The owner of "the unofficial war dog of World War II" and the first recognized therapy dog told war stories of Yorkshire terrier Smoky's heroics Saturday during the Dog Days event at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. “She was found in a foxhole in New Guinea by a buddy of mine who didn’t like dogs,” Cpl Bill Wynne said about the beginning of his 14 years with Smoky.

  • The Soapbox Aug 3, 2014 8:45 AM
    Daily Herald editors write about the recovering economy in the 'burbs, a touching funeral for a baby, and a state study that seems to lack purpose, among other things.

  • Heroin overdose confirmed in 2012 Wheaton death Aug 1, 2014 6:53 PM
    Augustina Taylor’s death in the late night hours of June 27, 2012, was caused by a lethal combination of heroin and cocaine. Former DuPage County forensic pathologist Jeff Harkey testified Friday in the drug-induced homicide trial of the friend alleged to have given or sold the heroin to Taylor, Jennifer Nere.

  • Shakespeare coming to Wheaton’s Memorial Park Aug 1, 2014 1:29 PM
    Theater under the summer sky returns to Wheaton’s Memorial Park with Shakespeare in the Park on Aug. 29 and 30. A partnership has been forged between Wheaton Park District and Wheaton College’s Arena Theater to present Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

  • Civilians defending themselves every day Aug 1, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Concerning Mr. Zlotow’s assertion (Fencepost July 21) that “odds are it (weapon carried) will more likely be used to one’s detriment rather than one’s benefit, and the detriment of the public as well.” I wonder what news, documentation, or whatever source, he derived this from.

  • Trial begins in Wheaton drug-induced homicide case Jul 31, 2014 7:10 PM
    Augustina Taylor had just more than 24 hours to celebrate her newfound freedom from prison on June 26, 2012, before she again succumbed to her drug addiction demons, authorities say. Prosecutors say it was Taylor’s first “fix” of heroin and cocaine since her release from prison that killed the 32-year-old Wheaton woman. And now the friend who brought it to her, 34-year-old Jennifer Nere, of Summit, is charged with Taylor’s murder.

  • Longtime Chicago Bear Israel Idonije Comic Book Signing at Barnes and Noble Geneva Commons Jul 31, 2014 2:17 PM
    Longtime Chicago Bear Israel Idonije Comic Book Signing at Barnes and Noble Geneva Commons

  • Tickets on sale for “Bye, Bye Birdie Jr.” and “Hair The Musical” Jul 31, 2014 1:55 PM
    Self Esteem for Life Foundation announces Summer 2014 Performances

  • Sew Generously in St. Charles to sponsor all night sew-a-thon to support local women’s shelter Jul 31, 2014 1:52 PM
    Sew Generously in St. Charles is sponsoring an all-night SEW-A-THON on behalf of Mutual Ground Women and Children's Domestic Violence Shelter in Aurora.

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