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  • Trade deal is NAFTA on steroidsMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I am a big fan of Time’s Fareed Zakaria, but he is totally wrong about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Contrary to his belief and TPP’s misleading name, only a tiny fraction of the TPP has anything to do with trade.

  • Indiana’s New Prairie High School took part in the annual Choral Classic Invitational Saturday in Wheaton. Thirty middle schools and high schools from 11 states participated in the two-day show choir and vocal performance competition.

    1,500 students perform in Choral Classic in WheatonMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students from 30 middle schools and high schools representing 11 states performed Friday night and Saturday during the Wheaton Warrenville South High School Choral Classic. Roughly 1,500 students appeared onstage over the course of the two days and about 4,000 people were expected to attend. Organizers said it was one of the highest attended performance events in the school’s history.

  • Dick O’Gorman, owner of the Ivy restaurant in downtown Wheaton, displays two specials — chicken satay skewers and andouille sausage meatloaf canapés — that he’ll be offering during a kickoff event for the Downtown Wheaton Association’s first Restaurant Week.

    Wheaton ready to launch first Restaurant WeekMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a long, cold winter, people are ready to get out and shake up their routine a bit, Downtown Wheaton Association President Paula Barrington says. That’s one reason why the association is sponsoring its first Restaurant Week, featuring a kickoff event and specials at nearly a dozen restaurants. “I think people are looking for something new and different. People are really very excited,” Barrington said.

  • I have been experimenting on doing abstract landscape photography. I thought this almost came out looking like a Japanese woodblock print, but the photo was actually taken in Lisle.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 3.

  • A volunteer helps prepare for the Jubilee Furniture Liquidation Sale

    Jubilee Furniture moves to new location, offers Liquidation SaleMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jubilee Furniture, DuPage County’s largest resale furniture showroom, is moving to 730 East North Ave. in Carol Stream, two blocks east of its current location, and expanding its hours. The new store will open its doors on Friday, April 4, and the grand opening celebration will take place on Friday, April 11. The liquidation sale, featuring 20 percent off merchandise, will be held March 14 and 15, with discounts increasing to 50 percent off on March 21 and 22 and 80 percent off on March 28 and 29.

  • Patrons at Ribfest 2013 Humanitarian Service Project

    Naperville Exchange Club Supports Children in PovertyMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Exchange Club of Naperville recently donated $3,400 to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) for the Feed the Kids (FTK) project.

  • James Atten and Rick Erickson need $5 million to renovate the Wheaton Grand Theater.

    Saving downtown theaters: Wheaton Grand headlines a long listMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two dreamers hope to find $5 million to save the downtown Wheaton Grand Theater. Their story is the latest among many such efforts — some unsuccessful and some a rousing success — that can be told throughout the suburbs. “Theaters are one of the few things you can talk about that everybody seems to have a story," says Richard Fosbrink, executive director of the Theatre Historical Society of America.

  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

  • 2014 All-Student Undergrade Art Show: Awards Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Art awards totaling more than $18,500 were presented to Eastern Illinois University students at a reception on Sunday, March 2. The awards program opened the 2014 Undergraduate All-Student Show at EIU’s Tarble Arts Center.

  • Campaign finance reform is in orderMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: We Americans should not value the accumulation of wealth above justice, democracy and the good of the country. We need to decide on the values that matter most to us and then actively promote them.

  • Citizens need to take the initiativeMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I read with great interest the “Our View” piece on the Opinion page of the Feb. 9 Daily Herald. It states that “a spate of referendums to amend the state constitution have been promoted to change the way business is done in Illinois.”

  • DuPage PADS volunteers open overnight shelters each night, providing an average of 160 beds October to April and 80 beds May to September for the homeless in DuPage County.

    Taste of Hope to benefit DuPage PADSMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Thursday, March 6, more than 25 area chefs will come together to support DuPage PADS’ mission with A Taste of Hope. The evening offers a sampling of favorite dishes paired with wines as well as music and a live auction -- all with an eye toward eliminating homelessness in DuPage County.

  • BrightSide Theatre Supports WDSRA during Production of Bleacher BumsMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    BrightSide will be supporting the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) Foundation during its production of Bleacher Bums, playing March 20-30, at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville.

  • College of DuPage to Host 22nd Annual Asia Symposium March 11Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    College of DuPage will host the 22nd annual Asia Symposium “Dynamic Korea: History, Economics and the Arts” on Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

  • Dist. 87 vote simple investment decisionMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I am voting yes on the March 18 referendum that would allow Glenbard High School District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools.

  • Continued sidewalk repairs approved by Wheaton city councilMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Wheaton City Council agreed Monday to budget about $50,000 more toward the city’s sidewalk replacement program for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

  • Beer, wine, liquor sales approved for Wheaton convenience storesMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Convenience stores in Wheaton will now have a chance to apply for a license to sell beer, wine and liquor, thanks to an ordinance amendment approved by the city council Monday night. The city council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s liquor control ordinance that allows for the sale of alcohol in stores no less than 2,000 square feet. The portion of the store dedicated to alcohol must be less than two percent of the total square footage. Beer cannot be sold in quantities of less than four cans or bottles and wine and spirits must be at least 750 milliliters.

  • Wheaton Academy to stage ‘The Music Man’Mar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheaton Academy’s Fine Arts Department will present the classic Broadway musical “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 6 to 8, at 900 Prince Crossing Road, West Chicago.

  • Wheaton Warrenville South High School will sponsor its seventh annual Choral Classic Invitational Friday and Saturday at the school.

    Choral Classic coming to Wheaton Warrenville South High SchoolMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville South High School hosts the 7th annual Choral Classic Invitation with students from 30 school from 11 states on March 7 and 8.

  • Residents of Monarch Landing, a senior living community in Naperville, are participating in Project 1310, a month-long initiative promoting good health and fitness. submitted

    Naperville Seniors Add Up Marathon Miles: 1,310 and CountingMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Residents of Monarch Landing, a senior living community in Naperville, are participating in Project 1310, a month-long initiative promoting good health and fitness.

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