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  • DuPage forest preserve picks interim directors Sep 2, 2014 4:23 PM
    Two longtime employees with the DuPage County Forest Preserve will share the district’s top administrative post for less than a month until their new boss starts work. District commissioners on Tuesday appointed Micheal Palazzetti and Robert Vick as interim executive directors until John Lapinski assumes his responsibilities as executive director on Oct. 1.

     
  • DuPage forest board may have violated law in hiring executive director Sep 2, 2014 5:12 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners will vote again next week to hire John Lapinski as executive director after a resident questioned the legality of their original action. Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 19 to name Lapinski executive director — the same day they announced Arnie Biondo was stepping down from the top administrative post.

     
  • Downtown Wheaton vacancy rate drops as new businesses move in Sep 3, 2014 5:58 AM
    Several new businesses are moving into downtown Wheaton, including a record store, a hair salon, a quilting shop and an art and glass studio. Two new businesses — home decor shop P.S. Flowers at 125 W. Front St. and a Subway at 105 E. Front St. — also opened in the last two weeks, according to Downtown Wheaton Association Executive Director Paula Barrington.

     
  • Schaumburg CEO takes health seriously in, out of office Sep 1, 2014 6:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Cathy Kenworthy, CEO of Interactive Health in Schaumburg, who walks the walk to health every day. She has done as many as 20,000 steps in Scotland and watches her diet, just as the company oversees others.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of a blind skydiver, toilet bowl races in the street, and a kid-produced movie featuring a robot.

     
  • Need to elect leader to represent citizens Aug 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I am outraged that Mexico President Nieto spoke in California recently about the need for immigration reform in the United States. A U.S. Marine has been imprisoned for months after crossing into Mexico.

     
  • Wheaton plays host to wine, cultural arts festival Aug 29, 2014 10:42 AM
    The Downtown Wheaton Association and Wheaton Park District are partnering to present an event featuring wine tasting, fine art and musical entertainment during the Wine and Cultural Arts Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 in Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Aug 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of August 25.

     
  • Good time to review the Constitution Aug 29, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: The Constitution has guided our country well, safeguarding our freedom and rights. But “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” and “we the people” must know our Constitution and then use our voices and votes to hold accountable the officials we elect (and those they appoint).

     
  • New Coaster Challenge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois Sep 8, 2014 1:40 PM
    Special Olympics Illinois is proud to introduce a brand new fundraising initiative taking place on Sept. 28 at Six Flags Great America called The 2014 Coaster Challenge. Participants simply register, fundraise and ride the distance of a 5K, 10K or marathon (26.2 miles) on Six Flags Great America's world-class roller coasters.

     
  • 24-hour news cycle hardly enlightening Aug 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: As somebody who remembers the days when TV stations went off the air at midnight or so, and most people’s idea of talk radio was the DJ announcing the next song, today’s 24 hour news is not the source of enlightenment that it was cracked up to be.

     
  • Cantigny Golf helps veterans with disabilities get their game on Aug 28, 2014 11:36 AM
    Cantigny Golf works with RevelationGolf to conduct monthly clinics for veterans with physical disabilities and post-traumatic stress disorder. “I think it’s very beneficial for veterans," veteran Dawn Mattson said. "I think it helps emotionally as well as physically. Emotionally it just gives you a sense of being able to accomplish something.”

     
  • Wheaton to light the way for nighttime run Aug 28, 2014 12:10 PM
    Wheaton runners will have a chance to help change lives, both locally and nationally, by participating in the community’s inaugural FT Cares Light the Torch Night Run. The run will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and will be designed for both experienced and novice runners and walkers who will help illuminate their community during the nighttime race.

     
  • Shakespeare in the Park returning to Wheaton for second year Aug 28, 2014 5:57 PM
    William Shakespeare's work will come to life again this weekend in Wheaton's Memorial Park for the second annual Shakespeare in the Park event. This year's play, "Love's Labour's Lost," will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. “It’s definitely a professional level of theater," said Kristina Nemetz, the Wheaton Park District’s superintendent of marketing and special events.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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 North booster president a no show again for sentencing Aug 28, 2014 5:33 AM
    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.

     
  • 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).

     
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