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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • New turf field installed at Wheaton’s Graf Park Aug 23, 2014 7:47 AM
    Young soccer, football and lacrosse players in Wheaton now have a new field to play on. Wheaton Park District played host to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday evening for the recently installed synthetic turf field at Graf Parat 1701 Manchester Road, behind Monroe Middle School.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Roskam hires wounded veteran in West Chicago office Aug 22, 2014 5:04 PM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, says he’s hired an Army veteran who was badly injured in an Afghanistan explosion to work on veterans issues. Retired Sgt. Shane Scherer was seriously injured in a 2009 explosion at his base in Afghanistan and will work out of Roskam’s West Chicago office.

     
  • Email exchanges show little tension between forest commission, director Aug 22, 2014 6:10 PM
    Email exchanges during the five weeks before Arnie Biondo was dismissed as executive director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District show no obvious signs of tension between Biondo and the commissioners who let him go. The 331 pages of emails, obtained by the Daily Herald through a Freedom of Information Act request, are exchanges Biondo had with members of the six-member forest preserve commission between June 30 and Aug. 5, the day the board announced Biondo had been placed on paid leave.

     
  • Local woman receives Pi Beta Phi award for club service Aug 22, 2014 11:53 AM
    Rachel Krause Abbott, a leader in the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Alumnae Club of Pi Bet Phi, received the Pi Beta Phi for Women's Evelyn Peters Kyle Angel Award for club service.

     
  • College of DuPage offers concealed carry class Aug 22, 2014 11:53 AM
    College of DuPage’s Homeland Security Training Institute has added a new concealed carry class designed to meet and surpass Illinois state requirements for obtaining a Concealed Carry License. This 18-hour class will offer its first two-day session on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

     
  • DuPage Art League offers classes for young artists Aug 22, 2014 11:53 AM
    Three new teachers and innovative art classes have been added to the schedule for young artists this fall at the DuPage Art League in Wheaton. Classes are for students ages 5 to 17 and include a variety of subjects such as mixed media and cartooning.

     
  • DuPage County forest director says he was forced out Aug 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    The departing executive director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District says it wasn’t his decision to leave. Arnie Biondo says he was enjoying “every minute” of his tenure with the district until he received an Aug. 4 letter informing him he could either retire early or be terminated without cause. “It wasn’t mean or nasty,” Biondo said Wednesday. “It just said the board wanted to go in a different direction.”

     
  • College of DuPage Hosts 2014 Basketball Coaches Clinic Sept. 13 Aug 20, 2014 4:38 PM
    The College of DuPage Athletics program and Eastbay will host a basketball coaches clinic from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the College’s newly renovated Physical Education Center on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

     
  • Roadside Safety Check Conducted This Month Aug 20, 2014 4:40 PM
    Roadside Safety Check Conducted This Month

     
  • Ex-DuPage forest boss first to take early retirement plan he implemented Aug 19, 2014 7:36 PM
    The DuPage County Forest Preserve District ended its 7-month relationship with Executive Director Arnie Biondo, who will be replaced by a DuPage courts administrator. Biondo exits with more than two years left on his contract, and will take advantage of an early retirement plan he implemented.

     
  • DuPage courts expert Lapinski to lead forest preserve Aug 19, 2014 5:55 PM
    John J. Lapinski, 53, trial court administrator for DuPage County’s chief judge, signed a three-year contract worth $160,000 annually to lead the county forest preserve district. His background “doesn’t necessarily scream natural resources but he is a great administrator in an area where there aren’t a whole lot of great administrators,” Commissioner Joe Cantore said.

     
  • ‘Only’ 6 years to let Bush off the hook Aug 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: What right does Commander-in-Chief Obama have to insert pre-emptive airstrikes and send ground troops into Iraq? Has Iraq’s democratically-elected leader Malaki asked for U.S. military aid? No. The Iraq military is doing its own airstrikes?

     
  • DuPage museum displays Lego replica Aug 19, 2014 1:10 PM
    The DuPage County Historical Museum houses some of DuPage County’s historical treasures that teach us about our past and present. And now the museum offers something a little more modern: a Lego model of the building.

     
  • The 2014 ‘What Home Means to Me’ Poster Contest Winners Announced Aug 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    A collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state, regional and national organizations

     
  • Dist. 87 flap about taking responsibility Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: As a retired high school principal, I know from firsthand experience the difficulty developing and then administering an athletic/activity code that attempts to hold students involved in extracurricular activities accountable for their behavior.

     
  • Historic McKee House near Glen Ellyn needs new roof, supporters say Aug 18, 2014 9:08 AM
    With restoration efforts expected to take years, supporters say the McKee House needs a new roof soon to prevent further damage to the landmark structure at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve near Glen Ellyn. One forest preseve commissioner says he plans to ask that the district spend $60,000 for the roof repairs.

     
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