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  • Mindfulness and Soul Care Mar 10, 2015 3:00 PM
    Mindfulness is the act of paying purposeful attention to the present moment. It offers us a way to enjoy our lives more and reduce stress through a few simple practices.

  • 2015 Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference Mar 10, 2015 3:00 PM
    More than 100 seventh and eighth grade youth learned ways to improve their leadership skills at the 2015 Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference held Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur.

  • Wheaton council OKs plan to prevent ‘squashed’ looking roofs Mar 4, 2015 3:07 PM
    Architects designing homes in Wheaton will now have a little more freedom, due to a change in the zoning ordinance that allows for larger side yard setbacks. The city council unanimously approved the amendment Monday. Last month, Jim Kozik, director of economic development, said homebuilders frequently called Wheaton’s previous requirements for side yard setbacks “the most challenging for new and remodeling builders as they attempt to meet the desires of customers.”

  • State should opt out of PARCC testing Mar 4, 2015 11:39 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: As a parent of school age children I researched PARCC and what I learned was very disturbing. This is why I supported a delay on PARCC testing and it is now why I support opt-out legislation, HB0306. It would codify existing law. Currently, students have a right to refuse state standardized tests.

  • Believe Project: $100 for woman who lost one of two jobs Mar 4, 2015 5:30 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Lori Bougadis of Wheaton, who will give it to a cashier who lost her second job.

  • “American Ingenuity” theme of Fox Valley Antiques Show Mar 4, 2015 3:29 PM
    “American Ingenuity” will be the theme of the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show on March 14-15 in St. Charles. The focus will be on design elements of our past, highlighting the ability of top decorators to incorporate those elements into today’s modern look. Blending “old with new” is currently evident in nearly every decorating magazine, catalog and TV show. Antiques are so commonly used that many of the top stores offer reproductions at prices much higher than the cost of an original.

  • Fox Valley area police reports Mar 4, 2015 5:10 PM
    Andrew A. Croy, 25, of Geneva, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while his license is revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 2:04 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Side Drive, according to a police report.

  • Keep your game up to par at golf domes, suburban simulators Mar 4, 2015 6:00 AM
    It’s winter in the suburbs, and what’s a golfer to do? Actually, plenty. From golf simulators to heated outdoor hitting stations, there’s a wide range of options available when temperatures are less than ideal. “We’re the option when there isn’t another one, when you can’t play outside,” says Marc Tintner with Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf in Huntley.

  • Be bold, get cold for Special Olympics Illinois in Lake Bluff on Saturday Mar 9, 2015 4:11 PM
    Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lake Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.

  • W. Chicago man gets 17 years for role in stabbing Mar 4, 2015 5:41 AM
    A 19-year-old West Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in prison in connection with the November 2013 stabbing death of Thomas Tecuatl during an altercation in West Chicago. Anthony Rios — one of three men charged in connection with the slaying — pleaded guilty to one count of armed violence, a Class X felony, during an appearance Tuesday before Judge Daniel Guerin, who then handed down the sentence.

  • DuPage County Fair may open without grandstand Mar 4, 2015 5:36 AM
    The grandstand at the DuPage County fairgrounds may need to be shuttered as part of a plan to resolve hundreds of building code violations so the annual county fair can proceed as planned this July at the site in Wheaton.

  • Budget-friendly fun: Hounds of Finn, Gospel Extravaganza sing Mar 3, 2015 12:27 PM
    The Minnesota-based band Hounds of Finn will play folk plus Celtic and Americana music Saturday, March 7, at Lombard's Maple Street Chapel. It’s Gospel time when the Elmhurst College Gospel Choir hosts its Gospel Extravaganza Saturday. Performers include the more-than-50-member Joshua’s Troop, with hip-hop, urban and contemporary gospel songs.

  • Educators want to ‘take back’ public education conversation Mar 3, 2015 9:05 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Superintendent Jeff Schuler says a new program will help give educators across the state an importnat seat at the table during future discussions about public education.

  • Modern style intersects with history at Fox Valley Antiques Show Mar 10, 2015 5:52 PM
    Come find your original (not a mass-produced, “Made in Taiwan” copy) at the Fox Valley Antiques Show. The gathering will feature 55 dealers from 14 states, bringing a great variety of 18th- to early-20th century antiques to St. Charles on March 14-15.

  • Grammy winner Craig Hella Johnson to guest conduct St. Charles Singers March 7-8 Mar 3, 2015 10:37 AM
    Grammy Award-winning choral director Craig Hella Johnson will guest conduct the St. Charles Singers in a concert program titled “Inspired” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles. Johnson, who will make his St. Charles Singers conducting debut, is founder and artistic director of Conspirare, the Austin, Texas, based professional choral ensemble that earned the 2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance.

  • John Prendiville: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:30 PM
    Candidate information for John Prendiville, running for Wheaton City Council

  • Tony Lyons: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:30 PM
    Candidate information for Tony Lyons, running for Wheaton City Council

  • Suzanne Fitch: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:30 PM
    Candidate information for Suzanne Fitch, running for Wheaton City Council

  • Michael Gresk: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:30 PM
    Candidate information for Michael Gresk, running for Wheaton Mayor

  • Ron Almiron: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:30 PM
    Candidate information for Ron Almiron, running for Wheaton City Council

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