Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wheaton Patch lists the most-read stories of 2011.
The following were the most-read stories of 2011: December Cubs Outfielder Moves to Wheaton (Dec. 1) Wheaton Bank Robbed (Dec. 5) November Wheaton Parent Finds Nail in Child's Halloween Candy (Nov. 14) Demarco Whitley Sentenced to 16 Years Behind Bars for Rape (Nov. 1) Wheaton College Mourns Sudden Death of Student, other Plane Crash Victims (Nov. 28) October FBI Searching for Man After Bank Robbery in Wheaton (Oct. 11) Occupy Naperville Protest Draws Larger Crowd than Organizers Expected (Oct. 22) Wheaton Student to Board: 'Accidental Racism' an Issue (Oct. 27) September Cinema Eatery to Open in Wheaton (Sep. 27) Winfield Road Closes for Accident with Injuries (Sep. 14) Wheaton Woman to Appear on TLC's 'What Not to …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Homeowners face fireplace condemnation after faulty installation 30 years ago results in fires.
The City of Wheaton will condemn more than 100 fireplaces in the Briarcliffe Knolls condos after the defective equipment caused two fires there. According to an engineering report conducted after the fires in the 800 block of Farnham Lane and the 1400 block of Johnstown Court, the fireplaces in the Knolls condos were installed in violation of city code. The fire in the 1400 block of Johnstown Court occurred in March 2011. According to a release from the Wheaton Fire Department, the fire started in the attic and spread through the building’s floors and walls. The fire in the 800 block of Farnham Lane occurred in November 2010. The two-story building sustained smoke and water damage on the first and second floors, and fire damage in the …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wheaton Warrenville South sophomore suggests high school students lack awareness on issues of race.
A District 200 student expressed concern to board members and staff Monday that racism in her school is a “big problem” that has gone unnoticed. Hannah Howell, a sophomore at Wheaton Warrenville South, said that as she has gotten involved in school activities over the past two years, she’s heard her peers utter ignorant and inconsiderate remarks “without even really knowing it.” “My biggest problem is the use of the word ‘ghetto,’” she said. She hasn’t challenged use of the term as racist, but she has asked classmates what they meant by it. “They always give me, ‘Well, a lot of Mexican people go here’ … or, ‘A lot of black people go here.’” Or, “’This place is dirty’ translates to: ‘This is ghetto.’” Use of the ‘N-word’ is also common, …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Studio Movie Grill expected to open early 2012 in Rice Lake Square.
Wheaton is getting a movie theater. Locals won't have to travel for dinner-and-a-movie dates after Studio Movie Grill opens in Wheaton's Rice Lake Square early next year. The cinema-eatery—expected to open in the first quarter of 2012—will show major box office films in its nine theaters and serve from a menu of more than 100 items, according to Lynne McQuaker, director of creative affairs for Studio Movie Grill (SMG). SMG will be the tenant of the 30,000-square-foot space at 301 Rice Lake Square, a former movie theater before it was most recently occupied by Linens-N-Things. Jim Kozik, director of economic development for the City of Wheaton said SMG has not applied for their construction permits, but are completing their construction …
Monday, August 22, 2011
The defending Class 7A state champion Tigers will have a new quarterback, a new offensive line and a new set of running backs. Despite plenty of new faces, head coach Ron Muhitch is looking forward to seeing how far the 2011 Tigers can go.
Head coach: Ron Muhitch (10th season; 96-17 career record) 2010 record: 14-0 (7-0 in the DVC), Class 7A state champion Top offensive players: Thaddeus Armstrong, Sr. QB; Ryan Graham, So. QB; Patrick Garner, Sr. RB, Dan Vitale, Sr. RB; Zach Zlabis, Sr. WR Top defensive players: Adam Dansdill, Sr. LB; Jack Lipinsky, Sr. DE; Brandon Peterson, Sr. LB; Mike Shelton, Sr. DB; Evan Welsh, Sr. NG 2011 Schedule (home games in CAPS; *denotes DVC game) Sunday, Aug. 28—GLENBARD WEST Friday, Sept. 2—at Maine South Friday, Sept. 9—WEST AURORA* Friday, Sept. 16—at Naperville North* Friday, Sept. 23—NAPERVILLE CENTRAL* Friday, Sept. 30—WEST CHICAGO* Friday, Oct. 7—at Glenbard North* Friday, Oct. 14—at Glenbard East* Friday, Oct. 21—WHEATON NORTH* OVERVIEW…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Park District board of commissioners sign letter of commitment with golf course developer Fairway Suites, LLC to bring a hotel to Arrowhead in Wheaton.
The Wheaton Park District entered into an agreement Wednesday to bring a hotel to the Arrowhead Golf Club property. Officials signed a letter of commitment with Fairway Suites, LLC, allowing them to represent the park district in presentations to hotel chains such as Marriot, Hilton and Hyatt for a potential project. According to a report submitted to the park district by Fairway, the hotel would have approximately 120 suites. Assuming the hotel operates at 70 percent occupancy, the hotel would generate 45,000 guests per year, the report states. Board Commissioner Kim VanderSchaaf said that the hotel would not meet the mission of the park district and was not needed at the facility. Commissioner Phil Luetkehans said the hotel would help …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
ComEd is reporting more than 10,000 power outages in its Glenbard region, serving a majority of DuPage County.
As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, there are still more than 10,000 ComEd customers without power, according to ComEd's outage map. Tuesday's storm has caused "extensive damage" requiring a "multiple day" restoration effort from Commonwealth Edison, according to its website. ComEd is reporting more than 10,000 power outages in its Glenbard region, serving Wheaton and surrounding areas in DuPage County. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, approximately 268,000 ComEd customers were without power, according to ComEd, which has restored power for approximately 126,000 customers since the storm. ComEd reminds customers to never approach a downed power line and to always assume a power line is energized and dangerous. If you see a downed power line, call 1-800-…
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Wheaton South Classics show choir won the FAME National Show Choir Championships in Indianapolis this weekend.
The Wheaton South Classics show choir won the FAME National Championships in Indianapolis Saturday. See when they found out they won here.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Here are the preliminary election results as of 11:01 p.m.
Preliminary results put Mike Gresk in the lead for Mayor, and Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti in the lead for City Council. Rosemary Swanson, Jim Vroman and Jim Gambaiani lead for the school board and Phillip Luetkehans in the lead for the park board, along with Terry Mee, Ray Morrill and Kim VanderSchaaf. With only 3,576 'yes' votes, the non-binding referendum, asking residents whether they think the city should commit public monies to the restoration and operation of the Wheaton Grand Theater, did not pass.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Kasia Pilewicz of Wheaton is competing on the current season of "America's Next Top Model" on the CW. The Daily Herald spoke with Pilewicz about her experience with the show.
A Wheaton woman is competing on the CW show, "America's Next Top Model (ANTM)" this season, which has aired two episodes. Kasia Pilewicz, who was 26 at the start of the season, says on her ANTM profile that her biggest fear on the show is making sure she'll be herself on camera. "I guess I'm just hoping that I, myself, in the raw, will be enough," she wrote. The Daily Herald reported on Pilewicz's experience on the show. She talked about her role among the other models—one of the older contestants, a "role model" and her thoughts on being a plus-size model. "America's Next Top Model" airs Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.