Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A man on a bike disobeyed a stop sign and collided with a car crossing Union Avenue on Washington Street.
A Bloomington man sustained minor injuries after he collided with a car while riding his bike in Wheaton Thursday morning. According to the police report, James Barrett, 20, had disobeyed a stop sign while riding west on Union Avenue and hit the front of a car headed south on Washington Street. Barrett told police he disregarded the stop sign and didn't see the car crossing the intersection. The driver of the car told police she didn't see the man on the bike until it was too late. The man was transported to CDH with no life-threatening injuries, police said. He was cited with disregarding a stop sign and failure to yield in a right-of-way. See also:
Monday, April 29, 2013
The second-year NFL player and Michigan State alum said the college was "very special" to him and called it "where I should have gone."
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins paid a visit to Wheaton College earlier this April to address the college’s football team; you can watch some of his remarks above. According to the official Redskins blog, Cousins’ grandmother lives in the Chicago suburbs, and he has been living with her while training during the offseason—including, his Twitter account indicates, at Schuldt Performance in Highland Park. Cousins told the team that Wheaton College “is very, very special to me,” as two of his friends attended, and his grandmother had long hoped that he would play for the school—which, if not for the prospect of his now-realized NFL career, he said he would have. “I wish I went here,” he told the team. “I was in Michigan State …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Patch recaps top news stories from the week of April 14-20.
Here are some of the top news stories from last week: Evacuation Advised for Homes Near Lake 4 Retention Pond in Briarcliffe Wheaton Declares Emergency, Provides List of Streets to Avoid Wheaton Native's Joy of Personal Best at Boston Marathon Turns to Horror, Worry Dispatches from DuPage: Stories of the April 2013 Flood March Home Sales: Wheaton Market Makes Gains; Median Price Rises Wheaton French Market Kicks Off April 20 Despite Weather ‘Wheaton Confessions:' Anonymous Admissions from College’s ‘Bubble’ Don't want to miss this stuff during the week? Sign up for our free daily email newsletter. Then like us on Facebook for a slightly different take. Special-Needs School Moving to Downtown Wheaton Shared Resources, Extra Manpower Among …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Students at Wheaton College share their unsigned opinions, frustrations and secret lives on the page, spurring discussion, debate and advice.
If there is a stereotype for how a Wheaton College student thinks, “Wheaton Confessions” may smash it. At the public Facebook page, which was launched in February, nearly 700 anonymous submissions reveal students’ various gripes and praises for the school’s atmosphere, crises and declarations of faith from a patently evangelical Christian environment, ruminations on gender and sexuality, and ordinary college-student angst. The page proudly declares its intention to be a “source into life inside the Wheaton Bubble,” and uses an image of an embarrassed-looking mastodon—a reference to Perry Mastodon, the reconstructed mastodon skeleton found on campus—as its profile picture. Other students respond, publically. Many of the discussions focus on…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Glen Ellyn School District 41 board tables discussion on whether to make a formal offer on Wheaton College property at 1825 College Ave.
Updated 11:13 a.m. The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education on Monday tabled its agenda item that would authorize Superintendent Dr. Ann Riebock to make a formal offer on Wheaton College property at 1825 College Ave. Faced with overcrowding in the district and the need to eliminate the use of 32 portable classrooms, District 41 officials decided on the 15-acre Wheaton College property as the site for a new Hadley Junior High School. The property, however, is not for sale. If Wheaton College does not negotiate with District 41, the district would try to acquire the property by eminent domain. District 41 board member Drew Ellis motioned to table the board's discussion because of the complexity of the issue and his desire to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Wheaton College release: District 41 has undervalued property at 1825 College Ave. in Wheaton in plans to acquire and rebuild Hadley Junior High.
Wheaton College on Tuesday announced its opposition to the Glen Ellyn School District 41 plan to acquire the college's East Campus property, 1825 College Ave., to build a new Hadley Junior High School facility. District 41 announced the district's plan to make an offer on the property next month and the possibility of having to acquire the property by eminent domain if Wheaton College is unwilling to sell, officials told Patch last week. District 41 Superintendent Dr. Ann Riebock said Wheaton College has indicated the property at 1825 College Ave. is not for sale in preliminary conversations. According to a news release from Wheaton College, the college has communicated with the district that selling the East Campus property is not a …
Monday, March 11, 2013
David Hooker used debris collected by Wheaton janitors to make a five-foot tall Christ sculpture that he says represents the collective sins of mankind.
A Wheaton College associate art professor will have a unique piece featured in a collection of Christian art at the school’s Billy Graham Center: a ceramic of the crucified Jesus Christ, covered in dust and debris from around the school campus, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the paper, David Hooker, 44, of Winfield, took a $4,000 corpus and has spent an extensive amount of time slowly covering it with gunk donatedfrom the school’s janitorial staff, with the goal of representing “our collective dust” or “our sins or uncleanliness” as burdened by the Christian Savior. "Literally, this dirt contains skin cells from the community. The idea is that our bodies are now connected to the body of Christ," Hooker told the paper. “If you …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
See what's going on in Wheaton this weekend, including a showing of "Alice in Wonderland" and an open house at Wheaton Christian Grammar School.
Saturday, Feb. 23 SCARCE Recycling Extravaganza, 9 a.m., 799 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn Engineers Week Expo, 10:30 a.m., Illinois Institute of Technology Open House Saturday!, 11 a.m., Wheaton Christian Grammar School Alice in Wonderland, 3 p.m., 2015 Manchester Rd., $15 Music Together 25th Anniversary Event and Family Concert Featuring "Uncle Gerry" Dignan, 3 p.m., 1S151 Winfield Rd., $5 Vegas Night!, 5 p.m., Wheaton VFW Post 2164 Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Wheaton College, $5 Arena Theater: "Hotel Cassiopeia", 7:30 p.m., 433 Howard St., $9 Sunday, Feb. 24 From Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad, 2 p.m., Wheaton Public Library Parenting Class, 5 p.m., St. Matthew United Church of Christ, $25
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wheaton North High School quarterback John Peltz has committed to play football and baseball at Wheaton College in the fall.
Wheaton North High School quarterback John Peltz will continue his family's tradition of competing in Thunder athletics at Wheaton College as a quarterback and third baseman next year. Peltz signed with Wheaton College on Thursday, relieved to officially know where he'll play next year. "I'm just, overall, excited to finally get the decision out of the way... It's kind of a big relief. I'm really excited to play baseball and football (there)," he said. Peltz will play under his uncle, head coach Mike Swider and his dad, defensive line coach Jeffrey Peltz, and he'll reunite with his cousin, freshman inside linebacker Mike Swider, who played with Peltz at Wheaton North. His other cousin, junior tailback Justin Swider, also played at Wheaton …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A case one judge dismissed as premature is reinstated after federal court ruling.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday handed Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College a victory in their challenges to the HHS preventative services mandate. Wheaton College filed suit in July in the D.C. District Court opposing the Health and Human Services (HHS) “Preventative Services” mandate, which "forces both institutions to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or pay severe fines," according to an announcement on the college's website. With the Affordable Care Act, effective beginning in August, most health insurance plans to cover preventive services for women, including recommended contraception without charging a co-pay, co-insurance or deductible, according to a White House press release. Two lower courts dismissed the …