Monday, April 22, 2013
Advanced Disposal will have a special collection on your normal garbage day. A makeup day for Monday pickup will be held this Saturday.
If you need to get rid of carpeting and other items damaged in the flood, the city is ready to help you out. Advanced Disposal, the City of Wheaton's garbage hauler, began picking up flood-damaged materials for residents served by the city’s curbside service on Monday. The special collection will continue all week on residents’ normal collection day. If you have Monday service and missed the announcement, Advanced Disposal crews will return for any missed flood-damaged materials from their Monday collection routes this Saturday, April 27. The special collection will be for flood-damaged materials only. Regular garbage still requires the appropriate garbage sticker. Non-flood damaged materials won't be collected without the appropriate …
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 …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wheaton police share crime prevention tips for summer.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The following crime prevention tips are from the Wheaton Police Department: Bike Safety Tips Vacation Watch General Safety
Friday, June 8, 2012
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Friday, June 8, 2012
Calling all those advocates, hand-raisers, soap-box speakers and community meeting attendees. Wheaton Patch is seeking a few good bloggers to add to our site. Are you passionate about government? Participate in community politics? Attend School Board of Education meetings? Sit on a board, committee or group? Volunteer in town? Have a love of sports, arts or science? Love to write? Then we want you to blog for us! Our Local Voices Bloggers can write daily, weekly or monthly on a topic of choice. Short or long, essay style or a quick how-to. Blogging on Patch is a great way to share your opinions with the community and get your voice out there. Interested? It's easy. Go to our homepage and click on "Blog on Patch" to get started. Questons? …
Monday, June 4, 2012
A Courthouse Square homeowner writes his objections to the propose senior housing development at Courthouse Square in downtown Wheaton. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@Patch.com.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Some supporters of the proposed senior living facility have suggested that Courthouse Square owners are against seniors. We are not against seniors, as many of us qualify are seniors ourselves! Our objection is that this massive commercial/institutional use is most inappropriate on this small 1.197 acre site. If you check out other senior housing developments, you’ll immediately notice that they are located on multi-acre sites separated from adjacent residential areas by parks and other passive recreational areas. In fact, this proposal under Wheaton’s zoning ordinance would require approximately a 5-acre lot as a standalone development. Many city officials have told us this isn’t a zoning issue – some don’t care about zoning and land …
Wheaton police reports, May 12-28
MONDAY, MAY 28 A resident in the 0-100 block of Kensington Circle reported a burglary after someone stole $450 in cell phones and $40 cash. According to the police report, the intruder entered the unlocked apartment between 3:45 and 5 p.m. and took two phones and cash. SUNDAY, MAY 20-FRIDAY, MAY 25 Someone shot small pellets through three windows at Church of the Resurrection in the 900 block of Union Avenue in Wheaton between 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20 and 9 a.m. Friday, May 25. According to the police report, the cost of damage is $600. SATURDAY, MAY 12-THURSDAY, MAY 24 Someone stole a $2,000 car part from a 2004 Lexus RX parked in the garage at the Wheaton Center Apartments between Saturday, May 12 and Thursday, May 24. According to the …
Catch up with Mark Hiben and his college football career at Wheaton College after his success at Glenbard West.
It's known as "the catch" and will forever be remembered in Glenbard West High School football history. But for Wheaton College wide receiver and former Hilltopper standout Mark Hiben, it was much more than that. In November 2009, the highly touted Hilltoppers traveled to Lake Zurich in an IHSA Class 7A semifinal game with a birth to the state championship on the line. West’s depth chart was amassed with talent. But at the time, Hiben was a virtual unknown. This game would change everything for Hiben. A late fourth quarter injury to then-starting wide-out J.T. Mesch would create the perfect opportunity for junior Hiben. And for Hiben, a soft-spoken athlete, the chance couldn’t have come at a better time. “To be honest, that moment and …
Share a picture to illustrate a time you felt like a rock star; we'll give ten random winners tickets to a screening of "Rock of Ages" at Studio Movie Grill.
What makes you feel like a rock star? Wheaton Patch is giving away ten tickets for two to a VIP screening of Rock of Ages at Studio Movie Grill, a movie theater and restaurant opening at 301 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton this week. Enter our "When I was a rock star" contest for a chance to win. Here's how: Winners will receive a ticket to admit two people for cocktails and hors d'oevres at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, followed by dinner and a screening of the movie Tuesday, June 12. OK, now for the rules: Click here for complete Official Rules. Click on the "upload photos and videos" button this page to send us your photo and remember to describe what it represents. But be sure to come back and to add your photo to the gallery on this …
Wheaton police reports, May 22 to 28
MONDAY, MAY 28 Police arrested Rebecca Hatchell of the 400 block of Sunnybrook Lane in Wheaton and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to reports. Hatchell, 29, drove a white 2009 Mazda near the intersection of Carlton and Childs streets around 1:45 a.m. when officers stopped her, police said. She was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released later that morning. SUNDAY, MAY 27 Police said they charged Benjamin Mancera of the 1000 block of Taft Avenue in Wheaton with driving under the influence of alcohol and endangering the life of a child. Mancera, 26, drove a maroon 2001 Oldsmobile near the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Gables Street around midnight when police stopped him, according to …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Also this week: a fatality and a nasty injury in automobile accidents and a massive explosion rocks a VFW hall in Elmhurst.