See the 25 most-read stories in 2012.
Year In Review
Monday, December 31, 2012
See the 25 most-read stories of the year.
As a new year begins, Patch remembers those we lost in 2012.
As we begin the new year, we reflect on events of the year prior—what we did, who we encountered, who we met for the first time and those we bid a final farewell. The following people are Wheaton natives and others close to the Wheaton community who have passed in 2012. Editor's note: This may not reflect all obituaries from 2012. We may not have the most recent information available at the year's end. Jean Ellen Crabtree, 89, Apr. 7, 1923-Dec. 17, 2012 Death Notices, Dec. 18 Shirley M. Trost, 88, Dec. 8, 1924-Dec. 17, 2012 Frances J. Sullivan, 86, May 13, 1926-Dec. 8, 2012 Barbara J. Ragona, 71, Feb. 28, 1941-Dec. 7, 2012 Memorial Service Set in Wisconsin for Woman in Deadly Crash Death Notices, Dec. 11 Brian K. O'Neil, 51, Aug. 21, …
Friday, December 28, 2012
From the school report cards to being named one of the best places to live, Wheaton has been in the spotlight quite a bit this year.
More Area Homes Sell in 2011 Than 2010 (Jan. 23) 238 Wheaton Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars (Feb. 8) Wheaton Ranks 4th in State for Energy Savings (Feb. 23) How Area High Schools Fare on a National Stage (May 10) City Bond Refinancing Obtains High Rating (June 24) We All Scream for Ice Cream, But Wheaton Spends More Than Most Towns (July 13) "Forbes" Rates Studio Movie Grill Wheaton as a Theater "Worth Traveling For" (July 16) Wheaton Named a Top Transit Suburb (July 27) Wheaton College is No. 99 in 'Forbes' Top 100 Colleges (Aug. 3) Let Patch save you time. Get stories delivered to your inbox—sign up for our email newsletter. Fast signup here. You can also like us on Facebook. CNN Ranks Wheaton in Top 100 Best Places to Live (Aug. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Look back on some of the big-time names we've heard about in Wheaton
Every so often, a news story comes across the desk about Wheaton natives making names for themselves, or widely-known names stopping in town. From Mitt Romney to Sean Rooney, here are some big names in the news on Wheaton Patch in 2012: Mitt Romney visted a Wheaton home March 20 for a fundraiser on primary night. Wheaton College student Alyssa Paulsen competed for the USA Ambassador Miss national pageant title and spread her message of inner beauty to the community. She won the entire competition and was named queen, USA Ambassador Miss, in September. After his run on 'Hell's Kitchen," chef Patrick Cassata returned to Wheaton to take over as head chef at The Bank Restaurant. He revamped the menu to feature meals with local, sustainable …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Get married? Have a baby? Buy a house? We want to know: What was big for you in 2012?
As we prepare to come up with some solid and promising New Year's resolutions, it's natural to do a bit of self-reflection on what we've accomplished and experienced in the past year. Some years aren't full of milestones. Some are meant for getting life back on track or simply staying the course. The year I graduated from DePaul, I had graduated, gone to the Olympics, started a relationship, gotten my first job, my first car, my first apartment and my first student loan statement. It was the year of firsts, I guess—it seems that's probably the case for most college grads. This year, I went on my first mission trip to Mexico, rode in a hot air balloon in Santa Fe (a bucket list item) and moved into a new apartment (which is often a standard…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Court cases related to Wheaton individuals and events will continue to next year. See which major cases to follow in 2013.
The two men charged with the Aug. 18 murder of Megan Boken, a St. Francis and St. Louis University alum, will be on trial. Keith Esters, 18, of Bel Ridge, MO, reportedly admitted he was involved in the shooting of Boken. His accused accomplice, Johnathan Perkins, told police he agreed to drive Esters to St. Louis for a robbery. Perkins allegedly stopped the car to let Esters out for the robbery. He then allegedly parked the car within sight of the shooting, waited for Esters and drove him away from the scene. According to the statement, Esters told police he saw Megan Boken on her phone, and chose her as the target of a robbery. He then approached her with the gun and while trying to rob her, he shot her twice, the document states. …
Monday, December 17, 2012
See the 25 most-read stories in 2012.
Below are the 25 most-read stories on Wheaton Patch in 2012: 25. Coyotes Spotted in Wheaton: Where You've Seen Them 24. 10 Highest Paid Wheaton Park District Employees 23. Wheaton Prostitution, Murder, Overdose Death Cases and More Return to Court 22. What is it About Wheaton Football? 21. Wheaton Woman Convicted of Prostitution 20. 20 Highest Paid City of Wheaton Employees 19. UPDATED: Police Investigate "Car Surfing" Accident, Vehicle Passengers Uninjured 18. VIDEO: Watch Wheaton North vs. Glenbard West Live 17. Coyote Attacks Dog Let Patch save you time. Get stories delivered to your inbox—sign up for our email newsletter. Fast signup here. You can also like us on Facebook. 16. UPDATED: Crash Victim Injuries "Severe," Not Life-…