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No one injured after dryer catches fire at Wheaton home

No injuries were reported after a clothing dryer caught fire Wednesday at a home in west suburban Wheaton. Firefighters responded about 1 a.m. to a structure fire at a home in the 1300 block of East Illinois Street, according to the Wheaton Fire Department. The blaze, which appears to have started i

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 22:58:00

A haze of questions for Wheaton College

Two days after authorities in DuPage County announced charges against five Wheaton College football players stemming from a hazing incident that injured a teammate in 2016, the lawyer for the highest-profile player among the accused spoke out on Wednesday. Attorney Mark Sutter is representing 21-yea

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-21 03:05:16

Clothes Dryer Sets Home On Fire: Wheaton Fire Department

WHEATON, IL - Firefighters fought a blaze that engulfed a home in Wheaton early Wednesday, marking the city's second residential fire this week. Emergency crews responded to a report of a structure fire in the 1300 block of E. Illinois at approximately 1 a.m. The fire had started in a clothes dryer

PATCH - 2017-09-20 19:07:41

5 Wheaton College football players charged in hazing incident

Five members of the Wheaton College football team are facing felony charges for allegedly hazing another team member in 2016 and leaving him "seriously injured." Arrest warrants were issued for the players: James W. Cooksey, a 22-year-old from Jacksonville, Florida; Samuel J. Tebos, a 22-year-old fr

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 00:06:00

No injuries reported in Wheaton house fire

No injuries were reported in a house fire Monday afternoon in west suburban Wheaton. About 2 p.m., crews were dispatched to a reported house fire at 1587 Burning Trail, according to a statement from the Wheaton Fire Department. The fire in the single-family home and the attic was brought under contr

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-19 18:17:00

House Fire In Wheaton Caused By Smoldering Trash Outdoors

WHEATON, IL - A fire that ignited in the trash outside a Wheaton home quickly extended to residence Tuesday. At approximately 2 p.m., the Wheaton Fire Departmnet responded to a report of a structure fire in the 1500 block of Burning Trail. Upon arrival, fire crews found that the flames had begun con

PATCH - 2017-09-19 21:59:14

I am ashamed to be a Wheaton College grad

The Front Page story on Sept. 19 describing the alleged brutal, sadistic and religiously bigoted assault of a Wheaton College student by five of his football "teammates" made me sick. I am ashamed to call myself a graduate of the school (1964) for the first time in my life. To characterize as "hazin

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:22:00

5 Wheaton College Athletes Face Charges Following Hazing Probe

(CBS) - Five Wheaton College football players face felony charges in connection with an alleged hazing incident, authorities confirmed Monday. James Cooksey; Kyler Kregel; Benjamin Pettway; Noah Spielman and Samuel TeBos have been charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint, t

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 01:48:00

Wheaton Ranked Among 100 Best Places To Live In U.S. By Time's Money Magazine

WHEATON, IL - Time's Money Magazine just released its annual roundup of the Best Places To Live In America and Wheaton made the list. Editors looked at more than 2,400 locales throughout the U.S. and Wheaton came in at an impressive #27. According to a release from Money Magazine, which teamed up w

PATCH - 2017-09-18 19:53:50

Aurora search warrants lead to drug, gun charges

Four people were charged with drug and weapons possession after authorities executed two search warrants three hours apart earlier this month in west suburban Aurora. The first search happened at 4:35 p.m. Sept. 8 at an apartment in the 200 block of East Galena, according to a statement from Aurora

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:44:00

Feds intercept package of ecstasy sent to Aurora woman's home

A west suburban woman is facing drug charges after allegedly picking up a package full of ecstasy that was sent to her from the Netherlands. Jennifer R. Parks, 52, was charged about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to a statem

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 08:25:00

Man Hospitalized After Aurora Shooting

Aurora Police say a 34 year-old man, who was not identified, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm on Sunday evening. In a post, police said they responded to the shooting incident in the 600 block of S. Fourth St. just after 5 p.m. on Sunday The man who was shot was apparently s

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 12:34:00

Shout out: Kyle Froehlich, farmer

Kyle Froehlich, 28, is a fifth-generation farmer, and owner of Sunny Harvest Farms in Eau Claire, Mich. He was interviewed at downtown Northbrook's Wednesday farmers market, which he has anchored for five years. He also sells his produce in Libertyville on Thursdays and Wheaton on Saturdays. His fat

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:32:40

Party animals and people welcome at 'Barkapalooza'

Your pets can be blessed at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 during the 24th Annual Barkapalooza at Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. The West Suburban Humane Society benefit, which includes a Dog Walkathon ($20 adults; free for ages 12 and younger) and Pet Expo, lasts until 2 p.m. There will be performa

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:00:05

Mom Hopes Son's Struggles With Growth Convince Others To Ask Questions

CHICAGO (CBS) - A Naperville woman is sharing her story - the reason she started the Magic Foundation 28 years ago, which is now marking "Growth Awareness Week." "My son was my first born, and everything was fine; a perfectly normal healthy boy," Mary Andrews said. Her son, Deno, was born in 1971.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 16:33:00

Pedestrian dies after being struck by Metra train Tuesday night in Lisle

A pedestrian died late Tuesday after being struck by a Metra commuter train in Lisle, authorities said. The person was struck by westbound Metra train No. 1293 on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near Beau Bien Boulevard, west of Yackley Avenue, according to a Metra spokesman. Lisle police sa

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:56:00

NCC stages classic play 'Machinal'

After getting some professional experience working on an expressionist play, North Central theater students are bringing their newfound knowledge back to Naperville. North Central College's theater department has partnered with Chicago's Greenhouse Theatre Center to present Sophie Treadwell's classi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 22:54:01

Yorkville junior Josh Slavin starts charity to get kids in the game

Dan McGuire initially was confused. When he heard the full story, the Yorkville coach wasn't surprised. "We went to Oswego this summer for a 7-on-7 and (Panthers coach) Brian Cooney walked up to me and handed me a bag and said, 'Here's the shoes for Slavin,'" McGuire said. That would be Josh Slavin,

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 21:54:45

Husband and wife's ALS journey documented in new book

Naperville teacher Chris Benyo made a promise to his wife when she was fighting ALS, a nearly five-year battle she lost in 2016. "One of the last things that Denise requested was that we write a book together," said Benyo, 52, of North Aurora. "She thought maybe our story could help someone else; sh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 18:42:00

This mistake can cost the lives of athletes in cardiac arrest

Athletes are dying from cardiac arrests that occur during play because teammates, coaches and other bystanders don't know how to best save their lives, a new study claims. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) applied immediately can give these athletes a fighting chance, but onlookers failed to provi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 14:40:00