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Wheaton park to be transformed into Civil War scene

Officials at the DuPage County Historical Museum are looking to help restore a coveted piece of Civil War history through a weekend event that will … Read more ›

Wheaton College to focus on disaster in Japan

The recent devastation in Japan will be the focus of a Monday night event at Wheaton College that brings together a handful of speakers to … Read more ›

A task force is recommending that the businesses at 810 N. Main remain, but the home on the back of the building be torn down. (TribLocal file photo/Patty Murphy)

Property to remain as village investigates historic value

Despite a recommendation from a village-appointed task force to demolish an old house near Stacy’s Corner that was initially purchased to become part of a … Read more ›

Marcellus E. Jones is buried at Wheaton Cemetery (TribLocal photo/Jenn Zimmerman)

Wheaton man remembered for pivotal role in Civil War

It was nearly 148 years ago when Capt. Marcellus E. Jones used Sgt. Levi S. Shafer’s gun to fire at a horse-mounted Confederate solider — … Read more ›

From the community

Czechoslovak Heritage Museum event honoring former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum will hold an event to honor former Chicago Mayor Anton J Cermak on Saturday, April 16 from noon until 4pm. The … Read more ›

Learn all about sheep and wool during demonstrations at Kline Creek Farm.
From the community

A Sheep-Shearing Weekend at Kline Creek Farm

Coats, carpets and sweaters are just a few of the numerous products made from wool. But how does wool get from the sheep to the … Read more ›

Gloria Moroni is one of three women who appears on TLC's new show "What the Sell." (TLC/Meredith Voges)

TV series featuring Wheaton store begins this month

Months after their November pilot debuted, the Wheaton businesswomen behind The Learning Channel’s latest show “What the Sell” will again be gracing the screens of … Read more ›

The Marathon Gas Station will be torn down in the next 60 days. (TribLocal photo/Jenn Zimmerman)

Glen Ellyn to hear redevelopment ideas for former history park parcel

Glen Ellyn officials will likely hear in the next few weeks what should become of a $1.2 million property the village initially purchased to be … Read more ›

Historical Society hires interim director, moves forward with search

The Glen Ellyn Historical Society has hired on a new interim executive director to fill the shoes of Jan Langford, who was asked to step … Read more ›

Glen Ellyn was hoping to be included on a historic route that would bring a steam engine through town as part of the Union’s Pacific’s Great Excursion Adventure. (Photo courtesy of Union Pacific Railroad)

Derailed: Glen Ellyn, West Chicago will not see historic train

Despite some major campaigning efforts, the village of Glen Ellyn and several other Illinois communities will not be included on a historic steam engine train … Read more ›