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Michelle Manchir

TribLocal reporter

I have been writing for TribLocal since July 2010, shortly after I earned a masters degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
I cover all the news in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, so please contact me any time with story ideas or news tips. My cell and e-mail are listed below.
I love writing, reporting and learning about issues affecting the west suburban communities.
When I'm not reporting or reading the news, I spend a lot of time walking my dachshund mix, Cooper, and exploring the Chicago area. I'm an Indiana native, so there's a lot to discover here!
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Stories & Events


Memorial Field lights will be installed this year

Glenbard West High School’s Memorial Field will light up this fall after the school board members approved a bid to install light poles on the … Read more ›

Obituaries, People
Members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division carry the casket of Army Spc. Samuel Watts, 20, from St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton after Wednesday's funeral service. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / May 30, 2012)

Wheaton soldier laid to rest

For a long time, a photograph of Samuel Watts wearing camouflage and face paint, armed and somewhere on patrol graced a bulletin board in St. … Read more ›


Update: Teen injured while car ‘surfing’

A 16-year-old boy “surfing” on the hood of a car was struck and seriously injured by the car after he rolled off of it in … Read more ›


COD, faculty reach tentative contract deal

College of DuPage administrators and faculty reportedly have reached an agreement and are expected to approve a contract in June, closing the book on 15 … Read more ›


Parade will reroute traffic in Wheaton

Drivers can expect traffic pattern changes Monday because of a Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Beginning around 9:30 a.m., the Wheaton Police Department and Milton … Read more ›

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