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Robert Mork

Robert I. Mork, Dupage Public Guardian, Wheaton Council member, dies

An expert in municipal law, Robert I. Mork was an attorney for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District for more than 20 years and the … Read more ›

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 ›

Spc. Samuel Watts

Wheaton soldier ‘fought all the way to the end’

Even as a freshman entering Wheaton North High School, Samuel Watts had his heart set on joining the military. “He just wanted to serve,” his … Read more ›

Former Wheaton resident who helped return church bell to west suburb dies

Isabel Olsen and her husband were instrumental in bringing back to their hometown of Wheaton a 220-pound bronze church bell that had tolled in the … Read more ›

George H. Shorne

George Shorney, music publisher, dies

George H. Shorney took his family’s Christian music publishing business from its roots in gospel music and hymn books and broadened its scope to include … Read more ›

Robert W. Miller

Robert Miller, former Wheaton Warrenville school board member, dies

When Robert W. Miller joined Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit District 200′s school board in 1985, the district, covering kindergarten through 12th grade, was nothing short … Read more ›

Rex Vernon Blumhagen

Dr. Rex Blumhagen, helped start emergency room at Central DuPage Hospital, dies

Dr. Rex Vernon Blumhagen, who later in life helped start the emergency room at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, brought health care to rural areas … Read more ›