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Adler Planetarium Hosting Perseids Watch Party In Wheaton

The Adler Planetarium is offering front row seats to watch the Perseid meteor shower Wednesday night.


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Police: Driver May Have Attempted To Lure Children In Wheaton

Police are investigating after a driver may have tried to lure two children to her vehicle last week west suburban Wheaton.


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Villa Park Man Ejected From Birthday Party Gets 39 Years For Setting Fatal Fire

Todd Mandoline, 26, was sentenced to 27 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated arson, sentences that will run consecutively, prosecutors said.


The roof of a house in unincorporated DuPage County near Wheaton was damaged by a fire started by a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage At Least 4 Homes In Suburbs

A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.



Students Charged With Posting Doctored Images Of Classmates, Staff

The students at Edison Middle School allegedly pasted the faces of classmates and staff members onto graphic images, then posted them on an Instagram account they created.



Students At Wheaton School Hospitalized After Gas Leak, Power Outage

A small gas leak in the school and then an unrelated power outage that caused a burning odor throughout Edison Middle School.


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Wheaton Man Will Run Cross-State To Fight Disorder That Afflicts Daughter

Bill Babiarz plans to run 150 miles in five days, from Fulton to Buckingham Fountain in an effort to cure Rett Syndrome. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.


Anka Misocevic was charged Friday with murdering her husband in Lombard. (DuPage County Sheriff's office photo)

$3M Bond For Lombard Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing, Beating Husband

A west suburban woman charged with fatally stabbing and beating her husband with a baseball bat in their Lombard home Thursday morning has been ordered held on a $3 million bond.


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Wheaton Sees Resurgence Of Coyote Attacks On Pets

(CBS) – Wheaton Police say three dogs have been killed by coyotes in the past two weeks. There were two incidents in Wheaton this week alone. In one, two coyotes snatched a small dog from […]


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Wheaton Middle School Cleaned Over Fears Of Stomach Bug

A Wheaton middle school was scrubbed down Monday, after many students and teachers called in sick with a gastrointestinal illness.


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti. (Credit: Facebook)

Rauner Picks Wheaton City Council Member As Running Mate

Sanguinetti is a lawyer who was once an assistant attorney general in Illinois. She’s the daughter of immigrants and was born in Florida.


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Body Of Missing Wheaton Woman Found In Glen Ellyn

The body of a missing Wheaton woman was found in nearby Glen Ellyn Saturday, police said.


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DuPage Opens Children’s Advocacy Center Named For Jeanine Nicarico

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin did not handle the Nicarico case, but said it weighs heavily on him and everyone else who works with victims of child abuse, and the families of children who have been murdered.


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Elementary School Bus Driver Accused Of Being Drunk On Duty

A northwest suburban elementary school bus driver charged with driving under the influence while on duty is behind bars Friday on a $100,000 bond.


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Volunteers To Conduct New Searches For Man Missing For 6 Years

DuPage County Sheriff’s deputies will assist in the searches, organized by John Spira’s sister, Stephanie McNeil.


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Man Sentenced To 12 Years For Raping Wife In Front Of Son

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping his estranged wife in a vehicle in Carol Stream while the couple’s 3-year-old son was in the car with them.


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Former Wheaton College Professor Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

When he was arrested last year, Donald Ratcliff had on his computer at least 500 pornographic images of children — some of whom appeared to be younger than 13 years old, DuPage County prosecutors said during his brief court hearing.


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Wheaton Man Gets 55 Years For Killing Neighbor

A west suburban man was sentenced to 55 years in prison Tuesday for stabbing a neighbor to death in 2009 in Wheaton.


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Witness: Ex-Nuclear Plant Engineer Wore ‘High-Quality’ Facemask During Carjacking

A former nuclear plant engineer wasn’t in court Tuesday when a suburban woman described how he allegedly used a lifelike latex mask and black handgun to steal her car last year.


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State Trooper Involved In Muti-Vehicle Crashes

A state trooper had to be cut out of the squad car Thursday after a serious multi-vehicle collision in west suburban Wheaton.