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Coyotes are increasingly common in the western suburbs, putting small-pet owners on alert. (DuPage County Forest District)

More Coyote Sightings Possible During Mating Season

As coyote mating season winds down over the next couple of months, area authorities are alerting residents, especially pet owners, that they may encounter more coyotes than usual now through April.

02/02/2013

Coyotes are increasingly common in the western suburbs, putting small-pet owners on alert. (DuPage County Forest District)

Coyote Attacks Dog In West Suburb

A coyote attacked a dog in west suburban Wheaton Friday night, according to officials.

12/22/2012

West Suburban Bank Branch Robbed In Wheaton

Police and the FBI are seeking the two men who held up a bank in Wheaton late Tuesday afternoon.

12/12/2012

Edgardo Rodriguez-Sanchez, 20, and Jesus Rubio, 25, have been charged with transporting meth. (DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Naperville Meth Trafficking Suspects Held On $1M Bond

Two Iowa men accused of transporting nearly 10,000 grams of methamphetamine through DuPage County were ordered held on $1 million cash bond Wednesday.

10/24/2012

Evie licks the face of dog-sitter Megan Wilt, who chased off a coyote during an attack. (CBS)

Coyote Attacks Dog In Wheaton

A beloved pet was nearly killed in the 2000 block of Stonebridge Court in Wheaton. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones spoke to the woman who saved the dog’s life.

10/05/2012

Michael Delaney

Report: Murder Suspect Blames Trauma Suffered In Military For Actions

A former soldier from Wheaton accused of murdering a neighbor three years ago is asking a DuPage County judge to allow him to use a long-ago traumatic military experience as a defense.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

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Report: Woman Gets 3 Years For Slamming Into Wheaton House While Driving Drunk

A Downers Grove woman who was drunk when she drove into a Wheaton family’s living room has been sentenced to prison time.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Keith Estes, left, and Johnathan Perkins, both 18, are charged in the shooting death of Wheaton athlete Megan Boken in St. Louis. (St. Louis Police Dept.)

2 Teens Charged In Wheaton Athlete’s Shooting Death In St. Louis

Megan Boken, 23, was shot to death while sitting in her car Saturday while in St. Louis for an alumni volleyball game.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Two Teens Arrested In Murder Of Volleyball Star

St. Louis police have arrested two 18-year-old suspects in the murder of Wheaton volleyball star Megan Boken, who was gunned down in St. Louis last weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Visitation Set For Wheaton Volleyball Star Killed In St. Louis

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, and the funeral for Thursday, for 23-year-old Megan Boken – the Wheaton native who was killed in St. Louis this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Downtown Naperville

Illinois Fails To Crack Top 50 On Best Places To Live List

Money Magazine is out with its “Best Places To Live” list, and not a single town in Illinois cracked the top 50.

08/20/2012

People walk near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where a gunman fired upon people at a service on August, 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin. At least six people were killed in the shooting. The gunman was later killed by police. (Photo credit: TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Prayer Vigils For Sikh Temple Victims To Be Held In Chicago Area

Members of the Sikh community in the Chicago area were still shaking their heads on Monday, in disbelief over Sunday’s shooting massacre at a Sikh house of worship south of Milwaukee.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Jeanine Nicarico

Ground Broken For New DuPage Investigation Center Honoring Jeanine Nicarico

Ground has been broken for the new Jeanine Nicarico Advocacy Center in Wheaton.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Wheaton Calls Off Fireworks Due To Damage From Sunday Storms

While the drought has forced some suburbs to cancel fireworks this year, Sunday’s storms have halted the parade and the fireworks in Wheaton.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

Bob Adams, co-founder of the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in downtown Wheaton. (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Staffers, Residents Of Veterans Shelter

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in downtown Wheaton is five years old. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.the Midwest

06/29/2012

Jeanine Nicarico

DuPage County To Honor Jeanine Nicarico With New Police Building

Next month, DuPage County plans to begin building a new $5 million facility where police will investigate crimes against children.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Wheaton HS Student Hurt In Car-Surfing Accident

A high school student was injured Tuesday afternoon while apparently trying to “car surf” in west suburban Wheaton has been airlifted to an area hospital.

05/29/2012

Samuel T. Watts, 20, has died from injuries received in Afghanistan. (Dept. of Defense)

Wheaton Soldier Dies 1 Month After Being Injured In Afghanistan

Army Spc. Samuel T. Watts, 20, dwas wounded April 25 in Zharay, Afghanistan, from an improvised explosive device.

05/21/2012

Sarah C. Eschbach, 22, allegedly filed a false police report accusing an acquaintance of sexually assaulting her. (Aurora Police Dept.)

Woman Jailed After Filing False Claim Of Sexual Assualt

A west suburban woman who had consensual sex with a man, then later accused him of rape, has been charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, according to police.

05/04/2012

Latoya Moore has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and 18 months of probation for spraying a Metra conductor with a pepper-based dog repellent. (Credit: Wheaton Police)

Woman Gets Community Service, Probation For Pepper Spraying Metra Conductor

A Metra passenger has been ordered to perform community service for spraying a conductor with dog repellent a train station in Wheaton last fall.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2012

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