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.


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.


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

Donald Ratcliff, 60, faces child porn charges. (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Bond Reduced For Prof Accused Of Child Porn

Over the strenuous objections of a DuPage County prosecutor, a judge Thursday ordered bond reduced to $300,000 for the Wheaton College professor accused of keeping child pornography on his home computers.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Donald Ratcliff, 60, faces child porn charges. (DuPage County State's Attorney)

$750,000 Bond For Wheaton College Prof On Child Porn Charges

Bond was set at $750,000 Friday morning for a Wheaton College professor who stands charged with possessing child pornography after police seized several computers from his home.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012


Man Going To Prison For 7 Years For Burglary, Child Porn

A New Lenox man is going to prison for the next seven years after admitting to two separate unrelated crimes – burglarizing a house and collecting child pornography.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Prison fence

Man Gets 35 Years For Molesting Girl, Creating Child Porn

A west suburban man is going to prison for 35 years, for sexually abusing a little girl he babysat and sharing the images online.



Judge: Wheaton Mom Unfit Parent For Boy She Abandoned

A DuPage County judge has found a 27-year-old refugee unfit to parent the child she abandoned at birth but now wants back.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Crime Scene Tape generic sized image

Wheaton Man Found Dead In West Side Gangway

Police are hoping an autopsy Thursday morning will help them determine how a Wheaton man wound up dead in a gangway on Chicago’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Wheaton Bank Robber

Robber Hits Bank In Wheaton Jewel Store

Police in Wheaton were trying Wednesday morning to find the person who robbed a bank in the western suburb.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011


Telephone Scam Targeting Seniors In Wheaton

Wheaton Police are warning seniors about a telephone scam that is making the rounds again.

WBBM Newsradio–11/23/2011

Carolyn Schierhorn says she found a nail in a piece of Halloween candy. (CBS)

Wheaton Mother Says She Found Nail In Halloween Candy Bar

A Wheaton mom, dipping into her children’s trick or treat candy, says she bit into a tiny candy bar and found a nail inside.


Halloween (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Police Investigate Report Of Nail Found In Halloween Candy Bar

Police are investigating after a nail was found in a candy bar given to a child on Halloween in west suburban Wheaton.


A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Passenger Refuses To Show Ticket, Sprays Conductor With Mace

A West Chicago woman was arrested Monday morning after spraying a Metra conductor with mace when she refused to show her train ticket.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Wheaton Fire

Extra-Alarm Fire Sweeps Through House In Wheaton

Investigators are probing the cause of an extra-alarm fire that broke out early Wednesday morning in Wheaton.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Baby Foot/Shoe (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Father Charged With Beating Of Infant Son

Police and prosecutors have released more information on multiple battery charges filed after a severely injured infant was treated at an area hospital.


Michael Whitney, 58, is charged with the rape and murder of Darlene Stack, 28, in Wheaton in 1976. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Suspect To Plead Guilty In 1976 Wheaton Murder

The book may close Thursday on a 35-year-old murder in Wheaton.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

(credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

All-Night Flea Market Coming In Wheaton

Night owls are gearing up to burn the midnight oil in west suburban Wheaton this weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Michael Whitney, 58, is charged with the rape and murder of Darlene Stack, 28, in Wheaton in 1976. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Charges Filed In 1976 Murder In Wheaton

A convicted killer who would have been paroled in about 14 months has been charged in a rape and murder in DuPage County from 1976.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Draft Beer

DuPage County Fair Hosts Beer Garden For First Time

There will be more than just agriculture and carnival rides at the DuPage County Fair this year.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2011