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Wheaton, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated City in 1859.
County; State DuPage; Illinois
Township Milton
Government Council-manager
Mayor Michael J. Gresk
Population (2000) 55,416 (up 7.68% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,907/km² (4,938.5/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60187, 60189
Area code 630
Land area 29.2 km² (11.3 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $36,147
Household: $88,385
Home value Mean:    $248,251
Median: $352,300 (2005)
Website www.wheaton.il.us
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
89.85% 2.53% 3.65% 4.85% 0.02% 0.11% 1.03%

Wheaton is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois, approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Wheaton is the county seat of Dupage County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,416. It is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (890x1200, 82 KB) Summary Edited from DuPage County Maps Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... 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Founding

The city dates its founding to 1837 and 1838, following the Indian Removal Act, when Erastus Gary laid claim to 640 acres (2.6 km²) of land near present-day Warrenville. In 1837, Warren Wheaton laid claim to 640 acres (2.6 km²) of land in the center of town. Jesse Wheaton later made claim to 300 acres (1.2 km²) of land just west of Warren's. In 1848, they gave the railroad three miles (5 km) of right-of-way, upon which railroad officials named the depot Wheaton. In 1850, ten blocks of land were platted and anyone who was willing to build immediately was granted free land. In 1853 the lots were surveyed and a formal plat for the city was filed with the county. The city was then incorporated in 1859 with Warren serving as its first President. The city was re-incorporated on March 1, 1890 when the first mayor of the city was selected, Judge Elbert Gary, son of Erastus Gary and founder of Gary, Indiana. The Indian Removal Act, part of a U.S. government policy known as Indian Removal, was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. ... Incorporated City in 1967. ... A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Elbert Henry Gary (1846- ) was an American lawyer and corporation official, born at Wheaton, Ill. ... This article is about the city. ...

DuPage County Government Center
DuPage County Government Center

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Establishment as county seat

In 1857 the state legislature authorized an election to be held to decide the question of whether the county seat should remain in Naperville or be relocated to centrally located Wheaton on the railroad tracks. Naperville won the election by a vote of 1,542 to 762. Hostility between the two towns continued for the next decade and another election was held in 1867, of which Wheaton narrowly won by a vote of 1,686 to 1,635. At a cost of $20,000, the City of Wheaton quickly built a courthouse to house a courtroom, county offices and a county jail. The building was dedicated on July 4, 1868.[1] The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... Naperville is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois and Will County, Illinois. ... Railroad or railway tracks are used on railways, which, together with railroad switches (points), guide trains without the need for steering. ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ... A courtroom is the actual enclosed space in which a judge regularly holds court. ... A county jail is a place of detention for people awaiting trial, or for those who have been convicted of a misdemeanor and are serving a sentence of less than one year. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


However, animosity between the two towns continued, and in 1868, as records were moved from the old Naperville courthouse to the new one in Wheaton, Naperville refused to turn over remaining county records, prompting a band of civil war veterans from Wheaton to conduct what has come to be known as the Midnight Raid on the Naperville courthouse. As Wheatonites fled back on Wheaton-Naperville Road, Napervillians were able to secure some last remaining records, which were taken to the Cook County Recorder in Chicago for safekeeping. During this time, Naperville was mounting a lawsuit against Wheaton accusing election judges of leaving their posts during the vote. As the courts deliberated the fate of the county seat, the records were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Shortly thereafter, Wheaton was officially proclaimed the county seat.[2] Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A veteran refers to a person who is experienced in a particular area, particularly referring to people in the armed forces. ... Cook County may mean: Cook County, Illinois Cook County, Georgia Cook County, Minnesota Cooke County, Texas This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday October 8 to early Tuesday October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles in Chicago, Illinois. ...


As demand for space increased, the courthouse was rebuilt in 1887 at a cost of $69,390, modeled after the courthouse in Aledo. This structure was used for the next 94 years until the county's rapid growth prompted the building of a brand new complex.[3] The old courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was formerly used by National-Louis University until National-Louis moved to Lisle in 2004. It is currently being developed into luxury condominiums. Aledo is a city located in Mercer County, Illinois. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... National-Louis University is a Chicago-based multi-campus institution with a strong history of preparing teachers and educational leaders. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... There are two meanings of condominium In international law, a condominium is a territory in which two sovereign powers have equal rights. ...


On November 2, 1990, the courthouse moved about two miles (3 km) west on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to a new 57 acre complex at the corner of County Farm Road and Manchester Road. It was built at a cost of $52,500,000 and includes a 300,000-square-foot (30,000 m²) judicial building. In 1992, the county sued the architect and contractor for $4 million after several employees became ill from the ventilation system.[4] In the end, however, the county received only $120,000 for minor repairs and the jury sided with the defendants, finding that the alleged problems were caused, primarily, by the county's negligent operation and maintenance of the ventilation system. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Union Pacific/West (UP-W) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... A general contractor is an organization or individual that contracts with another organization or individual (the owner) for the construction of a building, road or other facility. ...


Other institutions

In 1873 Charles M. Barnes set up a small shop in his home as a part of his printshop. Barnes & Noble would later be established when Barnes' son William partnered with G. Clifford Noble in 1917 in New York City.[5] The company has since grown to more than 900 stores in all fifty states, including one in south Wheaton's Towne Square shopping complex. A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Built in 1926, the national headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America is located on the north side of Wheaton. The estate includes large grounds with a labyrinth and tennis court, a mansion with a beautiful two-story library, a New Age bookstore called Quest Books, and the Theosophical Publishing House. The Theosophical Society holds classes and lectures, and Ram Dass and Rupert Sheldrake, among others, have spoken there. The Theosophical Society in America is an organization that developed from the Theosophical Society founded in 1875 in New York. ... This article is about the mazelike structure from Greek mythology. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... Ram Dass teaching, Hawaii Dr. Richard Alpert (born April 5, 1931), also known as Baba Ram Dass, is a contemporary spiritual teacher and noted bisexual. ... Rupert Sheldrake Rupert Sheldrake, Ph. ...


Established in 1972 by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a rehabilitation hospital located on the west side of Wheaton on Roosevelt Road, half a mile south of the DuPage County Government Center. Marianjoy specializes in inpatient, comprehensive outpatient and subacute rehabilitation services. The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... See also Interstate 39 U.S. 40 Illinois Route 38 is an east-west state road that runs across northern Illinois. ... A hospital today is an institution for professional health care provided by physicians and nurses. ... A hospital today is an institution for professional health care provided in part by physicians and nurses. ... Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) or physiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with functional restoration of a person affected by physical disability. ...


Recent history

Wheaton Center, from the pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks
Wheaton Center, from the pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks
Wheaton, south of Roosevelt Road, including Cantigny Golf Course on the left, Arrowhead Golf Club on the bottom, and Chicago Golf Club in the center.
Wheaton, south of Roosevelt Road, including Cantigny Golf Course on the left, Arrowhead Golf Club on the bottom, and Chicago Golf Club in the center.

Wheaton has rapidly expanded since the 1950s, although population growth has slowed since the early 1990s, as the city has become increasingly landlocked. Downtown lost much business after the county courthouse facility moved two miles (3 km) west in the early 1990s, but in the decade since the downtown has seen a renaissance of sorts, with the creation of several significant condominium and business developments. One of the most recognizeable landmarks of the city is Wheaton Center, a 758-unit apartment complex on 14 acres in Downtown Wheaton. The six building complex includes two twenty-story high-rise buildings built in 1975. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2126x1700, 482 KB) Summary photo taken from Illinois Prairie Path Pedestrian bridge, west of downtown Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2126x1700, 482 KB) Summary photo taken from Illinois Prairie Path Pedestrian bridge, west of downtown Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (931x541, 165 KB) from USGS. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (931x541, 165 KB) from USGS. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... See also Interstate 39 U.S. 40 Illinois Route 38 is an east-west state road that runs across northern Illinois. ... Cantigny is an estate in Wheaton, Illinois. ... Chicago Golf Club is a prestigious private golf club in Wheaton, Illinois in the United States. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... High-rise is a 1975 novel by J. G. Ballard. ...


As south Wheaton began to expand in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, with the Farnham, Stonehedge, Arrowhead, and Scottdale subdivisions, and major shopping districts including Danada Square and Towne Square, it has increasingly become more divided both geographically and sociologically into a Northside and a Southside with Roosevelt Road, which roughly divides the school boundaries.[citation needed] The Northside of Wheaton is most commonly associated with Wheaton North High School, downtown Wheaton, and the community's historic residential district, which in recent years has been the subject of increasing controversy over the number of "teardowns." In Wheaton, there were 74 teardowns in 2004 and in 2005 there were 63. [citation needed] The Southside of Wheaton is most commonly associated with newer homes and subdivisions, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, and the Danada shopping area. Geography - (from the Greek words Geo (γη) or Gaea (γαία), both meaning Earth, and graphein (γράφειν) meaning to describe or to writeor to map) is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... Illinois State Route 38 is a state road that runs from U.S. Highway 52 in downtown Dixon to U.S. Highways 12, 20, and 45 (Mannheim Road) in Hinsdale. ... Wheaton North High School, or WNHS, and locally referred to as North is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Geneva Road and Gary Avenue in the northwest corner of Wheaton, Illinois, an affluent western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Wheaton Warrenville South High School, or WWSHS, and locally referred to as South, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Butterfield Road and Wiesbrook Road in the southwest corner of affluent Wheaton, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ...


Up until 1985, Wheaton had a prohibition on the sale and service of all alcohol products. This applied to all Supermarkets, Convenience stores, restaurants and other establishments.[6] The city's ban had little effect on residents, as many would simply commute to neighboring municipalities to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. This prompted the city to repeal its ban in an effort to regain a new sales tax medium. Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage (also known as booze in slang term) is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... A convenience store is a small store or shop, generally accessible or local. ... A typical restaurant in uptown Manhattan A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... In quantum Mechanics, we define: [A,B]=AB-BA If [A,B]=0, then we say A, B is commute. ... Alcoholic beverages are drinks containing ethanol, popularly called alcohol. ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ...


According to local realtors, single family housing in Wheaton increased in value by 10 percent in 2004 and 10.1 percent in 2005, continuing a steady increase which has been enjoyed by home owners over the last several years. The 2005 average sale price for a single family home in Wheaton was $409,927.


Religion

Wheaton has 63 churches within its limits, with an additional thirty in the bordering unincorporated areas, and according to the Genus Edition of Trivial Pursuit, there are "more churches per capita than any other town in America". For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trivial Pursuit is a board game where progress is determined by a players ability to answer general knowledge, popular culture questions. ...


On March 18, 2002, St. Michael Catholic Church in Downtown Wheaton was destroyed by arson by Wheaton resident and parishioner Adam Palinski.[7] He was later convicted and sentenced to 39 years in prison.[8] Palinski still maintains his innocence, but has lost his appeal. The church has since been rebuilt, which reopened on March 18, 2006 at a cost of $13 million. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Education

Higher education

Wheaton College

Well-known graduates of Wheaton include Wes Craven, Dennis Hastert, John Wesley Powell, Billy Graham, and Todd Beamer. Wheaton's science building exhibits the remains of a mastodon,known as the Perry Mastadon, which were discovered in nearby Glen Ellyn. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x784, 107 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x784, 107 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Wheaton College is a private, independent, evangelical Protestant, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Wheaton has an enrollment of approximately 2,400 undergraduate students. ... The Billy Graham Center was founded and opened in 1981 on the campus of Wheaton College . ... Look up evangelist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other persons named Billy Graham, see Billy Graham (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... The Eagle and Child pub (commonly known as the Bird and Baby) in Oxford where the Inklings met on Thursday nights in 1939. ... Owen Barfield (November 9, 1898–December 14, 1997) was a British philosopher, author, poet, and critic. ... For the town of Chesterton in Cambridgeshire, see Chesterton (Cambridge). ... Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an author and scholar. ... George MacDonald (December 10, 1824 – September 18, 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. ... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Oxford, 13 June 1893 – Witham, 17 December 1957) was a renowned British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... Charles Walter Stansby Williams (September 20, 1886 – May 15, 1945), was a British writer and poet, and a member of the loose literary circle called the Inklings. ... Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the famed Nightmare on Elm Street series featuring the redoubtable Freddy Krueger character. ... John Dennis Denny Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician. ... John Wesley Powell, second Director of the USGS. Served from 1881-1894. ... For other persons named Billy Graham, see Billy Graham (disambiguation). ... Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... This article is about the prehistoric elephant-like animal. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ...

State Street Village, S.R. Crown Hall, Armour Main Building Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private Ph. ... The Illinois Technology and Research Corridor is an area located in northeastern Illinois. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... Vocational education prepares learners for certain careers or professions, which are traditionally non-academic and directly related to a trade, occupation or vocation in which the learner participates. ...

Public schools

The City of Wheaton lies in highly rated Community Unit School District 200, which consists of thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools which continually rate among the top in the Chicago area. Wheaton North was named by Newsweek as one of the top 1,000 schools in the Nation in 2006. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...

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Wheaton North High School, or WNHS, and locally referred to as North is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Geneva Road and Gary Avenue in the northwest corner of Wheaton, Illinois, an affluent western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Wheaton Warrenville South High School, or WWSHS, and locally referred to as South, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Butterfield Road and Wiesbrook Road in the southwest corner of affluent Wheaton, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ...

Private schools

Most private schools in Wheaton are located in downtown Wheaton, with the exception of Wheaton Academy, which moved to West Chicago in 1945. St. John's is located about three blocks from Wheaton College and Wheaton Christian Grammar School adjacent to Wheaton College. Wheaton Academy or WA is a private non-denominational christian, protestant school located in West Chicago, IL. The High School is twenty-five miles west of Chicago on the intersection of Price Crossing Road and Hawthorne Road. ... West Chicago is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ...

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Leisure and recreation

Cosley Zoo, part of the Wheaton Park District
The Illinois Prairie Path in Wheaton.
The Illinois Prairie Path in Wheaton.

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Parks and golf

  • The Wheaton Park District has received the National Gold Medal for Excellence by the National Park & Recreation Association three times in the past fifteen years.[9] It boasts 52 parks covering more than 800 acres (3.2 km²), including:
    • The 135-acre (0.5 km²) Lincoln Marsh, with over 300 species of plants and animals, and a regionally acclaimed ropes course.
    • Cosley Zoo, a free-admission zoo which was founded in 1974.
    • Two public swimming pools, including Rice Pool and Water Park with three water slides.
    • The 27-hole Arrowhead Golf Club, which was built in 1927 and completely renovated throughout the 1990s. A new clubhouse built in 2004-2005 makes it a place to go.
  • The Chicago Golf Club is a prestigious private golf club on the southside of Wheaton. It is the oldest 18-hole golf course in the nation and one of the five original clubs that founded the United States Golf Association in 1894. It has hosted numerous U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur golf championships in its history. In 2005, it was host to the Walker Cup.
  • The Danada Forest Preserve and Equestrian Center is located on the site of the former estate of Daniel L. and Ada Rice, after whom Danada is named.[10] In the 1940s the Rices added a barn to the estate to house horses. In 1965, their horse Lucky Debonair won the Kentucky Derby. The Danada estate was acquired by the county in 1980 and 1981.
  • The Illinois Prairie Path runs throughout Wheaton, including the intersection of the Aurora Branch and Elgin Branch, just west of downtown near the railroad tracks.

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Fairgrounds

Wheaton is home to the DuPage County Fairgrounds on Manchester Rd. Organized in 1954, the DuPage County Fair Association hosts the annual DuPage County Fair in late July. The fair annually attracts major entertainers, with Ashlee Simpson, Travis Tritt, and Jesse McCartney scheduled to perform in July 2006. For other uses of the word fair see Fair (disambiguation) Fair is the name for the gathering together of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or fairground entertainment. ... Ashlee Nicole Simpson (born October 3, 1984) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and actress, and younger sister of pop singer Jessica Simpson. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Jesse McCartney (born April 9, 1987) is an American pop singer songwriter and Daytime Emmy-nominated actor. ...


Public library

The Wheaton Public Library is frequently ranked as one of the top 10 libraries in the nation compared to other libraries serving similarly sized populations.[11] It has recently undergone an addition as well as significant renovations to bring the square footage up from 74,000 to 120,000. The library now adjoins serene Adams Park. The new library addition/renovation features the Park View Commons, where food and beverages can be purchased from vending machines. The Quiet Reading Room, located on the second floor, features a fireplace and comfortable seating. There is also a special area created just for teens. Four private study rooms are available for small groups. [12] The total circulation in 2005 was 1,164,465, including 343,684 hardcover books and 28,894 paperback books. Hardcover books A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or sometimes leather). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Theater

Wheaton is also home to the historic Wheaton Grand Theater, built in 1925. In recent years, the theater and volunteers have begun a restoration to its original state, complete a with lighted dome ceiling dotted with stars, and a newly painted floor. It celebrated its grand reopening on May 11, 2002, and on August 25, 2005, the Theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Shopping

Downtown Wheaton is home to perhaps one of the narrowest stores in the Chicago area. The Popcorn Shop on Front Street was formerly an alley between two buildings, and features the exposed brick walls of its neighbors. The store has been around since the 1920s, and currently sells candy for as little as 2¢ a piece and, of course, fresh popcorn.


Transportation

Rail

Wheaton train station, rebuilt in 2000
Wheaton train station, rebuilt in 2000

The Union Pacific/West Line runs through Downtown Wheaton and has been a staple of Wheaton since its founding. Metra has two stops along the line in Wheaton, one at College Avenue serving Wheaton College, and another at West Street in the heart of Downtown Wheaton. It passes under a bridge just west of Downtown, and over County Farm Road, just north of the DuPage County Government Complex. Image File history File links Wheatontrainstation. ... Image File history File links Wheatontrainstation. ... The Union Pacific/West (UP-W) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... A Metra Train Metra (Officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ...


Highway

Two Illinois State Routes run east/west through Wheaton: The organized system of Illinois Routes (typically abbreviated as ILL), the state highway system for the U.S. state of Illinois, was created in 1918 with the first State Bond Issue (SBI) Routes, 1 thru 46. ...

  • Illinois Route 38, also known as Roosevelt Road, runs through the center of Wheaton. On its route are many car dealerships, restaurants, Hubble Middle School, St. Francis High School, and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Downtown Wheaton is about half a mile north.
  • Illinois Route 56, also known as Butterfield Road, runs through southern Wheaton. On its route is the Danada Shopping complex (among other shopping complexes), DuPage County Forest Preserves including the Danada House and equestrian area, Arrowhead Golf Course, subdivisions, including Stonehedge and Arrowhead, and Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

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  • Blanchard Street, a north-south road runs from just south of the Union Pacific/West Line to its intersection with Naperville Road at the north end of the Danada complex.
  • County Farm Road, a north/south road runs from Roosevelt Road at St. Francis High School through Geneva Road, passing by the DuPage County Government Complex.
  • Gary Avenue, a north/south road runs from downtown Wheaton at Front Street through Geneva Road. On its route are Cosley Zoo, the Lincoln Marsh, and Wheaton North High School. It serves, along with Main Street, as a primary route to Carol Stream and Bloomingdale.
  • Geneva Road, an east/west road at the northern border of Wheaton, which includes Wheaton Bowl, Wheaton North High School, and the national headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America on its route. It serves as a route to Winfield, West Chicago and further to the west, Glen Ellyn to the east.
  • Main Street, a north/south road that runs from southernmost Wheaton through Geneva Road where it continues as Schmale Road, which serves, along with Gary Avenue, as a primary route to Carol Stream and Bloomingdale to the north.
  • Naperville Road, a north/south road runs from Butterfield Road in the south to just past Roosevelt Road in central Wheaton. It primarily runs through the Danada Shopping complex and the Farnham subdivision and serves as a primary route to Warrenville and Naperville to the south.
  • President Street, a north/south road runs from its intersection with Blanchard Street north of the Danada complex through Geneva Road, passing through the Union Pacific/West Line Roosevelt Road. Its route runs near Wheaton College.

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Notable residents

Notable former and current residents of Wheaton include:

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Geography

Wheaton is located at 41°51′34″N, 88°6′26″W (41.859562, -88.107181)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.2 km² (11.3 mi²). 29.1 km² (11.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi² or 0.35%) of it is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 55,416 people, 19,377 households, and 13,718 families residing in the city. A speacial census taken in 2006 estimated the population to be over 60 thousand. The population density was 1,907/km² (4,938.5/mi²). There were 19,881 housing units at an average density of 684.1/km² (1,771.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.85% White, 4.85% Asian, 2.82% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.65% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,377 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.20. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $88,385, and the median income for a family was $104,475. Males had a median income of $74,871 versus $48,485 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,147. Below the poverty line are 2.3% of the population and 2.1% of the families. Of the total population, 3.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

  1. ^ History of DuPage County's Courthouses
  2. ^ Records Destroyed in Great Chicago Fire.
  3. ^ Wheaton Chamber of Commerce - Our History
  4. ^ Health Problems at Dupage County Courthouse
  5. ^ History of Barnes & Noble
  6. ^ How dry they're not: Easing of liquor laws allows Ill. eatery to sell alcohol outdoors.
  7. ^ Wheaton congregation celebrates new church
  8. ^ Man sentenced to 39 years for burning down church
  9. ^ History of the Park District
  10. ^ Danada Forest Preserve & Equestrian Center
  11. ^ Wheaton Library in the Top 10
  12. ^ Wheaton Public Library Renovations
  13. ^ The National Quarterback Club
  14. ^ "Wheaton man presiding over Enron expiration" by Greg Burns, Chicago Tribune, May 28, 2006, retrieved May 28, 2006.

External links

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