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Man charged for attempted rape at Burlington home

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 21 for an Illinois man charged with trying to have sex with a woman against her will in Burlington. Raymond Hernandez, 52, of Oswego, Ill., was charged March 12 in Racine County Circuit Court with attempted third-degree sexual assault, obstructing an officer and […]

 
 

A doctor who did it all

A doctor who did it all

Dr. Robert Wheaton’s career included house calls, surgeries and delivering babies By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Dr. Robert Wheaton was the quintessential community physician. According to his son, he’d operate on patients in the morning – tonsillectomies and gall bladder removals were common – and then work in some […]

 
 

How much are you willing to pay?

School referendum survey will focus on tax tolerance By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Instead of inundating district residents with information and options for repair or replacement of school facilities, Burlington Area School District officials on Monday agreed to pursue a slimmed down survey that focuses on tax tolerance. “That […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      In-depth coverage of the closing of one of Burlington’s few fine dining establishments, plans for a school referendum survey that will focus on how much taxpayers are willing to pay and a profile of the late Dr. Robert Wheaton are among the stories in this week’s edition of the […]

 
 

B.J. Wentker’s restaurant closes

B.J. Wentker’s restaurant closes

B.J. Wentker’s restaurant in the historic triangle tavern at 230 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, has closed, according to a post on the business’ Facebook page. The post, which read simply: “We are permanently closed,” went up shortly after noon on Monday. The announcement touched off a flood of comments on the […]

 
 

Veteran’s Truck Line to expand

Veteran’s Truck Line to expand

Commission approves plan to add to terminal, office By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Expansion could be in future for Veteran’s Truck Line, which received unanimous approval of its site plan application at Tuesday’s City of Burlington Plan Commission meeting. Veteran’s Truck Line offers freight service related to food providers, including […]

 
 

Man faces charges after fleeing police

Man faces charges after fleeing police

Authorities allege he tried to break into home to get away By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A 25-year-old Burlington man free on bond faces more charges after he allegedly tried to elude authorities in the wake of a hit and run crash March 6 in the 300 block of West […]

 
 

It’s the luck of the Egg-rish

It’s the luck of the Egg-rish

Egg hunt will have St. Patrick’s Day theme The largest free Easter egg hunt in the area will take place March 17 at 10 a.m. at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Parkway. Children ages from infants to age 11 can hunt for eggs and participate in other children’s activities. The […]

 
 

Resident raises questions about school safety

Superintendent says district has response plan in place By Alex Johnson Correspondent School safety has been on the minds of people throughout the country since a shooting left 17 students and staff dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month. And that was also the case […]

 
 

A cookie of a deal

A cookie of a deal

Dressed as a chocolate chip cookie, Melissa Frost, of the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce, sells raffle tickets for a chance to win an oversized basket of chocolate goodies during Saturday’s Home and Garden Show and Chocolate Extravaganza held at Burlington High School. The event featured more than 100 vendors […]

 
 
 
 
 

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