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  • 2/23/2017 4:43:39 PM  Workshops in March will Discuss City Budget
    If you would like to learn about the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget, attend the City’s Budget Workshop Sessions, which will take place on March 11, 13 and 18.
  • 2/22/2017 12:13:29 PM  Beware of IRS Tax Scams
    As Tax Day for 2017 approaches, criminals will be trying to take advantage of taxpayers by impersonating Internal Revenue Service and Treasury employees. Read these tips from the Wheaton Police Department.
  • 2/22/2017 10:15:46 AM  Nominate Someone for 2017 Good Citizens Award
    It's time again to focus a spotlight on the community members who make Wheaton a better place to live. The Community Relations Commission encourages you to nominate a person or group for Wheaton’s 2017 Good Citizens Awards.
  • 2/17/2017 8:43:42 AM  Learn How Sister Cities Celebrate Fat Tuesday
    The Wheaton Sister City Commission looks for ways to help Wheaton residents get a sense of the culture in our sister cities Karlskoga, Sweden, and Wheaton Aston, England. Did you know that the Swedes and the English have their own version of Mardi Gras, which is “Fat Tuesday” in translation?
  • 2/16/2017 4:19:57 PM  City of Wheaton Receives Financial Reporting Award
    The City of Wheaton recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
  • 2/15/2017 11:29:37 AM  Nicor Infrastructure Work Will Affect Some Areas
    Some areas in Wheaton will be affected by Nicor Gas’s multi-year project to modernize aging natural gas infrastructure. This could include sewer line inspections, marking existing utilities, and installing new gas line infrastructure in some Wheaton neighborhoods.
  • 2/14/2017 4:23:02 PM  Submit Photos for Native Plant Sale Photo Contest
    Wheaton’s popular annual Native Illinois Plant Sale returns Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the City’s Public Works building. Sale organizers are seeking photos of native plants growing in your yard that were purchased at a past Wheaton Native Plant Sale.
  • 2/7/2017 11:21:52 AM  $2 Million Bond for Man Accused of Murdering Ex-Wife
    The Wheaton Police Department announces a charge of First Degree Murder has been filed in connection to the death of Erin C. Leinweber.
  • 2/7/2017 8:54:26 AM  Wheaton Pedestrian Tunnel Closed
    The City of Wheaton Public Works Department announced the temporary closure of the Wheaton Avenue pedestrian tunnel that runs underneath Roosevelt Road beginning today.
  • 2/6/2017 11:26:18 AM  Homicide Investigation
    On February 4, 2017, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers from the Wheaton Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of Woodcutter Lane for a death investigation.
  • 2/1/2017 2:48:31 PM  Downtown Wheaton Parking Updates
    In an ongoing effort to increase available parking for customers, employers and employees, the City made the following changes to public parking areas in Downtown Wheaton.
  • 1/17/2017 12:53:33 PM  Surveying Work Begins for Downtown Wheaton Streetscape Project
    The Wheaton City Council is moving forward with work on their downtown streetscape project after voting to authorize an agreement with Primera Engineering, Ltd. during the December 19 Council meeting. The engineering company will assist the City with the design and construction management of public improvements on Front Street between West Street and Cross Street.
  • 12/23/2016 8:54:36 AM  Senior Housing Assistance Program Application Available
    Since 1972, the City of Wheaton has administered a Housing Assistance Program to assist its senior citizens with their housing costs. Applications for this program are now available.
  • 12/7/2016 3:42:04 PM  Prevent Frozen Pipes with Simple Tips
    Do you know how to prevent water pipes in your home from freezing or how to thaw them if they do freeze? A few valuable tips can save you the hassle of dealing with frozen pipes.
  • 12/2/2016 4:01:18 PM  Results of Simultaneous Election Petition Filing Lottery
    The Wheaton City Clerk held a lottery at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, to determine the first and second position placement of candidates who filed petitions for the West District simultaneously in the City Clerk's office for the official ballot for the April 4, 2017 municipal election.
  • 12/1/2016 11:00:27 AM  Three City Commissions Seek Members
    More than 100 Wheaton residents volunteer their time to serve on City boards and commissions, which help improve communication between the City and residents. Three commissions are currently seeking new members.
  • 11/8/2016 3:16:34 PM  Find Us on Facebook!
    The City of Wheaton is now on Facebook! You can like our page at www.facebook.com/ CityOfWheaton to stay up-to-date with City news, events, reminders, job postings and more.
  • 9/30/2016 5:30:57 PM  Ready for Wheaton’s New Garbage Program, Starting Monday? Watch This Video
    Are you ready for Wheaton’s new garbage, recycling and yard waste program, which starts on Monday? Find out the basics about the new program by watching this video, “Sorting it Out: Wheaton’s New Garbage & Recycling Program.”
  • 9/7/2016 2:38:22 PM  Don’t Get Scammed: Beware of Utility Impersonators
    ComEd has seen an increase in reports of individuals calling ComEd customers and falsely claiming their electric service will be disconnected unless payment is made.
  • 8/24/2016 8:55:13 AM  Help Available through Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    Eligible residents can receive help to pay heating bills through DuPage County’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program this winter.
  • 7/7/2016 3:09:24 PM  Monthly Electronic Recycling Collections to Charge for TVs, Monitors
    Starting with the electronic recycling drop-off on Saturday, July 9, 2016, there will be changes to the City’s monthly electronic recycling collection events, as a new vendor, eWorks Electronic Services Inc., will be providing this service.
  • 6/14/2016 3:21:40 PM  Fats, Oil and Grease Don’t Belong Down the Drain
    Warm fats, oils and grease washed down the drain will cool, harden and stick to the inside of sewer pipes. Over time, this can cause blockages and even sewer backups – which are unpleasant, messy and costly for property owners.