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  • 11/19/2014 2:04:17 PM  New Ordinance Targets Snow Removal Issues
    As snowy weather arrives, the City of Wheaton has a few reminders that will help City crews to clear Wheaton streets and minimize safety hazards.
  • 11/17/2014 10:24:15 AM  Recycle Your Cooking Oil after Thanksgiving
    If you’re planning to deep-fry a turkey or will be using a lot of cooking oil this Thanksgiving, the City encourages you to take advantage of its cooking oil recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
  • 11/14/2014 11:14:27 AM  Note Minor Changes to Water Bill Format
    Because the City has upgraded to a new utility billing system, you might note some minor changes to the appearance of the water and sewer bills you receive starting this month.
  • 11/13/2014 3:28:28 PM  Recycle Old Holiday Lights Nov. 24-Feb. 6
    If your holiday lights have lost their twinkle, keep them out of the trash through a special recycling program.
  • 11/11/2014 12:00:24 PM  Events Welcome Holiday Season in Downtown Wheaton
    Ring in the holidays with time-honored traditions in Downtown Wheaton. The annual Dickens of a Christmas Celebration begins with the Lighted Holiday Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, followed by a number of activities to celebrate the holiday season.
  • 11/10/2014 12:34:46 PM  Heating Assistance Available for Low-Income Households
    Assistance is now available for qualifying low-income residents to pay for winter heating bills. The 2014 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) makes utility bill payments on behalf of certain low-income households.
  • 11/7/2014 12:31:59 PM  City Accepting Election Candidate Petitions Nov. 17-24
    The Office of the Wheaton City Clerk will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, through Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, excluding weekend days and holidays, to accept Nonpartisan Primary Petitions for Nomination for the 2015 Municipal Election.
  • 11/5/2014 2:57:27 PM  French Market Moves Inside for the Winter
    While the outdoor French Market season has ended, shoppers can enjoy many of the same items and vendors indoors.
  • 10/24/2014 2:15:19 PM  Police Online Property and Evidence Auction Begins Dec. 1
    Annually the Wheaton Police Department sends surplus, found, unclaimed and forfeited property and evidence to an online auction called Propertyroom.com for disposal.
  • 10/23/2014 4:50:29 PM  Overnight Parking Requests Go Online
    Requesting approval for overnight parking is more convenient now that residents can submit overnight parking requests online using a computer, smart phone or tablet device.
  • 10/22/2014 11:56:27 AM  Road Construction Program Explained
    As the City’s annual road construction season winds down, a new video, “Wheaton’s Road Program Explained,” summarizes what crews were able to accomplish this year, how the City chooses which roads crews will work on, the rating system used to grade road conditions, and the long-term and short-term plans that guide the City’s projects.
  • 10/20/2014 12:29:49 PM  Forest Preserve District Seeks Feedback
    The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is seeking participants for an online survey regarding trail usage.
  • 10/20/2014 10:29:30 AM  Lifelong Friends Reflect on Wheaton in New Video
    Watch a new edition of “Wheaton Remembers” to hear from Joseph Knippen, Dick Duncan, Les Gaskins and Harold Westwood about how Wheaton has changed through the decades.
  • 10/17/2014 4:48:13 PM  Hundreds of Students Take Part in Bike/Walk to School Day
    This year, more than 200 students at Whittier took part in Bike to School Day, arriving at school in an environmentally friendly way.
  • 10/16/2014 9:18:14 AM  Video Explains How Wheaton is Recovering from the Emerald Ash Borer
    A new video with Forestry Superintendent Kevin Maloney will bring you up-to-date on recent parkway ash tree removal progress. Also, find out what you can expect if you have a tree scheduled for removal, and learn about the City’s plans to replace parkway ash trees with varying species of trees.
  • 10/15/2014 2:53:48 PM  Leaf Collection Reminders
    This fall, the City of Wheaton reminds you of its procedures for leaf disposal.
  • 10/2/2014 4:58:45 PM  Police Issue Consumer Alert on Tax Scams
    The Wheaton Police Department has been alerted by a number of residents about a new telephone scam targeting taxpayers attempted by individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and trying to defraud them.
  • 9/16/2014 2:19:11 PM  Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee Events Spread Awareness
    The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee hosted a number of activities in May and June to promote bike safety and biking as a healthy, environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
  • 8/20/2014 3:25:33 PM  Funding Approved for Parkway Ash Tree Replacements
    To begin replacing the approximately 6,500 parkway ash trees already removed or awaiting removal due to emerald ash borer infestation, on Aug. 11, the Wheaton City Council authorized funding for replacement trees in all suitable parkway sites throughout the city.
  • 8/15/2014 2:42:57 PM  2015 Municipal Election
    Beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Petitions for candidacy for the 2015 Wheaton municipal election will be available in the Office of the City Clerk at Wheaton City Hall, 303 West Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL.
  • 8/6/2014 8:57:36 AM  Future Uncertain for Electronic Recycling Drop-off Program
    Following the Aug. 9, 2014 electronic recycling collection, the future is uncertain for the City’s monthly electronic drop-off program.
  • 7/11/2014 2:55:58 PM  City to Begin Replacing Water Meters
    The City’s Water Division soon will begin replacing the majority of the 16,500 water meters within the City as part of its multi-year Water Meter Replacement Program.
  • 6/24/2014 5:02:17 PM  Community Survey Results Reflect Residents are Satisfied with City Services
    Thanks to hundreds of residents who participated in a citizen satisfaction survey earlier this year, the City of Wheaton has received valuable feedback gauging public sentiment and identifying areas where the City can make improvements.
  • 5/7/2014 10:13:52 AM  Keep Signs Out of Parkways
    For the safety of drivers and to avoid a ticket, please note of where signs can and can’t be placed.
  • 5/5/2014 4:26:56 PM  Follow @CityOfWheaton on Twitter
    Stay informed about what’s happening in Wheaton by following @CityOfWheaton on Twitter. Tweets cover topics such as emergency information, road closures, things to do, reminders and more.
  • 4/17/2014 4:14:20 PM  ComEd Official Discusses Smart Meters in New Video
    ComEd soon will begin replacing analog electric meters in Wheaton with digital electric meters. Before your new meter arrives, watch this new City of Wheaton video, “Making the Switch to Smart Meters,” to hear from ComEd Vice President Mike McMahan.
  • 4/4/2014 8:44:21 AM  ComEd Installing Smart Meters in Wheaton
    ComEd officials have notified the City of Wheaton that contracted crews for ComEd will begin installing digital electric meters, called smart meters, at Wheaton residences beginning in May.
  • 4/2/2014 9:12:28 AM  Stay Informed – Have City News Delivered to Your Email Inbox
    Want to stay up-to-date with what's happening in Wheaton? Anyone with an email address can receive timely information through Email Updates. Receive a weekly roundup of news and events, sign up to receive press releases, or choose from several other options.
  • 10/10/2012 2:28:22 PM  Report Coyote Sightings Using City’s Website
    The success of Wheaton's Coyote Policy depends upon receiving accurate information about coyote activities from residents. The City strongly encourages you to report coyote activity through this online report form to assist the City in identifying if action needs to be taken.
  • 9/14/2012 9:47:30 AM  How Is This Website?
    Please share your feedback to help this website better serve you. The City is continually looking to find ways to effectively communicate with residents.