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  • 2/25/2015 9:50:31 AM  Does Someone You Know Deserve a Good Citizen Award?
    The community is invited to help the Community Relations Commission select Wheaton’s 2015 Good Citizens Award Recipients, who have given unselfishly to the community.
  • 2/25/2015 8:29:18 AM  Firefighters Respond to House Fire
    At 12:52 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2015, the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 118 W. Madison.
  • 2/18/2015 12:10:13 PM  Wheaton Celebrates 25 Years of Friendship with Wheaton Aston, England
    Wheaton, Illinois Mayor Michael Gresk declared Feb. 20, 2015 “Wheaton Aston Day” in the city to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Sister City relationship with Wheaton Aston, England.
  • 2/12/2015 2:17:08 PM  Workshop Sessions Discussing City Budget Planned for March
    If you would like to learn about the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget, attend the City’s Budget Workshop Sessions, which will take place on March 14, 16 and 21.
  • 2/11/2015 11:51:02 AM  Natural Gas Safety Guidelines during Winter Weather
    Nicor Gas offers these winter safety tips related to natural gas to keep the community safe.
  • 2/11/2015 10:49:05 AM  Submit Plant Photos; Save the Date for Native Plant Sale
    The Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission and Wheaton Park District are seeking photos of native plants growing in your yard that were purchased at a past Wheaton Native Plant Sale to be displayed at the April 25, 2015 Native Plant Sale.
  • 2/10/2015 3:44:29 PM  Crews Nearing Final Stretch for Parkway Ash Tree Removal
    Crews contracted by the City of Wheaton are entering the final stages of parkway ash tree removal, which involves removing approximately 200 ash trees in locations throughout the city.
  • 2/6/2015 12:07:44 PM  Wheaton Mayor Announces Recommendation for Appointment to City Council
    Wheaton Mayor Michael J. Gresk has announced that he will be recommending the appointment of Liz Corry to fill the remaining term of now Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti.
  • 2/4/2015 10:42:58 AM  City’s Medication Disposal Currently Suspended
    The Wheaton Police Department has temporarily suspended its anonymous medication disposal program, RxBox, until late April 2015. The department’s storage has reached maximum capacity and cannot accept any unwanted medications until that time.
  • 1/28/2015 9:39:13 AM  Property Owners Required to Remove Diseased Trees
    The City reminds property owners that they are responsible for removing ash trees on private property infested by the emerald ash borer.
  • 1/23/2015 10:10:43 AM  New Warning System Activated at Downtown Wheaton Metra Station
    Metra and Union Pacific are activating their new Another Train Warning System, which uses audible and visual alerts to warn pedestrians at crossings near the stations that a second train – in addition to one that is stopped at the station – is approaching or present.
  • 1/9/2015 2:20:48 PM  City Needs Your Feedback for Website Redesign
    The City of Wheaton’s website is getting ready for an update. For the new website to meet your needs, the City would like your help in identifying what you would like to see on the new site. Please take a moment to share your thoughts through this survey.
  • 12/16/2014 5:02:05 PM  Video Explores Ways to Lower Energy Costs with Smart Meter Programs
    Switching from analog meters to digital meters has a number of advantages for consumers, including the ability to receive information about your hourly energy use and enroll in programs that can save you money on your electric bill.
  • 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.
  • 11/5/2014 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.
  • 10/23/2014 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.
  • 10/16/2014 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.
  • 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.
  • 8/6/2014 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.
  • 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.