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  • 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.
  • 1/2/2015 8:34:07 AM  Fire Department Responds to Attic Fire
    At approximately 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2014, the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 203 Secretariat Court.
  • 12/19/2014 2:27:09 PM  Water Bill Increase Begins in January 2015
    To support infrastructure improvements and to offset the increase in the amount the City of Chicago and the DuPage Water Commission will charge Wheaton for water, Wheaton’s water rate increases on Jan. 1, 2015.
  • 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.
  • 12/3/2014 2:36:59 PM  Prevent Frozen Pipes
    Do you know how to prevent water pipes in your home from freezing or how to thaw them if they do freeze?
  • 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.
  • 11/13/2014 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.
  • 11/10/2014 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.
  • 11/5/2014 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.