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4/21/2015 10:29:41 AM
Discover Fascinating Wheaton History during Preservation Week
Celebrate Wheaton’s history with Preservation Week, an annual event coordinated by the Wheaton Historic Commission, May 15-25, 2015. This year's activities include a lecture detailing how Wheaton was a stop on the Underground Railroad, purple signs throughout the city designating historic sites, free parking at Cantigny Park, and a home history research event.
4/21/2015 8:27:04 AM
Door-to-Door Solicitor Warning
The Wheaton Police Department has received several complaints in recent weeks about an increase in the number of aggressive solicitors in door-to-door visits.
4/20/2015 12:46:45 PM
Note Trail Closures and Use Caution near Tree Trimming
The Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch near St. James Farm Forest Preserve will be closed temporarily for pavement rehabilitation the week of April 20. Also, ComEd will have crews on the Illinois Prairie Path in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn and on the Great Western Trail in Lombard and Glen Ellyn working on tree trimming and removal.
4/17/2015 11:37:00 AM
New Bike Safety Video Encourages Riders to “Think, Ride, Survive!”
With temperatures inching back up, more children and adults are picking up their bikes. Before your next ride, the Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee encourages you to take a few minutes that could save your life.
4/15/2015 2:58:54 PM
Wheaton Could Lose $2.6M in General Fund Revenue
Governor Rauner has announced his intention to reduce the amount of Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) money that is distributed to municipal entities in the State of Illinois. Wheaton's lost revenue from this action would amount to $2,615,000, or 6.4% of the City's General Fund revenues.
4/15/2015 11:30:30 AM
Hale Street Crossing Temporarily Closed during Construction May 2-3
Union Pacific will be performing track maintenance near the Hale Street railroad crossing that will require this crossing to be closed Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015.
4/15/2015 10:33:54 AM
Celebrate Arbor Day on April 24
Longfellow Elementary School will be the site of the City’s annual Arbor Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, including students, the City of Wheaton Forestry Division and the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission.
4/14/2015 10:38:55 AM
French Market Season Returns
Saturday mornings in downtown Wheaton will once again be bustling with activity when the popular French Market returns on April 18. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday, the municipal parking lot at Main Street and Liberty Drive will become an outdoor marketplace modeled after the markets in France.
4/8/2015 10:13:54 AM
Hydrant Flushing Begins April 26
The City’s Water Division will begin its 2015 Hydrant Flushing Program on Sunday, April 26 and will continue for two to three weeks. To minimize inconvenience to residents, hydrant flushing will be done between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
4/6/2015 11:13:31 AM
Construction for Sidewalk Program Begins
During the week of April 6, 2015, crews will begin preparatory work for the 2015 Sidewalk Replacement Program, including marking sidewalk squares slated for removal.
4/1/2015 9:47:02 AM
Wheaton Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on March 31, 2015, the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 706 S. Gables.
3/30/2015 3:42:38 PM
City’s Medication Disposal Program Closed
The Wheaton Police Department has permanently closed its anonymous RxBox medication disposal program due to safety-related concerns. Note these alternate locations for medication disposal.
3/19/2015 4:30:01 PM
Volunteers Needed for Annual Prairie Path Cleanup
Each year hundreds of Wheaton volunteers take time one Saturday in April to clean up 16 miles of the Illinois Prairie Path that runs through Wheaton. The Environmental Improvement Commission encourages you to join in from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, 2015.
3/18/2015 2:53:58 PM
Tree Removal Crews Returning for Stump Grinding
The contractor for Wheaton’s parkway ash tree removal program currently has a backlog of ash tree stumps that need to be removed. And while crews can continue removing trees and stumps during cold weather, they must wait until spring to do restoration to the parkway.
3/18/2015 11:02:16 AM
Monthly Electronic Recycling Resumes Soon
Wheaton’s monthly electronic recycling collection events will resume soon with additional items accepted for recycling. The collection events will start up again on May 9, 2015.
3/17/2015 4:19:04 PM
Yard Waste Pickup Resumes
Yard waste pickup in Wheaton resumes on your collection day during the first full week of April, starting on April 6, 2015.
3/13/2015 4:42:07 PM
Wheaton Sister City Commission Seeks New Members
The Wheaton Sister City Commission is seeking a few new members. Are you interested in England or Sweden?
3/13/2015 12:14:50 PM
Grow Native: Attend Native Illinois Plant Sale April 25
The 15th annual Native Illinois Plant Sale will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive. Find out what you need to know about this popular event.
3/13/2015 9:45:26 AM
Register Online to Help with May 16 DuPage River Sweep
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, 2015, the community is encouraged to participate in the DuPage River Sweep, a cleanup event that focuses on cleaning up and restoring our local waterways.
3/6/2015 8:24:34 AM
Avoid Online Tax Scams
It is tax season, which means it is also time for tax frauds, with numerous online frauds that attempt to steal people’s tax refunds, bank accounts or identities.
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.
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.
1/9/2015 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.
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
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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.
4/2/2014 9:12:28 AM
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