News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2022

Fire Department Extinguishes Structure Fire

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At approximately 09:30 p.m. on May 19, 2022 the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 1200 block of North Main.  Upon arrival, fire crews identified a fire in a detached garage.  The fire was brought ...

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Community Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Wheaton Municipal Band Announces 2022 Concert Schedule

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The Wheaton Municipal Band announces its 2022 summer season. 2022 marks the first time since the pandemic that the full-sized band will appear on the new Memorial Park Bandshell stage. All 88 musicians plan to wow the audience with their full concert soun...

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Community Updates
Posted on: May 17, 2022

City Council to Discuss Roosevelt Road Corridor Plan at May 23 Planning Session

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The Wheaton City Council will review public feedback and share input regarding the updated Roosevelt Road Corridor Plan at the May 23 City Council Planning Session. 

With the assistance of consulting firm Camiros Ltd., the City has been working fo...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

American Legion Post 76 Hosts Memorial Day Parade

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The American Legion Post 76 will host a Memorial Day Parade on May 30, 2022, in Wheaton. The parade will start at 10 a.m. at the corner of Hale Street and Wesley Street and proceed west on Wesley Street to West Street then south on West Street to Wheaton ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Wheaton Police and District 200 Encourage Community to Attend Neighborhood Roll Calls

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Starting in June, the Wheaton Police Department will bring back its Neighborhood Roll Call community outreach program to connect with residents and share pertinent information. This year, in addition to partnering with the Wheaton Park District to host th...

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Community Updates
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Hydrant Flushing Starts Week of May 9

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The City’s Water Division will begin hydrant flushing the week of May 9. This project will continue for several weeks. Water discoloration may occur during or immediately after the flushing. It is best not to draw large amounts of water if water discolora...

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Community Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Carol Stream Man Charged with Shooting at Ex-Girlfriend’s Vehicle

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DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Wheaton Chief of Police William Murphy announced today that bond has been set for a Carol Stream man accused of firing a handgun at a vehicle occupied by his ex-girlfriend and another individual. ...

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Community Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Hale Street Closed for Outdoor Dining Tents

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The block of Hale Street between Front Street and Wesley Street in downtown Wheaton is now closed to vehicle traffic to allow for outdoor dining tents during the spring, summer and fall. 

The City and the Downtown Wheaton Association are pleased t...

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Community Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Wheaton Fire Chief Retiring July 1

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The City of Wheaton would like to express its appreciation for longtime Fire Chief William Schultz, who will be retiring from the City of Wheaton on July 1, 2022. 

Chief Schultz’s extensive career in serving the public began as a firefig...

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Community Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Wheaton Celebrates Preservation Month

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In celebration of Wheaton’s history, the Wheaton Historic Commission has organized events during Preservation Month. From May 14 to May 22, the Historic Commission will place purple “Pride in Preservation” lawn signs througho...

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Community Updates
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Citizen’s Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

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The Wheaton Police Department is accepting applications now through June 30 for a 10-week Citizen’s Police Academy, a chance for community members to learn the inner workings of police operations, practices, and objectives. Classes will take place from 6:...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

UPDATE: Police Release Photo and Sketch of Suspect from Stolen Car Incident

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UPDATE 4/26/22:

The Wheaton Police Department has released this suspect photo and sketch in relation to a report of a stolen vehicle with a small child still in the vehicle that occurred on April 18. 

ORIGINAL POST 4/18/2022:

Shortly after 9:30 a.m....

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Community Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2022

City Starting New Way to Address Certain Types of Violations

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Later this month, the City will begin a new process to address some types of City Code violations that will create a more convenient process for citizens. Known as administrative adjudication, this is a process in which an impartial hearing officer overse...

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Community Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Sidewalk Replacement Program Begins Week of April 11

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Crews contracted by the City of Wheaton plan to begin work to replace sidewalk squares in need of replacement starting the week of April 11, weather permitting. This year’s program will mainly focus on replacing squares between Roosevelt Road an...

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Community Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Be Alert for New Variations of Internet and Phone Scams

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The Wheaton Police Department has seen a recent uptick in internet/phone scams and has become aware of a new variation of the "Grandchild in Distress" Scam. Traditionally, this scam is carried out only via phone and the victim is told to send th...

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Community Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Wheaton French Market to Begin April 9 in Temporary Location

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The Wheaton French Market will kick off its 2022 season on Saturday, April 9 in a temporary location while crews work to complete the new Downtown Streetscape pavilion on Liberty Drive. The temporary location will be on Liberty between Cross and Reber and...

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Community Updates
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Updated Draft of Roosevelt Road Corridor Plan Now Available

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Using input from the community, City Council and City staff, an updated draft plan guiding future development of the Roosevelt Road Corridor is now ready for the community to review. 

Developing a framework for redevelopment on Roosevelt Road from...

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View the Plan Community Updates
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Wheaton Police Department to Begin Rollout of Body Worn Cameras

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In April 2022, the Wheaton Police Department will begin equipping all sworn police officers with body worn cameras. Introducing this technology into our Police Department’s operations involved substantial research, planning and investment. Once ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Indoor Masking Requirement Lifted in City Facilities

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As of Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, the City of Wheaton is lifting its indoor masking requirement for visitors and staff within City facilities to match updated State of Illinois guidance. Visitors and staff are no longer required to wear masks inside City facil...

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Community Updates
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Wheaton Police Provide Tips to Deter Pickpockets in Response to Incidents

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In the past two months, the Wheaton Police Department has received multiple reports of people who have had their wallets stolen while shopping. Protecting yourself from a pickpocket or other thief is not as difficult as you would think; just a few thought...

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Community Updates