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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Traffic and Parking Information as Wheaton Enters Phase 3

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Now that Wheaton has entered Phase 3 of the state’s phased reopening plan, the City of Wheaton is excited to welcome the reopening of many of our community’s local businesses, including retail stores, salons, offices, restaurants and o...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

President Street Resurfacing Update

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The contractor for the City’s President Street resurfacing project is currently preparing the roadway for resurfacing during the week of May 31. Workers intend to place prime tar on the roadway on Friday, May 29 ahead of the paving operation. Mo...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Wheaton to Enter Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan Tomorrow

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Wheaton will enter Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan on Friday, May 29. Provided are details regarding the opening of outdoor dining, temporary closure of part of Hale Street, and some of the highlights of Phase 3 changes for residents and b...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Bulk Item Pickup Resumes May 26

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Wheaton residents served by Lakeshore Recycling Systems for garbage and recycling service can begin to put out bulk or extra items with the appropriate sticker(s) on their pickup day starting Tuesday, May 26. Bulk item had previously been on hold due to t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Police Arrest Two Men for Residential Burglary

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At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Wheaton Police Department responded to the 100 block of East Elm Street for an in-progress residential burglary. Upon their arrival on scene, officers took two subjects into custody.

Daniel J. Ducho...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

DuPage County Small Business Relief Grant Program Accepting Applications

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Applications are now being accepted for the DuPage County Small Business Relief Grant Program. In an effort to assist small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19, DuPage County, in conjunction with Choose DuPage, is providing grants ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Limited Wheaton French Market to Open May 16 with Restrictions

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Bensidoun USA will open a modified format of the Wheaton French Market season on Saturday, May 16 with numerous changes in place to protect the health of shoppers and vendors, including booth spacing, one-way aisles, social distancing requirements, limits...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Wheaton Police Investigate Aggravated Arson

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At approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, Wheaton Police Officers responded to the 1100 and 1200 blocks of south Washington Street for aggravated arson reports. 

Residents reported hearing explosions, followed by finding fires and damage t...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Information on Library Curbside Returns, Virtual Library and More

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Message from Library Director Betsy Adamowski:

Wheaton Public Library (WPL) will remain closed until further notice, adhering to Governor Pritzker’s extension of the Stay-at-Home Executive Order. We know that you are anxious to get back into the ...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Wheaton Police & DuPage Sheriff's Office Arrest Child Porn Suspect

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A Wheaton man is charged with multiple counts of child pornography following a joint effort between the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Digital Forensic Investigation Unit and Wheaton Police.

Peter Agosto, 24, of the 0-100 block of Sterling Circle...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Arrest for Attempted Residential Burglary

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At approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 9, 2020, Wheaton Police Officers responded to the area of the 100 block of Christina Circle for an individual allegedly attempting to burglarize a residence.

When officers arrived, it is alleged the individual fled from po...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Updates Regarding Lakeshore Recycling Systems Billing

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Lakeshore Recycling Systems will begin billing Wheaton residents on a two-month basis for garbage/recycling service starting with the May/June bill. Previously, Lakeshore billed customers every month for garbage and recycling service.

Wheaton customers can...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Fire & Police Departments No Longer Able to Fulfill Drive-By Birthday Requests

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As of today, due to an increasing number of calls for service, the Wheaton Fire and Police Departments will not be able to schedule future requests for drive-by visits for birthdays or other celebrations. 

The Fire and Police Departments will do t...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Discontinues Block Party Permits Through May 31

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The City of Wheaton is discontinuing the issuance of block party permits through Sunday, May 31.

In adhering to Governor Pritzker’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order, the City will not be allowing or issuing block party permits through May 31. The Sta...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Prairie Path Clean-Up & Native Plant Sale Cancelled

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission’s Prairie Path Clean-Up and Native Plant Sale have been cancelled.

Originally scheduled for late April and then tentatively scheduled for later in May, both events hav...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

City Shares Information on Governor’s Extension of Stay-At-Home Executive Order

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New State-Issued Executive Order Requires Face Coverings in Some Instances

Governor Pritzker signed a new Executive Order that modifies and extends the state’s Stay-At-Home order through May 30.

Provided are some highlights from the new Executive ...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Changes to Soliciting, Late Fees and Assistance for Businesses

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The Wheaton City Council recently approved several actions to recognize financial hardships and promote the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full Executive Orders are available on the City’s website at www.whe...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Police Seek Suspects in Armed Robbery

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At approximately 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the Wheaton Police Department responded to Bucky’s Convenience Store, located at 1000 E. Roosevelt Road, for the report of an armed robbery. 

During this incident, three people had en...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Crews to Begin Resurfacing President Street and Manchester Road April 26

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Crews will begin work the week of April 26 for a project to resurface portions of President Street and Manchester Road. This project is largely paid for with federal funding. The City anticipates these improvements will be completed the end of July, barri...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Wheaton College Provides Housing for Local First Responders to Self-Isolate during Pandemic

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Wheaton College is providing free housing to local first responders during the growing surge of COVID-19 infections and medical emergencies.

On Tuesday, the College signed an agreement with the City of Wheaton to provide 58 vacated units in its Terrace Apa...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Important Updates from the Wheaton Public Library

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Wheaton Public Library (WPL) will remain closed until further notice, adhering to Governor Pritzker’s extension of the Stay at Home Executive Order. During this time, anyone living within the boundaries of School District 200 can obtain a tempor...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Resources for Local Businesses

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We understand the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the Executive Order by the Illinois Governor requiring the closure of ’non-essential’ businesses and restaurants have a tremendous impact on our local businesses. In an effort to be a ...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Changes You'll See in Fire/EMS Response

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Don’t be alarmed; we’re not the Ghostbusters. This is a member of the Wheaton Fire Department showing how you might see us responding to a call for assistance in the community. To ensure the safety of our community and our first respon...

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News & Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Updates from the Wheaton Public Library

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The Wheaton Public Library made the difficult decision to close on March 16 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The library will remain closed until further notice.  The outside book returns are blocked; please do not return any materials...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Takes Actions to Reduce Public’s Need to Visit City Facilities

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The City of Wheaton takes seriously the recommendations of the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we want to ensure the safety and health of our community and our staff. To support this, the City will be rolling out changes to allow City staff to ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Meeting Cancellations, Events Postponed

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As the City of Wheaton continues working to follow CDC recommendations and state mandates to limit the spread of COVID-19, the City will be cancelling meetings of City boards and commissions until at least May 18. The exception to this directive will be t...

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