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  • 8/26/2015 10:04:57 AM  Watch for North Main Street Construction
    North Main Street between Cole Avenue and Geneva Road will be under construction starting the week of Aug. 31, 2015.
  • 8/26/2015 9:47:04 AM  Firefighter Testing Moved to Monroe Middle School
    The City’s Aug. 29 firefighter testing has been moved from Fire Station One to Monroe Middle School, 1855 Manchester Road, Wheaton. This testing is for qualified applicants who previously completed an application for this process.
  • 8/20/2015 3:18:07 PM  Take Part in Fire & Police Blood Drive Sept. 11
    The City of Wheaton Fire and Police Departments are co-sponsoring a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at the Wheaton Police Department, 900 W. Liberty Drive.
  • 8/18/2015 4:43:24 PM  West Street Railroad Crossing Closure Scheduled to Begin Aug. 25
    Union Pacific is planning to close the railroad crossing at West Street to vehicle and pedestrian traffic during track repairs Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 through approximately Sept. 4, 2015.
  • 8/18/2015 9:52:22 AM  Indecent Exposure Suspect
    The Wheaton Police Department is seeking information to identify an unknown suspect who exposed himself on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at 6:46 p.m. near the Wheaton Park District Community Center at 1777 S. Blanchard St.
  • 8/12/2015 3:22:56 PM  District 200, DuPage County Discuss School Safety in New Video
    As the new school year quickly approaches, find out how Community Unit School District 200 and DuPage County are working to ensure this school year will be a safe one. A new video addresses many aspects of school safety that are on the minds of parents as the school year begins.
  • 8/11/2015 2:56:58 PM  School is Starting – Please Slow Down!
    School children are too often the tragic victims of automobile crashes because of their small size, inattention to vehicular traffic and speeding vehicles. All drivers need to be especially alert for the following situations.
  • 8/11/2015 8:17:16 AM  Firefighters Respond to Apartment Fire
    At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2015 the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the apartment building at 1679 E. Briarcliffe Boulevard.
  • 8/4/2015 11:13:48 AM  Ash Tree Stump Removal Delayed
    Crews contracted by the City of Wheaton have removed nearly all of the 6,500 parkway ash trees throughout the city. However, due to weather-related delays, the crews removing ash tree stumps and restoring parkways have been unable to keep pace with tree removals.
  • 7/28/2015 9:28:36 AM  Video Provides Tips for Preventing Heat Emergencies
    On an 80-degree day, temperatures inside a parked car can reach 109 degrees in just 20 minutes. A new video with the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management stresses that without proper precautions, a hot day can turn into a heat emergency.
  • 7/24/2015 9:32:18 AM  ComEd Performing Tree Trimming Along Naperville Road, Blanchard Street
    Crews contracted by ComEd will be trimming trees along portions of Naperville Road and Blanchard Street in August and September 2015.
  • 7/23/2015 12:11:33 PM  Signal Work at West and Childs Streets to Affect Traffic
    Drivers should expect delays near the intersection of West Street and Childs Street starting the week of Aug. 3, 2015. Contracted crews will be replacing the traffic signals and related components at this intersection, which will require this intersection to become a four-way stop during the duration of this work.
  • 7/21/2015 10:25:09 AM  Be Safe; Never Touch a Bat
    This is the time of year when bats are most active, and the DuPage County Health Department is warning county residents to never touch or try to catch a bat or wild animal, especially in your home.
  • 7/15/2015 12:01:28 PM  Police Issue Warning about Cellular Telephone Case
    Recently several large U.S. cities have witnessed a proliferation of cellular telephone cases shaped as a replica of a handgun.
  • 7/10/2015 10:51:55 AM  Library Book Sale Returns Aug. 26-29
    The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library annual book sale Aug. 26-29, 2015 will feature 20,000+ adult books and a separate children’s area with thousands of books, movies, and music, all at super bargain prices.
  • 6/24/2015 12:00:39 PM  2015 West Nile Virus Update
    Since 1999, West Nile virus has rapidly spread across the United States, causing over 41,679 human cases, including 1,748 fatalities, during the past 16 years. Because the virus is widespread in bird and mosquito populations, it has become an annual mosquito-borne disease threat.
  • 6/24/2015 10:46:18 AM  Monthly Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Places Restriction on TVs
    The City of Wheaton will be temporarily unable to accept CRT televisions (large tube TVs), projection-screen televisions and console televisions at its monthly electronic recycling drop-off events until further notice.
  • 6/10/2015 8:52:25 AM  Summer Crime Prevention Tips
    The Wheaton Police Department recommends the following crime prevention tips for summer.
  • 5/27/2015 10:02:12 AM  Check Out Classic Cars during 2015 Vintage Rides on Friday Nights
    A Wheaton tradition will roll back into town Friday nights this summer, May 29 through Aug. 28, when Front Street will be full of spectacular cars for people to see and admire.
  • 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.
  • 4/14/2015 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.
  • 4/6/2015 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.
  • 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.
  • 3/17/2015 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 4/2/2014 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.