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  • 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.
  • 12/19/2014 2:17:43 PM  Christmas Tree Recycling Available for Two Weeks
    Live Christmas trees will be collected as part of curbside recycling the first two full weeks in January (Jan. 5-16, 2015), with no sticker required.
  • 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.
  • 12/10/2014 11:10:49 AM  Warning About Holiday Package Thefts
    The Wheaton Police Department is warning shoppers to be careful this holiday season to avoid becoming a victim of theft.
  • 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?
  • 12/3/2014 8:23:13 AM  Follow These Tips for Securing Your New Computer or Device
    Below are some tips for protecting your new technology, securing your personal data and spreading some cyber holiday cheer.
  • 12/2/2014 3:59:50 PM  Please Help Keep the Wreath Red
    This holiday season, the Wheaton’s three fire stations display wreaths that serve as an important fire safety reminder. See what you can do to help "Keep the Wreath Red."
  • 11/24/2014 11:22:36 AM  Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season
    This holiday season, the Wheaton Police Department asks that you please join them in the shared responsibilities to prevent accidents and crimes.
  • 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.
  • 10/24/2014 2:15:19 PM  Police Online Property and Evidence Auction Begins Dec. 1
    Annually the Wheaton Police Department sends surplus, found, unclaimed and forfeited property and evidence to an online auction called Propertyroom.com for disposal.
  • 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.
  • 10/17/2014 4:48:13 PM  Hundreds of Students Take Part in Bike/Walk to School Day
    This year, more than 200 students at Whittier took part in Bike to School Day, arriving at school in an environmentally friendly way.
  • 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.
  • 10/15/2014 2:53:48 PM  Leaf Collection Reminders
    This fall, the City of Wheaton reminds you of its procedures for leaf disposal.
  • 9/16/2014 2:19:11 PM  Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee Events Spread Awareness
    The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee hosted a number of activities in May and June to promote bike safety and biking as a healthy, environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
  • 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.
  • 6/24/2014 5:02:17 PM  Community Survey Results Reflect Residents are Satisfied with City Services
    Thanks to hundreds of residents who participated in a citizen satisfaction survey earlier this year, the City of Wheaton has received valuable feedback gauging public sentiment and identifying areas where the City can make improvements.
  • 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.
  • 10/10/2012 2:28:22 PM  Report Coyote Sightings Using City’s Website
    The success of Wheaton's Coyote Policy depends upon receiving accurate information about coyote activities from residents. The City strongly encourages you to report coyote activity through this online report form to assist the City in identifying if action needs to be taken.
  • 9/14/2012 9:47:30 AM  How Is This Website?
    Please share your feedback to help this website better serve you. The City is continually looking to find ways to effectively communicate with residents.