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5/29/2015 3:54:07 PM
Sewer System Work Affecting Area near Elm and Blanchard
A contractor for the City of Wheaton is currently working on the sewage lift station at the northwest corner of Elm Street and Blanchard Street.
5/27/2015 11:37:10 AM
Taste of Wheaton Happening Downtown June 4-7
Join the Wheaton Park District and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce for the Taste of Wheaton, the annual summer festival that features family entertainment, food vendors, a business expo, beer garden and more, from June 4 through June 7, 2015.
5/27/2015 11:12:30 AM
Free Bike Valet at Taste of Wheaton
You can skip searching for a parking spot at the Taste of Wheaton on Saturday, June 6, 2015, by using two wheels instead of four. The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee encourages you to take advantage of free valet bike parking between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6.
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.
5/26/2015 4:08:12 PM
Arrest for Financial Institution Fraud
Matthew R. Glamkowski, 32 years old, of St. Charles, Ill., was arrested on May 19, 2015, for three felony counts of financial institution fraud and one count of continuing a financial crimes enterprise following an 18-month investigation by the Wheaton Police Department.
5/26/2015 9:58:20 AM
Road Closure: Friday Night Vintage Rides Car Shows
Each Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., May 29, 2015 through Aug. 28, 2015, Front Street from the alley leading to the parking garage to North Cross Street will be closed for the Vintage Rides classic car show.
5/20/2015 3:17:31 PM
City Congratulates 2015 Good Citizen Award Winners
During the May 18, 2015 City Council meeting, Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission honored a small group of residents with awards recognizing many ways they have given back to the community.
5/8/2015 12:04:29 PM
Sidewalk Program Update
The contractor performing work for the City’s Sidewalk Replacement Program has completed pouring concrete for a large portion of the City’s project area.
5/5/2015 1:20:41 PM
Preservation Week Events Celebrate Wheaton History
Learn about Wheaton’s role as a stop on the Underground Railroad, see Wheaton homes designed by a Chicago modernist-architect, learn about your home’s history, take a walking tour of historic downtown Wheaton and more during Preservation Week, May 15-25, 2015.
5/1/2015 2:53:45 PM
Arrest for Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance
Kamron T. Garraway, 22 years old, of Chicago, Ill., was arrested on April 29, 2015 for one count of felony delivery of a controlled substance (heroin) following an investigation by the Wheaton Police Department.
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.
4/17/2015 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.
4/14/2015 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.
3/18/2015 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?
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
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
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