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Posted on: October 20, 2020

New Restrictions Begin Friday for DuPage County Due to COVID-19 Increase

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A sustained increase in COVID-19 test positivity rates in our region has triggered additional restrictions for DuPage and Kane Counties beginning Friday, Oct. 23. Under the State’s Restore Illinois plan, several metrics – including an average positivity r...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Wheaton Police Investigating Incident Involving Jogger

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The Wheaton Police Department is investigating a report of an incident that occurred earlier today in the area of Main Street and Geneva Road. At approximately 12:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, a woman reported that she was groped by a passing jogger. The...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Halloween Guidelines: Update from Illinois Department of Public Health

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As Halloween approaches, the City of Wheaton would like to address questions we have received about trick-or-treating and Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information below has been updated to reflect guidance issued today by the Illinois Depar...

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Posted on: October 18, 2020

Wheaton Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire

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At approximately 4:40 a.m. on October 18, 2020, the Wheaton Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 1500 block of Gamon Road.

Upon arrival, fire crews identified a heavily involved attached garage fire at a single-family home. T...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Bond Set at $250,000 for Each of Two Men Accused in Chick-Fil-A Burglaries in Wheaton and Lombard

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DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Wheaton Chief of Police Bill Murphy and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced today that two Texas men have been arrested and charged with the Oct. 14 burglary of two Chick-Fil-A restaurants l...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Commission Invites Community to Virtually Join Bike Tour

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As with many things in 2020, the Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission was forced to sideline its original plan to host a group ride for the community, stopping at significant places in Wheaton’s history. Instead, the commission invites you to joi...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Wheaton Police Apprehend Individuals in Connection to Commercial Burglary

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At approximately 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, officers from the Wheaton Police Department responded to an activated alarm at Chick-fil-A, 301 E. Loop Road. Upon arrival, officers encountered a commercial burglary in progress. Two suspects were take...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Recycling Extravaganza Event Collects Syringes, Documents & More

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The City and Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission Recycling Extravaganza event is Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. located at the commuter parking lot at Liberty and Carlton. 

The Recycling Extravaganza is a ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Windows Into Art Project Featured in Downtown Wheaton

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In celebration of National Arts and Humanities month, the Downtown Wheaton Association and the City of Wheaton Fine & Cultural Arts Commission present "Windows Into Art," a display of art in windows throughout downtown Wheaton. The community...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Wheaton Residents Experiencing Police-Related Telephone Scam

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On October 6, 2020, the Wheaton Police Department was contacted in reference to a telephone scam to gain detailed personal and banking information from a resident. The caller identified themselves as the Chief of Police and advised the resident of an alle...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

City Prohibits General Burning of Yard Waste, Garbage, or Other Materials

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The City of Wheaton prohibits residents from general open burning of yard waste, garbage, or other materials including leaves.

Recreational and food-related fires conducted within commercial and approved containers such as grills and manufactured portable ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Walk Your Wheels in Downtown Wheaton

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With current activities limited by COVID-19, many people have taken up riding bikes, scooters, skateboards and in-line skates for recreation or transportation. In response, new signs are going up around the downtown to remind residents and visitors where ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Halloween Pumpkin Collection Event

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The City of Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission will once again host a “Pumpkin Smash” drop-off for pumpkins right after Halloween. This collection will allow you to drop off pumpkins (please remove decorations fir...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Cooking Oil Collection Event

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The City and Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission will be hosting a drop-off event for the collection of cooking oil on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. at the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive. This is a dri...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Applications Being Accepted for Senior Housing Assistance Program

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The City of Wheaton and the Housing Commission sponsor a program to give monthly financial assistance to senior residents who qualify. Seniors who meet the three following requirements may apply for Wheaton Housing Assistance:

  • Age: Must be at least 65 year...
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Posted on: August 27, 2020

New Schedule Starts Aug. 31 for COVID-19 Testing Site in Wheaton

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Beginning Aug. 31, DuPage County’s COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Wheaton will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to noon, or until 600 tests are completed each day. Previously, the test site was open Tuesday through Saturday.&...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

State Updates Mask Requirements for Indoor & Outdoor Dining

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Starting Wednesday, Aug. 26, new state requirements for wearing a mask/face covering in restaurants and bars will change to increase safety for restaurant workers and patrons. 

Currently, you are required to wear a mask on the premises of a restau...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Petitions for Candidacy: 2021 Municipal Election

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Beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2020, Petitions for candidacy for the 2021 Wheaton municipal election will be available in the Office of the City Clerk at Wheaton City Hall, 303 West Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL for one (1) four-year position for each&nbs...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

An Open Letter to the Community from Police Chief Murphy

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Recent events throughout the country and in this area have generated many questions and sparked a national debate about policing and racism. 

To address inquiries the City has received, to help inform the community of the Wheaton Police Department...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Electronic Recycling Drop-offs Resume with New Safety Protocols

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The City of Wheaton in association with e-Works will restart monthly electronic recycling drop-off events on Saturday, June 13 with new safeguards in place to protect volunteers, staff and residents dropping off items. The monthly events take place from 9...

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