Nominate Someone for the Good Citizen Awards
Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission encourages you to nominate an individual or group for Wheaton’s 2020 Good Citizen Awards. Nominations are due by March 16. This year, the student category has been expanded to include elementary, middle, high school and college students. For more information, see the City’s website.
Library Concert on Sunday
Two-time Grammy-nominated American blues legend John Primer performs with harmonica player Steve Bell at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St. John was bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon and has played or recorded with Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones, and Buddy Guy. No registration required.
Roosevelt Road Corridor Plan Update
In March, the City will share with the community an updated draft of the Roosevelt Road Corridor Plan, providing opportunities for the community to read the updated plan and provide feedback at two open houses. This project’s goal is to provide Wheaton with specific direction for future development along Roosevelt Road from Carlton Avenue to the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn border. Find out more on the City’s website.
At approximately 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Wheaton Police Officers responded to the area of Harrison and Cherry for a report of a suspicious incident in which two males asked a 15-year-old female if she wanted a ride. More information is available on the City’s website. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Wheaton Police Department at 630-260-2161.
City Offices Closed Feb. 17
City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Wheaton’s garbage/recycling pickup will not be affected.
New ‘Wheaton Remembers’ Video
Who better to talk about Wheaton's history than former longtime Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk? Check out this new edition of the "Wheaton Remembers" video series, as former Mayor Gresk sits down with Rick Carney, whose family has played a part in six generations of Wheaton history.
Public Hearing Feb. 25 to Consider Short-Term Rentals
The Planning and Zoning Board will be conducting a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Council Chambers of City Hall to consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to allow short-term rentals available through hosting platforms such as Airbnb.
Currently, the City prohibits short-term rentals. The proposed amendment would allow short-term rentals of individual rooms where the homeowner, or “host,” is present. The proposed amendment would not allow the short-term rental of an entire home.
At the public hearing, anyone wishing to make a public statement will be encouraged to do so. Written comments may be submitted to the Board prior to or at the public hearing.
A copy of the proposed amendment is available for review in the office of the Director of Planning and Economic Development, 303 West Wesley Street, Wheaton, Illinois during normal business hours.