Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

How Will You Make a Difference on Saturday?

Make a Difference Day is this Saturday! What will you do for this “national day of doing good”? The Community Relations Commission will be collecting donated items for PADS, the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and the People’s Resource Center from 9 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot during “Donuts for Donations.” Or, you can get involved with the Stuff-a-Truck with Food Drive for the People’s Resource Center, or create your own project. For more information, visit www.wheaton.il.us/madd

City Website

Welcome to the City’s New Website!

We are pleased to unveil the City of Wheaton’s new website! Created with the user in mind, it is designed to work well on any type of device, from cell phones and tablets to desktop computers. The website features a brand-new look using a clean, more modern design that features images from around Wheaton. Check it out at www.wheaton.il.us.

Message from ComEd

If you were affected by a power outage and power surge that occurred on Oct. 16, please visit the City’s website to see the statement issued by ComEd, and find out what to do if you experienced damage. 

Boo-Palooza Downtown Trick-or-Treat is Saturday

The Downtown Wheaton Association invites children to trick-or-treat in downtown Wheaton on Saturday, Oct. 28 during Boo-Palooza. Take part in a costume contest at 10 a.m. in Martin Memorial Plaza, a dance performance, and trick-or-treating at downtown Wheaton businesses from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, visit http://downtownwheaton.com/.

What’s Happening with Downtown Construction This Week

Watch this new weekly video update on what’s happening with construction on the Downtown Streetscape project.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours

The official Trick-or-Treating hours are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Please help make this a safe and happy Halloween by watching for children and leaving your outside lights on. Parents, please remind your trick-or-treaters to cross the street at the corner or in a marked crosswalk, and drivers, please use extra caution. 

Sewer Testing in Backyards

The City has contracted with Midwest Water Group LLC to evaluate sanitary sewers that are in backyard easements this week. This acoustic testing process evaluates the sewer pipes for their condition and ranks them according to their need for cleaning and further evaluation. Should a crew need to access a manhole in your backyard, the City appreciates your cooperation in providing access and pet control as needed. More information is available on the City’s website

Bike Signs to be Installed Soon

The City of Wheaton will soon be a friendlier place for bicyclists. You will soon see directional signs, mile marker signs and much more once the Bikeway Signage Program is completed. Crews contracted by the City will install the signs citywide between now and early December.  Read more on the City’s website.

Wheaton Reads: World War I

The Wheaton Public Library is having a month-long event entitled Wheaton Reads: World War I, commemorating the centennial of The Great War. Wheaton residents can enjoy historical presentations, musical performances, a panel discussion, as well as programs for teens and tweens. Find out more on the Library’s website

Upcoming Meetings

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

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