Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Check Out the November Monthly Newsletter

The November edition of the City’s monthly newsletter is now available online. Visit the City’s website at https://wheaton.il.us/Archive.aspx?ADID=4127.

We Want Your Pumpkins!

Why throw your pumpkins away when you can smash them – and help the environment? The City is hosting a pumpkin compost collection in the Commuter Parking Lot at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your pumpkins and throw them in the collection bin to keep them out of landfills.

Forum for District 200 Parents Tonight: “Drugs? Not My Child”

The Wheaton Police Department and Community Unit School District 200 encourage District 200 parents to attend a presentation at 7 p.m. tonight at Wheaton North High School entitled: “Drugs? Not My Child …” Nationally acclaimed public speaker Tim Ryan will explain who today’s addicts truly are; how they get their hands on heroin, opiates, and other substances; the startling death rates amongst addicts – young and old alike – and how the “Pandemic of Addiction” can be stopped in our cities, towns, and communities.

Downtown Construction Update

Watch this latest video update to see what’s happening on Front Street.


Wesley Street Drainage Improvements

Bolder Construction has been contracted to install 30-inch diameter storm sewer pipe along Wesley Street between Ellis Avenue and Western Avenue. This section of Wesley Street will be closed to through traffic and temporary two-way travel for local traffic only will be permitted during construction. A detour will be posted to direct traffic around the area of construction. The project is expected to be complete in 4-5 weeks, depending on weather conditions.  For questions and more information, please contact the City of Wheaton Engineering Department at 630-260-2065.

Coffee with Council on Saturday

If you’d like to discuss Wheaton topics informally with the City Council, you can attend Coffee with Council this Saturday at 10 a.m. It will take place in the Gamon Room of City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St.

Annual Chili Cook-off Returns Saturday

Join the Downtown Wheaton Association for the 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Wheaton on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and taste more than 15 varieties of chili made by your favorite local restaurants. Admission gets you unlimited tastings, so come hungry! For more information, visit www.downtownwheaton.com.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. When you change your clocks, the Wheaton Fire Department recommends you also change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. You should change the batteries about every six months to ensure the detectors will work correctly. Using Daylight Saving Time as a reminder of when you last changed batteries is an easy way to remember when it’s time to replace them.

Keep Leaves Out of the Streets

Please do not blow or rake leaves into the street. This can block storm sewers and lead to flooding issues. If possible, please help remove leaves and sticks near the storm sewers that are near your house to help them function properly.
Leaf disposal with Wheaton’s garbage/recycling/yard waste/organics service provider allows you to include food scraps with your yard waste. Burning leaves, tree trimmings, brush and related materials is not allowed in Wheaton and is a violation of City Code. 

Mark Your Calendar for Library Holiday Book & Art Sale

The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library Holiday Book & Art Sale will take place Nov. 9-12 at the library. The sale features like-new gift books for adults and children, collectible books, leather-bound treasures, first editions, signed copies, pop-up books, books from your childhood, the Book-Lover’s calendar and unique gifts. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information, visit www.wheatonlibrary.org/friends.

Upcoming Meetings

Coffee with Council

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Gamon Room

City Council Meeting

Monday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

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