Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Temporary Warming Shelters Available at Train Station


Note to downtown Wheaton Metra users: Due to the Front Street train station closure, temporary warming shelters are now available near the train station building (which is located on the north side of the railroad tracks) for Metra riders to use while waiting for their trains. The station remains closed while repairs are made to areas in the station damaged by a Nov. 22 fire.

Find Out Which Holiday Decorations & Wrappings Can/Can't Be Recycled in This Video

Keep the Wreath Red


This holiday season, the Wheaton Fire Department decorated its three fire stations with wreaths as part of the Keep the Wreath Red fire safety campaign, a statewide program that reminds you to practice fire safety during the holiday season. For each Wheaton fire caused by holiday decorations, the Fire Department will replace one red bulb with a white bulb. Help the Fire Department Keep the Wreath Red by unplugging holiday lights before leaving home or sleeping, being careful with candles and open flames, using flame-retardant decorations, ensuring lights are in good condition and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed, and keeping real trees watered. 
 

Yard Waste Pickup Concludes


This week is Lakeshore Recycling Systems’ final pickup for yard waste/leaves/organics/food scraps. The final pickup is on your garbage day.

Wheaton Gingerbread House Contest

Gingerbread house

Put your Christmas decorating skills to work and create your best gingerbread house for the Gingerbread House Contest this Saturday, Dec. 16. The contest will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St. You do not need to register your gingerbread creation; just bring it with you to enter. Prizes will be awarded in four age categories. For more information, see the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website.

Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule


Due to Christmas Day falling on a Monday, all garbage and recycling pickups will take place one day later than normal during the week of Dec. 25. 


Upcoming Meetings



Liquor Control Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Gamon Room
 

Housing Commission Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
 

City Council Meeting

Monday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers
 

Library Board Meeting

Monday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
Wheaton Public Library
225 N. Cross St.
 

Historic Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

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