Residents to be Honored for Historic Preservation
Mayor Gresk will present the Wheaton Preservation Award on Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. to citizens/businesses for their preservation efforts to help preserve our City's historic character. The event is free and open to the public. The City will present this award to John & Deb Lorentsen, owners of the Jesse C. Wheaton home (1850), 310 W Evergreen Street, and Dr. Bryan Bauer & Dr. Danielle Bauer, owners of the Warren L. Wheaton home (1848), 623 S Naperville Road, which has been converted into a business. More information is available on the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/preservationmonth.
Lecture on Col. McCormick Offered in Honor of Preservation Month
Wheaton’s Historic Commission has organized a number of events as part of Preservation Month, which celebrates Wheaton’s history. On Monday, the Wheaton Public Library will host a lecture, “Colonel Robert R. McCormick: The Colonel of Cantigny." This event is free, but registration is required. For more information and other events during Preservation Month, see the City’s website.
Wheaton Police Chief Takes New Position
Wheaton City Manager Mike Dzugan announced that Police Chief James Volpe will be leaving the city on June 24 to pursue an opportunity with the College of DuPage.Chief Volpe has been a member of the Wheaton Police Department since 1983, serving as a patrol officer, shift commander/sergeant, commander/lieutenant and then division commander of investigations. He was sworn in as police chief in 2015. The City of Wheaton thanks him for his many years of service to the community. Find out more on the CIty's website.
Go Fly a Kite Event on Saturday
The Wheaton Park District invites the community to enjoy spring and fly a kite during their annual Go Fly a Kite festival this Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free event. See the Chicago Fire Kite Team perform and more.
Cantigny Park Offers Free Parking to Residents May 11-21
In honor of Preservation Month, from Friday, May 11 to Monday, May 21, Cantigny Park is waiving its parking fee for Wheaton residents. For free entry, just show proof of Wheaton residency at the entrance. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Museums, gardens and other attractions inside the park are always free admission. For more information, visit Cantigny.org or call 630-668-5161.
Hydrant Flushing Underway
The City’s Water Division began its 2018 Hydrant Flushing Program on April 29, and it will continue for approximately two weeks. To minimize inconvenience to residents, hydrant flushing will be done between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The purpose of this program is to flush out particles that accumulate in water lines. During or immediately following the hydrant flushing, water discoloration may occur. It is best not to draw large amounts of water if you experience discoloration. Residents with questions may call the Water Division at 630-260-2090.