History Lecture Covers Naperville vs Wheaton in the County Seat War
As part of the Wheaton Historic Commission’s events for Preservation Month, the commission invites you to attend a lecture on the conflict over where the DuPage County Seat would be soon after the Civil War: Naperville or Wheaton. Bob Shuster of the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College will present this lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross St. The event is free, but registration is required.
Watering Restrictions Underway
Annual lawn watering restrictions are now in effect. From May 15 through September 15 of each year:
- If your address ends in an even number, you can only water your lawn on even-numbered days on the calendar, but not between noon and 6 p.m. on even-numbered days.
- If your address ends in an odd number, you can only water your lawn on odd-numbered days on the calendar, but not between noon and 6 p.m. on odd-numbered days.
If you are planting grass seed or laying sod, contact the City's Water Division at 630-260-2090 to receive a 10-day variance from these requirements.
Traffic Detour for Harrison Avenue Work
Contractors for the City of Wheaton will be replacing the water main on Harrison Avenue from West Street to Washington Street as part of the City’s annual road construction program. Starting the week of May 20, 2018, traffic will be detoured between Main Street and President for the water main replacement. The detour will be in effect during the construction crew’s working hours but will be removed at the end of each work day. This project is expected to take approximately 3 weeks.
Road Closures for Briar Glen Bulldog 3K
Please note that there will be road closures during the Briar Glen Bulldog 3K, which will take place Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Closures are listed on the City’s website. Residents, citizens, and motorists are asked for your cooperation in not moving the barricades to ensure the safety of the participants.
Commission to Present Good Citizen Awards May 21
The City of Wheaton will soon recognize 8 individuals and one group who serve as examples of what it means to be an outstanding member of the Wheaton community.?At 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, the Wheaton City Council will honor recipients of the 2018 Good Citizens Awards during their meeting at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. The recipients are nominated by members of our community and are selected by the Community Relations Commission. Learn more on the City’s website.
Cantigny Park to Offer Free Parking to Residents through May 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.
West Street Resurfacing Begins Next Week
Crews contracted by the City of Wheaton will be resurfacing West Street from Roosevelt Road to Wesley Street starting the week of May 20. This work will include grinding down the existing pavement before putting down a new layer of top pavement. It will also include replacing sidewalk corners and some curb. West Street will remain open during resurfacing.?It will be reduced to one lane of travel while paving operations are in progress.?All lanes should be open during non-working hours and on the weekends. This project is anticipated to take approximately 6 weeks.
Interested in Becoming a Wheaton Police Officer?
The Wheaton Police Department will be conducting testing for those interested in applying for a police officer position. You must submit an online application and required documents by 4 p.m. May 22. For more information and to apply, see the City’s website.