Independence Day Fireworks Show is July 3
The Wheaton Park District’s annual fireworks show will take place Tuesday, July 3 at Graf Park. Entertainment at Graf Park includes rides, concessions, and DJ entertainment in the afternoon, culminating with the fireworks show at 9 p.m. For more information, visit the Wheaton Park District’s website.
Fireworks Safety Information
The Wheaton Fire Department reminds you that fireworks are best left to professionals. Fireworks annually cause devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even death, making them too dangerous to be used safely by consumers.
Most fireworks are illegal in the state of Illinois, including fireworks bought in other states and brought into Illinois. This includes generally any fireworks that explode, shoot a flame, or go up in the air, such as bottle rockets.
Legal fireworks include sparklers, smoke bombs and caps. However, these items also can be hazardous, with sparklers burning at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees F. In the U.S., approximately 11,000 injuries – the majority of which involve children younger than 15 – occur each year related to fireworks, in addition to nearly 20,000 fires sparked by fireworks. Please leave fireworks to the professionals to ensure a happy and safe Independence Day.
Get Ready for Fourth of July Parade
Wheaton’s Fourth of July Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at noon. This popular annual event is organized by the Wheaton Park District.
Due to construction in downtown Wheaton, the parade route will be slightly different than usual. It will begin at Main Street and Hawthorne Boulevard, traveling south on Main Street. The parade will turn west (right) onto Wesley Street, concluding in front of City Hall. This year’s announcing and judging will take place on Main Street between Seminary and Wesley. For more information, see the City’s website.
No Garbage Pickup July 4
There will be no garbage pickup on Wednesday, July 4 due to the holiday. Pickup for July 4-6 will be one day later than usual.
City Offices Closed
Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. They will reopen on Thursday, July 5.
Roosevelt Road Resurfacing Planned
The Illinois Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Roosevelt Road (Route 38) from just west of Pierce Avenue in Wheaton to Nicoll Way in Glen Ellyn. This project involves replacing sidewalks at all intersections for ADA compliance, clearing some trees along various locations, and resurfacing the roadway. This work will be performed by state-contracted crews from R.W. Dunteman. The project is expected to begin soon and be completed in the late fall of 2018.
See the Annual Water Quality Report
The City of Wheaton 2017 Water Quality Report is now available online. Please go to www.wheaton.il.us/2017WaterReport to view your 2017 annual water quality report and learn more about your drinking water. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. If you would like a paper copy of the 2017 Water Quality Report, please call 630-260-2090.