Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Parade Steps Off at 10 a.m.

Wheaton’s annual Fourth of July Parade, organized by the Wheaton Park District, will step off at 10 a.m. from Main Street and Hawthorne. It will be traveling south on Main Street, turning west (right) on Wesley Street and concluding in front of Wheaton City Hall at Wesley Street and Wheaton Avenue. Note that this route is slightly different than usual to avoid downtown construction. For more information, visit the Wheaton Park District’s website.

No Garbage Pickup Today

There will be no garbage pickup today due to the Independence Day holiday. Pickups for today through Friday will be one day later than usual.

City Offices Closed

Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed today. They will reopen tomorrow.

Fireworks Safety

The Wheaton Fire Department encourages you to leave the fireworks to the professionals. See this quick video on fireworks safety and find out which fireworks are/aren’t legal.

Wheaton Welcomes New Police Chief

Wheaton’s 12th police chief was sworn in on Monday, July 2. Formerly serving as the Deputy Chief of Police of Support, William (Bill) Murphy has been a member of the Wheaton Police Department since 1990. Over the past 28 years, he has also served as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, officer-in-charge, sergeant, and lieutenant. Read more on the City’s website.

Downtown Streetscape Improvements Update

Bricks are going in soon and the cast iron tree grates are in. Here's a look at what's happening this week on Front Street.

Historic Commission Leading Golf History Trolley Tours

In honor of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, taking place July 12-15 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, the Wheaton Historic Commission will lead two trolley tours July 8 about Wheaton’s golf history. For information about tickets, see the City’s website.


Concert on the Park: Tom Sharpe

Mannheim Steamroller drummer Tom Sharpe’s music is a percussive symphony. Blending his orchestral background with world music instrumentation, he creates a truly unique listening experience. The Wheaton Public Library will host Tom Sharpe for a Concert on the Park from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. Concerts are held outdoors on the library’s West Plaza overlooking Adam’s Park. Limited seating available, please feel free to bring chairs and blankets. Seating is first come, first served. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the library.

Music Mondays in the Park Begins Next Week

The Wheaton Park District encourages the community to come out for free entertainment in Memorial Park, starting Monday, July 9. Each remaining Monday in July features different entertainment from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Roosevelt Road Resurfacing

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 of 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 be completed in the late fall of 2018.

Butterfield Road Construction

Copenhaver Construction began mobilizing for the Route 56 Headwall Project on July 2. This project involves work on the concrete wall/drainage structure for the stream that runs north/south underneath Butterfield Road. The project will entail single lane closures in one of the westbound lanes of Butterfield Road between Leask Lane and East Loop Road. The project is anticipated to take six weeks to complete.

Sewer Work in Downtown July 9-21

Wheaton's Public Works Sewer Division will be operating in the Central Business District July 9-21. They will be vacuuming catch basins and cleaning storm sewers from 8pm until 4am Monday thru Friday. The cleaning process should not disrupt any businesses or facilities from their normal operations.

City of Wheaton Videos

Downtown Wheaton Streetscape Update

League of Women Voters of Wheaton: Opioid Crisis in DuPage County
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Upcoming Meetings

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

Note: The Wheaton City Council Planning Session originally scheduled for July 9 has been canceled.

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