Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Traffic Light Work at Front & West Streets

Contractors have turned off the traffic signals at the intersections of West Street & Front Street and West Street & Liberty Drive in order to replace the traffic signal system on Front Street. During this time, both intersections will be temporarily controlled by stop signs, similar to the temporary traffic control at Main & Front and Main & Liberty. The temporary stop signs will be in place for approximately 6-8 weeks to allow contractors to complete the signal work.

At the train tracks, traffic in both directions will have a stop sign before the tracks along with signs stating "do not stop on tracks," but then will continue free-flow through the intersections to avoid queues on the tracks. The City reminds motorists to never stop on the train tracks. For more information, see the City’s website.

Library Book Sale Starts Next Week

The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library annual book sale returns Aug. 22 featuring more than 20,000 adult books and a separate children’s sale with thousands of books, movies, and more – all at bargain prices. All proceeds benefit library programs. The sale is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 23; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25. Buy one get one free on Friday and buy books by the bag on Saturday. A Preview Sale for Friends Members only will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.For more information, visit the Wheaton Public Library’s website www.wheatonlibrary.org/friends or email us at friends@wheatonlibrary.org.

Drive 25 for a Safe Wheaton

New Speed Limit for Neighborhood Streets

Wheaton residential neighborhood streets now have a new speed limit. On Aug. 1, neighborhood streets changed from 30 mph to 25 mph. Public Works crews are in the process of changing out speed limit signs throughout the City. Find out which streets are not included in this change and more information at www.wheaton.il.us/Drive25. If you have a Drive 25 yard sign, please remember that it needs to be on private property, not on the parkway. (This typically means behind the sidewalk, closer to your house).

Enjoy Vintage Rides Car Show Friday

Check out this Friday night’s “Disco Fever” themed Vintage Rides car show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Downtown Wheaton Association encourages the community to see classic cars on display, enjoy music and more on Hale Street between Willow and Liberty. For more information, see the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website.

Library Seeking Feedback

The library is undertaking a new strategic planning process and we want to hear from you. Your answers will be used to improve the library's program, service and resource offerings in the future. Fill out our survey here: wheatonlibrary.org/survey and enter in to win a Downtown Wheaton Association gift card.

Join the Citizens Fire Academy

The Wheaton Fire Department invites residents to join the Citizens Fire Academy, a 7-week hands-on course where you learn how the Fire Department operates. Find out more about the program on the City’s website

Festival of Cultures

Save the Date: Festival of Cultures

The Community Relations Commission is pleased to host the Festival of Cultures from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 in Memorial Park. Formerly “World Tour Day,” the new Festival of Cultures will feature diverse community members at cultural booths where they will share their heritage and stories. Also included in this event are live entertainment, ethnic foods and more for the whole family.

Location Changes for September Electronic Recycling

Due to construction in the City’s Public Works Storage Yard, the Sept. 15 electronics recycling drop-off will be at the SCARCE Green Fair at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., drop off electronics such as computers, small home appliances, office equipment and more. Note there is a fee for recycling TVs and monitors. For more information, see SCARCE’s website.

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Upcoming Meetings

Bicycle Advisory Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Meeting

Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Library Board Meeting

Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.
Wheaton Public Library
225 N Cross Street

Historic Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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