Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

School’s Back in Session: Drive Carefully

Many Wheaton schools began their school year today. Drivers, please use extra caution, watch for students walking/riding to and from school, and follow school zone speed limits of 20 mph.

Library Book Sale Begins Today

The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library annual book sale begins today 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. For more information, visit the Wheaton Public Library’s website www.wheatonlibrary.org/friends or email us at friends@wheatonlibrary.org.

Temporary Stop Signs on West Street

Landmark Contractors 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.

Drive 25

More Drive 25 Yard Signs Now Available

If you would like a Drive 25 yard sign to place in your yard, the City now has more signs available for pickup at City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis inside the doors on the north side of the building (the entrance on the same side of the building as the parking lot). Please only take one sign so other residents have the opportunity to pick one up, and remember to please place your sign on private property, not in the parkway. To learn more about Wheaton’s new neighborhood speed limit, visit www.wheaton.il.us/drive25.

Extra Enforcement for Impaired Drivers This Saturday

The Wheaton Police Department will be joining Mothers Against Drunk Driving Illinois and agencies across Illinois for #SaturationSaturday, an evening dedicated to DUI enforcement. On Aug. 25, we will be staffing additional officers to focus on intoxicated driver patrol. For more information, see the City's website

See Highlights from National Night Out

The Wheaton Police Department thanks all of the community members who took part in National Night Out earlier this month. See highlights from the event in this video.

Candidate Petitions for Election Available Aug. 28

Beginning Tuesday, August 28, petitions for candidacy for the 2019 Wheaton municipal election will be available in the Office of the City Clerk at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. The election will be for two At-Large City Council seats and the position of Mayor. Each is for a four-year term. Find out more on the City’s website.

City Recruiting Police Officers

The Wheaton Police Department is recruiting entry level Police Officers. As a premier employer, the Wheaton Police Department takes pride in hiring and retaining top talent to protect and serve our unique community. Orientation and testing will be held on October 21. Find out more about this opportunity on the City's website.

Shakespeare in the Park Taking Place Next Week

The Wheaton Park District invites the community to enjoy Shakespeare in the Park at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 in Memorial Park. The performances are produced through cooperative efforts by Wheaton College Arena Theater and Wheaton Park District. Admission is free. For more information, see Wheaton Park District’s website.

Festival of Cultures

Mark Your Calendar for Festival of Cultures

Don’t miss the Festival of Cultures, an afternoon of storytelling, culture, food, arts, activities, music and more. This event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 in Memorial Park. Organized by the Wheaton Community Relations Commission, the event features Wheaton community members at cultural booths sharing their heritage and stories. Also included are live performances and food trucks, and activities for all ages.

City of Wheaton Videos

Downtown Wheaton Streetscape Update 8-16-18            
U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship Panel Discussion

Talk About Choices: Conor Cunneen

Upcoming Meetings

Community Relations Commission Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley Street

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

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