Candidate Petitions Now Available
Wheaton residents interested in running for one of two at-large positions on the Wheaton City Council or the position of mayor can now pick up petitions for candidacy from the City Clerk’s Office. Read more about the requirements for running for office and the hours petitions are available.
Wheaton Police Provide Update on Alleged Threat to School
On Aug. 26, the Wheaton Police Department was notified by a concerned St. Francis High School parent of a rumor circulating on social media. The police department immediately notified St. Francis administrators and began an investigation. Although the alleged statement was not threat-specific, it was cause for concern to the school and police department. As the result of an extensive investigation, the Wheaton Police Department has concluded that no threat was ever made using social media against St. Francis High School. Read the full statement from the Wheaton Police Department on the City’s website.
Update on Wesley Street Utility Work
Crews from John Neri Construction are saw-cutting pavement on Wesley Street between Main Street and Cross Street. This work will require some lane closures and parking restrictions during the day, with a lane of traffic remaining open.
On Thursday, Aug. 30, a crew will begin to excavate and install sanitary sewer sewers beginning in the intersection of Main Street and moving east toward Cross Street. During the day on Thursday, Main Street at Wesley will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing northbound and southbound traffic. This is only anticipated to last one day, as the contractor moves through the intersection and works toward Cross.
Labor Day Holiday Garbage Schedule
Due to the Labor Day holiday, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will not collect garbage/yard waste/recycling on Monday, Sept. 3. All pickups for the week of Sept. 3-8 will be one day later than usual.