Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

Front Street

Front Street Detour

Watch for detours in the next few days while crews for the Downtown Streetscape Project work on storm sewers on Front Street. Crews are moving from the block between Hale & Wheaton to the block between West & Wheaton. A detour will be necessary where crews are working. Thank you for your patience. To see more about the Downtown Streetscape Project, visit www.wheaton.il.us/downtownstreetscape.

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.

City Offices Closed Sept. 3

Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3. They will reopen on Sept. 4.

Roosevelt Road Corridor Public Meeting

Looking to improve the quality and character of development along east Roosevelt Road extending from Carlton Avenue on the West to the City’s eastern boundary with the Village of Glen Ellyn, the City of Wheaton is currently working with the Planning Consulting firm of Camiros, Ltd. to prepare a comprehensive plan, market study and zoning ordinance update for this corridor. As part of this process, the City invites property owners and residents to attend an existing conditions workshop hosted by the Planning & Zoning Board at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in the Council Chambers of Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street.

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.

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.

Shakespeare in the Park

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.

City of Wheaton Videos

National Night Out
Downtown Wheaton Streetscape Update 8-16-18            

U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship Panel Discussion

Upcoming Meetings

Community Relations Commission Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

Wheaton City Council Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

city hall

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