Take Bike Tour of Historic WWI Sites in Wheaton
Bring your bike and join the Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission and the City of Wheaton Historic Commission from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 22, for a bicycle tour of the historic WWI sites of Wheaton. During the tour stops, docents will explain the significance of various WWI historic points in Wheaton. All riders must provide their own bicycle and wear a bike helmet during the tour. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult rider. We will meet at the bike racks on the west side of the Wheaton Public Library next to Adams Park and leave at 2 p.m. The required waiver can be downloaded under “Historic WWI Bike Tour of Wheaton” at www.wheaton.il.us/bikewheaton.
Parking Lot 8 Construction Notice
A contractor hired by the City of Wheaton is currently resurfacing and performing storm sewer, curb and sidewalk repairs for City Parking Lot 8, located at the southwest corner of Blanchard Street and Crescent Street.Lot 8 will be closed through approximately Oct. 1. While Lot 8 is closed, commuters may continue to use Lot 6, located directly north of Lot 8 and adjacent to the train tracks, or Lot 7, located directly west of Lot 8 and adjacent to Williston Street. Commuters may also temporarily park in posted 4-hour street parking spaces beyond the 4-hour time restriction at the locations presented on this map.
For more information or for alternate meter/timed parking locations, see www.wheaton.il.us/parking.
New Garbage Day for Wednesday Pickups
A new garbage/recycling/yard waste pickup day is in effect for Wheaton residents served by Lakeshore Recycling Systems who previously had a Wednesday pickup. Lakeshore Recycling Systems has been distributing notices to these residents about their new garbage day, and the map is also available on the City's website.
Road Closures for 5K Run/Walk on Saturday
NAMI of DuPage Run for the Mind 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Some streets will be temporarily closed during the event. Residents, citizens, and motorists are being asked for their cooperation in not moving the barricades or cones to ensure the safety of the runners. These streets will be staffed with uniformed Police Officers to assist and direct traffic. Motorists may experience temporary traffic delays and choose to alter their travel route to avoid these areas.
View a map of the road closures
Sunday Concert: Abraham Lincoln in Song
Award-winning roots musician Chris Vallillo uses Lincoln’s own words and stories, period folk songs and contemporary folk music to shed light on one of history’s most beloved figures during a concert at the library on Sunday. Attend “Abraham Lincoln in Song” at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the library, 225 N Cross St. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Attendees seated first come, first served.
Watering Restrictions Conclude
The annual lawn watering restrictions are no longer in effect in Wheaton, as of Sept. 15.