Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

Wheaton Named #1 Best Place to Live in Illinois by Money Magazine

The City of Wheaton earned high praise from Money Magazine in its 2018 Best Places to Live rankings, earning the #1 spot in Illinois and #27 in the nation. Among the features highlighted in Money Magazine were the authentic character of the downtown, outstanding schools, and community events.  

Rail Safety Week

Police Participating in Rail Safety Week

This week, during the 5th annual Illinois Rail Safety Week, the Wheaton Police Department is joining Metra and law enforcement agencies statewide to raise awareness of rail safety issues through education and enforcement. Extra enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings and commuter stations in Wheaton to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property. In addition, police officers will be distributing literature to the public that contains information on how to be safe around trains and train tracks. 

Road Closures for Light the Torch 5K 

The Wheaton Park District will host the FT Cares Foundation Light the Torch Run 5K on Friday, Sept. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding at approximately 8:30 p.m. During this event, the Wheaton Police Department will temporarily close a number of streets, which are listed on the City’s website and shown on this map. Streets will be staffed with uniformed Police Officers to assist and direct traffic. 

Expect Delays during Main Street Final Paving 

The contractor for the North Main Street Resurfacing Project is scheduled to place the final layer of pavement on North Main Street between Cole Avenue and Seminary Avenue starting in the middle of the week of Oct. 1. Significant delays are possible while this work is completed. If possible, the City encourages motorists to use an alternate route during this work. Thank you for your patience.  

Vacancies on City Boards & Commissions 

The City of Wheaton is looking for volunteer residents to serve on local Boards & Commissions. Vacancies are currently available on the following Commissions: Bicycle Advisory, Community Relations, Environmental Improvement, Historic, Housing Commission & Sister City. Please visit www.wheaton.il.us/commissions for more information and for an application. 

Library Invites Community to Enter Art Contest 

Wheaton Public Library is holding an art contest for all ages throughout the community. There will be four winning pieces chosen, one for each literary genre: science fiction, graphic novel, mystery, and classic literature. The winning pieces will be displayed in the library in the fiction area for at least one year. Entries are due by Nov. 1.  For more information, visit the library’s website.  

Milton Township SALT Council Offering Free Car Checks for Seniors 

From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 6, the Milton Township SALT (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council is offering free auto inspections for seniors at Wheaton Fire Station 1, 1 Fapp Circle. Certified mechanics and volunteers will check your car’s safety and make recommendations for the winter months ahead. Cars are inspected on a first come, first served basis. Coffee and cookies will be provided while you wait. For more information call Milton Township at 630-668-1616.  

City of Wheaton Videos

Chat with the Mayor: Metropolitan Family Services DuPage 
Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest 

Downtown Wheaton Streetscape Update 


Upcoming Meetings

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 

City Council Meeting

Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 
Council Chambers 

city hall

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