Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

National Test of Emergency Alert Systems Today

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test, which will be sent to consumer cell phones, will begin at 1:18 p.m. Central Time. The EAS portion of the test, which will be sent to radio and television, will follow at 1:20 p.m. Central Time. For more information about the tests, please see FEMA's website.  

Temporary Road Closure for Hale Street

Due to underground utility work taking place in downtown Wheaton, parking will be closed on Hale Street from Front to Wesley Street starting Thursday, Oct. 4, as crews begin work on replacing century-old sanitary service lines and water main. Hale Street will be temporarily closed to both parking and traffic starting Tuesday, Oct. 9 from dawn until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weather permitting, the work is expected to take two weeks to complete. Detour signs will be in place during the day. Find more information and parking options on the City's website

October Newsletter

Check Out the October City Newsletter

Find upcoming events, leaf reminders, information on the downtown streetscape project, Make a Difference Day and more in the October edition of the City newsletter.

Free Auto Inspections for Seniors on Saturday

Seniors can take advantage of a free auto inspection from 9 a.m.-noon this Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fire Station 1, 1 Fapp Circle. The free annual auto inspection for Milton Township seniors is sponsored by the Milton Township SALT (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council, and supported by AAA Wheaton Car Care Plus, Renfro Auto Center, Autumn Leaves of Glen Ellyn and Travanse Living of Wheaton. Certified mechanics and volunteers will check your car’s safety and make recommendations for the winter months ahead. For more information, call Milton Township at 630-668-1616. Cars are inspected on a first come, first served basis. Coffee and cookies will be provided while you wait.

Note Temporary Location for Oct. 13 Electronic Recycling

Due to construction in the City’s Public Works Storage Yard, the Oct. 13 Electronic Recycling drop-off will take place in Commuter Lot 9, located near the intersection of Carlton and Liberty Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon. This collection will be for electronics only. No cooking oil, scrap metal or fluorescent tube bulbs can be collected at this location. Please note that there is a charge to recycle TVs and monitors.

Early Voting Now Open for Nov. 6 Election

DuPage County opened early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election at the DuPage County Election Commission Office at 421 N County Farm Road, Wheaton. Additional early voting locations will be open Oct. 22 through Nov. 5. If you need to update your name or address, you can update your voter’s registration by Tuesday, Oct. 9 or use grace period voting and registration. For information, visit the DuPage County website.

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.

Entries Accepted for Wheaton Christmas Parade

The Downtown Wheaton Association is now accepting entries for the annual Christmas Parade, which will take place on Friday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. in Downtown Wheaton. Local businesses, community groups and non-profits are encouraged to participate. The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 26. Secure your space in the parade!

City of Wheaton Videos

Chat with the Mayor: DuPage Foundation
Downtown Streetscape Update
Oct. 1 City Council Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

Community Relations Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

Coffee with Council

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Gamon Room

City Council Planning Session

Monday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.
Council Chambers

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