Memorial Park Master Plan Open House Tonight
The Wheaton Park District invites the community to an open house to review updated concept drawings for the redevelopment of Memorial Park from 6-7 p.m. today at the Mary Lubko Center, 208 W Union Avenue. For more information, see the Wheaton Park District’s website or contact Rob Sperl at 630-510-4970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wheaton Fire Department Fill the Boot
The Wheaton Fire Department will be helping support the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Fill the Boot" campaign from 7-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in two Wheaton locations. Wheaton Fire Department members will be volunteering their time at the intersections of Blanchard & 22nd and Harrison & Gary Avenue on these three dates. For more information about the Fill the Boot campaign, visit www.firefighters.mda.org.
Library’s Maker Day is Saturday
Wheaton Public Library will hold its first Maker Day for all ages on Oct. 20 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate the Maker Movement, which embraces innovation, creativity, and learning. There will be maker stations throughout the library and will include hands-on demonstrations, make-it take-it, and presentations that relate to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). This all-ages event is free and no registration is required. For more information, visit www.wheatonlibrary.org.
Get Ready for Make a Difference Day
Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission encourages you to get involved in Make a Difference Day in Wheaton, which is Saturday, Oct. 27. Read about this, plus the Stuff a Truck Food Drive, food donations to forgive library fines and more at www.wheaton.il.us/madd.
Nicor Installing Devices on Gas Meters
Nicor Gas has begun installing small, two-way communication devices on existing natural gas meters throughout Wheaton. These two-way communication devices feature state-of-the-art technology that will automate the meter reading process by collecting natural gas usage information and securely sending it to Nicor Gas. Please note, meters will not be replaced.
Nicor Gas and contractor Grid One Solutions will install the devices. All crews will be wearing appropriate identification and the device installation will take 10-15 minutes for most residential or regular sized meters and may take up to 30 minutes on large commercial or rotary meters. If Nicor can safely access a customer’s natural gas meter, they do not need to be present for the installation. If a customer has an indoor meter, they will be contacted to schedule an appointment. For more information, please visit www.nicor.com or call 888-642-6748.
Mark Your Calendar for Boo-palooza Festival
Little ghosts and goblins will be delighted with this year’s Boo-palooza Halloween Celebration in Downtown Wheaton. On Saturday, Oct. 27, children are invited to trick or treat store to store, take part in a costume contest, enjoy free hayrides and more. Events begin at 10 a.m. For more information, see the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website.
Please Clean Up Pet Waste
The City reminds you to please clean up after your pets when taking them for a walk in neighborhoods, parks or other locations. We appreciate your cooperation and consideration for your neighbors.
Heating Assistance Available through Program
LIHEAP is a state- and federally-funded energy assistance program for low-income families, in which heating bill payments are made on behalf of households. A single-person household can qualify with a monthly income of up to $1,518; a two-person household up to $2,058; a family of three can earn up to $2,598; and a family of four can earn up to $3,138. Benefits are paid directly to energy vendors on behalf of eligible households. The exception is households whose heating costs are included in their rent. For additional information about the program, go to www.liheapIllinois.com or call the LIHEAP toll-free hotline at 1-877-411-WARM (9276).