Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

Downtown Streetscape Update Video

See Final Video Update for 2018 on Downtown Streetscape Project

Take a look at downtown Wheaton, as crews wrap up above-ground work on Front Street and underground work on Wesley and Hale streets. This final video update for 2018 shows features you'll see downtown.

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will not be collecting garbage, recycling and yard waste on Thursday, Nov. 22. Pickups will be one day later for Thursday and Friday routes during the week of Thanksgiving.

City Offices Closed

Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.

Holiday Light Recycling

Holiday Light Recycling Available

If you’re putting up holiday lights and find some strands that no longer work, you can drop them off for recycling at the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W Liberty Drive. You can drop them off 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays (excluding holidays). Please note this is for light strands only (not lawn ornaments or other decorations).

Roads Closed during Emerson Turkey Trot

On Thursday, Nov. 22, some streets will be temporarily closed for the Emerson Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. See which streets will be closed on the City’s website.

Christmas Parade

Living Wheaton Christmas Parade is Friday

The Downtown Wheaton Association invites the community to welcome the coming of Christmas with the Living Wheaton Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Stick around until the end because someone special and jolly pays his first visit to Wheaton! The parade begins at Wesley Street and Wheaton Avenue, heading south toward Front Street. Then, it heads east on Front Street, ending at Cross Street. A tree-lighting ceremony in the new Martin Memorial Plaza on Front Street will precede the parade. Please note these road closures during the parade.

Enjoy Free Carriage Rides & Visit with Santa

From noon to 3 p.m. each Saturday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 22, children can come pay Santa a visit as he gets ready for Christmas at Martin Memorial Plaza, 134 W Front Street. Also offered for all ages are free carriage rides around downtown Wheaton, starting from Martin Memorial Plaza. These free events are organized by the Downtown Wheaton Association.

Cooking Oil Collection After Thanksgiving

From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 25, the Wheaton Sanitary District, 1S640 Shaffner Road, will be collecting used liquid cooking oil (no bacon grease or other solid animal fats) to be recycled into biodiesel. This is a one-day event with the goal to make it easier for residents to properly dispose of their leftover or expired liquid cooking oil. All cooking oil must be dropped off in a sealed container. Containers will not be returned. This collection is for vegetable-based oil only.

Information on Filing Candidate Petition for Municipal Election or Filing Objection

The City Clerk’s Office is now accepting candidate petitions for the 2019 municipal election. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 26, excluding holidays. For more information, see the City’s website. Any candidate who has filed a nomination petition may cause his/her name to be withdrawn up to Dec. 19. For information on this and filing an objection, see the City's website.

Budget Workshop Videos Available

The City Council and City staff recently held three Budget Workshop Sessions to review and discuss the draft fiscal year budget. The City recorded these discussions, and the videos are available on the City’s website for the Nov. 10, Nov. 12 and Nov. 17 Budget Workshop Sessions.

Train Station Ticket Office Reopening

Metra has informed the City of Wheaton that its ticket office inside the downtown train station will be reopening on Monday, Nov. 26.

Learn about Reindeer Run

Organizers of the Lions Club and Wheaton Park District Reindeer Run sat down with Public Information Officer Arin Thrower to talk about this popular holiday race happening on Dec. 1. Watch the latest “Wheaton Insider” video to learn more about this event.

City of Wheaton Videos

Wheaton Insider: Reindeer Run
Downtown Streetscape Update: Nov. 20
Chat with the Mayor: Café Liberty

Upcoming Meetings

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley St.

Please note: The Bicycle Advisory Commission meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 21 and the City Council Planning Session originally scheduled for Nov. 26 have been cancelled.

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