Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Downtown Streetscape Update

Crews are continuing to work on replacing storm sewers on Wesley Street. Demolition of concrete sidewalks and curbs on Wesley will begin the week of April 1. For more information on the Downtown Streetscape Project, see www.wheaton.il.us/downtownstreetscape.

Library Offering Sunday Concert

Head over to the Wheaton Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24 for a concert by Character Fleadh. Celebrate St. Patty’s with this lively acoustic traditional Irish and Scottish five-piece ensemble. No registration required. Attendees seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Collection Event

Recycling Extravaganza Includes First-Ever Syringe Disposal

Take advantage of a special collection event happening in Wheaton from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6. Taking place at Commuter Lot 9 (at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue), you can bring up to 3 office-sized boxes of documents for shredding, plus safely discard of syringes, mercury thermometers, barometers and thermostats. E-Paint will recycle latex and oil-based paint for a fee, also. This event is in partnership with the DuPage County Sheriff, DuPage County, Environmental Improvement Commission and SCARCE. For more information, see the City’s website

Note Safety Exercise at Wheaton North on Tuesday

Do not be alarmed if you see a large number of emergency vehicles at Wheaton North High School on Tuesday. While Wheaton students are on spring break, Wheaton’s Police and Fire Departments will participate in a training exercise with Community Unit School District 200 staff, DuPage County, and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. The exercise will take place at Wheaton North High School and Wheaton Warrenville South High School on Tuesday, March 26, simulating the response of local agencies to an active shooter incident.

Wheaton’s Police and Fire personnel are using this as a tactical training exercise to practice their emergency response training, while District 200 staff and administration will practice their emergency response procedures and reunification plan using volunteers, who will be bussed to a second location.

Yard Waste Pickup Resumes April 1

For residents served by Lakeshore Recycling Systems, yard waste, organics and food scrap collection will resume the week of April 1. Please do not place your materials for collection at the curb before April 1, as Lakeshore will not collect them before the first week of April. Please do not pile branches or other yard waste on the parkway before April 1.

Watch Videos from Candidate’s Forum

The election for Wheaton Mayor and two positions on the Wheaton City Council will take place on Tuesday, April 2. You can watch videos of the Wheaton League of Women Voters Candidate’s Forum on the City’s website. Watch the videos here:

Deadline Approaching for Good Citizen Award Nominations

If you’d like to recognize an individual or group for their outstanding contributions to the community, consider submitting a Good Citizen Award nomination. Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission recognizes stand-out adults, high school students and groups each year through this award program. Find out how to nominate someone on the City’s website.

City of Wheaton Videos

Chat with the Mayor: Habitat for Humanity

Talk About Choices: Shefali Trivedi

The Underground Railroad in Illinois

Upcoming Meetings

Bicycle Advisory Commission Meeting

Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Planning Session

Monday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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