Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Front Street Paving Complete 

Public Works Department crews have completed their repaving of Front Street near the downtown Metra station. Front Street is now open, and Wesley Street has returned to its normal one-way traffic pattern. Metered parking along Front Street is now available. Thank you for your patience as crews worked to improve this section of Front Street.  

Sewer Work on Thursday Night 

Wheaton's Public Works Sewer Division will be operating on Front Street during overnight hours on Thursday, April 25. They will be cleaning catch basins, storm sewers and sanitary sewers between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday evening into Friday morning on Front Street between Gary Avenue and Cross Street. The cleaning process should not disrupt any?businesses or facilities from their normal operations. 

Arbor Day

Wheaton Celebrating Arbor Day this Friday 

Students at Lowell Elementary School will help the City honor Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony and celebration of trees this Friday. The community is invited to join the City’s Forestry Division and Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission in planting a tree at the school. The City will also celebrate being named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. For more information, see the City’s website

Native Plant Sale is Saturday 

Grow native with Wheaton’s popular annual plant sale, which will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City's Public Works Department Facility, 821 W Liberty Drive. 

The City of Wheaton, Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, and the Wheaton Park District encourage residents to plant native plants in future landscape projects. Native plants are adapted to the soils and climate of our area. Native plants provide a habitat for a wide variety of native wildlife species, provide an attractive, low maintenance landscape and are beneficial because they do not require irrigation or fertilizer, are resistant to drought and insects, and will not harm or degrade native ecosystems.?See information about the plants offered at the sale.? 

Prairie Path

Volunteer to Help Clean Up the Prairie Path on Saturday 

The Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission encourages the community to take part in the annual Prairie Path Cleanup this Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-noon. The event will take place rain or shine. This is an all-ages event, and all volunteer groups, families, businesses, student groups and others are welcome. Please contact?wheatoncleanup@gmail.com?to volunteer. 
Participants should meet at Lincoln Ave & Prairie Path, 2 blocks west of Gary Avenue. Plastic bags for trash and recycling will be provided. Please bring work gloves.? 

Planning on participating? Share your photos from the cleanup with the City by emailing them to?communications@wheaton.il.us?or sharing them with us on?Facebook?or?Twitter (@CityofWheaton).? 

Find Out Which Streets will be Under Construction This Spring/Summer 

Each year, the City of Wheaton selects a number of streets for resurfacing or reconstruction as part of the annual road program. Watch this video about this year’s construction, and see the list of streets that will be improved this year.  

Library Hosting Local Author Fest on Saturday 

Wheaton Public Library is holding its first-ever Local Author Fest from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday. More than 30 authors from the Chicago area will be in attendance to meet with the community and sign and sell their books. 

Authors who have written fiction and nonfiction for children, young adults, and adults will be featured. Adult and Young Adult authors will have tables on the main floor while Children’s authors will have tables on the library’s lower level. The event will also feature two panel discussions, hands-on activities on the main floor and lower level as well as raffle prize drawings for some of the local authors’ books. For full list of participating authors, booksellers, and scheduled list of events, please visit wheatonlibrary.org

Employment Opportunities with the City of Wheaton 

The City of Wheaton has several employment opportunities and is seeking applicants for the following positions: 

  • Superintendent – Street Division 
  • Assistant Director of Finance 
  • Maintenance Worker – Forestry Division 
  • Seasonal Crossing Guard 
  • Seasonal Summer Laborer 

To learn more about these positions and how to apply, please visit www.wheaton.il.us/jobs.  

Library Concert: The Barb City Stompers

Enjoy a free concert from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Wheaton Public Library. The concert is featuring some of the musicians of the Chicago Hot Six ensemble, including clarinetist John Skillman. The Barb City Stompers will play Hot-Swing & Traditional Jazz. Co-sponsored by WDCB Jazz Jammin in the Stacks.

Hydrant Flushing Begins Sunday 

The City’s Water Division will begin its 2019 hydrant flushing program on April 28, and it will continue for approximately three weeks. To minimize inconvenience to residents, hydrant flushing will be done between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The purpose of this program is to flush out particles that accumulate in water lines.? 

During or immediately following the hydrant flushing, water discoloration may occur. It is best not to draw large amounts of water if you experience discoloration.? 

Residents with questions may call the Water Division at 630-260-2090. 

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Liquor Control Commission Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W Wesley Street 
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