Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Mayor, City Council Members to be Sworn In

At the May 6 City Council Meeting, the City of Wheaton will welcome its newly elected officials. Wheaton voters elected two City Council At-Large positions and the position of Mayor during the April 2 municipal election.

Philip Suess will be sworn in as Mayor of Wheaton. He has served on the Wheaton City Council as the North District representative since 2005.

Suzanne Fitch will be sworn in as an incumbent At-Large City Council member. She has served on the Wheaton City Council since 2015.

Newcomer Erica Bray-Parker will also be sworn in as an At-Large City Council member.  

Arbor Day

Watch Video from Arbor Day

Students at Lowell Elementary School helped the City’s Forestry Division and Environmental Improvement Commission plant a tree and celebrate trees with Wheaton’s annual Arbor Day ceremony last Friday. See this video from the event.

Annual Art Walk is May 3

Franklin Middle School will present its 7th annual Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 in Memorial Park. The community is invited to see art displays in the Mary Lubko Center, band performances in the Memorial Park Bandshell, plus a creator fair and orchestra performances in Memorial Park. In addition, vocal ensembles will perform in the Burning Bush Art Gallery, which is located at 224 N. Main, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, see the Franklin Art Walk website

Celebrate Wheaton History during Preservation Month

The Wheaton Historic Commission encourages the community to help honor Wheaton’s history with a number of activities for Preservation Month in May. See the Home History Exhibit at the Wheaton Public Library, look for “Pride in Preservation” signs starting May 11, enjoy free parking at Cantigny May 11-19, get assistance researching the history of your home, attend several lectures on local history and much more. For all events, visit www.wheaton.il.us/preservationmonth.

Library Presentation Features Local Work of Architect of Jarvis Hunt

At 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Wheaton architectural historian Bob Goldsborough presents a look at the Wheaton-area work of architect Jarvis Hunt, who came to Chicago to work at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 and stayed to build a thriving architectural practice in the Loop. Goldsborough takes a close look at the factors behind Hunt's Wheaton-area designs, which include the Chicago Golf Club's clubhouse. This presentation will be at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross Street, and registration is required at www.wheatonlibrary.org/events/calendar.


Hydrant Flushing Underway

The City’s Water Division began 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.

Road Closures: Lowell School 5K on May 4

The following streets will be temporarily closed this Saturday, May 4, from approximately 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the Lowell School 5K Run/ Walk:

  • Willow Avenue between President Street & Chase Street;
  • Chase Street between Evergreen Street & Crescent Street;
  • Crescent Street between Chase Street & Washington Street;
  • Washington Street - Runners/walkers will remain on sidewalks based on the conditions of their permit; and
  • Evergreen Street between Washington Street & Chase Street.

During the event, these streets will be adequately staffed with uniformed Police Officers to assist and direct traffic.

AT&T Utility Work this Spring & Summer

Currently, AT&T is installing nearly 50,000 feet (10 miles) of underground conduit for its fiber cable network in the City of Wheaton. Utility work, including excavation, may occur on your property. Work may necessitate the cutting and/or removal of trees and shrubs that have been planted in the easement. The City Engineering Department is available to assist residents with any questions or concerns regarding utility work in easements. For questions or more information, please call 630-260-2065 or email engineering@wheaton.il.us.

Illinois Department of Transportation Resurfacing Butterfield Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing Butterfield Road (Route 56) west of East Loop Road down to Route 355 in Downers Grove starting Monday, May 6. The resurfacing project is expected to be complete by the end of October.
The work will include replacing sidewalk corners for ADA compliance and will involve the removal of brush and some trees that are currently encroaching on sidewalks.
For more information and project details, please visit http://www.idot.illinois.gov.

Go Fly a Kite Festival is Saturday

Go Fly a Kite is a free event held in Wheaton’s Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. It encourages the community to come out and enjoy spring and fly kites. This free event is hosted by the Wheaton Park District. No registration required. For more information, visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.

City of Wheaton Videos

Arbor Day Celebration 2019            

Library Concert Series: The Barb City Stompers
League of Women Voters: An Evening with DuPage County Board Members

Upcoming Meetings

Community Relations Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Coffee with Council

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Meeting

Monday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

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