DuPage County Historical Museum Architectural Walking Tour
Take part in a walking tour through historic Downtown Wheaton from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, starting from the DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E Wesley Street. Hosted by the DuPage County Historical Museum, the event asks, "Who were the men who shaped downtown Wheaton?" Learn about local buildings, the architects that designed them and the men who commissioned them. The tour covers 1.5 miles including Memorial Park, Adam’s Park, City Hall, Front Street, and Trinity Episcopal Church. Children’s tour includes scavenger hunt element. A fee applies. To register, call 630-510-4941 or visit http://dupagemuseum.org/calendar.
Free Parking at Cantigny May 11-19 for Preservation Month
In honor of Preservation Month, Cantigny Park is offering free parking for Wheaton residents May 11 through May 19. Just show proof of Wheaton residency at the parking booth for admittance. Museums, gardens and other attractions inside the park are always free admission.
Part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundations, Cantigny Park is the 500-acre estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to 30 acres of gardens, the McCormick House, the First Division Museum and a 27-hole golf course. The Robert R. McCormick Museum was listed on the Wheaton Register of Historic Places in 2011 by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission. For more information on Cantigny Park, please visit www.cantigny.org.
Temporary Location Change for Electronic Recycling
Due to work at the City’s Public Works Storage Yard, the monthly electronic recycling events for May, June and July are scheduled to take place at Commuter Lot 9, located near the intersection of Carlton and Liberty Drive. Please note that due to the location change, this collection will not be able to accept scrap metal or fluorescent tube bulbs.
Save the Date for Front Street Celebration
Mark your calendar for an event celebrating the rededication of Martin Memorial Plaza and the return of Vintage Rides to Front Street. The “We’re Back on Front Street” Celebration & Ribbon-Cutting will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 in the new Martin Memorial Plaza, located on Front Street just west of Main Street.
Road Closures for Wiesbrook Tiger Trot This Saturday
The 2019 Wiesbrook School Tiger Trot will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. These streets will be temporarily closed during the event, but uniformed police officers will assist and direct traffic. To ensure the safety of participants, please do not move barricades.
Mid-Century Modern Architecture with Timeless Appeal: The Wheaton Designs of Edward Dart
As part of Preservation Month, Wheaton architectural historian Bob Goldsborough will discuss the prolific work of architect Edward Dart, who dotted Wheaton's landscape with more mid-century modern homes than any other architect. This lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 at the Wheaton Public Library. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at https://www.wheatonlibrary.org/events/calendar.
Police Announce Results of Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign
Between April 1 and April 30, the Wheaton Police Department participated in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area and issuing 72 citations and 20 warning citations. Increased enforcement was part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Read more about the enforcement campaign.
Library Hosting Information Session on Solar Power
Are you thinking about going solar? DuPage County residents have an opportunity to learn about Solarize Chicagoland, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable.
During Solar Power Hour, a presentation at the Wheaton Public Library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, you’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar group buy program works. This group buy program is brought to you by MREA, CUB, Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties. Register at https://www.facebook.com/events/309200049785435/