Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cop on a Rooftop

Wheaton Police Taking Part in Cop on a Rooftop on Friday

Stop by and support the Wheaton Police Department as they take part in the Cop on a Rooftop event from 5 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17, at Dunkin’ Donuts, 956 E Roosevelt Road, Wheaton. This statewide event is in partnership with Special Olympics Illinois. 

During the event, hundreds of local law enforcement officers will stake out Dunkin’ rooftops to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. You can visit with members of the Wheaton Police Department and show your support any time between 5 a.m. and noon May 17. One hundred percent of donations benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. 

Martin Memorial Plaza

Celebrate Rededication of Martin  Plaza & Kickoff of Car Show Season

In conjunction with the kickoff of the 2019 Vintage Rides car show season and its return to Front Street, the City will host a ribbon cutting and rededication of the new Martin Memorial Plaza at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24. Martin Memorial Plaza is located on Front Street near the intersection of Main Street. The special evening will celebrate the new Front Street improvements and will feature vintage cars, music, strolling entertainment, cake and food vendors. This event is free, and the community is encouraged to attend. 

Memorial Day Parade

New Route for Memorial Day Parade

The City of Wheaton and American Legion Post 76 invite the community to honor those who have served our country during the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 27. Please note there is a new route this year due to downtown construction. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Memorial Park, 210 W Union Avenue, continuing west on Union, and then south on West Street until the Wheaton Cemetery. A Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

City Seeks Candidate for North District Council Position

The Wheaton City Council is seeking individuals who would be interested in being appointed to the currently vacant North District City Council position. The North District includes properties in the City located north of the railroad tracks. The position became vacant on May 6, 2019 as a result of Councilman Suess being sworn in as Wheaton City Mayor. The appointment to this position is for the remaining two years of the North District City Council seat, ending May 3, 2021.

Individuals interested in being considered for this position are asked to submit the following documents to the Wheaton City Clerk, Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL 60187, no later than 5 p.m. on May 28, 2019:

  • A complete resumè
  • A statement identifying the reasons why you wish to be considered for an appointment to the City Council
  • A statement identifying the three most important issues the City needs to address in the next two years, as well as your opinion on how those issues could be addressed.

Any questions pertaining to this solicitation should be addressed to the City Clerk, Sharon Barrett-Hagen at 630-260-2012.

Free Parking at Cantigny through May 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.

Look for Pride in Preservation Signs

The City of Wheaton Historic Commission will place “Pride in Preservation” purple lawn signs throughout Wheaton at designated Wheaton Historic Landmarks and locations listed on the Wheaton Register of Historic Places. Many of these sites include a plaque with the estimated date of construction or a permanent interpretive sign with more additional information. For an online tour of Wheaton's Landmarks, see the City’s website. Also, see all of the activities happening for Preservation Month.

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Public Works Wildlife Rescue

Wheaton Public Works crews were able to rescue 6 ducklings thanks to the help of businesses in the Town Square shopping center. Employees from Town Square contacted the City of Wheaton seeking assistance to rescue ducklings from a storm sewer into which they had fallen. If you encounter wildlife in distress, please call the Wheaton Police Department's non-emergency number at 630-260-2161. The Wheaton Police Department can assist or contact the appropriate agency to handle the situation. 

Stroke Signs

Recognize Stroke Symptoms

May is National Stroke Awareness Month - did you know that Wheaton is served by a Mobile Stroke Unit? The Stroke Program at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is partnering with the City of Wheaton to educate the community on lifestyle changes to prevent stroke and how to recognize one. If you recognize stroke symptoms in yourself or others – call 911 immediately. For more information on how to prevent, recognize, and talk to others about stroke, email StrokeEducation@nm.org or call 630-933-FAST. Learn more about Wheaton's Mobile Stroke Unit by watching this video

City of Wheaton Videos

Stroke Education & Prevention Presentation at Wheaton Public Library

Preservation Month Presentation: Wheaton Architecture of Jarvis Hunt

Upcoming Meetings

Bicycle Advisory Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Meeting

Monday, May 20, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Library Board Meeting

Monday, May 20, 7 p.m.
Wheaton Public Library
225 N Cross Street

Historic Commission Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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