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.