Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Here’s What You’ll Find at Taste of Wheaton This Week

Wheaton’s summer festival, Taste of Wheaton, kicks off tomorrow in downtown Wheaton and Memorial Park. Check out this video to find out what attractions you can enjoy this weekend. For a schedule of events, visit the Wheaton Park District's website

Note Road Closures for Taste of Wheaton & Run for the Animals

Please note that a number of roads in the downtown area will be closed for the Taste of Wheaton festival through Sunday. You can see which streets will be closed at various times on the City’s website.

In addition, the Run for the Animals 5K/10K will take place on Saturday morning. Please note these closures from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Uniformed police officers will be assisting and directing traffic. Please do not move the barricades to ensure the safety of race participants and pedestrians.

Ribbon Cutting

Wheaton Celebrates Front Street Improvements & Rededication of Martin Memorial Plaza

While work on the Downtown Streetscape project continues, the community paused to celebrate the completion of a project milestone: the new Martin Memorial Plaza. City officials led the celebration and rededication of the new Martin Memorial Plaza on Friday, May 24. 

This replaces the former Martin Memorial Plaza, located on the south side of Front Street on the same block. As part of the improvements to the downtown, the City created an updated plaza with a water feature, outdoor fireplace, festive overhead light strings, plenty of seating and chairs for gathering, and decorative planters reminiscent of Wheaton’s history as a stop along the railroad line. See a video from this event.

Get Ready for Return of Wheaton Municipal Band Concerts

The Wheaton Municipal Band will kick off its season of summer concerts next Thursday, June 6, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Park. The band performs concerts each Thursday in Memorial Park from June 6 through Aug. 3 (except for the week of July 4, during which the concert will be on Tuesday, July 2). Each concert is free and features a different theme. For more information, see the Wheaton Municipal Band’s website at www.wheatonmunicipalband.org.

Two Suspects Charged with Multiple Burglaries

An extensive Wheaton Police Department investigation resulted in the arrest of two women for numerous burglaries of vehicles and homes in Wheaton. More information about the charges against these individuals is available on the City's website

Police Arrest Suspect for Aggravated Battery

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Monday, May 27, officers from the Wheaton Police Department responded to the 1300 block of E. Roosevelt Road for a stabbing. Officers discovered a victim who had been stabbed several times.

The offender was also found on the scene and admitted to stabbing the victim during a fight. He was taken into custody. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. For more information about this incident, see the City’s website.

City of Wheaton Videos

May 28 City Council Planning Session

Martin Plaza Rededication
Wheaton Insider: Taste of Wheaton
Wheaton Architecture of Jarvis Hunt

Upcoming Meetings

Planning & Zoning Board Public Hearings & Meeting

Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.*
*The meeting will immediately follow the public hearings.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
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City Council Meeting

Monday, June 3, 7 p.m.
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