Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Adams Park

Adams Park Improvements Begin Soon

Work to make Adams Park accessible to all will begin soon. Included in this project are new, wider paths that meet the needs of all and are ADA accessible. This is part of the Adams Park Master Plan. See this video to find out what you can expect this summer and for future phases of the project.  

EMS Agency of the Year

Wheaton Fire Department Named CDH EMS Agency of the Year

The Wheaton Fire Department was named the “2018/19 CDH EMS Agency of the Year” by Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Mayor Suess and the City Council congratulate WFD on receiving this award and express appreciation and gratitude for their dedicated service to the Wheaton community. See the proclamation.

Wheaton Police Providing Car Seat Safety Checks on Saturday

The Wheaton Police Department will provide car seat safety checks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Kids Urgent Care, 290 West Loop Road. Certified safety personnel will assist residents with the proper installation of car seats to ensure they are used safely. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public.

Charlie Matthews

Wheaton Police Recognize Charlie Matthews for 50 Years of Service

The Wheaton Police Department honored Charlie Matthews for an astounding 50 years of service to the City of Wheaton and its citizens upon his retirement June 11. Matthews began as a Wheaton Police Department patrolman in 1966, then serving as sergeant, lieutenant, commander and public records assistant for the department. Many in the community may know him from his final job with the Wheaton Police Department: for the past 12 years, he served as a crossing guard for Wheaton schools. Police Chief Bill Murphy highlighted Matthews’ outstanding work ethic, dependability and positive approach to work and life. The City of Wheaton thanks him for his service.

Library Concert on the Park: FrontRow

The Wheaton Public Library encourages the community to enjoy a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the library’s West Plaza. FrontRow, a rock ‘n roll oldies cover band will play hits from the 60s and 70s, featuring horns, additional percussion, and multiple vocalists. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors. Limited seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis; please feel free to bring own chairs. No registration required.

Wheaton Municipal Band is Back for 90th Season

Enjoy free Thursday night concerts in Memorial Park with the Wheaton Municipal Band. The season begins tomorrow with a concert at 7:30. Each concert features different music. For more information, see the Wheaton Municipal Band’s website

Get Ready to Take Part in “Make Music Wheaton”

Get ready for a new event in downtown Wheaton making its debut on June 21. Make Music Wheaton is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. Wheaton is one of only two Illinois cities that will host thousands of Make Music performances as part of the world’s largest annual music event. Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, jazz to rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, parks, stores and other public spaces on the longest day of the year. Have musical talent you want to share? All genres and methods of making music are welcome. Register to participate at www.makemusicday.org/wheaton.

Butterfield Road Lane Closures

IDOT is milling pavement and grading/pouring new ADA sidewalks on Butterfield Road from Naperville Rd to IL Route 53. This work will require temporary daily lane closures. For more information on this project, please visit http://www.idot.illinois.gov.

Wheaton Police Proper Identification

Four Charged with Impersonating a Police Officer

The Wheaton Police Department arrested four individuals for impersonating a Police Officer in connection with incidents in which one individual approached homes in Wheaton, Winfield and West Chicago and identified himself as a police investigator/detective. The individual was wearing what appeared to be a police badge. Included here are images of a Wheaton Police Detective shield and Wheaton Police star for your reference. Wheaton Police Officers/Detectives will always identify themselves by uniform or credentials. Residents may also call the police department directly at 630-260-2161 to verify an officer's identity. Read more about this incident on the City’s website.

City of Wheaton Videos

City Scene: Adams Park Improvements
June 10 City Council Planning Session

Martin Memorial Plaza Rededication

Upcoming Meetings

Liquor Control Commission Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

City Council Meeting

Monday, June 17, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 17, 7 p.m.
Wheaton Public Library
225 N Cross Street

Historic Commission Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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