Wheaton Library Among Top 20 in State for Attendance
A report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services recognized the Wheaton Public Library on its list for highest attendance in the state of Illinois. The recently released Public Libraries Survey report provides an annual snapshot of public library use, financial health, staffing and resources. It showed that the Wheaton Public Library had 513,098 visitors for Fiscal Year 2016, a major achievement for a library in a community of this size.
Wheaton Fire Department Rating Could Provide Lower Insurance Rates
The Wheaton Fire Department recently learned that the Insurance Services Office raised its grading level for the City of Wheaton’s fire protection capabilities, rating Wheaton among the top 3% of fire departments across the nation.
The ISO’s Public Protection Classification involves a grading process every four years to establish personal and commercial property insurance rates. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the best possible score for a community’s fire department, water system and 9-1-1 dispatch center, Wheaton moved from a grading of 3 to a rating of 2. The improved score will result in cost savings for applicable Wheaton property owners for their property insurance.
Get Ready to Take Part in “Make Music Wheaton”
Get ready for a new event in downtown Wheaton making its debut on Friday, 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 today at www.makemusicday.org/wheaton.
Stay Safe this Summer; Keep ATV's & Mini-Bikes Off Public Streets
The Wheaton Police Department would like to remind residents that riding ATV's and mini-bikes on City streets and in Wheaton parks is illegal and can be dangerous. These vehicles are not street legal and police will ticket riders who drive on public roadways, sidewalks, and parks. These vehicles may only be driven on private property. The Wheaton Police Department thanks you for your help in keeping our neighborhoods and parks safe for everyone.