Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Planned for Thursday

The Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District has notified the City of Wheaton that, weather permitting, its crews will spray for mosquitoes during the evening of Thursday, July 11, 2019. Applications are typically made from dusk until 2 a.m. To be notified by phone when future mosquito spraying will take place, call 1-800-942-2555.


Watch the Fourth of July Parade

If you missed Wheaton’s Fourth of July Parade or want to see it again, check out this video of the community’s annual Independence Day celebration. This event is organized by the Wheaton Park District.

Mind Your Health Fair & Recycling Event is This Friday

NAMI DuPage will host a Mind Your Health Fair at DuPage County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Recycle books & records for free and recycle paint for a fee. In addition, the DuPage County Sheriff's Office will be collecting syringes. Information on County services, demonstrations, pet adoptions and much more will be a part of this free event. 

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Co-Hosting Artists Reception on Friday

The Wheaton Fine & Cultural Arts Commission will co-sponsor an Artists' Reception featuring the works of artists that participated in the 2018 Wheaton Summer of Golf golf ball project on Friday, July 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Burning Bush Gallery in Wheaton, 216 N Main Street. Artwork will be on display July 7 through July 28.

Music in the Park Saturday

Join the Wheaton Fine & Cultural Arts Commission for the 12th Annual Music in the Park event Saturday, July 13 from 7-10 p.m. in Memorial Park, 208 W Union Avenue. Musical acts include Jonas Friddle & Anna Jacobson; Neptune's Car; and Chris Vallillo. Free admission. (The rain location is Gary Wheaton Church.)

Road Resurfacing Projects: Harrison, Blanchard & President

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in cooperation with the City of Wheaton will be completing several road resurfacing projects in Wheaton starting in mid-July, with an estimated completion date by the end of September. The following areas are included in this project:

  • Harrison Avenue from College Avenue to Ellis Avenue: scheduled to begin the week of July 14
  • Blanchard Street from President Street to Hawkins Circle: scheduled to begin the week of July 21
  • President Street from Blanchard Street to Route 38: scheduled to begin the week of July 21

See more information about these projects on the City’s website

Wheaton Police Offer ALICE Training July 23

Join the Wheaton Police Department for ALICE Training (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) on Tuesday, July 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross Street. ALICE helps teach individuals and groups how to proactively handle the threat in a violent encounter or active shooter event. Ages 16 + up, please. Registration required through the Wheaton Public Library.

Council to Consider Amendments to Peddlers & Solicitors Ordinance

Over the last year, the Wheaton City Council and City Staff have been working together on amendments to the city’s existing Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance. A first reading will take place during the Monday, Aug. 5 City Council Meeting. You can read a summary of the proposed changes and/or the proposed amendments in full on the City’s website.

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 Police Department thanks you for your help in keeping our neighborhoods and parks safe for everyone.

More Payment Options Coming Soon for Daily Fee Commuter Parking 

The City of Wheaton has contracted with Total Parking Solutions to install new digital kiosks for commuters paying daily parking fees at the College Avenue Train Station, the Downtown Wheaton Train Station and at the corner of Crescent and Chase Street.
Drivers will enter their license plate number into the kiosk and can pay with cash, a credit/debit card, online or via an app. Informational signage and flyers will be shared with commuters prior to the installation of the kiosks, which will occur later this summer.

Listen to Park District Podcast

Tune into ‘A Talk in the Park’, a new podcast created by the Wheaton Park District. Learn about Wheaton events, unique programs, conservation efforts, behind the scenes and more in this new, local series. Episodes will air the second Tuesday of each month beginning in July. Download and subscribe to ‘A Talk in the Park’ on iTunes or Android. For more information visit wheatonparkdistrict.com.

Library Concert is Tuesday

Join the Wheaton Public Library for a Concert on the Park Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. featuring Tropixplosion. This Caribbean show band features steel drums, incredible percussion, great vocals, and high-energy fun as they play all your tropical favorites. No registration required. The concert will take place at Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross Street.

City of Wheaton Videos

Concert on the Park: FrontRow
July 1 City Council Meeting
League of Women Voters: Major Issues in the Supreme Court

Upcoming Meetings

Community Relations Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Liquor Control Commission Meeting

Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

City Council Meeting

Monday, July 15, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Library Board Meeting

Monday, July 15, 7 p.m.
Wheaton Public Library
225 N Cross Street

Historic Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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