Lot 8 Temporary Closure for Sealcoating
Weather permitting, Lot 8 at the College Avenue Train Station Parking Lots (located at the southwest corner of Blanchard and Crescent) will be closed for sealcoating and restriping on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. The adjacent Lots 6 and 7 will remain open for parking. Lot 8 is expected to be reopened by the afternoon of Sunday, July 21. This work may be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions.
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.
IDOT 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.
Library Hosting First-Ever Wizard Fest
In celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday, the Wheaton Public Library will host its first-ever all ages Wizard Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Find games, activities, music, and magic throughout the library. This event is free for all ages. No registration necessary. For a schedule of events, visit the Wheaton Public Library’s website.
National Night Out is Back Aug. 6
The Wheaton Police Department is looking forward to seeing the community on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Northside Park for National Night Out. This fun, free family-friendly event offers music, food, touch-a-truck, activities and a chance to connect with your local Police Department. Mark your calendar for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6!
See Highlights from Music in the Park
The Wheaton Fine & Cultural Arts Commission presented their Annual Music in the Park event last Saturday night in Memorial Park. Here's a look at some of the talented musicians, and you can check out the full concert on Channel 17.
Save the Date for Festival of Cultures
Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission encourages the community to save the date for the Festival of Cultures, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, 1-5 p.m. at Main Street & Liberty Drive (Lot 4, the Wheaton French Market site). Don’t miss this fun afternoon of storytelling, culture, food, arts, activities, music and more. Experience the more than 30 participants and groups who will be at booths sharing their heritage and cultures. The event will feature live music, food trucks and prizes for those who fill out a Festival of Cultures passport.
Commission Recognized for Parade Entry
Congratulations to Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission for their Festival of Cultures entry at the 4th of July Parade. The Community Relations Commission received the Mayor’s Spirit Award for the Best Representation of Wheaton.