Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Police Taking Part in Speed Awareness Day Today 

The Wheaton Police Department is joining forces with police departments across the state today for Illinois Speed Awareness Day. This day is aimed at promoting safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through both education and enforcement.  
In Illinois during 2017, speed was the reason for 42% of all fatal crashes. That’s 462 deaths for the year, or one life every 19 hours. These lives can be easily saved by being aware of our speed and understanding how speeding impacts a crash. Please obey posted speed limits today and every day.  

Downtown construction

See What’s Happening with Downtown Improvements 

See this quick video update of the progress being made on Wesley Street and what’s next for downtown Wheaton improvements.  

Mosquito Spraying Planned for Tonight 

The Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District has notified the City of Wheaton that, weather permitting, its crews will spray for mosquitoes during the evening of Wednesday, July 24. 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.

Harry Potter Event

Wizard Fest This Weekend at Wheaton Public Library 

Travel by broom, express, or flying motorcycle to the Library's all ages celebration of "The Boy Who Lived" during the Wheaton Public Library's Wizard Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the library. Find games, activities, music, and magic throughout the library. This event is free for all ages. No registration necessary. 

National Night Out

Join Your Neighbors & Wheaton Police at National Night Out 

The Wheaton Police Department encourages the community to come out and connect with your neighbors and Wheaton Police for National Night Out, a night of family fun. This year's event will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Northside Park, 1300 N West Street, featuring food & beverages, Dunk-a-Cop, face painting, a balloon twister, DJ, DuPage County Sheriff's Office K-9, Touch-a-Truck, medic helicopter, SWAT obstacle course for kids, Illinois Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall, and a fishing contest. This is a free event for the entire community. We hope to see you there! For more information, see www.wheaton.il.us/NNO.

Applications Due for City Council Appointment 

The Wheaton City Council is seeking individuals who would be interested in being appointed to the currently vacant West District City Council position. Applicants must be registered voters who live within the West District. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 6. For more information and a map of the West District boundaries, see the City’s website.  

Save the Date! Bike Wheaton Festival is Aug. 10 

Help celebrate the 5th annual Bike Wheaton Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Led by the Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission and the Downtown Wheaton Association, this is a free family-friendly event celebrating fun on two wheels. 

This year’s Bike Wheaton Festival will take place in the parking lot behind Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. A bike parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by a bike decorating contest and a bike rodeo with Wheaton Police. Also included are exhibitions promoting cycling, bike safety and maintenance; a live DJ; and a place to donate bicycles to the organization Working Bikes. 

Environmental Improvement Commission Seeks Members 

Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission’s mission is to implement practices that promote environmental health throughout the City of Wheaton by advising City staff and officials on policies and programs relating to the environment and sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a member, see the City's website for a Boards & Commissions application and information on how to apply.

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 the proposed amendments in full on the City’s website. 

Wheaton Named Among Top 20 Safest Small Cities in America 

The City of Wheaton was recently ranked #19 safest small city in the U.S. in a study of crime data performed by Frontpoint. The study collected information on cities with populations between 50,000 and 75,000 to come up with its rankings for safest small cities across the nation

City of Wheaton Videos

Downtown Streetscape Update 

July 22 City Council Planning Session 

Music in the Park Concert 

Upcoming Meetings

There are no meetings scheduled in the next week. 

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