Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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.

Paving operations

Watch for Fresh Oil on Pavement 

On Thursday, Aug. 1, paving crews will begin paving operations on Cross St and Wesley St in downtown Wheaton. This will include applying fresh oil to the pavement areas early in the morning prior to installing asphalt. Vehicles are advised to use caution and take note of signage to be aware of areas with fresh oil and use alternate routes if desired.

See Video of Train’s Journey through Wheaton

The Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 traveled through the City of Wheaton on July 26. In case you missed it, check out this video

Block Party Fire Truck

A Warm Neighborhood Welcome

These young Wheaton residents were all smiles to see members of the Wheaton Fire Department in their neighborhood. Wheaton's Police and Fire Departments bring their equipment to neighborhood block parties upon request as a way to connect with the community and teach youngsters a little bit about what the Police and Fire Departments do every day.

Join Wheaton Municipal Band for Final Concerts of the Season

Join the Wheaton Municipal Band for this season’s final outdoor summer concert in the park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Memorial Park. Then, join the band for a special indoor concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Edman Chapel on the Wheaton College campus, 401 E Franklin Street. For more information, visit www.wheatonmunicipalband.org.

Road Closures during Brew Fest

The Wheaton Park District's Brew Fest will be held at Memorial Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, from noon to 4:30 p.m. Karlskoga Avenue will be completely closed between Wheaton Avenue and North Hale Street from 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, until 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
In addition, Wheaton Avenue will also be completely closed between Wesley Street and Union Avenue from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, until 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information about Brew Fest, visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.

Sewer work

Sewer Work Underway on Hale Street

As crews wrap up work on Wesley & Cross, storm sewers are being installed on Hale Street. For more information about the Downtown Streetscape Project, visit www.wheaton.il.us/DowntownStreetscape

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Use of Charitable Trust Funds for Personal Benefit

Priscilla Olshefski, who was arrested by the Wheaton Police Department on May 2, 2019, has pleaded guilty to Use of Charitable Trust Funds for Personal Benefit (Class 2 Felony) and has been sentenced to 170 days in jail. Her husband, Todd Olshefski, is still awaiting trial with a court date of Aug, 19. The Olshefskis were allegedly soliciting on behalf of the Veteran's Christian Network (VCN), and the arrests came at the conclusion of a 10-month investigation by Wheaton Police Detectives with assistance from the Illinois Attorney General and the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. More information is available on the City's website about this investigation.

The Wheaton Police Department reminds the community to be prudent when making charitable donations and suggests that they educate themselves about the organizations they support before donating. Contact the Police Department when solicitors are aggressive, obstruct traffic or appear illegitimate.

Metra, CTA to offer extra service for Lollapalooza 

With tens of thousands of music fans expected to descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park to enjoy one of the country’s most popular music festivals, Metra and CTA are adding service and expanding capacity. Starting Thursday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 4, Metra will provide extra trains, expand passenger capacity and adjust schedules on most lines to accommodate the increase in ridership anticipated during the four-day event. CTA will add service on rail lines, and various bus routes provide connections from the Chicago Union Station or Ogilvie Transportation Center Metra stations and Grant Park. For more information on Lollapalooza service offered by Metra and CTA, visit metrarail.com or transitchicago.com/lollapalooza.

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.

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. See this video from the Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission

City of Wheaton Videos

Bike Wheaton Festival Invitation
Talk About Choices: Erica Loiacono
Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014

Upcoming Meetings

City Council Meeting

Monday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

city hall

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