Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

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Welcome Back, Wheaton Students!

Many Wheaton schools begin the new school year today. The safety of our community’s students is a top priority for the Wheaton Police Department. As part of the Wheaton Police Department’s 2019 Back to School Safety Plan, there will be an increased police presence at all area schools to ensure everyone arrives to/from school safely and to enforce safe transportation practices around our schools. Please read these tips from the Wheaton Police Department to make this a safe and successful school year.

Library Book Sale Begins Today

More than 20,000 books will be for sale at the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale Aug. 21-25 at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N Cross Street. Fiction for every reading taste, nonfiction on every popular topic, paperbacks and hardbacks will all be available at bargain prices. A separate area of the sale features children’s books. All proceeds benefit library programs. The sale is open:

  • 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24.  

For more information, visit the Wheaton Public Library’s website at www.wheatonlibrary.org/friends.

Commission Accepting Applications for Senior Housing Assistance Program

The City of Wheaton and the City’s Housing Commission sponsor a program to give monthly financial assistance toward housing to senior residents who qualify. Seniors who meet the three following requirements may apply for Wheaton Housing Assistance:

  • Age: must be at least 65 years or older
  • Residency: must be an incorporated Wheaton resident for at least the last consecutive 3 years
  • Income: senior’s annual household income cannot exceed $26,850

If you meet these three qualifications and would like to apply for Wheaton Housing Assistance, see the City’s website for an application and more information.


Catch the Final Vintage Rides of the Season

The final classic/custom car show of the season will be this Friday night from 6-9 p.m. on Front Street. The Downtown Wheaton Association encourages you to come out for this fun, family-friendly event. For more information, see the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website.


Police Taking Part in Saturation Saturday

On Aug. 24, the Wheaton Police Department will be participating in Saturation Saturday enforcement with a focus on drunk driving and drug & alcohol-related traffic offenses. The Wheaton Police Department will join state, county, and local law enforcement agencies across the state for increased enforcement during the evening and late-night hours. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Illinois spearheads these statewide efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, and increase enforcement to remove and arrest individuals driving under the influence.


Metra Changing Some Schedules Starting Sept. 3

Metra will be adjusting schedules on some of its lines starting Sept. 3, including the Union Pacific West line, which makes two stops in Wheaton. The schedules of some off-peak trains are being adjusted to accommodate the federally mandated Positive Train Control safety system. To see these changes, visit www.metrarail.com.

Pull-Up Bars for Patriots Dedication

Join Pull-Up Bars for Patriots this Saturday, August 24th, at 10:30 a.m. for a Dedication-Celebration event in Rathje Park in Wheaton. Pull-Up Bars for Patriots and the Wheaton Park District have established the inaugural pull-up bar memorial to honor LCpl. Nick Larson, who was one of the fallen Marines during the invasion of Fallujah in November 2004. For more information, visit www.pullupbarsforpatriots.org.

City of Wheaton Videos

5th Annual Bike Wheaton Festival

Aug. 12 City Council Planning Session

Downtown Streetscape Update


Upcoming Meetings

Bicycle Advisory Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Public Hearing & Planning Session

Monday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.*
*The Planning Session will immediately follow the Public Hearing.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Planning & Zoning Board Public Hearing & Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.*
*The Meeting will immediately follow the Public Hearing.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street


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