Three Opportunities to Train on Administering Narcan
Every day, more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids. Join the DuPage County Health Department at three community events where you can be trained on administering Narcan, which can help reverse an opioid overdose. These events are in recognition of Opioid Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.
Sidewalk Program Begins Soon
The City's program to install new sidewalks will begin in the coming weeks, starting with surveying this week. The City anticipates crews will begin construction in some locations during the first week of September. This year’s program includes adding sidewalks on the following street segments:
- East side of Campbell Street from Dawes Avenue to Elm Street
- West side of Fischer Street from Dawes Avenue to Elm Street
- North side of Prairie Avenue from Main Street to south leg of Irving Avenue
- North side of Jefferson Street from Ellis Avenue to the alleyway
- South side of Wakeman Avenue from Santa Rosa Avenue to President Street
Residents adjacent to the project should have received a notice regarding the nature of the work. The project is anticipated to last until the end of October. The City selects the location of new sidewalks based on a series of criteria including the proximity to a school, type of street, whether a partially constructed sidewalk already exists, and the street’s layout.
No Garbage Pickup Sept. 2
Due to the Labor Day holiday, all garbage/recycling/yard waste pickups will be delayed one day during the week of Sept. 2-6.
City Offices Closed
Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2. They will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Wheaton & Glen Ellyn Police Departments Investigating Burglaries
The Wheaton Police and the Glen Ellyn Police Departments are investigating four residential burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. One burglary has been reported in Wheaton in the area of Forest Avenue and Stoddard Avenue. The three burglaries reported in Glen Ellyn occurred in the area of Western Avenue and Anthony Street between the hours of approximately 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Entry was gained while the residents were sleeping and items were then removed.
Residents in the area with exterior cameras and video doorbells are asked to check for any suspicious activity during the early morning hours. Please contact Lieutenant Bill Cooley of the Wheaton Police Department at 630-260-2077 if any suspicious activity was observed or recorded.
The Wheaton Police Department also took numerous burglary to motor vehicle reports that occurred between Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22. The burglaries occurred in the areas of the Dorset Drive, Richton Drive, and Sherwood Place. Please see the City's website for more information and crime prevention tips.
Housing Commission Accepting Senior Housing Assistance Program Applications
The City of Wheaton and their Housing Commission sponsor a program to give monthly financial assistance to senior residents who qualify in order to help with their housing costs. The commission is now accepting applications for the 2020 Wheaton Housing Assistance Program, which will provide assistance from Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020. Seniors who meet the three following requirements may apply for 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.
For more information, please see the City’s website.
Historic Bike Tour Planned for Sept. 21
Save the date! The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission will lead a Historic Bike Tour through Wheaton from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The focus will be the Underground Railroad in Wheaton. The approximately 6-mile family ride will travel along streets named for famous Wheaton abolitionists, and the ride will include guest speakers and special advisors Glennette Tilley Turner and Dennis Rodkin. To take part, meet on the west side of the Wheaton Public Library.